Letters

Editor, Daily News You should know as a part of a past Town of Orange Selectman for 15 years, I feel the citizens and the voters of Orange should know how fortunate we are to have Nancy Blackmer as town clerk. Nancy has taken out nomination papers to extend her term for another three-year period...
Editor, Daily News On Jan. 25, I attended the public meeting at the Athol Town Hall relating to the police/fire departments changing to a regional dispatch system with the Gardner Police Department. I cannot, for the life of me, understand why Athol would want to do this? It was about the...
Editor, Daily News Recently I was asked how come there have been no letters to the editor from me and how about writing one, which no one will probably read. So, after some thought of what to address, without hurting anyone’s feelings, I decided to look at the meeting times of the town of...
Editor, Daily News Last month the Athol Daily News held its annual Santa Fund campaign to which it once again inspired a local donor, a Navy Veteran, to help support the needs of local veterans. This veteran, made a commitment to donate a matching amount of 10 percent of the total Santa Fund...
Editor, Daily News Just when I thought I had heard and seen it all in politics in this country some people manage to shock even me.  I am all for people having differences of opinion. I am all for having organized protests to express these differences of opinion and ideas. I am all for...
Editor, Daily News I was sitting here watching movies from the 40s to the present day and noticed the behavior of the press (read: reporters). Whether it be an auto, bicycle or train wreck, the press is always there with a microphone stuck in the victim’s face asking questions like, “How did you...
Editor, Daily News On behalf of the Franklin County Community Meals Program’s board of directors, we wish to thank the Orange-Athol area for its support during the holidays this December. FCCMP operates the Orange Food Pantry and offers the free community meals on Mondays and Thursdays at the...
Editor, Daily News The use of Naloxone can save a life. Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is an opioid antagonist used in opioid overdoses to counteract the life-threatening depression of the respiratory system. It allows an overdose victim to breathe normally. Although traditionally...
Editor, Daily News Thank you for Allen Young’s column and his reminder: Welcome to the Resistance! Be Ready, Be Vigilant! These are important words for us in this fractured world in which we lived during 2016, knowing that each of us can be called on to make a difference at any time.  I would...
Editor, Daily News I would like to publicly thank Peter Gerry of Pete’s Tire Barn for helping my daughter Casey get to her DJ gig in Boston this past Saturday. As she was preparing to load her car with gear, I noticed a front tire was flat. Thinking that probably most places were closed due to...

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