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Letter: Attention to closing

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Thanks to the Recorder for covering the Conference on Nuclear Plant Closures held April 2. The conference sponsors, the Nuclear Plant Closure Working Group, are working on an insight from professor John Mullin of UMass that there are no good strategies developed to recover from the economic impact of closing nuclear power plants. We have been very clear that we are not thinking about why or when a plant closes, … 0

Letter: Science and faith

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tim Blagg offered an observation that people of science and people of faith are frequently at odds. My first response to Tim cited the contributions scientific knowledge makes to human health. How can we love our fellow human beings (which is a core belief of many religions) if we do not know what ails them? So scientific knowledge serves to solve many kinds … 0

Letter: Military spending

Monday, April 21, 2014

The column in last Monday’s Recorder, “Respect must be earned,” bylined by Susan Stamper Brown, was allegedly the product of Cagle Cartoons Inc. While it may be a cartoon, it clearly is the product of the Republican National Committee, Tea Party Division. It is absurd. To cite the most obvious example: It states that “... 50 percent of Americans ... believ(e) the military … 0

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Blagg: Shortchanging dollar coin

Letter: Help for camp

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Girls Club of Greenfield is about to begin its first fundraiser to make Camp Stonehenge new again. Former Girl Scouts and Girls Club members from decades past will remember Stonehenge as a beautiful stone building built by the Rotary Club in a beautiful, wooded setting that provided … 0

Letter: Pipeline dangers

Sunday, April 20, 2014

To landowners who might be approached for permission to let the pipeline run through their land, I say, “If you value your land and the resources it represents, you’d better say ‘NO.’” There are so many reasons to send Kinder Morgan packing I can only name a few. … 0

Letter: Left to drown

Sunday, April 20, 2014

I can’t remember a time in my eight years as a selectman when I was more frustrated with the one-party rule on Beacon Hill. Well, they’ve done it again — drowning the towns in the Quabbin area, not with water like they did in 1938. This time,we’re being … 0

Letter: Quick thinking

Friday, April 18, 2014

In regard to the Kinder Morgan gas pipeline taking a proposed cut through Franklin County and specifically through the Town of Montague: The Turners Falls water commissioners will allow the pipeline to “access their property near Lake Pleasant” (Recorder, April 4). This is a water supply protection district … 0

Letter: Good works

Friday, April 18, 2014

As many Christians like myself looking forward to celebrating the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ this Easter Sunday, one only had to remember how far Jesus went to reach out to people and the kind of love and compassion He had for us, which resulted … 0

Letter: Clinging to dollar bill

Thursday, April 17, 2014

In his recent piece, “Shortchanging dollar coin” on April 7, editor Tim Blagg is exactly right about America’s clinging to the one dollar bill — we’re far behind the rest of the world, and will continue to lose out on billions in savings unless we transition from the … 0

Letter: TV guide

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Domestic violence, child abuse, drug use and other violence, I believe, is due to the TV programs that everybody, children as well as adults, watches. Most of these programs on most of the TV channels promote violence and immoral actions. There are some channels that air good moral … 0

Letter: Been good to know him

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Well Mickey (Rooney), ya finally took a break! Thanks for the memories! JOHN WESOLOWSKI Greenfield … 0

Letter: Surprise visitor

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I received a wonderful surprise here in Ruston, La., recently! Bud Foster (Foster’s Super Market) stopped for a visit and lunch. He has been a life-long friend and role model for me. In 1946, I was a student at Mount Hermon School. When I was not in class, … 0

Letter: Women’s issues

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A so-called “Republican War on Women” — effectively coined for President Obama’s successful 2012 re-election campaign — was a topic recently tackled by a panel of women, including Karen Anderson of Orange, a contender for state representative for the 2nd Franklin District. We encourage the readers of The … 0