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Editorial: Olympic allure comes with costs

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Having Massachusetts serve as host for the Olympic games is truly alluring. Although many of the events would be centered in and around the immediate Boston area, Franklin County could be the site for whitewater slaloms in canoeing and kayaking. Boston 2024, the organization that is trying to bring the Olympics here thinks the Deerfield River would be the right … 0

Hynes/My Turn: History’s teachable moments on pipeline

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The dominant industry argument for the Tennessee Gas Co.’s proposed pipeline through western Massachusetts is that it will provide gas for Boston on peak demand winter days and smaller-scale gas needs in western Massachusetts. If we assume, for the sake of argument, that this is its true intent, then past history offers some lessons for the contested pipeline proposal. In the mid 1960s, … 0

Letter: I take offense

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

I read your editorial page all the time and the cartoons don’t make any sense and they are as liberal and anti-Republican as you can get. The one you showed June 22 was very offensive to me because I’m a Republican. What does air bags got to do with politics? It looks like Obama and Clinton sitting on a sofa. As far as … 0

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Letter: U.S. must fight ISIS

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Recently, U.S.-made weaponry fell into enemy hands, ISIS: 2,300 Humvee armored vehicles, 40 M1A1 battle tanks, 74,000 machine guns, 52 M198 howitzer mobile guns , and 74,000 Army machine guns (reference : Reuters). The grand total estimated to be $219.7 million. Experts report those losses represent a fraction … 0

Letter: Ways to reduce environmental impact

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Ways to reduce environmental impact Although I apparently don’t agree with John Blasiak on global warming or the Kinder Morgan pipeline, in his “Live within nature” piece, he gave a number of really good suggestions that each of us can use to reduce human impact on the natural … 0

Editorial: Shutesbury puts brakes on solar

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Last week, some of the people of Shutesbury rose up to express concern about a planned solar farm on 30 wooded acres off Pratt Corner Road. Shutesbury, to a large extent a bedroom town of well educated employees of local colleges, is often seen as a politically progressive … 0

Nestel/My Turn: At DPU hearing, effects of gas pipeline plan already painfully clear

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Opponents of the proposed Kinder Morgan Tennessee Gas Pipeline filled Greenfield Middle School to capacity on Thursday, June 11, when people of Franklin County and beyond had a chance to speak at a meeting called by the state Department of Public Utilities to hear public opinion regarding Berkshire … 1

Letter: News bias

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

John Bos in his My Turn stated “Every news organization is biased in one way or another.” So I would say Jan Norris is correct in that PBS, NPR, NBC, CNN and MSNBC are all left bias. I can say Fox News does lean to the right. What … 0

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Open letter to Eric Mr. Twarog: I own the property at 14 Smith Street. I am aghast at the plans for building a drive-thru Dunkin’ Donuts with an exit on Smith Street. I am the Academic Dean and College Counselor at The Academy at Charlemont, and I leave … 0

Tillberg/My Turn: Dollars replace voters

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

I was greatly impressed by the article in Thursday’s Recorder about how Republican presidential candidates have so cleverly reduced the confusion and waste inherent in our present system of identifying and selecting … themselves. I am referring, of course, to the article “Presidential rivals battle to win over … 0

Letter: Pipeline must be stopped

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

After reading last week’s series on Kinder Morgan’s pipeline, I am more clear than ever that this project needs to be stopped. The additional gas is not necessary. Our energy needs can be met more efficiently by a combination of conservation and alternative energy sources. Our communities are … 0

Editorial: Firebird 5k: A community rising in response to addiction

Monday, June 22, 2015

There are lots of ways to fight addiction. Some relatively easy and some hard. It’s hardest for those whose brains have been hijacked by the chemical siren of heroin and prescription painkillers. The opioid scourge that has spread across the country in recent years has not spared Franklin … 0

Tillberg/My Turn: Dollars replace voters

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

I was greatly impressed by the article in Thursday’s Recorder about how Republican presidential candidates have so cleverly reduced the confusion and waste inherent in our present system of identifying and selecting … themselves. I am referring, of course, to the article “Presidential rivals battle to win over … 0