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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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Letter: Don’t refuse refugees

Sunday, November 22, 2015

I was saddened to hear about the governors’ slamming the doors of America to war refugees. We, along with France and Russia, are the ones bombing their homes to wipe out the scourge of terrorists. There is nowhere safe for these innocents to go in their homeland of … 0

Letter: Climate change vs. global warming

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Recently, you had a reader claim that “people who bring up politics when debating climate change don’t understand science”. I would agree! Most people don’t disagree that the climate is changing, the climate is changing every day and has been for thousands of years! What many people disagree … 3

Letter: This Thanksgiving remember, Pilgrims were refugees, too

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Governor Baker, There seems to be a sad lack of original thought in our statehouse. We expect our governor to represent the people of the Commonwealth, not to fall into line with the rest of the bigots in national politics. You seem to forget in this time of … 0

Editorial: Let courts, not doctors, rule on involuntary confinement

Friday, November 20, 2015

Since his election as governor, Charlie Baker has been out front in the fight against the opioid epidemic. Clearly, Baker understands the far-reaching impact on public health and well-being in Massachusetts that this addiction crisis has created. The governor is cognizant, too, that there is no single solution … 0

Johnson/My Turn: A critical match for Baystate

Friday, November 20, 2015

Well, in a way it’s free money. Now that I’ve gotten your attention please allow me to explain. Baystate Franklin Medical Center is in the final stages of upgrading and transforming their surgery department into a state-of-the-art facility. Vast improvements are being made that will continue to help … 0

Letter: I see courage

Friday, November 20, 2015

Ben Clarke’s My Turn article (“Our ungrateful generation,” Saturday, Nov. 14) in which he passes off my generation’s thirst for justice as entitlement and self-involvement was off-base and stale. Frankly, I am surprised that The Recorder published it because we have heard the argument so many times that … 2

Letter: Reflections on plastic votes

Friday, November 20, 2015

Reflecting on the results of the election and the referendum questions, I want to thank everyone who voted to ban nonbiodegradable take-out food and beverage containers by local retail food establishments, the hospital, schools and at all town events. In doing so, voters in town showed that they … 1

Letter: Actions have consequences

Friday, November 20, 2015

To the vandals who damaged the signs at Patty Morey Walker’s property: I want you to know your actions have changed my mind about the pipeline. I am now going to vote against it. WILLIAM SIMPSON Wendell … 1

Editorial: State steps up for Discovery Center

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Running the Great Falls Discovery Center in Turners Falls was a model of cooperation between levels of government — local, state and federal. That changed when the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service pulled out earlier this fall because the money wasn’t there to continue to pay for the … 0

In the Arena: Passing out the post-Greenfield election awards

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Greenfield elections are officially in the rearview mirror, which means it is time, once again, to present the “In The Arena” awards for the 2015 political season. ∎ The “Donald Trump” Award for the biggest winner of 2015 is Town Councilor Isaac Mass. He may have finished second … 0