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Letter: Coming to America

Thursday, November 26, 2015

As I watched TV today about the refugees coming to America, the government lied again. We were told that only 2 percent of these young men were of military age. Take 2 percent of 4 million of these guys is a good sized army. I would like to vet these people and I would ask these guys if I train you, would you go back and fight for your country … 0

Letter: Veteran assistance

Thursday, November 26, 2015

On behalf of the Upper Pioneer Valley Veterans’ Services District, we want to take this opportunity to thank you for your efforts in support of Normena Welcome. Assisting Normena with a “Home-Makeover” will allow her to continue to live independently. We have greatly improved her home access with a ramp and two decks. The appliances and high-rise toilet give her the comfort and … 0

Letter: Threats to our planet

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thank you for The Recorder’s two editorials on the Paris attacks. I appreciate the calming influence they have while holding to a commitment to stop this insane trajectory ISIS is on. How to do that is complicated because, as Obama said in his news conference in Turkey, traditional war strategy has depended on the ideology that embraces life such that killing one’s enemy … 0

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Letter: ‘Outstanding’ tribute to vets

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

“Outstanding” is the word to all those that paid tribute to our veterans on their day. Some but not all, were: Newton St. School, Applebee’s, Friendly’s, Vassar’s, Clarkdale, Golden Nozzle, F. L. Roberts, etc. A thank you salute is in order for your thoughtfulness from all veterans. TOM … 0

Letter: A special place

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Recently, an email message was received from our Mohawk district superintendent, Michael Buoniconti, touting measured successes over the last eight years. In hard numbers and graphs, Buoniconti shares that the percentage of district students achieving proficient or higher in English language arts AND math has trended positively for … 0

Letter: Prescription management

Monday, November 23, 2015

Several years ago after back surgery I was sent home with a large bottle of OxyContin. I had no idea how addictive they were until the day I decided to stop taking them; what followed was a frightening and uncomfortable 24 hours of nausea, chills, sweating and agitation … 0

Letter: Legislative opportunity

Monday, November 23, 2015

A little over a month ago I wrote a letter to The Recorder about what we can do about climate change. I mentioned lessening our carbon footprint and supporting the bill entered by state Sen. Michael Barrett concerning pricing carbon at its true social cost, in other words … 0

Letter: Stick with the facts

Monday, November 23, 2015

I consider myself generally opposed to the Tennessee Gas Pipeline, not being convinced it is needed, and concerned about its crossing of conservation lands and fragmenting wildlife habitat. However, the cause of pipeline opponents is not served well by hyperbole and misinformation. Jeffrey Scott’s letter of Nov. 4 … 0

Letter: This Thanksgiving remember, Pilgrims were refugees, too

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Governor Baker, There seems to be a sad lack of original thought in our statehouse. We expect our governor to represent the people of the Commonwealth, not to fall into line with the rest of the bigots in national politics. You seem to forget in this time of … 0

Letter: Climate change vs. global warming

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Recently, you had a reader claim that “people who bring up politics when debating climate change don’t understand science”. I would agree! Most people don’t disagree that the climate is changing, the climate is changing every day and has been for thousands of years! What many people disagree … 3

Letter: Don’t refuse refugees

Sunday, November 22, 2015

I was saddened to hear about the governors’ slamming the doors of America to war refugees. We, along with France and Russia, are the ones bombing their homes to wipe out the scourge of terrorists. There is nowhere safe for these innocents to go in their homeland of … 0

Letter: Perception vs. risk reality

Sunday, November 22, 2015

I found the headline “Paris attacks lead Americans to wonder about safety” (The Recorder, 11/18/15), very interesting and wondering about our grasp of risk. Although the Paris attacks were a terrible tragedy, every 2 days more Americans die in car accidents than died in the Paris attacks. If … 0

Letter: I see courage

Friday, November 20, 2015

Ben Clarke’s My Turn article (“Our ungrateful generation,” Saturday, Nov. 14) in which he passes off my generation’s thirst for justice as entitlement and self-involvement was off-base and stale. Frankly, I am surprised that The Recorder published it because we have heard the argument so many times that … 2