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Cynthia Lawton-Singer: Checks and balances at stake in SCOTUS case
01-23-2023 5:22 PM

The Moore v. Harper case before the Supreme Court could protect or destroy checks and balances. I want my daughter and her generation to come into their adulthood in a country where their votes cannot be extinguished by extremist state legislatures...


Jan Norris: Incompetence everywhere
01-23-2023 5:22 PM

Two years of the Democrats controlling almost everything, and almost everything seems to be failing. Coincidence? The Afghanistan debacle, the southern border disaster, rising crime in most of our Democrat run cities, supply chain issues, worker...


Ladimer S. and Anna B. Nagurney: Appreciate column on Ukraine
01-23-2023 5:21 PM

We would like to commend Dr. DavideGottsegen for his insightful column, “As war rolls on, support for Ukraine must continue,” in the Jan. 20 Gazette. He eloquently and correctly condenses the issues, outlines the over 1,000 year history of Ukraine and...


Kimberly Gerould: Column on ancestors ‘moving’
01-23-2023 5:21 PM

I have just re-read another of Tolley Jones’ astonishing and moving columns, “Claiming Ownership” (Gazette, Jan. 14). Her words are honest and brave, and give us a glimpse into what intergenerational trauma and oppression look and feel like for an...


William Donnelly: Supports cap on cannabis retailers 
01-23-2023 5:21 PM

Supports cap on cannabis retailersHaving read the guest column of City Council President Jim Nash and former city councilor Dennis Bidwell “A cannabis cap would have made sense five years ago — Today it doesn’t” (Gazette, Jan. 17), I find their...


Mary Ingari: 12 pot shops are enough 
01-23-2023 5:21 PM

I am writing in favor of capping the number of marijuana dispensaries in Northampton. We have the most dispensaries per capita than any other city in Massachusetts. At a recent City Council meeting, the vast majority of citizens spoke out in favor of...


Dave King: Our forests need help
01-22-2023 3:49 PM

Kate Lindroos’ column “In the fight against logging, conspiracy takes the (profitable) reins,” (Gazette, Jan. 18) points out how the International Panel on Climate Change acknowledges that forest management can help mitigate climate-related risks to...


Cathy McNally: Report missed info on cannabis world connection
01-21-2023 10:59 AM

In the Jan. 11 Gazette article on the City Council subcommittee meeting on capping cannabis shops (“To cap or not to cap”), Robin Goldstein, a commenter speaking against the cap, was only partially identified. Goldstein was described as an “economist...


Michael Hutton-Woodland: Roe v. Wade marks 50 years 
01-21-2023 10:59 AM

Roe v. Wade marks 50 years Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023, marks the 50th anniversary of the consequential decision by the Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade to protect the constitutional right to abortion for all pregnant people. As readers probably are aware,...


Susan Lantz: No to nuclear weapons
01-19-2023 5:09 PM

Join us to celebrate the second anniversary of the International Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). On Saturday, Jan. 21 at 11 a.m., we shall stand in front of the courthouse on Main Street in Northampton and raise our voices to say...


Sara Weinberger: Voices were missing in column on Northampton’s MLK Day tradition 
01-18-2023 2:55 PM

I am writing to thank state Sen. Jo Comerford for reminding me that, in spite of my efforts to provide a history of Northampton’s annual MLK Jr. Day community celebration in my Jan. 16 column, “New torchbearers needed for MLK Day tradition,” I had...


Michael Cutler: City Council must overcome stigmatization of cannabis
01-18-2023 2:55 PM

City councilors proposing an ordinance to limit cannabis licenses portray their objectives as protecting existing cannabis businesses — clearly a task for the marketplace, not government — and protecting “teenagers” from cannabis use. While underage...


Guest columnists Karen Foster, Marianne LaBarge and Rachel Maiore: Why a cap on cannabis retailers is needed in Northampton 
01-17-2023 1:48 PM

By Karen Foster, Marianne LaBarge, and Rachel Maiore

As the three city councilors who are sponsoring the proposed ordinance to limit the number of cannabis retailers in Northampton, we wanted to respond to the great deal of interest and discussion among the community we have heard regarding our...


Jonathan Klate: What Biden should say
01-14-2023 11:05 AM

Here is what I would like President Biden to say in response to the discovery of classified documents under his control from his tenure as vice president at a residence and a think tank, beyond his stated and appropriate intent to cooperate with an...


Ray Ahearn: John Calipari and the House GOP
01-14-2023 11:01 AM

Two unrelated news items caught my attention today. The first was Kentucky Wildcat basketball fans booing Coach John Calipari and urging him to move on and apply for the Texas Longhorns coaching job. Second was the House GOP voting to set up a special...


Ann L. Hallstein: Is an all-gender bathroom news? 
01-14-2023 11:00 AM

As a librarian at the Library of Congress in my earlier years, I am always happy to read news concerning libraries in the Valley. However, seeing “Library panel plans all-gender bathroom” in the Jan. 12 Gazette astonished me. Lead article, large font,...


Guest columnists Kim Audette, Susan Triolo, and Aaron Falbel: MLK event explores racism in the health care industry
01-14-2023 10:59 AM

By KIM AUDETTE, SUSAN TRIOLO and AARON FALBEL

‘Health care in America is not a right but a commodity,” says Jeneen Interlandi, a contributor to “The 1619 Project,” a book edited by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones. Interlandi believes the system is designed to treat those...


Frederick Hewett: Broader perspective needed on electric vehicles 
01-12-2023 4:12 PM

I am grateful for people like Daniel Lyons, whose recent guest column expresses his concerns about electric vehicles (“Electric vehicles and the future,” Gazette, Jan 9). But while it’s good to be well-informed about risks, we shouldn’t lose sight of...


Sidney Moss: Comerford deserving of honor 
01-10-2023 11:31 PM

I was very pleased to see the article in the Gazette “Comerford named Legislator of the Year for bills supporting seniors” (Jan. 7). This honor for Sen. Comerford by the Massachusetts chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys is much...


Fred Beddall: Tasty Top development concerns
01-10-2023 11:31 PM

Concerns with Tasty Top development plan The proposed Tasty Top development in Easthampton is something fortunately rare in our Valley -- a greenfield development of over 30 acres. This open and agricultural landscape was designated as a Critical...

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