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May 14, 2024

More than a parade

Letters to the Editor

As we gear up for the 3rd Annual Springfield Pride Parade Weekend, May 30 through June 1, I am filled with an overwhelming sense of pride and excitement, not just for the festivities that lie ahead, but for the profound impact this weekend has on our community. It’s more than just a celebration — it’s a beacon of hope, solidarity and progress for LGBTQIA+ youth in the Greater Springfield area.

May 1, 2024

Town only needs one middle school

Letters to the Editor

Longmeadow, the most affluent community in Western Massachusetts and the home to many professional and educated residents, takes pride in an excellent public school system. Unfortunately for years the town government has failed to address the conditions of our two...

Apr 30, 2024

Running for School Committee

Letters to the Editor

My name is Karen O’Toole and I’m running for School Committee in Monson. I’m retired and raising a grandchild. The majority of my work history was in the banking/finance sector which included customer service as well as operations and management. My grandchild has...

Mar 19, 2024

Eversource tree cutting is concerning

Letters to the Editor

Eversource has now brought its radical tree cutting mindset to Easthampton. Their approach presses for the removal of healthy public shade trees both within the public way, as well as 15 feet beyond road’s edge. Tree selection seems to be geared for more mature...

Mar 13, 2024

SHELD executive session activity is troubling

I am troubled that my municipal electric utility conducts its fiberoptic business matters in secrecy. The elected South Hadley Electric Light Department commission has met in executive session and has refused to release minutes or remove redactions from documents...

Feb 28, 2024

Panel showcases foster care struggles

JohnW and

The Zonta Club of Quaboag Valley held a Panel Discussion on Feb. 12 at the Ludlow Country Club on the foster care system in Western Massachusetts and youth who experience significant barriers as it relates to their physical, mental and emotional well-being —...

Feb 1, 2024

Agawam, imagine medical care without worry

JohnW and

The Agawam City Council should pass TR-2024-9, a resolution to urge state legislators to establish Medicare for All, a single-payer health care system for all who reside in Massachusetts.Imagine entering your doctor’s office, showing your new “Medicare...