Letters

Editor, Daily News In the light (pun intended) of the recent events with the eclipse and Charlottesville, I would like to submit a poem. It is not necessary to give into despair while in the shadow, nor to resort to violence in return for violence if we allow our words to shine. Here are mine...
Editor, Daily News We face so many problems, issues and challenges, both personal and in the larger society, all at the same time. But let us not forget the situation in Korea. Just as Donald Trump finds it difficult to condemn outright right-wing hate and violence at home, so he keeps the...
Editor, Daily News Been wondering what my great grandfather William Potter who volunteered for the Union Army in 1862 as a private and was mustered out three years later as a captain would have thought about removing a statue to Robert E. Lee in Virginia. Would he applaud this forced removal...
Editor, Daily News Aug. 19 is National Honey Bee Day, a day to celebrate one of the most important and widespread pollinators of our food and flowers. And we need to do more to protect honey bees and all of our pollinators. Honey bees pollinate many of the foods we eat, from blueberries to...
Editor, Daily News Having been involved with the selling of gasoline for about 25 years I understand the basic premise of pricing the product on the “street.” The basic cost to the retailer including taxes and freight are comparable. Some of the bigger chains own their refineries and are...
Editor, Daily News Thank you for publishing columnist Allen Young’s thorough and well researched article about dental hygienist Lynn Trinque. It is a human interest piece, but really sheds light on a profession that serves the public by educating and helping maintain their oral health but...
Editor, Daily News On behalf of the people of New Salem and all the people who joined us for [the July 15] Old Home Day celebration, we’d like to thank the many volunteers and businesses that made it possible. It’s impossible to mention all the volunteers who lent a hand to the effort, but we’d...
Editor, Daily News Oli is right about the price of gasoline. This week I had the opportunity to travel outside of Athol. Gasoline at BJ’s in Fitchburg is $2.07 ($1.097 with their discount program). Stations in that area are within two or three cents of BJ’s price. Keene, N.H., was at $2.17,...
Editor, Daily News My good friend in New Salem who lives on [Route] 202 has a fabulous stand where she sells eggs as well as different style plants. Well the other day someone decided to just take her Hosta plants and also some house plants she had at her stand. They all were marked with a price...
Editor, Daily News Have you noticed? The average price of gasoline in the state is about $2.25. How much are you paying in the Athol-Orange area? We are paying over $2.53 a gallon. Does this seem fair? We are paying the highest price in the state. We are not the wealthiest area and yet some of...

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