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Letter: ‘Outstanding’ tribute to vets

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

“Outstanding” is the word to all those that paid tribute to our veterans on their day. Some but not all, were: Newton St. School, Applebee’s, Friendly’s, Vassar’s, Clarkdale, Golden Nozzle, F. L. Roberts, etc. A thank you salute is in order for your thoughtfulness from all veterans. TOM TRAVIS Greenfield … 0

Letter: A special place

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Recently, an email message was received from our Mohawk district superintendent, Michael Buoniconti, touting measured successes over the last eight years. In hard numbers and graphs, Buoniconti shares that the percentage of district students achieving proficient or higher in English language arts AND math has trended positively for several years, now both exceeding the state average. Congratulations to those who made, instituted and … 0

Letter: Prescription management

Monday, November 23, 2015

Several years ago after back surgery I was sent home with a large bottle of OxyContin. I had no idea how addictive they were until the day I decided to stop taking them; what followed was a frightening and uncomfortable 24 hours of nausea, chills, sweating and agitation as I went through obvious withdrawal from a drug I had ingested for less than … 0

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Letter: Health studies

Thursday, November 19, 2015

We can agree that the rise of the suite of metabolic diseases; including obesity, onset diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and arterial sclerosis are “striking.” The “experts” who are flummoxed by this are the same who have steadfastly ignored the evidence that all of the above are exacerbated by … 0

Letter: Ignorant take on history

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

For a brief moment I was eager to once again read the musings of my old neighbor Ben Clarke in The Recorder. Unfortunately his latest dispatch on “Our Ungrateful Generation” proved very disappointing. There may be a kernel of truth to his labeling of Millennials as self-righteous and … 0

Letter: Free bus ride

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Franklin Regional Transit Authority is offering a Free Friday (after Thanksgiving) for everyone to use the FRTA buses on every route, Nov. 27. I want to invite everyone to try out the service. My husband and I have enjoyed this Free Friday in other years and have … 0

Letter: King Philip’s casualties

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Rachel Rapkin provided Recorder readers with an excellent report on the Nov. 7 discussion “1676 and Beyond: Tribes, Race, and Untold Histories” sponsored by the group Racial Justice Rising. However, she seriously incorrectly reported one item of information we provided, that we wish to correct: At the massacre/battle … 1

Letter: Eye for photos

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

A famous photographer, Ansel Adams, once said “a good photograph is knowing where to stand.” Paul Franz (Recorder photographer) knows where to stand and also has a “good eye.” In my opinion, he is an excellent photographer and I enjoy his many pictures in the paper. DAVID NIMS … 0

Letter: Veterans Day tribute

Monday, November 16, 2015

Last evening, we went to Applebee’s for dinner. Upon our arrival, we were greeted with one of the nicest patriotic greetings we have ever seen in a restaurant. First, there were cards of thanks written by children of the local Newton Elementary School to all our veterans. (A … 1

Letter: Honest experience

Monday, November 16, 2015

We are all too aware of recent robberies in town, including a number unreported in the press in the Davis Street area. But yesterday, the news (for me) was different. I was washing several kitchen floor mats at the laundromat on the French King Highway, which was bustling … 0

Letter: Climate change source

Monday, November 16, 2015

People who bring up politics when debating or discussing climate change, clearly don’t understand science and the rapid changes taking place on Earth and its atmosphere. For those who are challenged in this way, I encourage you to go to the NASA site, as it has a lot … 0

Letter: Armed citizenry

Sunday, November 15, 2015

From the official website of New York City: “A higher percentage of the guns used in crimes in New York City are coming from out-of-state,” said Criminal Justice Coordinator John Feinblatt. It has always amazed me to hear or read statements like this. There is no way possible … 2

Letter: Parking angle

Sunday, November 15, 2015

To my delight I read in this morning’s Recorder a letter written by Jim Kittredge titled “Parking plan.” Mr, Kittredge expressed my concern about cars parking at a slant on Main Street. Recently, I nearly hit a cyclist as I was leaving a parking place. I could not … 0