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Editorial: Let’s keep working on hunger

Monday, November 30, 2015

As people continue polishing off leftovers from Thanksgiving, chances are they’re already thinking about what’s ahead: the holiday season. This is after all, the time of holiday gatherings, both big and small, formal and informal. They might be a party at work or an open house in the neighborhood. The lights and decorations help set the mood and add sparkle and warmth to the occasion. They fuel fun and laughter … 0

Letter: Too much ink

Monday, November 30, 2015

Tim Grant has the right to his numbingly repetitive, utterly predictable point of view, but do the readers of The Recorder really need to hear it quite so often simply because he’s so driven to share it with us? His sneering, fatuously self-righteous ad-hominem screeds may be a genuine part of the local political landscape (then again, maybe not), but why should The … 0

Letter: Jesus’ ideals

Monday, November 30, 2015

Some time ago, in the Faith Matters column of The Recorder, the Rev. Michael Grant questioned why in a society where the majority of people identify as Christians the churches are not filled with people on Sunday. He provided us with the answer to this question with his recent letter to the editor in which he criticized our educators for supporting the freedoms … 0

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Richardson/My Turn: Unpersuasive on pipeline

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 … 0

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