Letters

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...
Editor, Daily News Drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. In 2014, it surpassed both car accidents and gun violence in number of deaths. Those with loved ones who are using opiates or heroin need to be aware that opiates are the main contributors to...
Editor, Daily News, With a woman’s lifetime risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S. approximately 1 in 8, a systemic change is needed. I have been living with stage 4, metastatic breast cancer for over 16 years. I support Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition’s mission to...
Editor, Daily News President Trump has many of us confused and perhaps taken aback a bit by his somewhat cozy relationship with Russian President V. Putin. Many, like myself, regard Putin as simply another dismal chapter in Russian history. In a word, he is a thug cut from the same cloth as...
Editor, Daily News I remember many months ago writing about my serious concerns over the mere concept of Donald Trump running for the most powerful job on earth. I pointed out his huge ego, constant lying, values in the gutter and lack of knowledge of the position.  The birther issue, Obama...
Editor, Daily News My name is Carmichael Thompson, and I am 11. I played baseball this year for the Rotary and Chuck Stone Little League.  I am writing this letter as I was surprised to learn from my father, who also played for the Chuck Little League, how there used to be several teams of...
Editor, Daily News I am writing to you to let you know how much I and my family are enjoying the coverage that you are giving the boys and girls summer basketball teams both with Mike Phillips photos and the exceptionally professional writing of the articles by Adam Lewis. Thanks. Polly...

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