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Samuel J. Gelinas: Chuck Todd — A class act
06-12-2023 8:48 PM

Chuck Todd will no longer be welcoming us to Sunday, as he retires from his position as “Meet the Press” moderator. He made this announcement on the show this past Sunday, June 4.Unlike Don Lemon and Tucker Carlson, two high-level news anchors fired...


Carole Horowitz: State must rein in pesticides
06-12-2023 8:48 PM

We are discouraged by the failure of the Massachusetts Legislature to limit the use of toxic pesticides in the commonwealth. This May, for the third time in six years, a grassroots coalition of scientists, doctors, wildlife veterinarians, farmers,...


Kendra Dahlquist: Great job Gazette, but ...
05-31-2023 11:25 PM

I’m delighted to see more local news on the front page above the fold. That’s why you have local readers! I just have one bone to pick.Bill Danielson’s “Speaking of Nature” column in the Living section is a wonderful respite from the sturm und drang...


Isaac Luria: Not worried about noise or parking at Bombyx
05-30-2023 3:05 PM

I was upset to learn of what appeared to be targeted and discriminatory attacks on Florence-based cultural center Bombyx. While some neighbors are calling the Fire Department to try to shut it down, I live on the block and I have loved the three...


Stephanie Grimaldi: The science of reading 
05-29-2023 10:25 AM

It is encouraging to hear that the Northampton Public Schools are engaged in curriculum review and data analysis to improve our children’s reading instruction. The recent article, “Schools eye literacy shift to ‘science of reading,’” [Gazette, May...


Dennis Desmond: Crushing another Florence enterprise 
05-26-2023 9:59 AM

What have we done in Florence? Once again, the city of Northampton is treating us like the kid who gets blamed for everything. As we were coming out of Covid restrictions, it was our local brewpub that was sidelined. While other breweries locally and...


Ruthy Woodring: Bicycles more efficient than ‘horrible’ cars, including EVs
05-19-2023 2:32 PM

In the push to get people to buy electric cars, one reason given is because “electric vehicles are fun to drive.” Bulldozers and drag line excavators are fun to drive, too. But is anything as fun as riding a bike?Electric vehicles are are insanely...


Suggests town name changes 
05-12-2023 12:42 PM

Springfield, Greenfield, Westfield, Deerfield, Ashfield, Plainfield, Northfield, Sheffield, Medfield, Sandisfield, and four Brookfields surely must change their names now that the Smith School of Social Work has decreed that “field” means...


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...


Stephen Harding: Northampton’s manhole covers 
05-01-2023 6:43 PM

I read Saturday’s Gazette with the story about adding Ninja Turtle manhole covers for downtown (“Councilors defend Ninja Turtle project”) with great interest. Some Councilors expressed the belief that this would aid in driving downtown economic...


Mark LaChance: Eliminate the CPA
04-30-2023 11:33 AM

When times are tough, it’s time to cut back on luxuries. With the looming raise in water and sewer taxes, a permanent Proposition 2½ override, and property assessments redone ahead of the normal five-year interval, I think we can say, times are...


Mark Frost: Appreciates ‘new math’ analysis 
04-25-2023 3:20 PM

I must compliment Mr. John Rhoades on his excellent letter on the “new math” in Northampton [“Questions math of new water rates,” Gazette, April 19]. Nice job!But two things have not been mentioned at all. First, how about all the people that will...


Guest columnist Mariel Addis: Mad as hell and scared
04-12-2023 6:23 PM

By MARIEL E. ADDIS

Ever been mad as hell and scared to death at the same time? Well, lately I have been, and it is not a great or happy combination.I watch the news on TV, listen to NPR on the radio, and see seemingly countless news items on Facebook, primarily from red...


Lawrence Pareles: Let's pass the Equal Rights Amendment now
04-11-2023 1:33 PM

With Women's History Month concluded, we need to take the next step to guarantee gender equality in America. The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) must be finally added to the U.S. Constitution to ensure that all Americans are treated fairly, regardless of...


Carol Owen: Counterpoint on reparations
04-07-2023 3:36 PM

In three columns earlier submitted to the Gazette, a “take-away” point suggests that those of us white people who make our homes in Northampton are foolish to hold ourselves accountable for a period in American history involving enslavement of Black...


A war to protect the Connecticut River 
04-07-2023 3:26 PM

We are locked in a war to protect the Connecticut River at Turners Falls, and I applaud the decision of the Connecticut River Conservancy’s refusal to sign the proposed agreement to relicense FirstLight’s Northfield and Turners Falls hydro projects....


Jeanne Schubmehl: Cringes at use of the word ‘ladies’
04-04-2023 5:53 PM

Hey guys, thanks for the interview … Really? Is that an acceptable professional way to address a salary negotiation when offered a job by men? I think not. If one did, professionalism would absolutely be called into question. In this case of Vito...


Mark Frost: Meant no disrespect
04-04-2023 5:52 PM

Back when I was growing up in the late 50s and 60s, like Mr. Vito Perrone, I was taught that the terms “ladies” and “gentlemen” were used as a way of showing respect for a person. I don’t understand why the Easthampton School Commitee members said it...


Joyce Rosenfeld: Boycotting Walgreens
04-03-2023 3:17 PM

Since Walgreens has chosen to succumb to threats from state attorneys general and halt distribution of abortion pills, even in states where it is legal, I am choosing to halt doing business with Walgreens. If Walgreens has a right to choose, so do...


Laurie Jane Korza: Grateful for first responders valiant service
03-09-2023 5:05 PM

I am writing to express my extreme appreciation for the Northampton Police and Fire departments valiant efforts to save my life partner after a medical emergency on Saturday. They worked tirelessly and showed compassion and kindness to me during the...

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