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This week's column from G. Michael Dobbs

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





Recent media reports offer slanted perspective on City of Homes

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

I’m always curious about the perceptions Hampshire County people have about us. In my experience there is a certain amount of trepidation about what Hampshire County people call “the lower valley.” ...
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I hate when this happens

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

Among my nightmares are instances in which I base a column or story on the reporting of others and the reporting is false. ...
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Snarled traffic a preview of things to come?

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

As a movie fan, I love previews of coming attractions, but the look into the future I experienced on Friday afternoon was particularly frightening....
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Past steps damaged city neighborhoods, but future ones could help rebuild them

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

It occurred to me that Springfield has a problem that many communities face: a large number of factors have led to a situation in which neighborhoods lack cohesion. ...
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