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Annette Pfannebecker: Support the Sunlight Act
03-24-2024 2:15 PM

It is disheartening to hear that our state Legislature is one of the least transparent in the nation. While we see our House and Senate representatives do so much for the districts they serve, writing and passing important legislation, there are also...


Lori Goldner: Be mindful of vehicle idling
02-03-2024 10:55 AM

As the winter gets colder, the Amherst Energy and Climate Action Committee would like to encourage all drivers to remain mindful of their vehicle idling habits. While protection from the cold is important, idling a car for longer than five minutes is...


Anna Nagurney: Thanks for the uplifting, terrific local journalism
02-03-2024 10:55 AM

I’d like to commend the Gazette journalists and staff for the outstanding Jan. 25 print edition, which continues to make me smile (and that is quite needed during these very challenging times).From the front page article on the NHS senior Noah...


Doug Yourga and Jeanne Horrigan: Amherst Senior Center needs help
01-25-2024 11:03 AM

We serve as volunteers on behalf of the elderly population of the town of Amherst. We represent the interests of more than 5,500 senior citizens and concerned members of their families through the Friends of the Amherst Senior Center and the Amherst...


Guest columnist Maria José Botelho: Obituaries hold time still on others’ lives
01-25-2024 11:01 AM

By MARIA JOSÉ BOTELHO

I’m grateful to find out that there’s another faithful reader (and writer) of obituaries in our community [“There’s just a lot of life in the obits” by Marietta Pritchard, Gazette, Jan. 3].I have been reading obituaries since I could read in English...


Patricia Crosby: Support nuclear disarmament policy resolutions
01-11-2024 11:34 AM

In these very uncertain times, full of conflict and violence but also resolution and hope, the Mount Toby Monthly Meeting of Friends strongly endorses a set of policy solutions regarding nuclear disarmament that have been proposed by the grassroots...


David Ahlfeld: Cease-fire and negotiation needed in Ukraine
01-11-2024 11:34 AM

Cease-fire and negotiation are the best way forward in the conflict between Ukraine and Russia. Recent columns in the Gazette have argued against a cease-fire by citing the need to defend the territorial integrity of Ukraine and to avoid rewarding...


Gerald Weiss and Jenifer McKenna: U.S. must act to stop killing of children  
01-11-2024 11:34 AM

Killing thousands of children will not make Israel safer. We call on the U.S. government to stop sending Israel the means to continue that killing.Gerald Weiss and Jenifer McKennaAmherst 


Jan Norris: Republicans are not ‘out of touch’
01-11-2024 11:33 AM

A recent letter writer claimed the Republicans are “out of touch.” [”State Republicans out of touch,” Gazette, Dec. 17]. Huh? Has the writer looked at the state of our country over the last three years under Democrat control? Has anything improved for...


Bennett Hazlip: Donated trees a boost for Amherst 
01-11-2024 11:33 AM

If you bought a Christmas tree last year, you know that the price of a tree has risen significantly. Rising prices aren’t limited to Christmas trees, either — the price of trees from nurseries has been steadily rising for years.For municipal tree...


Hollie Kalkstein: No military answers in Gaza
01-05-2024 9:05 PM

In the Bible story of King Solomon and two women claiming to be the mother of one baby, wisdom shines when Solomon asks for a sword to cut the baby in two. One mother relinquishes her claim so that the baby may live. Solomon knows the baby must belong...


Brian Cooper: Train travel not so great
01-05-2024 9:05 PM

My eyes rolled a bit when I read about how wonderful and convenient it is that we can take an Amtrak train between Northampton and New York City (“More Aboard!” Gazette, Dec. 27). It certainly is convenient for the city dweller without a family car,...


Philip Carter: Leverett housing column missed details 
01-05-2024 9:05 PM

In a Dec. 29 guest column, writer Michael Seward suggests that opposition to the proposed housing development in Leverett is racist and immoral (“Leverett housing a counter to injustice”). However, he neglects to describe the project being proposed.It...


Margaret Mastrangelo: ‘No’ vote on ladder truck shortsighted 
01-02-2024 10:33 AM

I was disappointed by the recent vote in Hadley not to fund a much-needed, new ladder firetruck to replace the one which is 23 years old. Our existing ladder truck has a 75-foot ladder that is too short to safely fight fires that occur in buildings...


Sean Valentine: Voter choice does not exist in a vacuum
01-02-2024 10:32 AM

Recently I have read many an article from many an erudite legal scholar saying that the 14th Amendment should not bar Mr. Trump from running for office. Many argue that the "democratic" thing to do is to allow voters to decide. If we feel he isn't...


Wendi Weinberg: Contemplating what is possible
01-02-2024 10:32 AM

I happen to be living in a time when now I know what deep fear feels like. It is possible that 2024 could be our last election … if a want-to-be dictator takes over the White House and disassembles the structure of governing I’ve known all my...


Anna and Ladimer S. Nagurney: In United States’ national interest to support Ukraine 
12-15-2023 11:21 AM

While John Berkowitz's commentary, "End Ukraine war before it ends us," [Gazette, Dec. 4], makes some interesting points, it is not "Ukraine war" but Russia's war on Ukraine. Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, a sovereign, democratic nation, and...


Anne Gage: Elementary school libraries need support
12-15-2023 11:21 AM

Seems not a day goes by without another chapter to the Jones Library saga. They have again been able to gain access to more funding in the quest to improve and expand the library. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for our elementary school...


12-15-2023 11:21 AM

Richard Fein’s recent column “Is Hamas winning the long war?” [Gazette, Nov. 27] states that “in response (to Hamas’ crimes) Israel and Egypt have blockaded Gaza.”.He neglects to mention that this blockade denies food, medicine and water to several...


Nina M. Scott: Witness to history: Rosalynn Carter, JFK
12-09-2023 1:16 PM

Two events occurred this past week that reminded me of where I was when they happened.Nov. 22, 1963, the day JFK was assassinated, my husband Jim and I were in Lugano, working at the American School in Switzerland. It was already evening there when we...

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