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My Turn: A terrible report card for Greenfield High School
02-26-2024 6:21 PM


I am writing this open letter as the parent of two Greenfield High School students. I just reviewed the Greenfield High School Report Card from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and you will not be going out for ice...

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My Turn: A better voting solution
02-26-2024 6:21 PM


As an unenrolled voter, separated from Democrats and Republicans as non-liberal or conservative or anything, I am not here to disagree or agree, but remain neutral. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions. Everyone has the freedom of choice to vote...

Julia Duncan: Nothing has been learned with masking
02-26-2024 6:18 PM

After reading the Recorder’s front-page story (“Will CDC end COVID isolation?” Feb. 21) I was in a bad mood that morning. Firstly, why is that woman wearing a mask in her own home, pray tell? That’s crazy. Secondly, being forced to mask up in a...

Maeve M. Sherry: Push back on the CDC’s Covid-19 isolation policy
02-26-2024 6:18 PM

The Feb. 21 article titled “Will CDC end Covid isolation?” details the proposed changes to the current Covid-19 isolation policy and the arguments for and against it. As a person with Long Covid, I appreciate the coverage of this dangerous policy...

Rachel Achmad: Tipping essential for servers — leave it alone
02-26-2024 6:14 PM

Carrie Baker’s column about ending tipped wages was distressingly out of touch. I wish she had attempted to contact even a single person working as a server today, rather than rely only on her own decades-old experience. [“Subminimum wage is a legacy...

David Ball: Justice, nuclear safety on the side of Ukraine
02-26-2024 6:14 PM

Three things stood out for me in Martin Schotz’s guest Column on Ukraine [“Rethinking U.S. interests on anniversary of war in Ukraine,” Gazette, Feb. 23]. First, the oddity of seeing someone who is presumably a liberal pacifist taking the same...

Photos: Learning the good stuff
02-26-2024 6:10 PM

Former Greenfield police chief warned of legal action over raise
02-26-2024 6:05 PM


GREENFIELD — Prior to his sudden retirement this month, former Police Chief Robert Haigh Jr. demanded Mayor Ginny Desorgher fund a pay increase he negotiated prior to November’s city election or he would take potential legal action, according to...

Local roundup: Greenfield’s Katie Haselton helps Framingham State win MASCAC title, earn NCAA tourney berth
02-26-2024 5:28 PM

Buoyed by an 11-point outing from Greenfield’s Katie Haselton, the Framingham State women’s basketball team captured a conference title and a spot in the NCAA Division 3 Tournament on Sunday.Haselton and the top-seeded Rams outscored Bridgewater State...

UMass basketball: After disappointing loss, Minutemen head to George Washington in need of a win
02-26-2024 5:12 PM


Saturday was one of the those games that the UMass men’s basketball team had to win – regardless of by how much or how pretty it looked.The biggest Mullins Center crowd (7,016) since 2015 was on hand as were a ton of alumni sitting courtside. The...

UMass will reportedly join the Mid-American Conference (MAC) in all sports in 2025-26
02-26-2024 3:33 PM

According to multiple sources, the University of Massachusetts is set to join the Mid-American Conference (MAC) for an all-sports move beginning the 2025-26 academic year.The Athletic’s Nicole Auerbach and ESPN’s Pete Thamel were among those to break...

Tapping into sweetness together: Severance’s Maple Products chosen for Maple Month kick-off
02-26-2024 3:22 PM


Maple sap processing season is short, yet Northfield’s Milt Severance thinks about syrup all year. His sweet vocation will be celebrated this Friday, March 1, when his sugarhouse is singled out to host the Ceremonial Tapping that kicks off Maple...

Connectivity woes bedevil The Weldon in Greenfield
02-26-2024 2:51 PM


GREENFIELD – As the city and the Franklin Regional Council of Governments work toward a digital equity plan, a focus group at the Weldon House identified connectivity challenges in the former hotel on High Street as their biggest challenge.In...

Suspect arraigned in police cruiser crash in Sunderland
02-26-2024 1:04 PM


GREENFIELD — A Ware man was arraigned on a dozen charges after the vehicle he was driving in allegedly struck both a Deerfield and Massachusetts State Police cruiser in Sunderland on Feb. 18.Latif Owens, 27, has been charged with negligent operation...

Twelve Community Preservation Act projects aired in Greenfield
02-26-2024 12:32 PM


GREENFIELD — With about a month before the Community Preservation Committee votes on funding recommendations, the public got a chance Thursday evening to voice its support for various projects, including a Habitat for Humanity home, downtown housing...

Time crunch delays revisions to Pioneer Valley Regional School District agreement
02-26-2024 11:05 AM


NORTHFIELD — School officials put a pause on revisions to a new regional agreement for the Pioneer Valley Regional School District after Selectboards in all three district towns voiced concerns about the timeline for the rollout.“There does not seem...

Dial ‘A’ for anachronism: Landlines languishing in US
02-26-2024 7:01 AM


NEW YORK — When her cellphone’s service went down last week because of an AT&T network outage, Bernice Hudson didn’t panic. She just called the people she wanted to talk to the old-fashioned way — on her landline telephone, the kind she grew up with...

Speaking of Nature: From rare to regular: The Carolina Wren may soon become a regular backyard bird for all of us
02-26-2024 6:01 AM


According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2023 was the warmest year ever recorded. I remember it being hot in the summertime, but I think the effect of this heat was most noticed by me in the autumn. The Thinking Chair...

Leverett, Shutesbury, Westhampton join digital equity program to expand internet to all residents
02-25-2024 6:01 PM


All Leverett and Shutesbury residents have access to high-speed Internet connections, following the municipal build-out of broadband over the last decade or so, but a small portion of households continue to opt against becoming subscribers.In...

Byron J. Ricketts: Reasons to eliminate the death penalty
02-25-2024 2:41 PM

Here are three good reasons to eliminate the death penalty:The first and most compelling reason is that the death penalty has not ever and will never be a deterrent to murder. The actual fact is that since 1900, approximately 7,000 men and women have...

Greenfield receives $199K grant for Beacon Street upgrades
02-25-2024 2:37 PM


GREENFIELD — Beacon Street is in line for sidewalk and accessibility upgrades this summer with the help of a $199,000 state grant.The city received the grant from the Massachusetts Office on Disability’s Municipal Americans with Disabilities Act...

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