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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 off to the next surprising piece of theater. This was a recent Saturday evening in Greenfield. And it was not the first … 0

Opinion: It wouldn’t hurt Obama to continue to push for gun reform

Monday, June 29, 2015

WASHINGTON — As we continue to mourn the latest mass murder and the president has expressed the anger and frustration that most of us feel, we all can just settle back to wait for the next atrocity and the resulting worthless, disingenuous rhetoric about changing the nation’s barbaric gun culture. Between now and … 0

Letter: Can’t get along with our lives near pipeline

Monday, June 29, 2015

In a recent letter Mr. Bates asks ”why the citizens of Northfield are so up in arms over a pipeline compressor building, proposed to be constructed in our town,” and goes on to exhort us to “live with the dangers and get along with our lives.” Little known fun fact: because we are considered to be in an “area of low consequence,” meaning … 0

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Letter: Pipeline opposition

My Turn: Gran: Weather and climate

Thursday, June 25, 2015

A letter to The Recorder (May 18) Global Warming Crystal Ball expressed a common denier myth: “Meteorologists cannot even forecast the weather a month from now, yet these global warming alarmists can predict what the weather will be like in the coming decades. Amazing.” “This argument betrays a … 0

Letter: Praise for Bill Cardaropoli

Thursday, June 25, 2015

There are many people behind the scenes doing amazing things for little or no money to support great things in our community. Bill Cardaropoli is one of those people. Since my kids were little, Bill has been ever-present as a coach as part of Greenfield rec and in … 0

Letter: Colrain Road roundabout

Thursday, June 25, 2015

As a daily commuter by bicycle and sometimes car, I want to thank those who conceived of and built the rotary on Colrain Road at the entrance to GCC. I was dubious when the project started because I often feel rotaries are dangerous places, especially for bikers and … 0

Editorial: State must bolster staffing for funeral home inspections

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Until practice catches up with promises, customers of funeral home services in Massachusetts need to guard themselves and their families against fraudulent conduct that can turn a difficult time into a horrendous one. While steps have been taken in the past year to more closely monitor financial transactions … 0

My Turn: Brown: Two national diseases, Gun Violence and Racism

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A month ago, I walked into a situation that left me badly shaken. I was picking up a small pepperoni at my favorite pizza joint here in Taos. As I waited at the counter for the take-out to … 0

Letter: Pipeline opposition

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

On Thursday, June 11, we attended a hearing by the Department of Public Utilities at a jam-packed auditorium in Greenfield, MA, concerning the proposed NED (Northeast Energy Direct) fracked gas pipeline. We went to lend solidarity to our fellows and were blown away by the intelligence, passion and … 1

Letter: U.S. must fight ISIS

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Recently, U.S.-made weaponry fell into enemy hands, ISIS: 2,300 Humvee armored vehicles, 40 M1A1 battle tanks, 74,000 machine guns, 52 M198 howitzer mobile guns , and 74,000 Army machine guns (reference : Reuters). The grand total estimated to be $219.7 million. Experts report those losses represent a fraction … 0

Letter: Ways to reduce environmental impact

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Ways to reduce environmental impact Although I apparently don’t agree with John Blasiak on global warming or the Kinder Morgan pipeline, in his “Live within nature” piece, he gave a number of really good suggestions that each of us can use to reduce human impact on the natural … 0

Editorial: Shutesbury puts brakes on solar

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Last week, some of the people of Shutesbury rose up to express concern about a planned solar farm on 30 wooded acres off Pratt Corner Road. Shutesbury, to a large extent a bedroom town of well educated employees of local colleges, is often seen as a politically progressive … 0

Nestel/My Turn: At DPU hearing, effects of gas pipeline plan already painfully clear

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Opponents of the proposed Kinder Morgan Tennessee Gas Pipeline filled Greenfield Middle School to capacity on Thursday, June 11, when people of Franklin County and beyond had a chance to speak at a meeting called by the state Department of Public Utilities to hear public opinion regarding Berkshire … 1