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Editorial: Our volunteer fire departments need you

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Volunteers are at the heart of any community — this is especially true in the small communities that dot the Pioneer Valley. We don’t want to imagine what life would be like without the men, women and children willing to pitch in, not for fame or anything close to a fortune, but because they have an interest — no make that a belief — in a common good and of … 0

Earles/My Turn: A critical qualification

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The (Massachusetts) Division of Professional Licensure (DPL) oversees numerous boards of registration that license and regulate hundreds of thousands of individuals and businesses to practice trades and professions in Massachusetts. Their mission is to protect the public health, safety and welfare by licensing qualified individuals and businesses to provide services to consumers. Accordingly, DPL licenses several categories of mental health professionals such as … 0

Letter: Inside our bubble of violence

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

I am sickened by yet another mass shooting in Rosenburg, Ore., at Umpqua Community College. We have had 45 such killings in this year alone. The president is right: We’ve become numb to these horrors. Well, I am outraged. I want accountability! We have become an un-self-regulated society. (We regulate how we behave in traffic, and how we should pay our taxes, but … 0

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Letter: Knowing the candidates

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Chris Collins’ article, “In The Arena,” published on Friday, Sept. 25 hit the nail on the head as they say. I believe that as candidates, we have a duty to engage with the public and educate them about our values and priorities as citizens so that they can … 0

Letter: Behind these ‘taxpayers’

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

One of the things I like about The Recorder is the paper’s willingness to publish a variety of views on the editorial page. So I don’t object to the publication of the column “Solyndra lessons ignored” by David Williams, president of the Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA). That column … 4

Letter: A hit piece

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

To quote Saint Reagan, “There you go again!” The Recorder veered hard right once more with “Solyndra Lessons Ignored” from the Sept. 26 editorial page. The author, president of the nonpartisan sounding Taxpayers Protection Alliance, part of the Koch political network, and funded by Koch-connected Americans for Job … 0

Letter: Our diverse community

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Dear Ms. Johnson — You do not speak accurately! First off, I live in Town of Montague, Village of Turners Falls and I would prefer you not put words into the mouths of the community. You did not do any homework before making such a large accusation. In … 0

Letter: Black History month

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Regarding the letter of Sept. 23 by Alice Johnston To say that the Town of Montague did nothing for Black History month is simply not true. I was asked by Turners Falls RiverCulture director Suzanne Lomanto to install exhibits in two of the “gallery windows” in downtown Turners … 0

Editorial: Clothing kids for cooler days ahead

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The weekend’s bright sunshine was accompanied by cooler temperatures, a subtle hint that the season is changing. And while October holds the promise of similar glorious days in the sun, the fact remains that people are putting away the shorts and summer wear for apparel better suited for … 0

Reid/My Turn: The Church’s paternalism toward women

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Pope Francis’s recent easing of the Roman Catholic Church’s policy of automatic excommunication for women who have had an abortion bespeaks his compassionate nature that has already endeared him to many. But it draws attention to a deeply … 4

Letter: Different views on life?

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The front page tragic story, Monday, Sept. 21, about Baby Bella’s death is horrifying as she was killed because she was thought to be “a child of Satan.” But as John Bos reminds us in his column in the same issue “Our state of war” that half a … 0

Letter: Put Nunez back on board

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

I have worked with Adrienne Nunez on the Greenfield School Committee for the past year. In this past year, I have come to realize that Adrienne is an excellent School Committee member and the students and taxpayers of Greenfield would benefit from electing Adrienne to serve another term. … 0

Letter: Two for Town Council

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

I am writing to show my support and to urge Greenfield citizens to vote for two people who I think would make great at-large councilors: Penny Ricketts and Nathaniel (Natty) Hussey. Penny, as many of you probably already know, is a dynamic force of nature who campaigns tirelessly … 0