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Letter: Not so scary

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I’ve got to say I haven’t had as good of a laugh as I had today in a little while. I just finished reading Mr. Carville’s letter of Oct. 22. I’m still in stitches. Imagine people thinking that communists (read socialists, etc.) are bent on undoing our way of life. Who could possibly think that the commies only want to feed the poor, educate the underserved, and promote social justice?! … 0

Letter: Asking for your vote

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Over the course of this campaign, I have demonstrated my ability and commitment to the 1st Franklin District. From my announcement in March, signature gathering in every town, and then knocking on more than 6,500 doors, to the mail-pieces, radio ads, campaign website, fair booths, lawn signs, town recaps, and the debate at Frontier Regional, I have proven that I am the best … 0

Letter: Effective representation

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Whately has been in the news recently due to a dispute between the town and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The Mill River has been eroding its bank in the vicinity of Whately’s wells and the town needs to take action to prevent the loss of its drinking water supply. The town, in close collaboration with the Conservation Commission, developed a … 0

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Letter: We need Kulik

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Over the past several weeks, I have watched with great interest the campaign activity and The Recorder coverage of the state representative race between Rep. Steve Kulik and his challenger, Dylan Korpita. Watching the action and the coverage of this race has given me pause to reflect on … 0

Letter: Pipeline and politics

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

As a professional planner, the mechanisms and instruments of land use and regulation are daily factors in my work. Within the innumerable ways law and land intersect, eminent domain is unique and extreme. The forced transfer of property rights by government action, while necessary in limited circumstances, is … 0

Letter: He’s a keeper

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I spent over 20 years beating my head against a wall for western Massachusetts in the Legislature. I wish I was as successful as Steve Kulik has been. Boston held out a carrot for us to regionalize our local schools. They were going to incentivize regionalization by fully … 0

Letter: Texting and driving

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Cell phone use and texting while driving are causing accidents, injuries and some fatalities. Vermont has recently passed a law on handheld phones. In Massachusetts it’s against the law to text and drive. I have seen drivers texting while driving on local streets throughout Greenfield. Some mothers, fathers … 0

Letter: The gas tax picture

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

People of the commonwealth have the right to complain about the condition of so many bridges and/or roads that have fallen into disrepair. Where has all the gas tax money been going that isn’t being used for bridge and/or road maintenance? Boston’s Big Dig, perhaps? Our legislators want … 0

Letter: Our voice in Boston

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

For 21 years, people in the 1st Franklin District have relied on Rep. Steve Kulik to be their voice in Boston. Who would have thought someone from the rural town of Worthington would rise to be a leader in the House of Representatives? I’m sure most of his … 0

Letter: Revealing letter

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

This is in response to the letter written by Ken Carville of Wendell Depot. Mr. Carville, our country will not begin to heal as long as people like you continue to resort to insults and name-calling of other Americans who think differently than you. I found your letter … 0

Letter: Foster children

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Recent statistics from the Department of Children and Families show that there are 8,947 children in foster care placement in the state of Massachusetts. The largest group of children in placement are those ages 12 to 17. At issue is the educational success of these children. Although students … 0

Letter: Kulik deserves your vote

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Rep. Stephen Kulik is a staunch supporter for GMO labeling seeking our fundamental civic right of food transparency. He deserves your vote and re-election to continue his conscientious work to secure Massachusetts GMO labeling among many other worthy issues. There is long-standing truth in the phrase “We are … 0

Letter: Fighting for our district

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I have had the privilege of seeing firsthand the significant good that Steve Kulik has done for the small towns of the 1st Franklin District over the last 15 years. As a local elected official in one of the small towns represented by Steve, I have witnessed his … 0