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Editorial: Thanksgiving Day can serve up some hope

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Thanksgiving holiday means many things to many Americans. It’s a holiday steeped in history and traditions. The day has evolved over time to kick off the holiday season that stretches through December and comes to a conclusion on Jan. 1, New Year’s Day. Most important, it’s a day that is supposed to give us pause to think about how … 0

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 … 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

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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

Charney/My Turn: Corrective posture

Monday, November 16, 2015

“Weight just slightly forward of the arches of your feet. Knees soft. Shoulders back and down. Navel to backbone. Chin tucked. Head up. No wrinkles in the back of the neck. Now that you’ve achieved your perfect posture, keep it until I see you next Friday.” These were … 0

Letter: Veterans Day tribute

Monday, November 16, 2015

Last evening, we went to Applebee’s for dinner. Upon our arrival, we were greeted with one of the nicest patriotic greetings we have ever seen in a restaurant. First, there were cards of thanks written by children of the local Newton Elementary School to all our veterans. (A … 1

Letter: Honest experience

Monday, November 16, 2015

We are all too aware of recent robberies in town, including a number unreported in the press in the Davis Street area. But yesterday, the news (for me) was different. I was washing several kitchen floor mats at the laundromat on the French King Highway, which was bustling … 0

Letter: Climate change source

Monday, November 16, 2015

People who bring up politics when debating or discussing climate change, clearly don’t understand science and the rapid changes taking place on Earth and its atmosphere. For those who are challenged in this way, I encourage you to go to the NASA site, as it has a lot … 0

Editorial: GCC keeps proving its worth

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Brief thoughts on some of the events making news in Franklin County and the North Quabbin area: Greenfield Community College just keeps on collecting the accolades. One of the latest comes from the state for the school’s commitment to providing workforce training opportunities for adults. Specifically, the kudos … 0

Newman/My Turn: Catching Sanders fever

Sunday, November 15, 2015

At the recent Bernie Sanders rally in Springfield, a woman I met there confided that she hadn’t been as excited about a presidential candidate since Bobby Kennedy. Her enthusiasm was shared. Six thousand people jammed into the Mass. … 1

Letter: Armed citizenry

Sunday, November 15, 2015

From the official website of New York City: “A higher percentage of the guns used in crimes in New York City are coming from out-of-state,” said Criminal Justice Coordinator John Feinblatt. It has always amazed me to hear or read statements like this. There is no way possible … 2

Letter: Parking angle

Sunday, November 15, 2015

To my delight I read in this morning’s Recorder a letter written by Jim Kittredge titled “Parking plan.” Mr, Kittredge expressed my concern about cars parking at a slant on Main Street. Recently, I nearly hit a cyclist as I was leaving a parking place. I could not … 0

Letter: Found iPhone

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Monday, Nov. 9, I found an iPhone on a path in the woods of Hawley, partially covered by leaves. I found it at about 9:15 p.m. I was looking for my lost cell phone — in the dark, with a metal detector. Never found my phone, but on … 0