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Editorial: Tied up in the courts

Monday, March 2, 2015

If anyone was ever seeking a real-life definition for the term “tied up in the courts,” they can turn to case involving the proposed retail development off the French King Highway. Greenfield is now into its fourth year waiting for a resolution of the case — one way or another — with little, if any, light on the horizon. Yes, there was a bit of movement Friday with a ruling … 0

Bos/My Turn: Climate, Bible studies

Monday, March 2, 2015

“As long as the earth remains there will be seed time and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night” — so sayeth the new chair of the U.S. Environment and Public Works Committee paraphrasing Genesis 8:22. “My point is,” Sen. James M. Inhofe, R-Okla., said in 2012, “God’s still up … 0

Letter: Our strategy

Monday, March 2, 2015

The current administration is taking heat for not coming up with a strategy to deal with ISIS. Strategy is defined as a careful plan or method for achieving an end. But if there is no end in sight, as many believe, then perhaps a strategy is non-existent. The question one should ask is not “who” will bring a halt to extremism, but rather … 0

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Letter: Column hits mark

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Tim Blagg’s column, “Snipers now the target” was right on. Chris Kyle was a true American hero! He no doubt saved many American lives by his actions. It was very unfortunate he was killed by the veteran he was trying to help. The non-veteran critics should join the … 1

Letter: Help us to help you

Thursday, February 19, 2015

We would like to ask everyone who uses oil, propane or receives mail or newspaper delivery, to please keep a clear path to the receptacle. Our drivers are exhausted with this heavy snow. They are climbing over snow banks and through drifts of snow up to their waist. … 0

Letter: White guilt

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Regarding Ann Keough’s letter about all the “pain she is in” about so many unarmed black men being massacred by our police officers; I’d like to know what she would’ve suggested officer Darren Wilson, in Ferguson Mo., do when he was being physically attacked by a 300-pound “unarmed” … 1

Letter: Accident reports

Thursday, February 19, 2015

I continue to be deeply disappointed regarding the misleading headlines The Recorder use when reporting on automobile collisions. For example Monday, Feb. 16, “Poor roads cause 3-car crash on I-91” is, in fact, DOWNRIGHT FALSE! Even your own reporting notes that the state trooper said “the drivers were … 0

Letter: Embellishments

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

What’s the big deal? Superstar Brian Williams embellished his story about taking fire and being hit in a chopper he was riding in. Lest we forget that Hillary Clinton made a similar statement when she said she took sniper fire while she visited Bosnia in 1996, as did … 0

Letter: Following biathlons

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Those of us who enjoy the combined sport of biathlon cross-country skiing and rifle marksmanship have to wait for the Winter Olympics, a four-year cycle, to watch biathlon live on a prescribed television network. What makes biathlon so exciting to watch is the fact that the skier in … 0

Editorial: We can’t ignore Islamic State

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A continual parade of captives, carefully videotaped and designated for brutal execution — the spectacle plays to the Islamic State’s extremist views, drawn from an ancient time and violently foisted on modern life. It’s fair to say that … 0

Brown/My Turn: Malcolm and Martin

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Let’s talk about race. The 50th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X (by the Nation of Islam, not the CIA) might be a good time to revisit the issue, especially in light of recent events in Ferguson, … 0

Reyes/My Turn: Young people and a healthy environment

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Having lived on planet Earth for decades now, I have become increasingly concerned about the ongoing damage to our environment and health caused by our own lifestyle. We continue to lose wild and natural places, and to pollute air, water and soil. As a science educator, I appreciate … 0

Letter: Stopping speeders

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Without a doubt, Federal Street from the Federal Street School to Main Street is a dangerous place for pedestrians crossing the street on the crosswalks and in between. Many people have been hit by cars there. It happened to me in January 2011 and the driver took off … 0