Editorial: As promised, an independent energy study

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Attorney General Maura Healey promised Massachusetts that she would deliver an independent examination of the state’s future energy needs. She did so in part because of the scenario painted by Kinder Morgan, the company behind plans for the Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline: Massachusetts and the rest of the region would continue to experience outrageous spikes in electricity costs just as it had this past winter. Berkshire Gas, the … 0

Cudnohufsky and Andrew/My Turn: Industrial wind an ill wind

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

When intelligent, value-centered fellow citizens, including good and gifted friends, continue to publicly promote industrial wind as a viable, green alternative energy source, we are disheartened. If one is willing to examine mounting evidence and well-researched analysis, industrial wind turbines simply cannot be justified. One example, the United Kingdom has announced spending billions of dollars on thousands of diesel generators critical to backing … 0

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 several years, now both exceeding the state average. Congratulations to those who made, instituted and … 0

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Letter: Health studies

Thursday, November 19, 2015

We can agree that the rise of the suite of metabolic diseases; including obesity, onset diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and arterial sclerosis are “striking.” The “experts” who are flummoxed by this are the same who have steadfastly ignored the evidence that all of the above are exacerbated by … 0

Editorial: Refuge plan follows Conte’s vision

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Federal officials this week finished a three-month public review of a comprehensive conservation plan to guide management of the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge during the next 15 years. The period for public comment ended Monday, and we hope that the U.S. Fish & Wildlife … 0

Culleny: Behind the death god masks

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

It’s only been a few days since the bloody attacks in Paris and though, initially, it was not certain who planned those attacks, we all recalled a similar but smaller attack 11 months ago, again in Paris, at … 1

Letter: Ignorant take on history

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

For a brief moment I was eager to once again read the musings of my old neighbor Ben Clarke in The Recorder. Unfortunately his latest dispatch on “Our Ungrateful Generation” proved very disappointing. There may be a kernel of truth to his labeling of Millennials as self-righteous and … 0

Letter: Free bus ride

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Franklin Regional Transit Authority is offering a Free Friday (after Thanksgiving) for everyone to use the FRTA buses on every route, Nov. 27. I want to invite everyone to try out the service. My husband and I have enjoyed this Free Friday in other years and have … 0

Editorial: Attacks will not extinguish liberty’s light

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The murderous and coordinated attacks in Paris Friday night under the Islamic State banner sought to plunge the City of Light into darkness, and allow sorrow and fear to immobilize not only France but every nation. The carnage … 0

Editorial: Answering a child’s questions concerns about Paris attacks

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The attacks in Paris were only hours old when one Pioneer Valley father got this question from his 8-year-old son: “What’s a terrorist?” Then came the follow-up: “What do they want?” This parent admits he struggled with both … 0

Letter: King Philip’s casualties

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Rachel Rapkin provided Recorder readers with an excellent report on the Nov. 7 discussion “1676 and Beyond: Tribes, Race, and Untold Histories” sponsored by the group Racial Justice Rising. However, she seriously incorrectly reported one item of information we provided, that we wish to correct: At the massacre/battle … 1

Letter: Eye for photos

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

A famous photographer, Ansel Adams, once said “a good photograph is knowing where to stand.” Paul Franz (Recorder photographer) knows where to stand and also has a “good eye.” In my opinion, he is an excellent photographer and I enjoy his many pictures in the paper. DAVID NIMS … 0

Editorial: Caffeine in peanut butter hard for Schumer to swallow

Monday, November 16, 2015

Passion for peanut butter — a dietary staple that begins at childhood and can continue into adulthood — runs high. Americans are particular about brands, the style (smooth or chunky) and, of course, how we eat it — as part of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, by … 0