Letters

 Editor, Daily News Going to several big stores in Athol, I was happy to see so many people carrying their reusable bags and walking out with everything neatly packed in them. Unfortunately, I also saw people with no bags, emerging with paper bags provided by the store. In a nearly unanimous,...
Editor, Daily News While larger news media have become histrionic, harsh and irrelevant, the Athol Daily News managed to retain the uniquely local qualities required to truly serve the folk. And I largely credit Deborrah Porter’s mild, kind and steady manner at the helm. I first met Deb in the...
Editor, Daily News The ballot vote on Jan. 8 to appropriate funds for an elementary school building feasibility study will help determine the future direction of Orange. The feasibility study will allow us to make an informed choice with regards to our school facilities. I have had the...
Editor, Daily News December should be a time that is marked with renewed hope, expressions of compassion, humanity and kindness to others as the month celebrates a world of holidays. People around the world celebrate such ideas represented in their own special holiday in their own ways. The...
Editor, Daily News The president’s much touted “Christmas Present to the Middle Class” is now tax law in big print. As predicted, it benefits the richer folk far more than us lesser taxpayers. Let’s look at some of the little print (which usually takes away what the big print supposedly gives)...
Editor, Daily News The headline in the Athol Daily News on Dec. 20, 2017 saddens me greatly. During my short time here in Athol, 1 1/2 years, I have become accustomed to your wonderful and necessary daily paper. Your staff to include: reporters, editor, classified, counter people, printers,...
Editor, Daily News During a recent visit to Market Basket in Athol, my wife overheard an older woman comment to her husband she would never again contribute to The Salvation Army because an African-American man dressed as Santa Claus was manning the red kettle there. “That’s just not right,”...
Editor, Daily News A few weeks ago, my truck broke down in Petersham. It was one of my greatest pleasures to have an auto breakdown in your town. Your Petersham police sergeant Randy Horne helped me out of a tough situation. He followed me to the repair shop. Then he drove me to the Petersham...
Editor, Daily News The recent awarding of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway, made news in many countries, if not our own. It is awarded each year on Dec. 10, the day the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. In elegant...
Editor, Daily News, Constance Pike is a psychotherapist and her husband Mike Magee is a school teacher, but the two of them seem to have another area of expertise, namely writing letters to the editor criticizing me. In his letter, many months ago, Magee called me a “phony,” but once was not...

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