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Guest columnist Rudy Perkins: Dangerous resolution pins ‘aggression’ on Iran
05-06-2024 5:28 PM

By RUDY PERKINS

 Both the Iranian government’s bombing of Israel and the Israeli government’s bombing of Iran are extremely perilous for the Middle East and the United States. That is why the dangerously one-sided U.S. congressional resolution, H.Res. 1143,...

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Raymond Mahoney: Library decimates classical CDs
06-13-2024 7:55 PM

The classical music CD collection at the Jones library was one of its treasures as befits a music-loving community. Sadly , it has been culled to the point where it no longer covers basic repertoire items.Each time I look for a CD I borrowed in the...


Guest columnist Marietta Pritchard: Birthdays to remember
06-06-2024 7:32 PM

By MARIETTA PRITCHARD

Nothing surprises me more than the advancing ages of our sons. Your own age is a given, and somehow you get used to it, and in my case at least, tend to anticipate the next annual changeover. I think of myself now as 88, although that won’t officially...


Bob Greeney: Suspend spending on Jones Library project
06-06-2024 7:31 PM

Please do not spend more money on a project that no longer has majority community support. At the very least suspend all spending on this project until another town wide referendum is held. If $2 million dollars had been spent on creative and...


Meg Gage: Pull the plug on the Jones Library plan
06-06-2024 7:31 PM

I have hesitated taking a public position about the expansion of the Jones Library, even though it seems a reach too far, more than we can afford, especially given the branch libraries and top-notch academic libraries to which many of us have access....


Lois Gagnon: Party disenfranchisement is not what democracy looks like
06-06-2024 7:31 PM

Regarding your insulting editorial cartoon on Monday, May 13, how would your readers respond if that trashcan had Democratic Party candidate on it instead of third party? Interesting how those claiming to value democracy have no clue what it is. The...


Paul Siqueira: UMass no confidence vote a ‘shameful proceeding’
05-30-2024 5:40 PM

I was a participating member of the UMass Faculty Senate vote of no-confidence in the Chancellor Javier Reyes on Monday. I entered the meeting with an open mind and a desire to hear from both sides of opinion that would frame the vote. Instead, I have...


Brooks Ballenger: Our confused view of immigrants
05-30-2024 5:40 PM

The recent Gazette article on the difficulties immigrant doctors face in getting licensed to practice, reminded me of our national confusion about immigration. There’s a serious shortage of doctors and nurses in the U.S., yet when qualified people...


Michele Craig: Deerfield church should follow pope’s lead
05-30-2024 5:40 PM

I’m writing in response to the article “Senior Center opts not to renew lease with church,” [Recorder, May 8]. The Holy Family Roman Catholic Church in South Deerfield requested that the Senior Center avoid advertising it’s Rainbow Elders luncheon...


Guest columnist Rev. Peter Kakos: The saving grace of college protests
05-30-2024 5:40 PM

By THE REV. PETER KAKOS

 What, after all, is the purpose of higher education, if not to debunk hateful myths, that continue, like Furies, to haunt us with debasing beliefs of our fellow human beings?Racism, alive and as ugly as ever, leads the ruthless madness, conjuring up...


Guest columnist Alexander Taylor: UMass — Sow the wind, reap the whirlwind
05-30-2024 5:40 PM

By ALEXANDER TAYLOR

‘If you build it, they will come,” comes the now famous line from the heartwarming baseball movie “Field of Dreams.” UMass Chancellor Javier Reyes is no Kevin Costner, not just because only Kevin Costner can be Kevin Costner, but also because Reyes...


Lora Wondolowski: Condemning the UMass response to student protests
05-28-2024 10:46 AM

The Peace Development was founded in Amherst in 1981 by anti-war activists as a means for supporting the peace movement. As an organization rooted in support of grassroots organizing we are deeply troubled by the mass arrest of peaceful protesters at...


Stephen B. Constant: Applauds UMass response to protests
05-28-2024 10:46 AM

Fortunately for us and the state of Massachusetts, our state has some semblance of law and order. UMass Chancellor Javier Reyes and his team should be rewarded for their response to this chaos and potential destructive behavior on the UMass Amherst...


Michael DeChiara: Don't ‘Quabbin-ize’ push for clean energy
05-28-2024 10:46 AM

The Quabbin Reservoir is a powerful reminder of towns being steamrolled by state government to get its way. Almost 100 years after construction began, the same dynamic is at play again, this time motivated by a narrow interpretation on how to expedite...


My Turn: Quabbin region will never see any bounty
05-28-2024 10:43 AM

By MIKE MAGEE

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Never again should the residents of the Quabbin region be fooled into believing that they will see any benefits from the Quabbin Reservoir.In the 1930s, the state took the entire towns of...


Frank Higbie: Don’t cancel student debt
05-20-2024 10:06 AM

I visited Northampton on the first weekend of May and picked up a copy of the Gazette and a front-page article about the pains of student debt caught my attention. All too often I read similar articles about today’s snowflake generation pleading for...


Jeanne Horrigan: Amherst seniors grateful for ARPA support
05-20-2024 10:06 AM

The Amherst Senior Center is pleased to be the recipient of $2.5 million in ARPA funding, to be used for building renovations. These funds represent more than their dollar amount, they are an investment in the needs of the ever-growing population of...


GurujiMa: Walk for peace In Gaza
05-20-2024 10:06 AM

On Saturday, May 18, the Village of Light Ashram in Leverett is sponsoring a Walk for Peace in Gaza.This walk, beginning at the Leverett Town Hall and ending at the Peace Pagoda, is meant to include everyone. It is a testimony of the heart that seeks...


Martha Jorz: Stop supporting UMass and Raytheon
05-20-2024 10:06 AM

To those protesting the war and genocide in Gaza, refusing to support those institutions with monetary gifts is also an option. If we stop financially supporting and investing in those institutions that make the production of weapons of war possible...


Guest columnist Laura Briggs: Why send police to halt a peaceful protest at UMass?
05-20-2024 10:05 AM

By LAURA BRIGGS

 Let’s just say the obvious: The University of Massachusetts Amherst — indeed the overwhelming majority of universities — have never before sent phalanxes of police in riot gear to respond to peaceful protests by students within minutes or hours of...


Nate Watson: Regarding the college encampment protests and antisemitism
05-10-2024 9:22 PM

If handed images of the college encampment protests and told to mark the antisemitism, many people would circle students wearing keffiyehs and waving Palestinian flags. The rise of antisemitism in America is undeniable, but I hear the call from...

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