Opinion

Editorial: Fall fits perfect with New England

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

We don’t remember such an incredible stretch of weather as we’ve seen over the last week or so. Sunshine and warmth, with nary a cloud floating in the blue sky. You couldn’t ask for any better weather just as autumn begins to pull out its pallette before painting a mosaic of color across the region. Although the arrival of October will undoubtedly mean a change, that doesn’t mean there won’t … 0

Brown/My Turn: True co-existence

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The tired phrase “Honor Diversity” is an old standby in the Pioneer Valley, often voiced by local folks who live in all-white enclaves. It translates as, “Don’t act like a jerk when you encounter people different than yourself.” It’s easy to follow as long as those people are either a small minority or live somewhere else. True diversity exists in Taos, N.M. Anglos … 0

Letter: Pollution limits

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Earth’s climate is getting warmer, and humans are responsible. That’s not my opinion, that’s a fact supported by more than 97 percent of climate scientists. The outcome over the next 50 years and beyond could include massive heat waves, prolonged drought, extreme weather and the mass extinction of species. The good news is we can do something about it while helping the … 0

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The Precinct 7/ Community Relations and Education Committee Community Forum WILL BE HELD ON Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 6:00 pm at the...(full comment)

Forum to discuss increase of Munson Street traffic tonight

The Precinct 7/ Community Relations and Education Committee Community Forum WILL BE HELD ON Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 6:00 pm at the...(full comment)

Forum to discuss increase of Munson Street traffic tonight

Letter: Let the record show

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

I’m not surprised that, as your story noted, “Rep. Denise Andrews ... is lashing out” against the voter education efforts undertaken by the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance (“Andrews blasts mailing as ‘misleading attack,” Sep. 17). After Rep. Andrews was sworn in for her second term last year, her third … 0

Letter: Use the crosswalk

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

I recently read Teresa Conti’s Letter to the Editor with great interest. Her message to pedestrians was — “Please do not jump out into travel lanes from between parked vehicles and assume the drivers have seen you.” Larger vehicles do shield you from view. I agree 100 percent! … 0

Editorial: Deciphering the latest MCAS

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

People with much more at stake — and greater expertise — regarding the latest Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System scores are undoubtedly going over the latest round of results at this moment to better understand what’s happening. They’re looking for good news, as well as any possible trends that … 0

Pura/My Turn: Threshold for opportunity

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Greenfield Community College has opened its doors to a new fall semester for the 52nd time. Approximately 5,500 students will attend this year; 60 percent women and 40 percent men with an average age of 27. Sixty-four percent will attend part-time and 36 percent are full-time students. Some … 0

Letter: School-time memories

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Hello Fred Oakes: I am an old student (now 77 years old) of your father’s, beginning in the Montague and Highland school system as our principal and on to TFHS as my teacher. A truly wonderful, kind, kind man! My biggest memory was when we were studying history … 0

Letter: A Major League ace

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers should be voted the best player in the National League, if they win the League. His record is 20 wins and three losses, including, at one time, 11 in a row. He has the lowest earned runs per game in the … 0

Editorial: Lots of questions with tires

Monday, September 22, 2014

The discovery of a blanket of tires along a river embankment off Colorado Avenue in Greenfield presents more questions than answers at this time. Some of those questions are part of the past and may not lend themselves easily to answers, but others are very much part of … 0

Charney/My Turn: Faulty personal compass

Monday, September 22, 2014

You would think that I would be the ideal candidate for a GPS. In fact, I’m sure that they must have been invented for the likes of me — the “navigationally challenged.” Although never a quick study with technology, I requested one of those gizmo’s for my birthday. … 0

Letter: Quite neighborly

Monday, September 22, 2014

On Tuesday, Sept. 16, my dog Leroy went up behind my building and down the railroad tracks. He had never left my side before, but just happened to be drawn away. After calling him for about an hour, I hear dogs barking near the Conway residence. My first … 0

Letter: The tire story

Monday, September 22, 2014

The front page of the Sept.17 Recorder features a photo and an article about a “recently discovered” sea of tires near the Deerfield River behind Colorado Avenue. Later in the article it is noted that these have been discovered and re-discovered several times in the past, as the … 0