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Editorial: Clearing up bridge ownership

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Brief thoughts on some of the events making news from around Franklin County and the North Quabbin area: As the continuing story that is the Schell Memorial Bridge continues to be written, Northfield residents have to like the latest news when it comes to the plans for the new structure — the town won’t have to bear the financial burden … 0

Blagg: Railroad town at heart

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Wow! That’s what I thought when I read the story in The Recorder about Gov. Patrick chugging into town on a special train to announce that the state is spending a pretty good chunk of money — $17 million, he said — to get ready for Amtrak’s Vermonter. The train, which now runs up from Washington, D.C., and New York City through New … 0

Letter: Healey right for AG

Sunday, August 31, 2014

When voters look at the candidates for attorney general, they see a politician running against an experienced litigator. While Warren Tolman is not a bad guy, he is running as an experienced state senator with no experience for the position he is seeking. His campaign message is basically “I will lead by treating the AG office like a Senate seat.” The AG is … 0

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Letter: Pipeline plans

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Lamson & Goodnow files for bankruptcy

Letter: Cries for tolerance

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Recorder’s Opinion of Aug. 5 on religious intolerance reminds me of this quote from a televangelist: “I look down on people who look down on people who look down on people.” The Recorder: “The sad thing is that all of the world’s religions, at their heart, preach … 0

Editorial: It is the county’s hospital

Thursday, August 21, 2014

During the process of taking over the reins as president of Baystate Franklin Medical Center, we’re pretty sure that Steven Bradley had some long talks with his predecessor, Chuck Gijanto. We can well imagine, too, that Gijanto made a point of saying the people of Franklin County not … 0

In the Arena: Sharing thoughts

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Nobody asked me but ... Greenfield Deputy Police Chief Mark Williams? Wow. I didn’t see that one coming. ∎ Sign of the times — Greenfield schools will have a truancy officer this year. An unfortunate, but necessary move. ∎ It looks like the Greenfield School Committee has decided to take … 0

Letter: Made in the USA

Thursday, August 21, 2014

At one time, I didn’t think about looking at the labels on things that stated where they were made. I just figured they were made in America. Well, folks, can anyone tell me where I can find clothes made in America? Ah! You are going to say everything … 0

Letter: Learn what ‘yield’ means

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A lot of concern has been expressed about cell phone use and texting while driving causing car accidents. I am writing to express my concern for another situation that I believe is becoming much more prevalent on our roads where you find a rotary or entrance to a … 0

Editorial: New chapter for Lamson & Goodnow

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A business does not stick around for 177 years without hitting a few troublesome patches. That’s not to say that the news coming from Lamson & Goodnow Manufacturing Co. isn’t something to worry about. The nation’s oldest cutlery business filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week. That filing, … 0

Keith/My Turn: Different calculations

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

In chiding us to “Do some energy math” (My Turn, July 24), James Bates miscalculates. Above all, he assumes a zero sum. “If you are anti-CO2, anti-nuclear, anti-methane, then you must be for darkness.” No one who exhales … 2

Letter: Immigration process

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A recent letter to the editor contained the inspiring words on a plaque mounted to the Statue of Liberty. Imagine, the waves and waves of immigrants to the New World whose first glimpse of America were the skyline of New York and the Statue of Liberty, as they … 1

Letter: Lost-and-found story

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

This past Saturday, I realized that my makeshift money clip with just enough money to miss, was no longer in my pocket. I retraced my recent travels, and inquired at one earlier stop without luck. Monday, I had given up hope on recovery, as I had expected the … 0

Letter: Offensive to Christians

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

I write in response to “The Cross is Christian!” Los Angeles Times editorial of Aug. 11, challenging the statement that it’s “ridiculous” to “consider the cross a fitting symbol for all Americans honoring the war dead.” The thousands of crosses at Arlington National Cemetery enable the hallowed earth … 0