Andra Rose: Moratorium on gas pipelines a collaborative effort

02-29-2024 3:39 PM

Thank you to Gazette reporter Emilee Klein for reporting on the Mothers Out Front Climate Action Call in “A case for ditching natural gas: Mothers Out Front aims to send a message to legislators, utilities,” [Gazettenet, Feb. 7].We want to clarify a...

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Barbara Solow: Column was all about the candidates

02-29-2024 3:39 PM

I’d like to know how I can publish a free campaign ad on your opinion page. I am not currently running for office, but seeing the Feb. 23 column “Reelect Fleitman and Stuart to Republican State Committee” — written by the two candidates for that...

Russ and Anita Easter: Fleitman and Stuart for Republican State Committee

02-29-2024 3:39 PM

We are writing in support of Jay Fleitman, candidate for reelection as Republican State committeeman, and Mary Lou Stuart, candidate for the Republican State committeewoman.Jay and Mary Lou share an outstanding commitment to the Republican platform...

Maryanne Bernini Caughlin, Catherine Brown and Cornelia Klimczak: Unitarian Universalists advocating for reparations

02-29-2024 3:39 PM

Several members of the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence’s (USNF) Racial Justice Team attended New England Public Media’s and Springfield College’s Feb. 15 hosting of the screening of a very moving new documentary film “The Cost of...

Susan Malley: Elect Ryan and O'Sullivan for Republican State Committee

02-29-2024 3:39 PM

Please join me in voting for Chris Ryan and Sue O’Sullivan for Republican State Committee in the Massachusetts Republican Primary on March 5. Massachusetts has been called a “uni-party” state because most elected Republicans are indistinguishable...

Guest column: Amherst students urge cease-fire resolution

02-28-2024 5:37 PM


 The history of the conflict between Israel and Palestine begins, primarily, with the start of the Nakba in 1948, when over 750,000 Palestinians were expelled from their homeland during the creation of Israel as a state. This began a long and...

Robert Boulrice: Return Stuart to Republican State Committee

02-28-2024 5:36 PM

I am a member of the four person, bi-partisan, Northampton Board of Registrars. From the Secretary of State’s Elections Division manual: “Every city and town must have a board of registrars or election commission whose responsibilities include...

Brenda Fydenkevez: Vote Fleitman and Stuart for Republican State Committee

02-28-2024 5:36 PM

I confidently recommend and support Jay Fleitman and Mary Lou Stuart for re-election to the Republican State Committee. Jay is a respected pulmonologist who is dedicated to the local community and has a long history of service to it and to our state....

Sarah Blum: Dehumanization and genocide

02-28-2024 5:36 PM

Dehumanization of the enemy seems to be an essential feature of war. The degree of violence perpetrated against the enemy is a direct consequence of the degree to which the enemy is dehumanized.When the prime minister of Israel describes the war as, ”...

Mare Berger and Molly Aronson: Voices of the people and peace must be heard

02-28-2024 5:36 PM

As Jews, we urge the Gazette to stop quoting individuals and organizations who are falsely equating antisemitism with calling for a cease-fire in Gaza. In the face of unspeakable violence by the Israeli state, it is not antisemitic to protest the...

Kira Jewett: We need kids’ perspectives!

02-27-2024 5:12 PM

I deeply enjoyed all the wonderful perspective and commentary offered in “Ordering off the kid’s menu,” [Gazette, Feb. 24] in which 9-year-old Azai Dugger offered his go-to local restaurants. But beyond mere enjoyment, I was struck by how rare — and...

Sharon Ann Farmer: All of us can take steps to address our state’s homeless crisis

02-27-2024 5:12 PM

According to HUD’s December 2023 Annual Homelessness Report, Massachusetts now has the 10th highest proportion of homeless people in the U.S., and our proportion of homeless families with children puts us at the very top of the list. We reached this...

Judith Schiavone and Barbara Pearson: Mobilizing poor and low-income voters

02-27-2024 5:12 PM

In a country with so much wealth, it is immoral that poverty is the fourth leading cause of death. Especially while, for example, our elected officials choose to spend billions of dollars to bail out corrupt bankers and refuse to have Wall Street and...

Gina Ayvazian: Best article ever

02-27-2024 5:12 PM

Thank you, Azai Dugger, for your spot on reporting of the best local restaurants for tater tots, French fries, meatballs, chocolate milk, desserts, chicken tenders, steak, white bread, sausage links and of course, claw machines [“Ordering off the...

Karen Jones: Fleitman, Stuart bridge builders

02-27-2024 5:12 PM

I am writing to show my support for the reelection of Jay Fleitman and Mary Lou Stuart for Republican State Committee. Everyone around our district talks about diversity and inclusion, but neglects to mention diversity and inclusion of thoughts and...

Susan Timberlake: Fleitman and Stuart for Republican State and Town Committees

02-27-2024 5:12 PM

I’m a lifelong Republican from Massachusetts. I was in Belmont, a very conservative community, and active in politics for many years. I was active and supported William Weld for governor, Mitt Romney for senator, governor and president, and Scott...

Guest columnist John Paradis: Message of hope needed to eclipse rancor

02-27-2024 5:11 PM


Here’s a statistic that should get everyone’s attention: The number of suicides in our country reached record levels last year. Depression and anxiety rates are at new heights, too. A New York Times article noted that teenagers are more concerned...

Guest columnist Jon Huer: When giving is only false charity

02-26-2024 6:16 PM


During the holidays, we hear much about giving. A strange thing about giving: We commoners simply “give,” but if a rich man does, it’s called “philanthropy,” literally “love of humanity.” It sounds noble and mysterious, but what really is...

Guest columnist Bob Couch: Where is the wisdom? Much ignorance in left’s causes

02-26-2024 6:15 PM


Several years ago while I was in traffic, I noticed the car in front of me had a bumper sticker that read, “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” As I recall that incident, it brings to mind the many present-day examples of ignorance...

Columnist Richard Fein: Lebanon, Yemen — Forgotten people

02-25-2024 6:01 PM


This column is about the hardships facing people in Lebanon and the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. I might have chosen any number of other countries to write about, so why these two? My concern is that the geopolitical issues relating to them are much...

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