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Letter: Getting free from plastic

Friday, January 30, 2015

As a member of the team trying to get single-use plastic out of our waste cycle, I find the editorial use of the word “zealous” a very biased comment from someone who has not even been a part of our experience. Also the editor’s assumption that the townspeople would not be supportive of our petition (when over 1,400 signed it) or that it would hurt businesses, is not our experience. … 0

Letter: Electric bill blues

Friday, January 30, 2015

I got the electric bill for a house where there is no variable use to power excepting the furnace uptime. The bill on Dec. 11 was $66. The bill for same place on Jan. 13 was $96.84. Other of my bills have are similarly large increase. So the scary predictions have happened. Then I got a revised bill for the same place on … 0

Letter: Wrong on connection

Thursday, January 29, 2015

In his Jan. 16 letter to the editor, Karl Meyer incorrectly intimated a connection between Kinder Morgan’s proposed pipeline and two LNG facilities in eastern Massachusetts owned by subsidiaries of FirstLight Power Resource’s parent company, GDF SUEZ. There is no such connection. In fact, FirstLight’s sister company Distrigas has well documented communications with the New England States’ Committee on Electricity (NESCOE) regarding the … 0

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Letter: Time for carbon fee

Thursday, January 29, 2015

“Cheap gas hurts U.S. energy efforts” says Recorder editor, Tim Blagg in his Jan. 19 column. He asserts that our dependence on oil from the Middle East has driven foreign policy in the region. This is certainly true. It’s been the subtext for justifying two costly wars in … 0

Letter: Cosby accusations

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

When I first read the concerned, protective article about our neighbor Bill Cosby regarding the recent accusations he is facing, I was appalled. We all recognize his generosity and yet, I thought, rape is a serious and violent crime regardless of other acts of kindness an individual has … 0

Letter: What’s his vehicle?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

In a recent column, The Recorder’s Tim Blagg was complaining about the cheap gas prices. I think that the overwhelming majority of us are enjoying them. He wants us to abandon our high mileage vehicles to lower our personal energy consumption. With Tim touting hybrid cars and in … 0

Letter: Handicapped access

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

On a recent outing to Greenfield Gardens Cinemas with my wheelchair-bound father, I was appalled to find out how poorly equipped the cinema is to provide equal access to handicapped customers, as mandated by the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. My father arrived in an electric wheelchair and … 0

Letter: Our educational dollar

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

I would like to comment on the front-page article of The Recorder on Obama’s education plan. President Obama has presented a plan to make community college education free for qualified students. As GCC President Pura said, this policy is a radical change in U.S. history making higher education … 0

Letter: Helping out

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

What two ways can you help yourself and help the fire and police? That yellow thing, a fire hydrant, could be cleared of snow. This water source allows the Fire Department to put out fires. Hope we never need the darn thing, but, an ounce of prevention is … 0

Letter: Knew it was coming

Monday, January 26, 2015

RE: “Nuke job losses will hurt” (Dec. 26, 2014): Of course, but with headlines like these in the mainstream press, one of the many facts about nuclear power generation are distorted or omitted. What is the big deal? These jobs were finite at the beginning (20 years). The … 0

Letter: Reject this project

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Building the Keystone XL Pipeline (KXL) is a very bad idea. This pipeline would facilitate the extraction of tar sands oil, a low-quality product whose production causes even more pollution than conventional oil. According to the state department, KXL would increase climate pollution by 27.4 million metric tons … 0

Letter: Cougar column

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Gary Sanderson credits cougar sightings by reliable sources. Paul Beier, the first biologist to study suburban cougars in Southern California, found that, “reports of cougar sightings are worthless (or worse) as an indicator of cougar presence, cougar numbers, or trends in cougar numbers … even people with extensive … 0

Letter: Mandates

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Voters mandate following the elections: On D-Day, Gen. Eisenhower did not tell his troops that we were going to defeat the Nazis so that we could cooperate with them. The order Eisenhower gave was to rid the earth of Hitler, his band of murderous thugs, and everything that … 0