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Editorial: Controlling the pipeline message

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Scheduling a briefing for the county’s business community as an invitation-only event falls far short of our definition of inclusive — or smart. That was the plan, however, concocted by the Associated Industries of Massachusetts and the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce — to bring in Kinder Morgan, Berkshire Gas and other energy-related concerns to talk to chamber board members and area big energy users about gas capacity, future concerns … 0

In the Arena: Leaving a sour taste

Thursday, November 27, 2014

I’m sure that a number of Beacon Hill Democrats will miss having one of their own in the corner office, but I’m not sure they will all be heart-broken to see Deval Patrick exit stage left — or, far-left, depending on your perspective. Steve Kulik, state representative for 1st Franklin District and vice chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, certainly seemed … 0

Letter: Our culture of abuse

Thursday, November 27, 2014

With the recent allegations of rape against Bill Cosby difficult to dismiss or wave away as a conspiracy when over a dozen women have come forward, it is glaringly apparent that our current culture of abuse against women is reaching its zenith. With every news outlet in the world reporting the daily abuse, torture, rape and murder of women — even more shocking … 0

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Editorial: Navigating dangers, counting blessings

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Dangers loom large in the world. This is true now in 2014 as it was in 1620 when this land was a new world being explored by newcomers from Europe. Yet despite those dangers, there are still people … 0

Letter: Military insanity

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

In his Nov. 17 column, Editor Blagg says “If the president doesn’t wise up and start taking advice from the men and women who have spent their lives finding ways to confront and kill the nation’s enemies ....” Hmmm. Last I heard, the voters hired the president not … 0

Editorial: Graham’s blind to Benghazi facts

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

If there’s anything that illustrates the current “take no prisoners” mood in the Congress, it’s Sen. Lindsey Graham’s reaction to a long-awaited report by the House Intelligence Committee on the attack on Sept. 11, 2012, on our diplomatic … 0

Connelly/My Turn: Eliminating plastics

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Plastic trash kills sea animals: turtles, whales, birds and fish. Very few people don’t know this, a tiny minority does not care. Some plastic trash is intentionally created micro particles added to products like toothpaste and some soap gels, supposedly with the purpose of increasing the cleaning power … 0

Letter: Don’t litter

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I think people should not litter. It hurts animals and the world. Some animals are getting hurt because they eat the litter and die. It is easy just to pick it up and throw it away. It makes the world a bad place. It looks ugly. So help … 0

Letter: Right on target

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The editorial comments in the Monday, Nov. 17 Recorder by Editor Tim Blagg (President out of touch — our approach with ISIS unrealistic) is absolutely right on. The idea of winning any war, or even a major battle, with air power alone is absolutely absurd. We need to … 0

Letter: Missed, made my points

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Dear Tim Grant: Please reread my letter, this time for comprehension. I never stated that Ken Carville should not write letters to the editor. I was only suggesting that as long as people like him and you continue to use insults and name calling of those people who … 1

Editorial: A neighbor changes in Orange

Monday, November 24, 2014

Some 21/ 2 years ago, there seemed to be plenty of reasons to feel good about what was happening with Rodney Hunt Co. and its relationship with the Town of Orange. Hunt, a manufacturer of water control systems, and the community had over the years weathered the good … 0

Letter: Honest portrayal

Monday, November 24, 2014

In response to Beth Shepard’s My Turn — Let’s talk about Anthony Bourdain and “Parts Unknown” and the recent episode shot in Franklin County. First of all, the show is “Parts Unknown” not “Come Visit This Pretty Place.” The whole premise of the show is to educate people … 0

Letter: Crush milk jugs

Monday, November 24, 2014

In our class, we looked at a photo of the South Deerfield recycling dumpster. We noticed that there were a lot of uncrushed gallon milk jugs that took up a lot of space. In our class, we did an experiment. We found that we could fit six uncrushed … 0