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Letter: Inspirational

Friday, May 1, 2015

I hope the members of Teens in Action read this letter and get many more like it. Your letter to the editor of April 20 shows a level of maturity, concern and activism that should inspire us all to work harder so that you CAN have a future. It seems that the trend in national and international affairs goes counter to what Dr. King taught (as well as to what … 0

Letter: Our reasoning

Friday, May 1, 2015

In a letter sent to local newspapers this past week, the two Buckland members of the school board for the Mohawk District have alleged that the Buckland Board of Selectmen acted inappropriately in separating the cost of a proposed district-wide pre-K program from the proposed school operating budget, making two warrant items for consideration at Buckland’s annual town meeting. The letter argued that … 0

Letter: Well done

Thursday, April 30, 2015

I would like to thank The Teens in Action, from Leyden Woods in Greenfield for your considerate, mature and well-crafted letter. You made more sense than the majority of letters I read in The Recorder on a daily basis. You made your point without having to resort to name calling or insults. You used clear examples to state your case. You were thoughtful … 0

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If anything epitomizes the greed and arrogance of the fossil fuel industry, it's this incredibly stupid comment. Do you really want to...(full comment)

Opponents of pipeline decry their actions being called ‘eco-terrorism’

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Editorial: Pipeline talk lacked tact

Letter: Insulting comments

Thursday, April 30, 2015

I felt compelled to write after reading about the comments made by Mr. Christopher Farrell of Berkshire Gas Co. at the recent Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast. Mr. Farrell, I found your comments single minded,insulting and dangerous. The people you call “terrorists” are your neighbors and customers. … 0

Letter: Someone right for the role

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

What we need is: another actor in the White House. It seems the politicians cannot come up with creditable candidate for president. The Republicans have nobody and the Democrats have less than nobody with Hillary Clinton. Let’s face it, Hilly has no “vision,” so her party members say. … 0

Letter: Graffiti has a place

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

I was a bit dismayed when I saw the Montague Police has proposed to not only make unwanted graffiti more of a crime (isn’t it already?) but to require building owners to remove it and outlaw spray paint. Unwanted defacement is one thing, but to restrict what a … 0

Letter: Shameful pipeline propaganda

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

On April 24, I attended the breakfast meeting hosted by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce (FCCC). I am not a member of the chamber but consider it a privilege to occasionally attend these open-to-all meetings in support of local economic development. Unfortunately, at this breakfast, a representative … 1

Letter: Keep options open

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Interesting article by Richie Davis on the cost of “Broadband’s Last Few Inches” and Phil Keenan’s comments were right on. I would love to have broadband in Hawley and have “subscribed” with my $49 (refundable if this goes nowhere). But at the present cost figures I would have … 0

Letter: Housing Court no help

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

We own rental property in Greenfield. We have not been very lucky with honest tenants. Again, we had to evict tenants for multiple infractions on their lease and for non-payment of rent. In December, we filed for eviction. No children were involved. It’s now April 20 and we … 0

Letter: The WiredWest effort

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

In his letter of April 21, Hussain A. Hamdan of Hawley made inflammatory accusations about the municipal cooperative WiredWest. They “flagrantly disregard reality” and “have repeatedly done this.” They “have conjured unsubstantiated hysteria.” They have made a “dubious claim” about fiber broadband that is “patently false.” Hawley is … 0

Letter: Update ADA plans

Monday, April 27, 2015

It’s imperative each town update their ADA transition plan, this includes a specific document for ADA for all town buildings: goals and objectives. I believe there is strong interest and demonstrations to comply. But all stakeholders — schools, town officials, mayors, town planners, senior centers, etc. — are … 0

Letter: Tsarnaev sentence

Monday, April 27, 2015

A fitting sentence for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the convicted marathon bomber, would be to deprive him for his entire life of the 30 virgins promised by martyrdom! A death sentence would be making the reward satisfied too quickly! JOHN C. WESOLOWSKI Greenfield … 0

Letter: Garbage collection

Monday, April 27, 2015

Did you know that anyone living in the town of Montague — and village of Turners Falls — can go to Food City, pay $3, and buy a sticker to place on any garbage bag under 40 pounds? Place the bag curbside on your regular recycle day and … 0