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Editorial: Reason to celebrate since 1776

Friday, July 3, 2015

Today we get to celebrate the Fourth of July, an observance that should be near and dear to every American. After all, it was on this day in 1776 that the Continental Congress accepted the Declaration of Independence, the document that helped light the fuse for the American Revolution and so much more in the creation of the United States … 0

Letter: Priorities

Friday, July 3, 2015

This will be short and sweet: The last couple of days, I have been reading how there is an interest in creating a cultural district in Greenfield. I can see how this would be very beneficial to the town. We all need culture. However, I was wondering if we could work on that, right after the Walmart or whatever big box store is … 0

Letter: Wrong tone

Friday, July 3, 2015

While I applaud efforts to support Sy’s Fund, I am distressed that the event planners chose to host a “sizzlers pageant.” No, it is NOT true that anything fun is good, as one spokesperson is quoted. We all may know people who identify as trans- — in our families, our workplaces, our faith communities. Let’s celebrate our diversity, not mock it. Rev. Dr. … 0

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Editorial: Dare to create

Letter: Recycle more

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Do you know when you recycle you’re helping the environment? Imagine being a part of stopping pollution. You can do this by recycling. I’ve noticed that in Greenfield the garbage cans are full of recyclable materials. Instead of putting things in the garbage, try to recycle. If you … 0

Letter: Unfair portrayal

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

As a funeral director, I feel the recent articles in The Recorder have unfairly portrayed all funeral homes as crooked or in need of oversight. I agree that there have been a few “bad apples,” but every job or profession does. These articles do bring to light that … 0

Letter: Garden miracle

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Years ago, I tried to plant cucumbers. Didn’t do anything. Got disgusted with myself. Went out into the garden and looked around. Stringbeans did pretty good; squash grew fine; carrots popped up from the ground. Had tried to work the garden like my Dad told me. Even grew … 0

Letter: Explaining the outrage

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Re: Why there is outrage over pipeline? Almost all of the examples listed in the Readers Write (June 23) letter “Why outrage over pipeline?” with the exception of loss of life, are cleaned up, repaired or replaced within a period of time. The gas pipeline’s 80,000 HP compressor … 0

Letter: Movie night

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Hats off to Christy Moore and her Rec Department staff for the wonderful Friday evening we had watching an outdoor movie at the Town Pool. This was the first event held using the new portable stage, which was an awesome purchase for the town, that made the event … 0

Letter: Danger for cyclists

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

In the interest of would-be hikers and cyclists along Northeast Street that connects the town of Amherst and Cushman, I would like to clarify the setting for the tragic death of a young woman last summer referred to in your paper on June 18 (Reprinted from the Daily … 0

Letter: Father of GCC

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Much has been said and written about former State Rep. Walter Kostanski since his death at age 91. And rightly so. Few people contribute as much to improving the quality of life in their community as Walter. Fewer still leave a legacy that spans generations. Among his innumerable … 0

Letter: A changing Iraq

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

I always read with interest the letter to the editor from Lou Barber. Instead of giving all this lost military equipment to the Iraqis, give it to the Kurds. They are our only and true allies in the region. When ISIS is finally destroyed, carve out a homeland … 0

Letter: Our educational future

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

I’ve lived in Greenfield for the past 16 years. I have two daughters who go to the Greenfield Public Schools, one to the high school and one to the Math and Science Academy. I went to the meeting on Saturday, June 20, which was held at the middle … 0

Editorial: Dare to create

Monday, June 29, 2015

Imagine, for a moment, getting out of one play that really knocked your socks off and then running and laughing through the rain, to find first one and then two restaurants full, and then being delighted to get slices from Village Pizza and drinks at Seymour, before running … 1