Opinion

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 the present and should be addressed. Greenfield residents may never know how long ago these tires were deposited there. It appears that … 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. “Now we know you won’t get lost,” my thoughtful son and daughter-in-law announced with satisfaction. … 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 interactive with one of many caring people in Greenfield. My second was to the opposite … 0

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Editorial: Take action against hunger

Friday, September 12, 2014

Here’s something to know when thinking about hunger: 200,000-plus. That’s the number of residents in the four counties of western Massachusetts — Berkshire, Franklin, Hamden and Hampshire — who use food pantries or other food assistance programs. Breaking down those numbers even more, that’s 33,000 boys and girls … 0

den Ouden/My Turn: Policy of innovation

Friday, September 12, 2014

There has been much discussion on a superficial level as to what is the foreign policy of the Obama administration. The most generous minded describe it as cautious and as very reluctant to send in the troops. The … 0

Letter: Smarten up Mass.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Worcester is the site of National Grid’s “smart” electric meter pilot program. The $48 million Worcester pilot has not proven that smart meters are cost effective or safe, yet the Department of Public Utilities intends for Massachusetts residents to pay an estimated $7 billion for investor-owned utilities to … 0

Letter: Bird killers

Sunday, September 14, 2014

In a recent article about bird kills at a solar plant in California (Emerging solar plants scorch bird in mid-air, The Recorder, Aug. 19) an official stated that the death toll, estimated at 1,000 to 28,000 bird kills per year, was “alarming.” In a Science News article in … 0

Letter: Driver’s license returned

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Many thanks to the Good Samaritan who found my driver’s license in Highland Park and slipped it into my mail slot today. I actually expected that to happen (That’s what I would have done!), but it is always nice to see one’s more positive assumptions about human nature … 0

Letter: Thinking of others

Friday, September 12, 2014

The traffic system is set up for people to take turns. On the red light, some folks stop, so others with the green light can go. For successful use of the highways, each of us drivers should cooperate. Years ago, motorist “A” tried to make a turn and … 0

Editorial: Candidates, voters have work to do

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The state’s Democrats and Republicans have now settled their inter-party contests, setting the stage for the general election. Forget the anemic turnout Tuesday; that was no surprise. But what’s at stake now is the direction that Massachusetts residents want their representatives to take next year and the year … 0

In the Arena: A mess with diapers

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Who knew raising awareness about donating disposable diapers to poor families would be such a controversial issue? Actually, it wasn’t — until Montague Selectman Mike Nelson spoke up against a proclamation declaring Sept. 8-14 “Diaper Need Awareness Week” in Montague. “While I respect and applaud you for your … 0

Letter: Hydrogen power

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Nuclear power as it exists today, by means of fission, needs to be removed from the table of energy options, along with fracking. The proposed pipeline is a dinosaur which will be made useless by the new clean energy technologies such as the LENR process (Low Energy Nuclear … 0

Letter: Search for a dentist

Thursday, September 11, 2014

I’d like to know if there is a dentist in the Turners Falls, Greenfield area who really cares about people’s teeth more than the “almighty buck?” I realize the “supplies” for dental work are expensive. I also understand that the overhead cost are most likely pretty high. However, … 0