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Guest Columnist John Paradis: The most important document in US history — and why
06-15-2023 1:37 PM

By JOHN PARADIS

The definition of hyperbole is an obvious and intentional exaggeration, or an extravagant statement or figure of speech.But after reading the indictment charging former president Donald J. Trump, is it hyperbole to say it is the most important...


Guest columnist Bob Nagle: A hard path to realizing my bipolar disorder
06-12-2023 8:49 PM

By BOB NAGLE

For a certain number of people with bipolar disorder, there exists an often-overlooked complication that performs a vital role in perceiving their condition — anosognosia, a neurological abnormality that stems from damage to the brain, explicitly...


Guest Columnist John Pepi: Word ‘field’ isn’t the problem: It’s domination and exploitation
06-12-2023 8:49 PM

By JOHN PEPI

Regarding Matthew Muspratt’s column “Working where ‘field’ defines ‘the other,’” [Gazette, June 5], I appreciated this thoughtful and non-recriminating commentary that sheds light on the thought processes and experience of development professionals...


Guest columnist William Lambers: Eisenhower’s post D-Day mission for all of us
06-07-2023 1:12 PM

By WILLIAM LAMBERS

When Gen. Dwight Eisenhower spoke at the third anniversary of the D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944, he praised the bravery of American soldiers. The D-Day invasion of Nazi German-occupied France led to the liberation of Europe and victory in World War...


Guest columnist Matthew Muspratt: Field, from another field
06-04-2023 12:30 PM

By MATTHEW MUSPRATT

The recent furor over the Smith College School for Social Work’s decision to retire the word “field” from certain program descriptions for its racial “negative associations” has, perhaps predictably, sounded of America’s sharpest, most current...


Guest columnist Rutherford H. Platt: Destroying Northampton’s Main Street to save it
06-04-2023 12:30 PM

By RUTHERFORD H. PLATT 

‘Picture Main Street” — if fully approved and executed over three years as proposed by state planners — will likely be a death sentence for Northampton’s ailing but treasured Main Street.One need only to look at the various local projects of the state...


Guest columnist Terence Masterson: Suggestions to grow affordable housing
06-01-2023 6:37 PM

By TERENCE MASTERSON

Housing creation is a very costly issue that deserves the same level of subsidy we see in transit, roads, education and health care.GM Chairman Alfred Sloan famously said that GM made cars for “every purse and purpose.” Our housing creation policies...


Guest columnist Barry Roth: The ravages of overpopulation
06-01-2023 6:36 PM

By BARRY ROTH

In a recent New York Times column, David Wallace-Wells criticized the current environmental movement for losing its passion for protecting the natural world for its own sake. Instead, he pointed out, a large faction of environmentalists are focused on...


Guest columnist Arlene Avakian: No telling how WWII affected many vets
05-31-2023 11:23 PM

By ARLENE AVAKIAN

Remembering, forgetting, denying, immersing, obsessing, uncovering, inhabiting.World War II veterans, on the 50th anniversary commemorations of their war, remembered and articulated, many for the first time, what they had experienced. Unlike the...


Guest columnist Joe Blumenthal: Bombyx case the definition of injustice
05-29-2023 10:26 AM

By JOE BLUMENTHAL

When the Pleasant Street Theater closed in 2012, a new use had to be found for the space. As the owner of the building, I made a deal with the owner of McLadden’s, a Connecticut restaurant chain, to take over the space. At the end of a considerable...


Guest columnist Gene Stamell: Razor blade dilemma — I’m losing my edge
05-26-2023 9:57 AM

By GENE STAMELL

I changed my razor blade this morning. I realize this revelation falls far short of being categorized as earth-shattering news. But if you bear with me, dear reader, you may recognize some parts of yourself in the following self-reflection — and I’m...


Guest columnist Claudio Lefko: 
05-23-2023 3:59 PM

By CLAUDIA LEFKO

Here’s the thing that’s so annoying about the Ninja Turtles manhole covers: spending $20,000 to create them when there are so many pressing needs in the city. It’s just another example of the city focusing exclusively on downtown, spending vast...


Guest columnist Sylvia Staub: Our own small part
05-18-2023 4:43 PM

By SYLVIA STAUB

I find myself, lately, in a mood of despair about the future of our species. We humans, as a whole, have still not grasped the seriousness of the situation we have created for ourselves.Since the early 19th century, we have used our highly evolved...


Guest Columnist John Paradis: Dereliction of duty toward veterans
05-17-2023 3:39 PM

By JOHN PARADIS

May is National Military Appreciation Month. Designated by Congress in 1999 to honor past and present military members and their families, the month includes several commemorations, including Loyalty Day, VE Day, Military Spouse Appreciation Day,...


Guest Columnist Rev. Peter Kakos: Mother’s Day reborn
05-12-2023 12:43 PM

By THE REV. PETER KAKOS

Amid the ruinous aftermath of the first Civil War, in 1868, Anne Reeves Jarvis of West Virginia conceived the idea of setting aside a day for a badly wounded nation to begin to heal, by arranging for grieving mothers of the Confederacy and of the...


Guest columnists Ann Ferguson and Marisol Pierce Bonifaz: Expose ‘crisis pregnancy centers’
05-11-2023 5:19 PM

By ANN FERGUSON and MARISOL PIERCE BONIFAZ

In Massachusetts, we pride ourselves on our strong reproductive rights legislation that allows people 16 and older to receive abortion services if they so choose. However, we still have more to do to fully protect pregnant people’s rights in our...


Guest columnist Laurie Loisel: Column thought-provoking, strengthened resolve 
05-11-2023 5:18 PM

By LAURIE LOISEL

The four heartfelt letters on Tuesday responding to J.M. Sorrell’s May 3 column [“Misogyny as entertainment and entitlement,”] prompted me to write to thank the Gazette for publishing her column, despite knowing it would offend. Not because I agree...


Guest columnist Mariel E. Addis: About the cliques …
05-09-2023 4:56 PM

By MARIEL E. ADDIS

I am a Gen-X’er. I am among the first of the new models to come out. The Mustang and the Beatles beat me and my peers to the scene by mere months, both being introduced the year prior. Probably due to being the first of my generation, I feel a lot of...


Guest columnist Michele Spring-Moore: Fanning the flames of LGBTQ+ infighting
05-05-2023 4:13 PM

By MICHELE SPRING-MOORE

Usually I breeze past J.M. Sorrell’s columns, but her latest, published in the Gazette three days before the Hampshire Pride march, was too over the top to ignore. This column created a toxic anti-transgender stew by mashing together her feminist...


Guest columnist E Lary Grossman: Vote ‘no’ on Hatfield override 
05-04-2023 3:52 PM

By E LARY GROSSMAN

Voters in the town of Hatfield are being asked to support a Proposition 2½ budget override at the Town Meeting on May 9 and town election on Tuesday, May 16. A majority vote is required at both to pass the override.The 1980 state law automatically...

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