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Editorial: Finally, the focus will be on the game

Friday, January 30, 2015

Super Bowl weekend. The world won’t necessarily stop on Sunday as the National Football League season reaches its climax with its championship game, but ... We know that much of Franklin County will join the rest of New England in rooting on the Patriots, just as the Pacific Northwest will undoubtedly be cheering on the Seattle Seahawks. It must be … 0

Mark/My Turn: Keeping college affordable

Friday, January 30, 2015

The inability to afford a college education should never stand in the way of a promising student’s success. I remember it like it was yesterday, I had made the decision not to return to college in the fall, and I was wondering where my life would end up. I was a student at UMass, but I realized I couldn’t afford to be there … 0

Letter: Getting free from plastic

Friday, January 30, 2015

As a member of the team trying to get single-use plastic out of our waste cycle, I find the editorial use of the word “zealous” a very biased comment from someone who has not even been a part of our experience. Also the editor’s assumption that the townspeople would not be supportive of our petition (when over 1,400 signed it) or that it … 0

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Letter: Electric bill blues

Friday, January 30, 2015

I got the electric bill for a house where there is no variable use to power excepting the furnace uptime. The bill on Dec. 11 was $66. The bill for same place on Jan. 13 was $96.84. Other of my bills have are similarly large increase. So the … 0

Editorial: State should keep hands off this gift

Thursday, January 29, 2015

One of the feel-good stories around Massachusetts lately has been Nicole Bollerman. She’s the third-grade teacher at an elementary school in Dorchester who won prize money from Capital One’s “Wish For Others” campaign back in December. Her submission in part said, “My #wishforothers is that my voracious, adorable, … 0

In the Arena: Key help wanted post

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Now that the “storm of the century” is behind us, Greenfield’s mayor plans to turn his attention to finding a replacement for Economic Development Director Bob Pyers, who officially leaves the job Monday. “That’s something I’m going to have to tackle beginning this week,” Martin said. “We’ve got … 0

Letter: Wrong on connection

Thursday, January 29, 2015

In his Jan. 16 letter to the editor, Karl Meyer incorrectly intimated a connection between Kinder Morgan’s proposed pipeline and two LNG facilities in eastern Massachusetts owned by subsidiaries of FirstLight Power Resource’s parent company, GDF SUEZ. There is no such connection. In fact, FirstLight’s sister company Distrigas … 0

Letter: Time for carbon fee

Thursday, January 29, 2015

“Cheap gas hurts U.S. energy efforts” says Recorder editor, Tim Blagg in his Jan. 19 column. He asserts that our dependence on oil from the Middle East has driven foreign policy in the region. This is certainly true. It’s been the subtext for justifying two costly wars in … 0

Editorial: Glad this storm wasn’t historic

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

If you live in Franklin County and woke up Tuesday morning and wondered where all the snow was, you weren’t alone: A winter storm for the ages? How about a bust? To be fair, the weather predictions of … 0

Letter: Cosby accusations

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

When I first read the concerned, protective article about our neighbor Bill Cosby regarding the recent accusations he is facing, I was appalled. We all recognize his generosity and yet, I thought, rape is a serious and violent crime regardless of other acts of kindness an individual has … 0

Letter: What’s his vehicle?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

In a recent column, The Recorder’s Tim Blagg was complaining about the cheap gas prices. I think that the overwhelming majority of us are enjoying them. He wants us to abandon our high mileage vehicles to lower our personal energy consumption. With Tim touting hybrid cars and in … 0

Letter: Handicapped access

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

On a recent outing to Greenfield Gardens Cinemas with my wheelchair-bound father, I was appalled to find out how poorly equipped the cinema is to provide equal access to handicapped customers, as mandated by the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. My father arrived in an electric wheelchair and … 0

Editorial: An early challenge for Gov. Baker

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration has determined that the budget deficit Massachusetts faces today stands at $765 million. That there was a budget deficit isn’t exactly news. Former Gov. Deval Patrick let the state know back before the November election that the commonwealth was running in the red, thus … 0