Opinion

Editorial: Warm the Children

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

As Tom Bevacqua pointed out in his usual weekly column in Monday’s Recorder, we’re in a period of seasonal transition, one where we have to say goodbye to any lingering summer days and be prepared for what late fall tends to bring to us here in Franklin County. In other words, it’s time to get ready for the cold. As residents of the area know, for many families, that’s sometimes … 0

Andrews/My Turn: Making my record clear

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Another week, another misleading attack mailing is sent on behalf of the Republican Party. It appears that after the accuracy of claims presented in its first mailing was quickly discredited, MassFiscal.org is now back at it, with seemingly unlimited financial resources to spend on their partisan political agenda. I believe the voters of this district deserve better, more constructive politics and campaigns. That … 0

Morehouse/My Turn: Powerful tool for food donations

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The United States Senate has the opportunity to provide a powerful boost to charitable organizations like The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts working to improve lives and strengthen communities here in western Massachusetts and across the country. In July 2014, the House of Representatives approved the America Gives More Act, landmark legislation that would make three major charitable giving incentives permanent and reliable … 0

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Letter: A hard fix

Monday, October 13, 2014

If I may draw a comparison to an old children’s fable, “Humpty Dumpty,” we and some Sunni Arab nations are attempting to put the Middle East back together again after the fall of Baghdad in 2003. The Sunni population will never be comfortable in the Iranian takeover of … 0

Letter: Estate sale warning

Monday, October 13, 2014

I am writing to let you all know please be aware. I had an estate sale on Saturday, Oct. 4, and Sunday, Oct. 5, in Northfield due to the passing of a family member. There was an overwhelming response that I never expected. I had over 200 people … 0

Letter: Evidence exists

Monday, October 13, 2014

I hope that Mr. Kempf (and everyone else, for that matter) truly wants to understand the dire straights that unchecked climate change represents. By this specific question, it’s obvious that the writer is poorly served by whomever supplies him with information, but the first step in education is … 0

Editorial: Movement in Montague

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Brief thoughts on some of the events making news from around Franklin County and the North Quabbin area: We’re glad to see that Montague seems to be moving forward on at least one of the vacant properties in town. It appears that the town is close to finally … 0

Blagg: Waging a modern war

Sunday, October 12, 2014

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but the United States is at war. The opening salvo of the conflict was not, as it might appear on Sept. 11, 2001, but actually in Febru ary 1993, when an enormous … 0

Letter: Dog poop problem

Sunday, October 12, 2014

In response to the letter on Oct. 5, “Dog Lovers”: We agree that there is a problem with people not picking up after their dogs. We are dog owners and for the three years that we have had our dog, we have been walking him along the field … 0

Letter: Israeli land theft

Sunday, October 12, 2014

U.S. security is endangered by continued support for Israeli land theft. According to the Associated Press and other international news agencies, over 1,000 new illegal homes have been constructed on Palestinian land during the last few months. This has occurred with no objections from the U.S., yet the … 0

Letter: Save the world

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Global warming is getting really bad and I thought a way of making people aware could be sending a letter to our local newspaper. I don’t feel people understand how bad global warming is getting. Global warming has gotten to a point where, if temperatures go up 2 … 1

Letter: Seeing the beauty

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Railroad Salvage: In 1954-55, after graduation from GHS, I worked at this store, upstairs where men’s suits were being made. I was doing the shipping orders. Downstairs, on a very large machine, I was punching out time cards. My boss and owner, Mr. Bill Palestine, who was so … 0

Editorial: Paying for a new DPW head

Friday, October 10, 2014

Greenfield is going to have to hire another person to head the Department of Public Works. As reported in The Recorder, Arthur Baker, who has been the DPW director for just the last 19 months, has resigned with the intention of finding work in the private sector with … 0