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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 of the region would continue to experience outrageous spikes in electricity costs just as it had this past winter. Berkshire Gas, the … 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 Kingdom has announced spending billions of dollars on thousands of diesel generators critical to backing … 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 several years, now both exceeding the state average. Congratulations to those who made, instituted and … 0

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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

Garbus/My Turn: Our county’s charter school

Monday, November 23, 2015

As a Greenfield resident and principal of the Four Rivers Charter Public School, I’m hoping to clarify some issues related to public charter schools in a way that assumes the best intent of all involved, even though opinions might differ. A number of things reportedly said at a … 0

Letter: Legislative opportunity

Monday, November 23, 2015

A little over a month ago I wrote a letter to The Recorder about what we can do about climate change. I mentioned lessening our carbon footprint and supporting the bill entered by state Sen. Michael Barrett concerning pricing carbon at its true social cost, in other words … 0

Letter: Stick with the facts

Monday, November 23, 2015

I consider myself generally opposed to the Tennessee Gas Pipeline, not being convinced it is needed, and concerned about its crossing of conservation lands and fragmenting wildlife habitat. However, the cause of pipeline opponents is not served well by hyperbole and misinformation. Jeffrey Scott’s letter of Nov. 4 … 0

Letter: Prescription management

Monday, November 23, 2015

Several years ago after back surgery I was sent home with a large bottle of OxyContin. I had no idea how addictive they were until the day I decided to stop taking them; what followed was a frightening and uncomfortable 24 hours of nausea, chills, sweating and agitation … 0

West Nile in WMass

Sunday, November 22, 2015

W e doubt many people are eager to spray pesticides around Greenfield to lower the risk of serious mosquito-spread diseases like West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Nonetheless, it was comforting to see the Greenfield Board of Health this week at least opening discussions about what can … 0

Gran/My Turn: Climate needs commitment

Sunday, November 22, 2015

C urrent commitments from nations to the Paris climate conference are inadequate to meet the challenge of keeping average global temperature change below 2 degrees Celsius (2C) — the not-to-exceed temperature increase above pre-industrial level agreed to at … 3

Letter: Perception vs. risk reality

Sunday, November 22, 2015

I found the headline “Paris attacks lead Americans to wonder about safety” (The Recorder, 11/18/15), very interesting and wondering about our grasp of risk. Although the Paris attacks were a terrible tragedy, every 2 days more Americans die in car accidents than died in the Paris attacks. If … 0

Letter: Don’t refuse refugees

Sunday, November 22, 2015

I was saddened to hear about the governors’ slamming the doors of America to war refugees. We, along with France and Russia, are the ones bombing their homes to wipe out the scourge of terrorists. There is nowhere safe for these innocents to go in their homeland of … 0