Letter: What Israel faces

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Even more terrifying than the 4,500 rockets that struck Israel this summer, was the massive propaganda war against Israel. The biased media portrayed Israel as the aggressor, bombarding us with pictures of devastation in Gaza but few of Hamas fighters. Civilian casualties in Gaza were a direct result of the Hamas’ tactic of using people as human shields. Rockets, launching pads, weapons and tunnel openings were placed in homes, UNRWA … 0

Letter: Behind ‘combined sources’

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Perhaps I have been asleep at the wheel but I do not recall a byline named Combined Sources that appeared on page C1 top lead article. Were these off-the-record voices? The dominant party protests too much. MARGUERITE WILLIS Charlemont … 0

Letter: Pollution limits

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Earth’s climate is getting warmer, and humans are responsible. That’s not my opinion, that’s a fact supported by more than 97 percent of climate scientists. The outcome over the next 50 years and beyond could include massive heat waves, prolonged drought, extreme weather and the mass extinction of species. The good news is we can do something about it while helping the … 0

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Letter: Supporting seniors

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lynne Kelsey is right. I did ask that $8,500 be transferred from the treasury of the Friends of West County Seniors to the Senior Center Foundation. Lynne failed to say where the money that I requested came from. Many of the funds were sent in response to letters … 0

Letter: Nosy neighbors

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

As I read The Recorder police logs, I’m totally convinced of one thing: We have a town full of Gladys Kravitzs. For those of you who don’t remember Gladys, Google will be beneficial here ... I’m sure I won’t be alone in my assessment. ED GREGORY Greenfield … 0

Letter: Beautiful benches

Sunday, September 28, 2014

A big, wet (recycled) kiss to all of the Rejuvenators, teacher Mark Leonard, and all the Greenfield High School students and Franklin County Jail inmates who contributed to the highly functional and beautiful AND recycled content benches that are beginning to grace the sidewalks of our fair town. … 0

Letter: Stop the pumping

Sunday, September 28, 2014

If fish could protest, we would all know more about Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage. This seemingly innocuous vestige of the nuclear age is actually devastating to the river ecosystem and its inhabitants. We need to oppose any additional taking of water for it from the Connecticut River. The … 0

Letter: Derek Jeter

Friday, September 26, 2014

We always wanted him to fail. Whether a strikeout or an error, we wanted adversity to greet him and his team when the Red Sox played the Yankees. We watched to see if he’d complain to the umpire after a questionable call, or sulk after a tough loss. … 0

Letter: Aiding the arts

Friday, September 26, 2014

There have been a number of recent letters about the plight of artists in area. First, be aware there are number of state initiatives, such as the local cultural councils, there is one in EVERY TOWN, which has a grant cycle that needs to be submitted by Oct … 0

Letter: Health objections

Thursday, September 25, 2014

I have read with interest Diane Broncaccio’s coverage of the proposal by Hilltown Networks to install an antenna on Ashfield’s Town Hall and provide wireless Internet service to about one-third of residents. However, in both of her recent articles, she cites only the aesthetic reasons (antennas on a … 0

Letter: Domestic violence

Thursday, September 25, 2014

I love the game of football. That’s probably no surprise. I grew up around the sport. My father was a football coach and our family lived, breathed, and ate football. But I am sickened by the Ray Rice situation. I am sickened that there is any doubt that … 0

Letter: Use the crosswalk

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

I recently read Teresa Conti’s Letter to the Editor with great interest. Her message to pedestrians was — “Please do not jump out into travel lanes from between parked vehicles and assume the drivers have seen you.” Larger vehicles do shield you from view. I agree 100 percent! … 0

Letter: Rethink transportation

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The week of Sept. 22-26 is The Massachusetts Clean Air Challenge. I’d like to call out to all of us to walk, bike, take transit, carpool, vanpool, or telework ... Share our stories with our neighbors on what we are planning to do. We are given this challenge: … 0