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Opinion

Editorial: Closing the digital divide in Mass.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

While broadband Internet service might once have been considered a luxury, that’s no longer the case. This high-speed method of transmitting data and other information has to be seen as a necessity and a crucial component for economic stability and growth, no matter where you might live in Massachusetts. Yet, economics have held back rural parts of the state when it comes to having such a service, particularly in the … 0

In the Arena: Rosenberg’s road ahead

Thursday, September 3, 2015

A few quick hitters as we prepare to say adios to the summer of 2015. Senate President Stan Rosenberg appears to have taken to heart the criticism over his perceived silence regarding the proposed Kinder Morgan natural gas pipeline. After months of trying to ride down the middle of the road, Rosenberg has recently made a series of very strong statements on the … 0

Letter: Lucky to have him

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Orange is very fortunate to have a leader like Jim Young. When I was children’s librarian at Wheeler Memorial Library, Jim’s mother would regularly bring him and his sisters to the library. From the time he could first talk, every time he came in, I would hear, “Do you have any books about firefighters?” “Do you have any books about fire trucks?” Jim … 0

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I think the signs are great ! So they made a mistake. They can be fixed, thank you State, DOT or what-ever...(full comment)

Editorial: The people behind Internet choices

If you watch your caller ID, the telemarketers sometimes show up as Rhajastan. Is there a Rhajastan, MA? Local jobs? HA. ...(full comment)

Eiseman/My Turn: The pipeline PR pitch

Letter: Written reminders

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Upon further reflection, I’ve concluded that The Recorder should endeavor to print the letters of Messrs. Gomez, Grant, Kempf, et al, on the same day whenever feasible. It would provide a powerful object lesson to those readers still in occasional contact with reality that people such as this … 0

Letter: He can do more

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

I read with interest the article “State Senate President Stanley Rosenberg calls on Berkshire Gas to lift moratorium.” While I am pleased that the senator has called for lifting the moratorium and for Berkshire Gas to examine alternatives if Kinder Morgan’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline does not … 0

Letter: Prison reform

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

How is it that a country that makes up only 5 percent of the world’s population, can make up nearly 25 percent of the world’s prison population? The United States has approximately 2.3 million people incarcerated at this very moment. For the first time in years, President Obama … 0

Letter: Signs on the mind

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

or those of you that can remember the Five Man Electrical Band song “Signs” — “Sign, sign, everywhere a sign Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?” Well, I can read the new state transit sign(s) but I’m … 0

Letter: Nature connection

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

We have distanced ourselves from nature so much that some people don’t realize how important connecting with nature is. This is why I treasure my experience at Outward Bound Hurricane Island so much. Located in Newry, Maine, Hurricane Island is where you go on an backpacking and canoeing … 0

Letter: Not buying that flag

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

I find myself compelled to respond to the piece by Lou Barber from Ruston, La., “My Southern experience” published on Aug. 24 in the Readers Write section of The Recorder. First, let me say that I understand his piece begins with the word “My,” so it being your … 1

Editorial: Pipeline capacity just one outstanding question

Monday, August 31, 2015

As the debate rages over the proposed Tennessee Gas Co. pipeline project, the public keeps coming back to a central question: Does the region require more pipeline capacity to fill its need for fuel? Or might the region be able to heat its homes and businesses with power … 0

Brown/My Turn: Trump’s all about ego, power

Monday, August 31, 2015

Once upon a time, a man with a loud voice and goofy hair wanted to become the leader of his country. Although some people knew he was an uncouth boor, he was a master of spectacle and moved … 5

Letter: ‘Fine Southerners’ not the issue

Monday, August 31, 2015

I would like to offer a different perspective to Lou Barber’s Southern experience and his support for the “sacred” Confederate flag in his Aug. 24 letter. Mr. Barber grew up in western Massachusetts and has lived in the South for 60 years. In contrast, I have lived in … 0

Letter: Abortion issue

Monday, August 31, 2015

I wish to commend Mr. Wallis Reid for his observations in a recent My Turn article about abortion. It was concise and relevant. An acorn is not an oak nor a caterpillar a butterfly. And a fetus is not a baby. A couple days later, Jane Winchester writes … 0