Letters

Editor, Daily News Over the past few weeks many local unerolled (independent) and Republican voters have received phone calls or postcards. Some of you have asked “What is the Republican State Committee and what do they do?” The State Committee folks are the “boots on the ground” for recruiting...
Editor, Daily News I’m beginning to tire of hearing most “know all, tell all” so-called political pundits (who I call talking heads) putting down non-career candidates such as Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and especially, Donald Trump, with little to base their negativity on except that premise...
Editor, Daily News It is alarming to continue to see Syrian citizens forced to give up their homes and land in the wake of ceaseless war. Many thousands have died and those fortunate enough to escape this withering conflict have had to flee to Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and other countries. If war...
Editor, Daily News A woman of courage and conviction, Polly Cooke Clark Whipps set a unique and inspiring tone. She lived her life with independence and faith, and no one worked harder (and no one had more fun). Like so many people, I am very grateful for Polly. Like many, I will miss her...
Editor, Daily News More than 1,475 Massachusetts households in need of warmth last winter received energy assistance thanks to the Good Neighbor Energy Fund. Now, with the arrival of colder winter temperatures, more Massachusetts families in temporary crisis due to a loss of a job or unexpected...
Editor, Daily News In teaching biology and math courses in a 10-year period in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, I have found many students unprepared to do college level work. I’d gladly work with these students to aid them in adjusting to a college discipline but there are many drawbacks to...
Editor, Daily News Good morning, America, how are you? As Willie Nelson poses this question in his version of “City Of New Orleans,” it seems there really ought to be an answer. Yup — and it ain’t lookin’ good. Intense politics has spread over the land like a wave of infectious ooze-covered...
Editor, Daily News Nip it in the bud before the tragedy. Keeping off ice is pretty much a “no-brainer” at this time, and most kids will say okay then walk out to the middle. As a youngster, I would walk out on the ice “anywhere” — that is, anywhere the town truck would plow. I thought that was a...
Editor, Daily News Regarding a Jan. 27 front page article relative to timber rattlesnakes being added to the population already on this remote island at the Quabbin, my personal opinion is, “Are you kidding me?” With all the problems in our country and the world, in general, this Dr. French (I...
Editor, Daily News Mahar has decided to go with PARCC this year, instead of MCAS. Last year the town of Orange voted in favor of a one-year moratorium on PARCC. This would only apply to students of Orange. But, the town of Orange and school officials told me that, since Mahar is part of a...

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