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Nadine Gallo: No restraining orders allowed at new Hadley knitting group

To the editor:

Knitting is such a peaceful activity that it’s hard to imagine needing a restraining order against two women who want to learn how to knit (Gazette, Feb. 26).

These two particular women were effective Golden Court residents when we needed a handicapped accessible door on the community room and when some disturbances were happening in their vicinity. They have been good neighbors to some very sick people living in the complex.

Has our water supply some ingredient that causes paranoia so we feel restraining orders are needed against our neighbors? As the saying goes, no good deed goes unpunished. Alternative knitting group forming at Golden Court community center. No restraining orders allowed. Bring your own yarn.

Nadine Gallo



Hadley bars two women from knitting program

Monday, February 24, 2014

HADLEY — Town Administrator David G. Nixon has informed two women living at the Golden Court housing complex that they are barred from attending a town-sponsored knitting and crochet program because another participant has court-issued restraining orders against them. In letters dated Feb. 11 to Sue C. Oppenheimer and Maureen McGrath, Nixon wrote that the women are prohibited from being …

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