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Editorial: Prescription drug ads growing issue

Friday, November 27, 2015

Ever wonder what kind of influence all that prescription drug advertising has on the American public? As it turns out, plenty. For example, over the past two years, the pharmaceutical companies have spent some $4.5 billion to get the word out on their products through television and the Internet, an increase of 30 percent from 2012, according to the market … 0

Hynes/My Turn: Climate change strategies

Friday, November 27, 2015

October 2015 shattered global warming records not only as the world’s warmest October on record but also because it was warmer by an unprecedented increase compared to past years. October signaled another signpost along the ominous global warming trajectory with its climate-induced disasters. Among these are five dire impacts: Global warming: The current … 0

Editorial: Adding to this lengthy saga

Thursday, November 26, 2015

This week’s announcement that the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court likely will hear oral arguments in an appeal involving the proposed retail development off the French King Highway in Greenfield this January adds another dimension to this lengthy saga. What is before the state’s highest court is a procedural question of where an appeal by the project’s town approval will be heard. The neighbors, … 0

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Letter: Pushing liberal agenda

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In the Arena: Let’s lose the label

Thursday, November 26, 2015

The “old boy network.” It’s a term which has historically been thrown around a lot in Greenfield politics, but perhaps no more so than in this year’s race for Greenfield mayor, where the growing divide between the town’s “natives” and its “newcomers” seemed wider than ever. And at … 0

Letter: Threats to our planet

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thank you for The Recorder’s two editorials on the Paris attacks. I appreciate the calming influence they have while holding to a commitment to stop this insane trajectory ISIS is on. How to do that is complicated because, as Obama said in his news conference in Turkey, traditional … 0

Letter: Veteran assistance

Thursday, November 26, 2015

On behalf of the Upper Pioneer Valley Veterans’ Services District, we want to take this opportunity to thank you for your efforts in support of Normena Welcome. Assisting Normena with a “Home-Makeover” will allow her to continue to live independently. We have greatly improved her home access with … 0

Letter: Coming to America

Thursday, November 26, 2015

As I watched TV today about the refugees coming to America, the government lied again. We were told that only 2 percent of these young men were of military age. Take 2 percent of 4 million of these guys is a good sized army. I would like to … 0

Editorial: Thanksgiving Day can serve up some hope

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Thanksgiving holiday means many things to many Americans. It’s a holiday steeped in history and traditions. The day has evolved over time to kick off the holiday season that stretches through December and comes to a conclusion … 0

Editorial: As promised, an independent energy study

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Attorney General Maura Healey promised Massachusetts that she would deliver an independent examination of the state’s future energy needs. She did so in part because of the scenario painted by Kinder Morgan, the company behind plans for the Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline: Massachusetts and the rest … 0

Cudnohufsky and Andrew/My Turn: Industrial wind an ill wind

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

When intelligent, value-centered fellow citizens, including good and gifted friends, continue to publicly promote industrial wind as a viable, green alternative energy source, we are disheartened. If one is willing to examine mounting evidence and well-researched analysis, industrial wind turbines simply cannot be justified. One example, the United … 0

Letter: A special place

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Recently, an email message was received from our Mohawk district superintendent, Michael Buoniconti, touting measured successes over the last eight years. In hard numbers and graphs, Buoniconti shares that the percentage of district students achieving proficient or higher in English language arts AND math has trended positively for … 0

Letter: ‘Outstanding’ tribute to vets

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

“Outstanding” is the word to all those that paid tribute to our veterans on their day. Some but not all, were: Newton St. School, Applebee’s, Friendly’s, Vassar’s, Clarkdale, Golden Nozzle, F. L. Roberts, etc. A thank you salute is in order for your thoughtfulness from all veterans. TOM … 0

Editorial: Probe casts pall on district

Monday, November 23, 2015

Anytime an arm of the federal government steps in to investigate a local matter, it can’t be good. That’s not to say the FBI probe of how federal money for Greenfield school meals was handled will turn up wrongdoing of any kind. But until the public knows the … 0