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Editorial: Let’s keep working on hunger

Monday, November 30, 2015

As people continue polishing off leftovers from Thanksgiving, chances are they’re already thinking about what’s ahead: the holiday season. This is after all, the time of holiday gatherings, both big and small, formal and informal. They might be a party at work or an open house in the neighborhood. The lights and decorations help set the mood and add sparkle and warmth to the occasion. They fuel fun and laughter … 0

Letter: Too much ink

Monday, November 30, 2015

Tim Grant has the right to his numbingly repetitive, utterly predictable point of view, but do the readers of The Recorder really need to hear it quite so often simply because he’s so driven to share it with us? His sneering, fatuously self-righteous ad-hominem screeds may be a genuine part of the local political landscape (then again, maybe not), but why should The … 0

Letter: Jesus’ ideals

Monday, November 30, 2015

Some time ago, in the Faith Matters column of The Recorder, the Rev. Michael Grant questioned why in a society where the majority of people identify as Christians the churches are not filled with people on Sunday. He provided us with the answer to this question with his recent letter to the editor in which he criticized our educators for supporting the freedoms … 0

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Letter: Pushing liberal agenda

Thursday, November 19, 2015

I am a parent with children in the Mohawk School District who has serious concerns about liberal indoctrination. Teachers and administrators are actively encouraging students to wear purple in support of homosexual and transgender lifestyles. The school even had someone from the “Mohawk Sexuality and Gender Alliance” come … 6

Letter: Health studies

Thursday, November 19, 2015

We can agree that the rise of the suite of metabolic diseases; including obesity, onset diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and arterial sclerosis are “striking.” The “experts” who are flummoxed by this are the same who have steadfastly ignored the evidence that all of the above are exacerbated by … 0

Editorial: Refuge plan follows Conte’s vision

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Federal officials this week finished a three-month public review of a comprehensive conservation plan to guide management of the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge during the next 15 years. The period for public comment ended Monday, and we hope that the U.S. Fish & Wildlife … 0

Culleny: Behind the death god masks

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

It’s only been a few days since the bloody attacks in Paris and though, initially, it was not certain who planned those attacks, we all recalled a similar but smaller attack 11 months ago, again in Paris, at … 1

Letter: Ignorant take on history

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

For a brief moment I was eager to once again read the musings of my old neighbor Ben Clarke in The Recorder. Unfortunately his latest dispatch on “Our Ungrateful Generation” proved very disappointing. There may be a kernel of truth to his labeling of Millennials as self-righteous and … 0

Letter: Free bus ride

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Franklin Regional Transit Authority is offering a Free Friday (after Thanksgiving) for everyone to use the FRTA buses on every route, Nov. 27. I want to invite everyone to try out the service. My husband and I have enjoyed this Free Friday in other years and have … 0

Editorial: Attacks will not extinguish liberty’s light

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The murderous and coordinated attacks in Paris Friday night under the Islamic State banner sought to plunge the City of Light into darkness, and allow sorrow and fear to immobilize not only France but every nation. The carnage … 0

Editorial: Answering a child’s questions concerns about Paris attacks

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The attacks in Paris were only hours old when one Pioneer Valley father got this question from his 8-year-old son: “What’s a terrorist?” Then came the follow-up: “What do they want?” This parent admits he struggled with both … 0

Letter: King Philip’s casualties

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Rachel Rapkin provided Recorder readers with an excellent report on the Nov. 7 discussion “1676 and Beyond: Tribes, Race, and Untold Histories” sponsored by the group Racial Justice Rising. However, she seriously incorrectly reported one item of information we provided, that we wish to correct: At the massacre/battle … 1

Letter: Eye for photos

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

A famous photographer, Ansel Adams, once said “a good photograph is knowing where to stand.” Paul Franz (Recorder photographer) knows where to stand and also has a “good eye.” In my opinion, he is an excellent photographer and I enjoy his many pictures in the paper. DAVID NIMS … 0