Letters

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 pipeline proposal and the availability of underutilized … 0

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 the Persian Gulf. Blagg also observes that when the price of oil and gas goes … 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 performed. If it occurs, it needs to be brought to the public’s attention. Then I … 0

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Letter: Ticket to ride

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Having lived around here for over half a century, I was amazed to learn via The Recorder (Jan.13) that Greenfield is an “exquisitely disenfranchised place.” I did not know that. Praise the LORD that we have such an informative newspaper. Yes, you cannot easily buy Amtrak train tickets. … 0

Letter: Learn to Cope

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Addiction to drugs, especially heroin and other opiates, or alcohol is a problem of epidemic proportion that negatively impacts the lives of most people, at one time or another, and also affects the many communities throughout western Massachusetts. Families of persons afflicted by substance abuse are among those … 0

Letter: Match-making for housing

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Two recent articles in The Recorder prompt me to ask: Could a homeless couple and a widowed homeowner come together to provide mutual support? Two problems, one solution? Is there an agency out there, whose authority is unquestioned, that could facilitate a screening and match-making process? Just asking. … 0

Letter: High-speed dependent

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The real risk of not having high-speed Internet is that towns and citizens will not be able to participate in a world that relies on fast communications. High-speed Internet service is as necessary as electricity and phone. Without it, our communities will fall behind in real estate (housing … 0

Letter: Speaking out

Monday, January 19, 2015

The thrust of Sunday’s (Jan 11) Je suis Charlie candlelight vigil was to proclaim our belief in and defend freedom of expression. I do not think that it was to characterize the speech of the Charlie Hebdo satirical newspaper. Eveline MacDougall (whom I know well and very much … 0

Letter: Brattleboro curbside

Monday, January 19, 2015

Responding to Curbside Compost letter by Andrew Baker: Andrew, I couldn’t agree with you more about the great need and benefits of curbside composting. Instead of trying to reinvent the wheel, Brattleboro, Vt., your neighbor to the north, is going great on its curbside composting program. They have … 0

Letter: Where peace begins

Monday, January 19, 2015

Terrorism: a dominant theme in the news that is rousing defiant reactions of people claiming their right to freedom of speech. But with freedom comes responsibility, and a little wisdom wouldn’t go amiss. Yes, we have a right to hurl abusive language and insult our neighbor. Will it … 0

Letter: Reasons to say ‘no’

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Approving this pipeline would be a mistake for quite a few reasons. Some fit the “not in our backyard category,” but most reasons benefit the larger community and of course humanity as a whole. Small towns in western Mass. have been orienting their economies toward eco-tourism. In Northfield, … 0

Letter: How it translates

Sunday, January 18, 2015

This is so cool! All the most powerful Western leaders and their attendant celebs joining together, hand in hand, in supporting the right to free expression! Hooray! Even though most of them wouldn’t recognize truly free expression if it bit them on the behind as they stoop over … 0

Letter: A lack respect

Friday, January 16, 2015

A lack of respect A 100-year-old U.S. Navy veteran, Dario Raschio, was to receive special honors from U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden in Portland, Ore. As Sen. Wyden began to speak, protesters in the back of the room erupted, shouting “hands up, don’t shoot.” More than 100 protesters pushed … 1