Letter: Given a chance

Friday, September 4, 2015

A new life begins when sperm is received, It has no idea how it was conceived. An unborn baby all comfy and warm, from its mother’s womb it may soon be torn. Months are made up of hours and days, till the newborn sees the sun’s shining rays. The cry of the unborn is never heard, a woman’s right to choose is not so absurd. There are but two choices … 0

Letter: Abortion

Friday, September 4, 2015

I am appalled at how the abortion discussion has taken top priority in this country, especially by male politicians who will themselves never have to make the terrible choice to terminate a pregnancy. Does anyone think for one moment that wimmyn are clamoring to get an abortion as though it’s the next fashion accessory? Has it occurred to you that it is a … 0

Letter: Pipeline insurance

Friday, September 4, 2015

I have been wondering who is crazy enough to insure the Kinder Morgan pipeline against the unfortunate mishaps we envision for it? This is not Hurricane Katrina or even the BP oil spill. Unfortunate events with the pipeline cannot be called “unforeseen.” Angry local populations of world-class concerned citizens have spent months detailing exactly what can go wrong. They even put it in … 0

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Letter: Taxpayers’ interests

Thursday, September 3, 2015

In referring to Al Norman’s recent comments on Isaac Mass, in my opinion, was uncalled for. Isaac must be doing a good job in his position if Al Norman says he’s doing a bad one. It’s time for the voters of Franklin County to realize that Al Norman … 0

Letter: Student stress

Thursday, September 3, 2015

High school is not about learning. High school is about getting into a “good” college. I remember walking in to the meeting in the auditorium on the first day of ninth grade and the first thing that the guidance counselors started talking about was college. I thought college? … 0

Letter: Lucky to have him

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Orange is very fortunate to have a leader like Jim Young. When I was children’s librarian at Wheeler Memorial Library, Jim’s mother would regularly bring him and his sisters to the library. From the time he could first talk, every time he came in, I would hear, “Do … 0

Letter: Corporate America

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

I’m writing to you to discuss a topic that I feel is extremely important to our economy. The topic I would like to discuss is the role of large corporations in America. Large corporations, although they are making lots of money for themselves, in my opinion are hurting … 0

Letter: Enjoying ‘Faith Matters’

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

I have enjoyed the series, “Faith Matters.” What a better way for our local clergy to express their views than our local newspaper. In my own situation, Faith Matters was real when our minister, Julie, guided us through a very difficult time with love, kindness and faith. We, … 0

Letter: Cartoon a new low

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Recorder has recently fed its readers a steady diet of cartoons that denigrate Republicans. The Aug. 21 Recorder published a cartoon that reached a new low. It equated Republicans, that would include me and some of my closest friends and neighbors, with slavers, murderers and ISIS. The … 0

Letter: Hat misidentified

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Faith and Begorrah! The two duffers in vintage duds shown on the sports page of Thursday’s Recorder (Aug. 26) weren’t wearing tam o’shanters as the article stated. A real tam has a headband below wool segments with a pom-pom atop its center, as even Ringo knows (just Google … 0

Letter: Written reminders

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Upon further reflection, I’ve concluded that The Recorder should endeavor to print the letters of Messrs. Gomez, Grant, Kempf, et al, on the same day whenever feasible. It would provide a powerful object lesson to those readers still in occasional contact with reality that people such as this … 0

Letter: Nature connection

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

We have distanced ourselves from nature so much that some people don’t realize how important connecting with nature is. This is why I treasure my experience at Outward Bound Hurricane Island so much. Located in Newry, Maine, Hurricane Island is where you go on an backpacking and canoeing … 0

Letter: Prison reform

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

How is it that a country that makes up only 5 percent of the world’s population, can make up nearly 25 percent of the world’s prison population? The United States has approximately 2.3 million people incarcerated at this very moment. For the first time in years, President Obama … 0