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Letter: Blood is blood

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

I read with interest Suzie Hale’s letter in the December 1st issue of The Recorder concerning graphic photos in Israel and how children shouldn’t be subjected to such pictures of violence. Then on Dec. 2, I came across a photo of a dead 8-point buck killed by a hunter. What is the difference? And please, take animal killing out of the “Sports” pages and put it in the Death Notices … 0

Letter: Thanks, folks!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

On the night of Nov. 8, The Gallery for a Night was a most amazing and enormously successful event! Not only was it a financial success, but it was a tremendously exciting venue that received enthusiastic support from the community-at-large. We had a full house that night, just shy of 300 people, and just about everything was sold, resulting in many happy faces … 0

Letter: Crosswalk crisis

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

What is it worth for someone to fix the crosswalk in front of the Farren Care Center? Is it worth a life? My mother was almost hit by a car last Tuesday walking to her car after leaving work. A car hit her coat even after she jumped out of the way. Want to know what she was thinking? She was thinking, “This … 0

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Letter: A good message

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Well said, Richard Wedegartner (My Turn: Part of the Pain Solution). Massage, Reiki, acupuncture and aroma therapy are all tools to help people manage and recover from their pain without the use of medicines that only mask the symptoms — or make them feel disconnected enough that they … 0

Letter: Foolish insistence

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Foolish insistence While far from the perfervid ululations decrying a ‘war on Christmas’ that the sane amongst us must annually steel themselves, The Recorder has recently, and in the past, decidedly put itself into the camp which declares that religious, sectarian messaging is and should be on display … 1

Letter: Study too expensive?

Monday, December 15, 2014

As a taxpayer in the town of Orange, I would like to know why a feasibility study for a new school will cost $490,000? Perhaps this is a reasonable cost but I suspect one reason there isn’t stronger support in the town for the new school is that … 0

Letter: Warren’s true self

Sunday, December 14, 2014

“Warren draws praise, ire in 1st 2 years in Senate” was the headline of a story on a Monday noting Elizabeth Warren’s two-year anniversary of being elected to the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts. I think the photographer who took the photo associated with the story captured her true … 0

Letter: New route no better

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Kinder Morgan, the Houston-based company that planned to install a $5 billion 36-inch, 127-mile pipeline from the border of New York to Dracut, announced Dec. 6 it will change part of the route through New Hampshire to bypass some 14 towns in central Massachusetts where opposition to the … 0

Letter: A community’s loss

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Oh Barbara, Oh Barbara, what have you done now? Barbara Tillmanns was my friend, a dear friend. I sure hope the Greenfield community realizes what she did for her community. The one where she put out plastic Easter eggs on The Common; the one where she decorated the … 0

Letter: Hospice merger

Friday, December 12, 2014

I write you as a supporter of Hospice of Franklin County (HoFC). I was introduced to HoFC while witnessing the tender devotion this organization dedicated to a friend of mine in his final weeks. I joined the board several years ago and now serve as the treasurer. Hospice … 0

Letter: Sad approach

Friday, December 12, 2014

When I saw the article “Baker promises to get homeless out of hotels,” I thought, that’s kind of a heartless headline. I read the article to find out what our new Governor-elect proposes to do to help the unfortunate families living in Greenfield hotels, but I discovered that … 1

Letter: Now there is hope

Thursday, December 11, 2014

I want to share with others who have a diagnosis of achalasia that there now is hope for a complete reversal of the condition and return to normal eating and a normal life. Esophageal achalasia is a disorder involving the smooth muscle layer of the esophagus and the lower esophageal … 0

Letter: CO2 levels

Thursday, December 11, 2014

To Jim who is not convinced “to what extent, if any, humans are responsible for increased CO2 levels.” Fossil fuels are so called because coal, oil, and gas are the remains of plants that have been buried and transformed underground for many millions of years. It is my … 0