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Letter: Taking notice of his work

Monday, August 3, 2015

Twice this past week my daughters and I have noticed an older (I say this kindly as I’m not truly sure of his age) gentleman picking up trash and weeding on the side of the road. Once on Chapman Street, and just yesterday on the bridge going over I-91 where Conway Street turns into Leyden Road. I just want this gentleman to know that his work is noticed, and say … 0

Letter: We need energy strategy

Monday, August 3, 2015

The comments by Sen. Stan Rosenberg, Rep. Paul Mark and others were weak. Postponing the Kinder Morgan pipeline project for further review is not the answer. What is needed are strong leaders who have the courage to talk about a Massachusetts and federal energy strategy that effectively addresses the realties of climate change. Our environment is suffering and species depletion is out of … 0

Letter: Prepared to fight

Monday, August 3, 2015

For health reasons, I could not attend the FERC scoping session on July 29. Therefore, I will write what I intended to speak. The FERC representatives in attendance were being paid to listen. In the pockets of the corporation, it is clear their decision is already made to favor the pipeline. I don’t even need to peruse their investment portfolios. In western Massachusetts … 0

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Letter: Colrain will miss him

Monday, August 3, 2015

Colrain just became significantly diminished with the passing of native son Stanley Herzig — lifelong farmer and sports enthusiast, devoted husband and father. First and foremost, he was a hard worker and a fundamentally decent man. I knew him my entire life, started school with his eldest son … 0

Letter: GCTV’s live coverage

Sunday, August 2, 2015

I write to applaud our own community access television station, GCTV, for fullfilling the promise of the medium: Live local coverage of an event of huge significance to our region, the FERC hearing on the proposed pipeline at the Greenfield Middle School, July 29. No national or regional … 0

Letter: Bridge timeline

Sunday, August 2, 2015

While at Town Hall to purchase my new transfer station sticker, I decided to ask DPW staff about the timeline for repair of the Nashs Mill Road Bridge. As a resident of the plains, I frequently travel that route to do business in town. I found the answer … 0

Letter: Power needs, options

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Michael Hart’s letter on “name plate capacity” is right on. While there may be some quibbling about the numbers, they are in the ballpark. Fourteen to 20 percent of the time, solar is producing its capacity, wind countrywide is maybe 30 percent of capacity. ISO New England (our … 0

Letter: Working at CSO

Friday, July 31, 2015

To Karin Jeffers, CEO of CSO: I came to CSO with approximately 30 years of experience in human services, primarily in Franklin County. I was invited to join CSO by a team of people that I had a great deal of respect and admiration for. It has been … 0

Letter: Life elsewhere

Friday, July 31, 2015

The latest astronomical discovery, an “earth-like” planet 1,400 light years away, dubbed Kepler-452b, has sent some observers into an orgasmic frenzy. The most obvious explanation for all the excitement is a natural one. We should always be eager to discover new information about God’s creation — Johann Kepler’s … 0

Letter: Arm Americans

Friday, July 31, 2015

It appears that more and more shootings of defenseless people are now a trend in our once great country. Places that had always been boringly safe are now seriously at risk. Individuals who have committed these terrible and unreasonable crimes are psychologically unbalanced. They have been encouraged by … 1

Letter: Mohawk Trail Concerts

Thursday, July 30, 2015

What a terrific season at Mohawk Trail Concerts! Every concert was a gem, such creative programming. I listen to the violin in a new way. I wish I had had some children to bring with me to Babar the Elephant, but all of us kids with white hair … 0

Letter: A true disservice

Thursday, July 30, 2015

I am writing in response to The Recorder’s article by Aviva Luttrell on July 23 regarding the possible eviction of the Mohawk Ramblers Motorcycle Club located in Montague Plains. A couple of years ago, I was invited to attend the 50th birthday of one of its members. Not … 0

Letter: Iran deal dangerous

Thursday, July 30, 2015

President Obama and Secretary Kerry put the United States and other countries in jeopardy by entering into an agreement with Iran which temporarily curbs its nuclear armaments program. They have either been duped or they are naïve or both. Both are more concerned about their legacies than the … 0