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Letter: The pipeline question

Friday, August 28, 2015

Lately, I have heard constant discussions regarding the proposed natural gas pipeline. Everyone is talking about it. Posters that say “Stop the Pipeline” have adorned lawns all over Massachusetts and petitions are constantly being handed to me, asking to be signed. My question is why is a pipeline something we would even consider putting in our communities in the first place? I looked into this question by following The Recorder … 1

Letter: Right choice for Lunt

Friday, August 28, 2015

I live not far from the old Lunt factory. I was very glad the mayor and Town Council signed the contract for a detox/rehab center; Franklin County needs this. We have a serious drug problem here and people need our help. No one knows what it’s like to have someone they love and care about in need of this help. It could be … 0

Letter: Multiple uses

Friday, August 28, 2015

One-time use? Are you kidding? We use plastic grocery bags for a number of things: to store ice in the freezer; take to the Y to put our wet swimsuit in to bring home; in all our wastebaskets in the house and in the car for our rubbish; fill with five-cent bottles and cans to redeem (waste of time and money); store clothespins … 0

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Letter: The pipeline question

Letter: Growing Greenfield

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

I wanted to applaud those members of the Economic Development board, the mayor and those members of the Town Council who acknowledged and unwaveringly supported the importance of attracting new financially sound businesses that will not only contribute to additional tax revenue over time, BUT most importantly, add … 2

Letter: Defining racism

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

What does racism mean? Racism is a belief that one race is superior to the other or the practice of treating a person or group of people differently on the basis of their race. Racial intolerance is a lack of toleration; unwillingness or refusal to tolerate or respect … 0

Letter: Old Home Days

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

We always like to thank all who participated in the 56th Montague Old Home Days. This year we extend a special thanks to all the participants in our “Car Show,” whether they were antiques, racing or unique in some way. We were also visited by the Mohawk Rambler … 0

Letter: Need versus want

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

In its evaluation of the Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline, FERC should be considering NEED not WANT. Of course the industries constructing infrastructure and supplying the gas want to sell more. That’s their job. Of course businesses using readily available gas to keep their prices low want more gas … 0

Letter: Student ambassador

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

For the past nine years, the Volunteer Services Department at the Baystate Franklin Medical Center has been running a program called the Student Ambassadors, designed to expose high school students to the field of medicine. This program takes place every summer and lasts for six weeks starting in … 0

Letter: Unwarranted support

Monday, August 24, 2015

I was disheartened by your editorial support (Aug. 15) for Planned Parenthood. Their activity of selling baby parts for profit is evil. There is no good reason for tax money, or for that matter, any source of funds, to support their appallingly immoral work. I congratulate the Center … 1

Letter: Our power options

Monday, August 24, 2015

Bob Leach’s letter Aug. 17 was right on. To my knowledge about half of all nuclear plants in the U.S. are powered by Soviet warhead material which was bought from them as part of a weapon reduction treaty. Despite all the fear mongering that goes on about nuclear … 0

Letter: About those big boxes ...

Monday, August 24, 2015

I take issue with The Recorder’s lead headline on Aug. 11: “Big Box proponents can send comments to court.” After reading the article carefully, it’s apparent that “all interested parties” can submit comments — opponents, too! Is The Recorder showing some bias here? I also question Mayor Martin’s … 0

Letter: My Southern experience

Sunday, August 23, 2015

I was born and raised in western Massachusetts. In the South, I am known as a Yankee. My life in the South started in 1955 as a missile-radar instructor in Huntsville, Ala. Except for three years in Germany and two years in Vietnam, I have lived in the … 0

Letter: The sounds of nature

Sunday, August 23, 2015

A large portion of the objection to the pipeline by now is the question of the noise created by it. We need to ask ourselves if there is truly silence anywhere in nature? We should be comparing the noise of the proposed pipeline to the ambient noise of … 1