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Editorial: Prescription drug ads growing issue

Friday, November 27, 2015

Ever wonder what kind of influence all that prescription drug advertising has on the American public? As it turns out, plenty. For example, over the past two years, the pharmaceutical companies have spent some $4.5 billion to get the word out on their products through television and the Internet, an increase of 30 percent from 2012, according to the market … 0

Hynes/My Turn: Climate change strategies

Friday, November 27, 2015

October 2015 shattered global warming records not only as the world’s warmest October on record but also because it was warmer by an unprecedented increase compared to past years. October signaled another signpost along the ominous global warming trajectory with its climate-induced disasters. Among these are five dire impacts: Global warming: The current … 1

Editorial: Adding to this lengthy saga

Thursday, November 26, 2015

This week’s announcement that the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court likely will hear oral arguments in an appeal involving the proposed retail development off the French King Highway in Greenfield this January adds another dimension to this lengthy saga. What is before the state’s highest court is a procedural question of where an appeal by the project’s town approval will be heard. The neighbors, … 0

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Hynes/My Turn: Climate change strategies

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Culleny: Behind the death god masks

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

It’s only been a few days since the bloody attacks in Paris and though, initially, it was not certain who planned those attacks, we all recalled a similar but smaller attack 11 months ago, again in Paris, at … 1

Letter: Ignorant take on history

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

For a brief moment I was eager to once again read the musings of my old neighbor Ben Clarke in The Recorder. Unfortunately his latest dispatch on “Our Ungrateful Generation” proved very disappointing. There may be a kernel of truth to his labeling of Millennials as self-righteous and … 0

Letter: Free bus ride

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Franklin Regional Transit Authority is offering a Free Friday (after Thanksgiving) for everyone to use the FRTA buses on every route, Nov. 27. I want to invite everyone to try out the service. My husband and I have enjoyed this Free Friday in other years and have … 0

Editorial: Attacks will not extinguish liberty’s light

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The murderous and coordinated attacks in Paris Friday night under the Islamic State banner sought to plunge the City of Light into darkness, and allow sorrow and fear to immobilize not only France but every nation. The carnage … 0

Editorial: Answering a child’s questions concerns about Paris attacks

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The attacks in Paris were only hours old when one Pioneer Valley father got this question from his 8-year-old son: “What’s a terrorist?” Then came the follow-up: “What do they want?” This parent admits he struggled with both … 0

Letter: King Philip’s casualties

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Rachel Rapkin provided Recorder readers with an excellent report on the Nov. 7 discussion “1676 and Beyond: Tribes, Race, and Untold Histories” sponsored by the group Racial Justice Rising. However, she seriously incorrectly reported one item of information we provided, that we wish to correct: At the massacre/battle … 1

Letter: Eye for photos

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

A famous photographer, Ansel Adams, once said “a good photograph is knowing where to stand.” Paul Franz (Recorder photographer) knows where to stand and also has a “good eye.” In my opinion, he is an excellent photographer and I enjoy his many pictures in the paper. DAVID NIMS … 0

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