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Editorial: Can’t succumb to Siren’s call

Thursday, November 20, 2014

It was another video-taped beheading carried out by the so-called Islamic State, this time of Peter Kassig, an American aid worker, and it again left the United States and much of the rest of the world horrified and scrambling for a proper response. But the answer, despite the sorrow and outrage these killings — which President Obama called “... an … 0

In the Arena: Montague gamesmanship

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Is Montague becoming the new Ashfield? It sure looks that way, because much like their friends to the west encountered recently during ongoing battles over the Ashfield House, Open Meeting Law complaints are flowing in Montague like water through the Strathmore canal. Most of the complaints, much like in Ashfield, are related to missing selectmen’s meeting minutes (which have since been caught up … 0

Letter: Defending Madison, art

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The photo and story concerning complaints against Rodney Madison’s outdoor displays in front of his store at 104 Avenue A in Turners Falls were very biased against this artist and shopkeeper. To say that objects were “strewn” on the sidewalk — without the use of quotation marks in the article — is grossly unjust. Each object is placed with great care and in … 0

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Letter: Domestic violence series

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office would like to thank The Recorder for its recent four-day series on domestic violence. A special thanks goes to reporter Kathleen McKiernan for an excellent job covering a very difficult and complex problem. The series was comprehensive and not only illustrated the scope … 0

Letter: A crucial issue

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

What has the potential to be more devastating than an all-out nuclear war? What could have a far greater outreach than any serious communicable disease? What is much more threatening than any terrorist organization? What could put to ruins the world economy? What is eminent to our demise … 0

Editorial: Tenacity to meet the challenge

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The folks behind Greenfield’s Solar Challenge are to be commended for their tenacity in getting residents to add renewable energy systems to their homes. That work, as the community has just learned, resulted in enough residents signing on to enable them to reap the lowest possible cost per … 0

Davis: Denial doesn’t work

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Smack dab in the middle between Halloween and Election Day, we heard an alarm that wasn’t exactly a vote of confidence, was no treat and — despite the charges of some disbelievers — is certainly no trick. But as surreal as the dire warnings from the Intergovernmental Panel … 0

Culleny: Degradation of decency

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

“You can’t sanitize your dirty laundry and then not offer up any real solutions. Humanity has an inherent need to protect itself and there are always more good and honest people willing to fight to make things right.” I read that this morning. It’s the closing remark of … 1

Kelly/My Turn: Don’t miss out on solar savings in Greenfield

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

I was delighted to see the headline “Making the Switch to Solar Power” on the front page of the Recorder on Monday, Nov. 3, and especially noted that the continuation of the article was placed right next to the Climate Change Report from the United Nations. Although The … 0

Editorial: Saluting those who served

Monday, November 10, 2014

It’s just four years until the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. It was on this day in 1918 that The Great War, which had produced so much death and destruction, came to an end. … 0

Hynes/My Turn: The choice is ours

Monday, November 10, 2014

A revolution in energy is underway in Massachusetts, with western Massachusetts at the heart of it. Recently, a community gathering celebrated nearly 40 years of local (and global) opposition to nuclear power, from the toppling of the Northeast Utility monitoring tower on the Montague Plains in 1974 to … 0

Letter: Plan for Whately

Monday, November 10, 2014

The issue of consolidating town offices has been debated for long enough. The best solution available NOW is for the town of Whately to purchase the Massachusetts Library Building in OUR industrial park. Using the asking price and adding funds for interior renovations would cost the average taxpayer … 0

Letter: Kinder Morgan’s help

Monday, November 10, 2014

Thank you, Kinder Morgan! The pipeline proposal you are pushing has given us some wonderful opportunities. It is giving people concerned about climate change a clear and immediate target. It is pushing us to develop an alternative, comprehensive green energy policy. It is laying the foundation for one … 0