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Emory Albertson, HeedoNoh, and Symantha Green: Give refugees the support they need
05-15-2023 11:17 AM

Many people face great difficulties in their countries due to war, natural disaster, violence or political oppression. Many flee their countries, their journeys are very difficult, and they aren’t always welcomed in places they arrive. Even when they...


Ilona Hazlip, Aaron Cheng, Maria Salinas and Emi Cruz: Support Indigenous People’s Day in Mass. 
05-15-2023 11:17 AM

For hundreds of years, Indigenous people have been mistreated in the United States. Many had their land taken from them. In the United States, many people think Columbus Day is made to celebrate someone who was very nice and kind but our fifth grade...


Ross Goodwin-Brown: ‘Horrified’ by drivers not stopping for school buses
05-15-2023 11:15 AM

I was horrified but not surprised by the article describing drivers failing to stop for school buses stopped to pick up or discharge passengers [“Buses being passed: ‘horrific,’” Gazette, May 3]. Kudos to the Leverett parents who are calling attention...


Liam Archacki: Students part of town
05-15-2023 11:15 AM

 Amherst is no doubt a college town. The student populations of the local institutions of higher education — UMass Amherst, Amherst College, and Hampshire College — are an important part of the town’s economy. You can’t walk into any coffee shop or...


Abraham Buchholtz: Dietary changes needed for environment
05-03-2023 8:26 PM

On March 20, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued its latest assessment on climate change, drawing on the findings of hundreds of scientists throughout the world. The assessment details the devastating impacts of rising...


Katherine Pipczynski: Slow down and observe rules of the road
05-03-2023 8:26 PM

I have been thinking of writing this letter for quite some time, but after traveling down Route 9 in Hadley the other day, I felt compelled to write about fellow drivers. I am talking about drivers merging into traffic. When I was learning to drive, I...


Lynn Bowmaster and Michael Docter: Get EconoLodge project back on track 
05-03-2023 8:26 PM

On March 21, we attended a Hadley Zoning Board of Appeals meeting to show support for the Valley Community Development Corporation’s (CDC) project to renovate the EconoLodge on Route 9 into affordable housing. The room was packed, yet the Zoning Board...


Catherine Etheridge: Bring back the clothes lines
05-01-2023 11:23 AM

It would be really good if we all had access to a few things we could do to decrease our carbon footprint. In a college town with a very large number of housing complexes, the simplest first step would probably be solar clothes dryers. We used to call...


Shel Horowitz: EconoLodge project lost opportunity for town
05-01-2023 11:23 AM

It’s taken me a while to recover from my shock that on March 20, the Hadley Zoning Board of Appeals blocked the use of the empty EconoLodge for affordable housing. Their justification was that “three people shouldn’t decide this for the town.” But...


Andy Morris-Friedman: Right to be rude 
04-20-2023 3:20 PM

Usually I curse the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Who gave them the right to make decisions in Boston that limit my personal freedom to do whatever I want? But even broken clocks are correct twice a day, and so I’ve got to commend them for...


Elsie Fetterman: An $18,800 water line repair bill — It can happen to you!
04-20-2023 3:20 PM

I was surprised with a bill of $18,800 to repair a broken water main in the street that goes to my house. Understandably, we should pay for water line repairs on our property, from the water meter to the house. The taxes we pay are to maintain the...


Bill Ennen: Another busy town clean-up
04-12-2023 7:33 PM

It was a cold and rainy this past Saturday, but neighbors came out in good numbers to pick up the trash along Hadley’s roads. Many, many thanks to our tireless leaders, Jack and Claire Czajkowski. A big shout out to the many students from Hopkins...


Jimmy Burgoff: Let’s use ‘Yo’
04-12-2023 7:33 PM

I am of the generation where you would say when addressing a crowd in public, “Ladies and Gentlemen.” To my ear and way of thinking, there is absolutely nothing disrespectful in this phrase. It offers an air of respect.I hear that high school...


Christopher L. Miller: Thought it was April Fool’s Day joke
04-12-2023 7:33 PM

Honestly, Gazette, you had me going (“Easthampton school superintendent job offer abruptly rescinded“ April 1). According to your story, the Easthampton School Committee sent a cop car to roust Vito Perrone out of bed after midnight, so they could...


Paul E. Peelle: Flabbergasted by article on superintendent job
04-12-2023 7:33 PM

I am responding to the headline article in Saturday’s Gazette about the rescinding of the Easthampton superintendency for Dr. Vito Perrone [“Super’s job offer abruptly rescinded”]. Assuming that this was an accurate article and not an April Fool’s...


Jo Ellen Warner: Walgreens and women’s health
04-12-2023 7:33 PM

Is Walgreens the new Sackler Family? It may seem like a harsh comparison, but it appears that Walgreens is making business decisions to deny women access to medication abortions — a decision that runs counter to the health needs and interests of...


Matthew Cain: Does APEA support Amherst?
04-12-2023 7:30 PM

The Amherst Pelham Education Association (APEA) goes too far in the March 25 Gazette [“Union: Don’t vote for school until contract done”]. APEA asked the community to hold off on a “yes” vote for the elementary school building project until they...


Debra Jacobson: Landlords should pay for zoning code enforcement
04-05-2023 7:56 PM

Alex Kent’s recent column “Gold Rush in Amherst!” [Gazette, Feb. 18] discusses how “lax enforcement of the Tenant Zoning bylaw” is leading to an “ongoing deterioration of neighborhoods” besieged by unscrupulous investors profiting from the town’s...


Linda Roney: Dark side of Deerfield
04-05-2023 7:56 PM

Congratulations to Deerfield on its 350th anniversary and thank you to all the people through the centuries who helped preserve the history and material culture of the town. Deerfield has been my home for many years and I have a deep love and...


Thomas Filiault: Town’s schools need help from Amherst College
04-05-2023 7:55 PM

After reading much about Amherst Schools impasse in contract negotiations , I would ask this question: Don’t colleges with reputation of Amherst College help their public schools financially? Harvard helps Cambridge and Boston with their cities’...

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