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David Shelton: ‘Real conversation’ needed on future of Registry of Deeds building
08-23-2023 6:11 PM

I had been waiting to hear when something would be happening with the King Street Registry of Deeds building. After hearing nearly nothing in the news for a few years now it looks like the city will be specifying the development goals in just a few...


Joe Silverman: Bike route suggestions for downtown Northampton
08-23-2023 6:11 PM

I’d like to propose a solution to the issue of biking downtown. I see no reason for bike lanes through Main Street in Northampton; however, bikers do need to access downtown safely and with a convenient and secure place for their bikes. There are...


Melissa Greenspan: Can’t imagine walking or biking to downtown
08-23-2023 7:00 AM

I have been reading with interest the pro and con letters about Northampton’s Main Street redesign. I feel compelled to respond to the Aug. 17 guest column [“Main Street redesign part of the solution,”] which states (in part) that “nearly 30% of...


Mark Frost: Support economy with a U.S. vacation
08-18-2023 2:00 PM

A point to ponder. We are constantly hearing on the news about people traveling to other countries that are in turmoil, and running in to trouble of many kinds — kidnapping, rape, disappearing, and death. Here’s an idea: Explore the good old USA!...


Bob Boulrice: Sports writer will be missed
08-18-2023 2:00 PM

I read with sadness that sports reporter Kyle Grabowski is leaving the Gazette [“Farewell, western Mass., Aug. 15]. I enjoyed his writing and his company. He is diligent, accurate and fair. You can’t ask anything more from a reporter. These days or...


Guest columnist Elena Huisman: Main Street redesign part of the solution 
08-16-2023 7:58 PM

By ELENA HUISMAN

Just this summer, Northampton and the surrounding towns have been impacted by devastating floods, heat waves and wildfires that have brought suffocating smoke and dangerously unhealthy air. We are witnessing and living with the impacts of the climate...


James Maiewski: O Tempora! O Mores! For the love of parking
08-16-2023 3:50 PM

In my day, the elderly were made of sterner stuff than now seems to be the case.Gone is the bragging of daily hardships lightly born; instead we hear whining about having to walk a few hundred yards to get ice cream— or pharmaceuticals to treat the...


Sharon Martula: Excitement grows for DoozyDo Parade 
08-10-2023 3:30 PM

What is the best time you’ve had in a long time in Northampton? Answer, the DoozyDo Parade.And, it is coming again this year. Don’t you want to be part of it this time around? My family and I had so much fun. There was my daughter, her husband, my...


Guest columnist Mariel E. Addis: From the Barbie files 
08-10-2023 2:18 PM

By MARIEL E. ADDIS

It is hard to believe, but I think my initiation into “femaledom” is finally complete. On what must have been its fourth day in theaters, I went to see the new Barbie movie.A long-time female friend of mine organized the outing, and I went to the film...


Melissa Greenspan: Remember Elizabeth Freeman, too, for Emancipation Day
07-20-2023 4:08 PM

I was surprised and somewhat dismayed to see that Sharon Tracy’s guest column on Emancipation Day [“Let’s celebrate Emancipation Day for Quock Walker’s stand in 1783,” Recorder, July 7], did not mention Elizabeth Freeman (also a western Mass....


Sarah T. McArdle: Easthampton City Council should override mayoral veto
07-18-2023 8:21 PM

As bans on transgender care and abortion rights grow in numerous states, families and individuals are moving to Massachusetts for available medical treatment and legal protection of their privacy. Congratulations to the Easthampton City Council for...


Guest columnist Lawrence Pareles: Lawsuit not about mifepristone – It’s about the FDA and safety of our medicines
07-18-2023 8:20 PM

By LAWRENCE PARELES

I am writing to express my deep concern about a recent legal case that challenges the legitimacy of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This case poses a significant threat to the integrity of our drug approval process and should be addressed...


Sidney Moss: Appreciates column calling out injustice
07-16-2023 10:40 AM

I feel that the July 10 Gazette opinion piece by John Sheirer “Injustice: Wrong then, wrong now” made excellent points that cut to a major issue and flashpoint in our society — inequality in the way that people are treated. I admire Sheirer’s...


Lisa S. Lippiello: UMass medical team extraordinary
07-10-2023 6:09 PM

We were attending my daughter’s graduation at the UMass commencement ceremony on Friday, May 26. Her 82-year-old uncle who has been like a grandfather to her flew in from Florida for the event. While sitting in the top row of the McGuirk Stadium, he...


John Sinton: Putin and Russia must be met with force
07-02-2023 3:22 PM

Regarding the guest column by Allen J. Davis and Tom Weiner [“Stop double standard; tell truth about Ukraine,” Gazette June 29], first, please do not write our political leaders asking them to force a negotiated peace settlement on Ukraine. Before you...


Joe Silverman: Biden should return to VP role
06-29-2023 2:45 PM

I am writing with an idea related to Richard Fein’s recent and excellent guest column, titled “Biden is a weak candidate. He should run for reelection anyway,” [Gazette, June 26].I think President Biden’s policies and decisions have been largely...


Joseph A. Twarog: Experimental sub, Greek boating disaster show world’s priorities
06-26-2023 6:14 PM

While I applaud the heroic multi-nation emergency response to locate and rescue the private experimental submersible with five sightseeing tourists at the ocean floor site of the luxury liner, Titanic, I have some serious concerns. There are many...


Guest columnist David Alpern: Resume universal masking in health care settings to safeguard against Covid-19
06-20-2023 4:13 PM

By DAVID ALPERN

I am writing to strongly advocate for the reinstatement of universal face-masking in health care settings, to protect patients, health care staff, and visitors alike.With nearly five decades of work in medicine, and over 30 years as a board-certified...


Joe Gannon: The insincerity of banning books
06-19-2023 4:08 PM

The debate over who should decide what will be read in our school libraries and classrooms is a classic example of our recent national foray into “the loudest opinion trumps the most knowledgeable.”But only in this “game playing” we now call...


Peter Jones: Texas and Juneteenth
06-18-2023 8:01 AM

Is it not ironic that Texas, the state that pioneered the celebration of Juneteenth, has just re-enslaved its entire female population?Peter JonesFlorence

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