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Editorial: Olympic allure comes with costs

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Having Massachusetts serve as host for the Olympic games is truly alluring. Although many of the events would be centered in and around the immediate Boston area, Franklin County could be the site for whitewater slaloms in canoeing and kayaking. Boston 2024, the organization that is trying to bring the Olympics here thinks the Deerfield River would be the right … 0

Hynes/My Turn: History’s teachable moments on pipeline

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The dominant industry argument for the Tennessee Gas Co.’s proposed pipeline through western Massachusetts is that it will provide gas for Boston on peak demand winter days and smaller-scale gas needs in western Massachusetts. If we assume, for the sake of argument, that this is its true intent, then past history offers some lessons for the contested pipeline proposal. In the mid 1960s, … 0

Letter: I take offense

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

I read your editorial page all the time and the cartoons don’t make any sense and they are as liberal and anti-Republican as you can get. The one you showed June 22 was very offensive to me because I’m a Republican. What does air bags got to do with politics? It looks like Obama and Clinton sitting on a sofa. As far as … 0

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Editorial: DPU falling short in protecting public interests

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

There are no lawyers in The Recorder’s newsroom to assess the state Department of Public Utilities’ review of Berkshire Gas Co.’s request to buy 20 years of natural gas from the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline through Franklin County. But that’s OK, because you only need a bit of … 0

Letter: Recycle more

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Do you know when you recycle you’re helping the environment? Imagine being a part of stopping pollution. You can do this by recycling. I’ve noticed that in Greenfield the garbage cans are full of recyclable materials. Instead of putting things in the garbage, try to recycle. If you … 0

Letter: Unfair portrayal

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

As a funeral director, I feel the recent articles in The Recorder have unfairly portrayed all funeral homes as crooked or in need of oversight. I agree that there have been a few “bad apples,” but every job or profession does. These articles do bring to light that … 0

Letter: Garden miracle

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Years ago, I tried to plant cucumbers. Didn’t do anything. Got disgusted with myself. Went out into the garden and looked around. Stringbeans did pretty good; squash grew fine; carrots popped up from the ground. Had tried to work the garden like my Dad told me. Even grew … 0

Letter: Explaining the outrage

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Re: Why there is outrage over pipeline? Almost all of the examples listed in the Readers Write (June 23) letter “Why outrage over pipeline?” with the exception of loss of life, are cleaned up, repaired or replaced within a period of time. The gas pipeline’s 80,000 HP compressor … 0

Letter: Movie night

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Hats off to Christy Moore and her Rec Department staff for the wonderful Friday evening we had watching an outdoor movie at the Town Pool. This was the first event held using the new portable stage, which was an awesome purchase for the town, that made the event … 0

Letter: Danger for cyclists

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

In the interest of would-be hikers and cyclists along Northeast Street that connects the town of Amherst and Cushman, I would like to clarify the setting for the tragic death of a young woman last summer referred to in your paper on June 18 (Reprinted from the Daily … 0

Letter: Father of GCC

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Much has been said and written about former State Rep. Walter Kostanski since his death at age 91. And rightly so. Few people contribute as much to improving the quality of life in their community as Walter. Fewer still leave a legacy that spans generations. Among his innumerable … 0

Letter: A changing Iraq

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

I always read with interest the letter to the editor from Lou Barber. Instead of giving all this lost military equipment to the Iraqis, give it to the Kurds. They are our only and true allies in the region. When ISIS is finally destroyed, carve out a homeland … 0

Letter: Our educational future

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

I’ve lived in Greenfield for the past 16 years. I have two daughters who go to the Greenfield Public Schools, one to the high school and one to the Math and Science Academy. I went to the meeting on Saturday, June 20, which was held at the middle … 0