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Letter: Caring for Greenfield

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

I was going to Big Y in Greenfield today, the back way by the college entrance. On the road by Davenport’s there was a senior gentleman sitting on the sidewalk. He was pulling out all the dirt and new grass growing in the cracks and along the sidewalk. I have seen him before picking up the rubbish (cans, paper, pieces of branches). I turned around and thank him for making … 0

Letter: Argue with facts

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

BEWARE the arguments of Paul Abrahams and Gary Greene. Both resort to ad hominem arguments against David Williams’ Solyndra column. Ad hominem arguments occur when the respondents can no longer argue the facts. So, they attack the person. They are usually considered a fallacy. It doesn’t matter if David is supported by the devil himself if the facts presented are true. JERRY S. … 0

Letter: Like what he’s doing

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

A letter to state Senate President Stan Rosenberg: Dear Stan, I read in The Recorder (Sept. 30) that you clearly expressed doubt as to FERC’s ability to rule on current decentralized energy affairs due to their outdated statutes from 1934. You ask essential questions about the “need” for expanded power sources; the inclusion of the Massachusetts attorney general report on energy needs to … 0

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Letter: Inside our bubble of violence

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

I am sickened by yet another mass shooting in Rosenburg, Ore., at Umpqua Community College. We have had 45 such killings in this year alone. The president is right: We’ve become numb to these horrors. Well, I am outraged. I want accountability! We have become an un-self-regulated society. … 0

Letter: Light up the sign

Monday, October 5, 2015

Re.: Recent Factory Hollow crashes. Maybe the large green overhead sign on Route 2 should be illuminated after dark and in bad weather (e.g., fog, rain, etc.). BILL KILPATRICK Northfield … 0

Letter: Mental illness awareness

Monday, October 5, 2015

Mental Illness Awareness Week is, Oct. 4 through Oct. 10. We at the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Massachusetts (NAMI Mass) want people to be aware of the fact that mental health conditions affect one in four adults. We want people to know that these disorders are … 0

Letter: Pope got me thinking

Sunday, October 4, 2015

As I watched Pope Francis on his way to the festival of families, I wrote down these thoughts: It seems to me there are so many different opinions in this world of ours that it is difficult to come to agreement on almost any issue. We must learn … 0

Letter: Nunez fits the bill

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Like Chris Collins (In the Arena, Sept. 24), I am dismayed to see that two of the candidates running for the School Committee seats decided not to participate in the scheduled debate. The job of School Committee member takes tenacity, eloquence, curiosity and courage. I want to highlight … 0

Letter: The Mohawk team

Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Mohawk Trail School Regional School District recently elected me, Kirby (Lark) Thwing, as its new chair and Martha Thurber as vice chair. I replace Robert Aeschback, chair for the last 10 years, who has moved from the district. As I assume this post, I think it’s appropriate … 0

Letter: Backing McMillan

Friday, October 2, 2015

I strongly support Jesse McMillan as a candidate for Greenfield School Committee. This energetic young professional is a graduate of the Greenfield school system and is now a public school teacher in Pittsfield. Even when he was a young teen, Jesse showed obvious potential and a willingness to … 0

Letter: Stop Kinder Morgan

Thursday, October 1, 2015

It was so good to see a seventh-grader voice his opinion about the pipeline. We have to get more teens interested in this topic because they are the ones who will be raising their families here. They have to understand that if the pipeline does go through the … 0

Letter: She ‘gets it’

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Having met and spoken with Patty Morey Walker, I have had the opportunity to ask tough questions of this candidate. Particular emphasis was put on the financial responsibilities placed upon all taxpayers in Greenfield by the current administration and her plans to end its out-of-control spending. Candidate Morey … 0

Letter: Our investments

Thursday, October 1, 2015

To whom it may concern: We the people of Greenfield want the town to look nice, but we seem to forget to look at the sidewalks on Bank Row by Magpie that is all broken up and a person could easily fall on. The sidewalk on Main Street … 0