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Editorial: Glad this storm wasn’t historic

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

If you live in Franklin County and woke up Tuesday morning and wondered where all the snow was, you weren’t alone: A winter storm for the ages? How about a bust? To be fair, the weather predictions of a blizzard were correct for some parts of New England and the Northeast. Southern New England and Eastern Long Island were smacked … 0

Letter: Cosby accusations

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

When I first read the concerned, protective article about our neighbor Bill Cosby regarding the recent accusations he is facing, I was appalled. We all recognize his generosity and yet, I thought, rape is a serious and violent crime regardless of other acts of kindness an individual has performed. If it occurs, it needs to be brought to the public’s attention. Then I … 0

Letter: What’s his vehicle?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

In a recent column, The Recorder’s Tim Blagg was complaining about the cheap gas prices. I think that the overwhelming majority of us are enjoying them. He wants us to abandon our high mileage vehicles to lower our personal energy consumption. With Tim touting hybrid cars and in the past the electric car, I wonder what type of vehicle he drives to help … 0

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Letter: A lack respect

Friday, January 16, 2015

A lack of respect A 100-year-old U.S. Navy veteran, Dario Raschio, was to receive special honors from U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden in Portland, Ore. As Sen. Wyden began to speak, protesters in the back of the room erupted, shouting “hands up, don’t shoot.” More than 100 protesters pushed … 1

Letter: Love it

Friday, January 16, 2015

Love it As I was breaking-up and shoveling off accumulated ice along High Street (to make the path from the highrise to the Senior Center safe for walking), a young woman came out to thank me for clearing the sidewalk. I mentioned to her that in the town’s … 0

Letter: Press freedom

Friday, January 16, 2015

We join the rest of the world in mourning the brave staff of the magazine Charlie Hebdo, gunned down by religious fanatics for defending freedom of the press. Meat industry fanatics in the U.S. have devised a more subtle means of stifling freedom of the press. The states … 0

Editorial: Keep an eye on Olympic price

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Prestige versus price — that’s what should be considered in the drive by some civic leaders to make Boston the host city for the 2024 Summer Olympics. Last week’s announcement that the United States Olympic Committee picked Boston … 0

In the Arena: Looking out for western Mass.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

As reporters, we are trained to keep our emotions out of the story, but that was tough to do last week while watching now-Senate President Stan Rosenberg chair the recent joint session of the Legislature during the swearing-in of new Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karen Polito. … 0

Letter: Keep it up

Thursday, January 15, 2015

I appreciate all your efforts. Each day I look forward to reading the editorials; it’s good to know what others are thinking and show concern about. Tom Bevacqua’s commentary on the weather is amusing and love the photographs. Great scenes captured! Everyone keep up the great work! JOANNE … 0

Letter: Column shines light

Thursday, January 15, 2015

I would like to compliment a recent My Turn by David Keith of Deerfield. The piece, titled “For Private Gain,” was timely, important and extremely well written and researched. Mr. Keith pointed out the abundance of natural gas supply currently available to residential and industrial users in the … 0

Letter: Cowardly press

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Charlie Hebdo, the now famous Paris newspaper, printed unflattering cartoons of the prophet Muhammad, and the prophet’s followers have slain Charlie Hebdo — at least for now. Tim Blagg, and other western Mass. ivory tower pontificators salute the old and ridiculous statement: The pen is mightier than the … 0

Editorial: A misstep on the world stage

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Failing to send someone of adequate stature to the massive rally in Paris last Sunday following last week’s terrorist attacks was a serious misstep by the Obama administration. To be sure, the president has now recognized that, saying … 0

Blixt/My Turn: Leaving me with a smile

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

I have no idea what Recorder sports columnist Chip Ainsworth is talking about most of the time. Whatever it is, however, it makes me smile. This is why, although I know nothing about sports, I eagerly follow as Chip leads me through the depravity of UMass hockey, the … 0