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Each week, managing editor G. Michael Dobbs looks at issues in the Pioneer Valley that affect our readers.





Narrow streets call for parking enforcement

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

So how is your street faring this winter? While the main roads in a community usually get a lot of attention from plow crews it is the side streets that often suffer....
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Cathedral answer only creates more questions for diocese

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

We’ve now entered into a new chapter in the ongoing story about Catholic education here. This is indeed the winter of our discontent, to steal a line from the Bard....
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We must address climate change now

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

I’m sure that like me you’ve been moving a whole lot of snow around. Perhaps you’re running out of room to pile the snow. You’ve been watching weather forecasts with a certain element of dread. You’re sick of winter.Weren’t our winters supposed to be easier because of climate change?...
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Credibility of Williams, NBC could be irreparably tarnished

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

My Facebook feed certainly reflected the explosion surrounding the admission that NBC News anchor Brian Williams admitted he had lied in telling a story about being in aircraft that took fire while covering the Iraq War.I alternate between watching NBC and ABC and that night I happened to be...
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Repeal of House speaker’s term limits a disturbing development

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

Grab any Republican you now in the Bay State – gently – and ask them to respond to this phrase: “one party rule.”Be prepared for an articulate answer about the need of checks and balances and how the Democrats have strong-armed their political will upon the good people of the Commonwealth.<b...
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