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Letter: Signaling intentions

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Many years ago, knights would defend their friends and oppose their enemies. When they met a friend with all their body armor in the middle centuries, they would raise their visor to see better and announce they were friends. This salute or signal continues today, by people looking to make friends. Some folks wave or say: “hello” to good people. When motorists wish to better get along with their others, … 0

Letter: Decision with health costs

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

On Feb. 1, a Mohawk school board subcommittee heard from a regulator, an engineer, a health agent, an environmental specialist and concerned citizens about relegating two almost-new high efficiency, low-emissions gas boilers at the high school to backup heaters for five wood-pellet boilers. Based on what I heard, this is a misguided attempt to save money based on wishful thinking and inadequate discussion … 0

Letter: Make it multi-use

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

By all accounts, the current senior center is mostly unusable. A senior center is certainly a nice thing for a town to provide. BUT as was noted when the teen center was closed and the teen director fired, a teen center or senior center is NOT a mandated service. The town is apparently getting ready to pay $1000 PER SQUARE FOOT (final bill … 0

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Letter: Healing powers

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Our Mother Earth is ailing. Human action can heal the sickness — evil is a disease of the soul. Loving thought force, the power of prayer can heal twisted minds, too. Let’s try it. DOE BROUSSEAU Wendell … 0

Letter: Demonizing pellet fuel

Monday, February 8, 2016

The recent article on Mohawk Trail Regional School’s consideration of wood pellet boilers is troubling. FRCOG’s health agent asserts that pellet heating systems are “a much more pollution prone source of heat” than oil or propane. Wood pellets are renewable and can be locally produced. Pellet fuel is … 0

Letter: Rattlesnake numbers

Monday, February 8, 2016

Feb. 3, your front page lead story is far below the award-winning quality of The Recorder of days past. In 40 years of consuming fine reporting in The Recorder, the repeated printing of misleading information beyond ethical. Your columnist Gary Sanderson is a commentator, not a reporter, and … 0

Letter: Solar power pluses

Monday, February 8, 2016

Are ratepayers subsidizing solar power? No! Studies have shown that solar photovoltaic (PV) is an asset to the electric generating system because it is used at peak times (hot summer days) when fossil fuel-generated electricity is most expensive to purchase. PV generated at peak hours saves the utility … 0

Letter: Wood pellet boiler makes sense

Sunday, February 7, 2016

A few people have concerns about the proposal to replace the Mohawk Trail Regional School’s propane powered boiler with a wood pellet boiler. Some speculate that asthma rates may increase because of additional particulate pollution. However, modern wood boilers are very efficient and are well within strict EPA … 2

Letter: Another march planned

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The march to honor Martin Luther King that walked from Northfield to Plainfield over the Martin Luther King weekend along the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline route was a whopping success. We estimate about 300 walkers braved the cold winter snows, winds and below freezing temperatures. While we walked, … 0

Letter: The nation’s health care

Friday, February 5, 2016

As a journalist in Vermont and Washington, I got to know and appreciate Bernie Sanders and his concerns, particularly around effects of Agent Orange on veterans of the Gulf War. To my knowledge, he has not mentioned this important element of his record. My more important comment arises … 0

Letter: Making a healthy choice

Friday, February 5, 2016

Thanks for highlighting the serious toll that diabetes takes on the health of people in Franklin County and for drawing attention to the excellent work that the YMCA is doing in partnership with the Community Health Center and others to reduce the impact of this disease. The best … 0

Letter: I’ve had enough

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Enough is enough! Why is it that the more you pay for cable, the more stupid commercials they put in? Yes, I said stupid. If they put anymore in, they won’t have room for anything else. And why is it the more they try to take guns off … 0

Letter: Performance space

Thursday, February 4, 2016

I was inspired after the excellent coverage of the Shea to re-think the proposed use of Turners Falls’ “mini park” — for a sculpture. I sent the following to Susan LoManto, director of RiverCulture: Seeing the upcoming and exciting celebration for Black History, recognizing RiverCulture’s impact, and the … 0