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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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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

Editorial: Education right direction on plastics

Friday, November 13, 2015

Although Greenfield voters decided not to endorse two of the three nonbinding ballot questions on proposals to ban different plastic items in town, several opportunities remain to better the community. And as we have said all along, it begins with education. That’s why we’re glad to hear at … 1

Clarke/My Turn: Our ungrateful generation

Friday, November 13, 2015

What must the remaining heroes of the “Greatest Generation” think of their modern day offspring? Not much, I surmise. The former grew up largely in the abject deprivation of the Great Depression. They went on to fight bravely … 7

Letter: Article was of no help

Friday, November 13, 2015

In response to a recent article chronicling the arrest of a local young man I am very saddened. I am saddened because we have spent much time as a community trying to improve our response and treatment of those victim to addiction. This newspaper has reported on this … 0