G. Michael Dobbs' Column

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


A new district map could lead to greater diversity

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

Hey kids, what time is it? It’s redistricting time....
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Smith & Wesson departure should make us think about business development

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

There is no two ways about it: the announcement that Smith & Wesson was moving 550 jobs and their headquarters was a gut punch....
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A sad level of hypocrisy exists with troopers refusing vaccine

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

So the trooper who can pull you over for distracted driving, who can fine you for not wearing a seatbelt and arrest you for drunk driving may not agree with the concept of another state-mandated safety regulation: getting a vaccination to lessen the chance of contracting a potentially deadly disease...
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Low turn-out for preliminary election is troublesome

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

Generally in politics, an open seat is an opportunity to change the course of government a bit....
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Fact checking letters to the editor – opening a can of worms?

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

Recently I’ve received several emails addressing issues with letters to the editor. I’d like to address them. ...
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