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Letter: School-time memories

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Hello Fred Oakes: I am an old student (now 77 years old) of your father’s, beginning in the Montague and Highland school system as our principal and on to TFHS as my teacher. A truly wonderful, kind, kind man! My biggest memory was when we were studying history (about Joan of Arc) in eighth grade — in Highland School in Millers Falls. Montague Center had burned down. One day, we … 0

Letter: A Major League ace

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers should be voted the best player in the National League, if they win the League. His record is 20 wins and three losses, including, at one time, 11 in a row. He has the lowest earned runs per game in the National League (also the American League). Three cheers for Clayton Kershaw! WALTER KOBLINSKI Greenfield … 0

Letter: Quite neighborly

Monday, September 22, 2014

On Tuesday, Sept. 16, my dog Leroy went up behind my building and down the railroad tracks. He had never left my side before, but just happened to be drawn away. After calling him for about an hour, I hear dogs barking near the Conway residence. My first interactive with one of many caring people in Greenfield. My second was to the opposite … 0

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Letter: The tire story

Monday, September 22, 2014

The front page of the Sept.17 Recorder features a photo and an article about a “recently discovered” sea of tires near the Deerfield River behind Colorado Avenue. Later in the article it is noted that these have been discovered and re-discovered several times in the past, as the … 0

Letter: To the drawing board

Monday, September 22, 2014

This in response to a letter written, and a front page story about, the plight of the arts hereabouts as seen by the Deerfield Arts Bank. They lament, “with great concern” with Daniel Brown’s letter about the “dire assessment of the art scene in Franklin County.” The Deerfield … 0

Letter: Power polling

Monday, September 22, 2014

Mysterious telephone polling about resurrecting Vermont Yankee as an alternative to oil-fired power plants (Recorder, Sept. 17) overlooks that they join the New England grid to keep the power on during seasonal peak electricity demand, while nuclear power serves ongoing base-load demand. For excellent real-time and background information … 0

Letter: Follow the money

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Shelburne Senior Center’s FY’15 budget is $208,417 plus money from senior memorial solicitations and, now, the new Senior Center Foundation fundraising group. With this kind of money, it seems like the Senior Center could rein in their spending and live within their generous $208,417 plus budget. So … 0

Letter: Walk carefully!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A brief message to all pedestrians, especially those crossing with youngsters: Please do not jump out into travel lanes from between parked vehicles and assume that drivers have seen you. Pickup trucks; SUVs, delivery vans, even parked cars often shield you from our view! Please: Stop, Look and … 0

Letter: Birth control vs. CO2?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

I have been giving a great deal of thought regarding the public concern about global warming, fuel costs, health care costs, escalating taxes and water. In my opinion the increase in our population has created a problem. Perhaps one possible solution to cutting governmental spending would be to … 0

Letter: Unjustified swipe

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Chris Collins in his Sept.12 column mentions that Denise Andrews “was seen as having a part in” the “unfounded allegations that (Susannah Whipps) Lee may have been dealing drugs out of her Athol home.” Not as scurrilous as the first time Collins and others tried to smear Andrews, … 0

Letter: Media driven?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The two recent beheadings of American independent journalists, as horrific and as disturbing as they were, shouldn’t constitute the basis for American foreign policy formulation. Killing and mass executions are nothing new in the Middle East and in parts of Africa, yet the recent saturation of media coverage … 1

Letter: Kindness called for

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Traveling twice daily over Nashs Mill Road in Greenfield through the one lane only section, I am reminded of Blache Dubois from “Streetcar Named Desire” when she said, “I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.” As we navigate through the double stop signs, may kindness prevail. … 0

Letter: Incredible float

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Greenfield Lodge of Elks 1296 put in an incredible effort by more than 30 volunteers — each with their own chores — to devise and handle. This lodge in Greenfield did its own architectural drawing of the float: a handcrafted viewing of a veteran kneeling in front of … 0