Letters

Editor, Daily News  On behalf of all the members of the Athol Police Department, I would like to thank the five hard working gentlemen, Robert MacDonald, Herm Savoy, Gary William, Tom William and Marty Robichaud who spent several hours on Tuesday morning weeding and cleaning the front gardens of...
Editor, Daily News I am writing to ask the voters of Athol to approve Article 38, a citizen’s petition to reduce the use of single-use plastic shopping bags in Athol, which will be voted on at the June 12 Town Meeting. This article would ban grocery and retail stores from packing customers’...
Editor, Daily News After reading the article in the paper and Ms. Thomas’ “Letter to the Editor” concerning the Military Expo, I decided to go to the Expo and see what it was all about. I saw volunteers trying to preserve history and remind Americans of the sacrifices of thousands of brave men...
Editor, Daily News My brother-in-law, Dave, aka Hondo Henderson, has told me of the days when he was at Mahar Regional High School. He and his friends got out of school and would go to the banks of the Millers River to see what color it was that day: blue, yellow, rust or a mix. It was a...
Editor, Daily News This past Monday we celebrated Memorial Day. I am writing because I find it wrong that all outdoor ceremonies were suspended on Sunday because of “questionable” weather. This is a holiday to honor those who gave their ALL for our freedom, therefore why are we — the living —...
Editor, Daily News The public schools in the United States are charged with facilitating public deliberation of controversial school curriculum. The nature of a controversy is a dispute that is prolonged, impassioned, and often public in nature. For schools, this can entail managing negotiations...
Editor, Daily News Today in America millions of people embrace the fairy tales being spun by Donald J. Trump. All it took for people to get sucked into Trump’s fairy tale vortex was a vivid imagination and a disregard for facts. Here are a few Trump fairy tales worth pondering. Obama bugged...
Editor, Daily News In the ADN [Friday] afternoon Pleasant Street School reuse seems to be hurtling toward unclear goals. The committee in place to foster this is being overlooked for reasons unclear. The Silver Lake School was handled similarly with poor results. Very poor results. Now, I...
Editor, Daily News I stopped writing letters to the editor after the election, hoping and praying that my fears and concerns of Trump’s presidency would not become a reality. But, in five short months of chaos, it’s obviously worse than I could imagine.  The simple phrase of “what you see is...
Editor, Daily News A huge thanks to the Athol Department of Public Works and the Athol Fire Department for the much needed, and much appreciated, cleanup of the parking garage in the municipal lot! The Downtown Vitality Committee has also organized sponsorship of the raised flower beds in the...

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