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Editorial: Necessary 3-state response for jobs

Monday, July 27, 2015

Ending the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant’s run as a power producer came with strings attached. Beyond the obvious concerns over the dismantling of the reactor and the on-site storage of nuclear materials, shuttering the plant means a significant economic hit to the region. Many well-paying jobs are lost. That loss is felt region wide through lower tax revenues. But it is also felt in other ways. Vermont Yankee employees volunteered, … 0

Magee and Pike/My Turn: Senator, hear us, join us

Monday, July 27, 2015

Dear Sen. Stan Rosenberg: Now is not the time to postpone next Wednesday’s FERC meeting at Greenfield Middle School. We invite thousands of citizens to be at the school at 195 Federal St. at 5 p.m., before the hearing at 6:30 p.m., to show support against the pipeline and make our voices heard loud and clear. Please, Sen. Rosenberg, be there and speak … 0

Letter: Olympic boondoggle

Monday, July 27, 2015

I am upset with the double talk coming from Beacon Hill. Our tax dollars should not go to fund the Olympics! I don’t agree to paying a MULTI-BILLION dollar bailout for the Olympics! Unfortunately, the Legislature put a phony gimmick within the state budget to try to fool taxpayers. It claims that our tax dollars are protected from funding a “Bailout” for cost … 0

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Mass. Department of Energy Resources argues in favor of Berkshire Gas pipeline contract at DPU hearing

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Letter: Detox center at Lunt

Letter: Looking good

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Having moved to the Village of Turners Falls two years ago, I was recently asked the following question: “What was your first impression of the town?” My reply was, “my first impression was, my gosh, how trashy the town is. Litter every place I looked.” Then my first … 0

Letter: Our Greece warning

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

“If you get dewy-eyed about the possibility of the U.S. having its first woman president, remember that it was Hillary Clinton’s husband who decimated manufacturing jobs with the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement and then went on to destroy welfare with the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity … 1

Editorial: Curbing these fake calls for help

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Let’s define what “swatting” isn’t. It’s not a public prank or joke where everyone sees the humor. Instead, it’s becoming a growing and troubling trend that endangers unsuspecting victims, bystanders and the police or emergency personnel who respond to a call for help. Greenfield was one of the … 0

Letter: Out of context

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

fter a hearty list of admonishments leveled at evangelical Christians, Randall Balmer Episcopal priest and professor of religion in a recent Recorder Opinion page, writes, and I quote, “If, however, they truly seek to follow the Bible in the much broader sense of following Jesus, I invite them … 0

Letter: One-sided mindset

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

I am a self-identified conservative who is also a registered Republican, a Massachusetts endangered species. I am constantly, almost daily, offended by many liberal-progressive viewpoints expressed by my West County neighbors. Ah, don’t worry, I can handle it, but I wonder when speakers at the Charlemont Forum (July … 0

Letter: Left unanswered

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

This is my rebuttal to the residents of Northfield who took the time to reply (letter June 25). I do not believe I was “callous” or “disregarding” toward the residents of Northfield. Satire is supposed to elicit some form of emotion when read or heard. If I did … 1

Editorial: An epidemic’s grim reminders

Monday, July 13, 2015

Franklin County was provided a grim reminder recently of heroin’s grip. Three more deaths in the last couple of weeks in Greenfield are being attributed to heroin overdoses. These latest deaths prompted Linda Sarage, director of the RECOVER Project, an effort where recovery from addiction is peer driven, … 0

Letter: Dry storage at Yankee

Monday, July 13, 2015

Entergy Vermont Yankee has selected the Holtec HI-STORM 100 dry storage system at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station (VY) site. The Holtec HI-STORM 100 System is designed to contain up to 68 Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) fuel assemblies and consists of a stainless steel multi-purpose canister (MPC) … 1

Letter: ADA anniversary

Monday, July 13, 2015

Many will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the very significant civil rights law, the Americans with Disabilities Act, in Boston on July 21. The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990. This is one of most significant civil rights … 0

Editorial: Providing children with some summer fun

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Brief thoughts on some of the events making news from around Franklin County and the North Quabbin area: For a child, especially those of school age, summer is supposed to be a joyous occasion — a time to get outside, play, swim and have fun. But circumstances, like … 0