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Letter: Thinking of others

Friday, September 12, 2014

The traffic system is set up for people to take turns. On the red light, some folks stop, so others with the green light can go. For successful use of the highways, each of us drivers should cooperate. Years ago, motorist “A” tried to make a turn and was a little off in his time. The opposing driver “B” would slow down to allow the first vehicle safe exit. Today, … 0

Letter: Smarten up Mass.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Worcester is the site of National Grid’s “smart” electric meter pilot program. The $48 million Worcester pilot has not proven that smart meters are cost effective or safe, yet the Department of Public Utilities intends for Massachusetts residents to pay an estimated $7 billion for investor-owned utilities to deploy. Homeowners reporting signal interference, multiple light bulbs or appliances blowing prematurely, the onset or … 0

Letter: Search for a dentist

Thursday, September 11, 2014

I’d like to know if there is a dentist in the Turners Falls, Greenfield area who really cares about people’s teeth more than the “almighty buck?” I realize the “supplies” for dental work are expensive. I also understand that the overhead cost are most likely pretty high. However, what are people to do who cannot afford dental work? Who have limited income and … 0

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Letter: Unhappy with override

Friday, September 5, 2014

As a Northfield taxpayer, I continue to be troubled by how school officials were involved in promoting the July 8 override vote for additional school funding. Weeks prior to the vote, they sent multiple e-mails to parents encouraging them to vote and informing them of the implications on … 0

Letter: Valuable connection

Friday, September 5, 2014

I’m writing in regard to a recent (Aug. 22) editorial in The Recorder concerning the value of Baystate Hospital to our Franklin County Hospital. I’ve had many operations at Mass. General, New England Medical Center, and other excellent hospitals. Recently, I had chest pains and my doctor referred … 0

Letter: ID noncompliance

Friday, September 5, 2014

The editorial, “Mass. Missteps with REAL ID” rightly noted that MassDOT has done little to meet the standards of the REAL ID Act. A Freedom of Information Act submitted by the Coalition for a Secure Driver’s License confirmed MassDOT’s lack of progress since the regulation was issued over … 0

Letter: Backing Maura Healey

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Massachusetts attorney general serves as the people’s lawyer. There is no candidate with more experience and knowledge for this public advocate position than Maura Healey. For seven years, Maura helped lead the Attorney General’s Office, directing the major civil rights and consumer protection cases and overseeing 250 … 0

Letter: The clear choice

Thursday, September 4, 2014

On Tuesday Sept. 9, I will be voting for Susannah Whipps Lee for state representative because of her great record in creating jobs right here in the North Quabbin. She is co-owner of Whipps Inc. of Athol, which has just opened up a new building in Orange and … 0

Letter: Naive to think otherwise

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

I’m writing in response to the letter from Mr. Brian Eno, which appeared in The Recorder of Aug. 26. Mr. Eno is shocked — shocked — to discover that it should be Republicans, of all people, who would seek to portray the voting record of Rep. Denise Andrews … 0

Letter: Two for Tuesday

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

In the Massachusetts Democratic primary on Tuesday, Sept. 9, Democratic and independent (“unenrolled”) voters will do well to cast their ballots for Leland Cheung, for lieutenant governor; and Warren Tolman, for attorney general. Leland Cheung is a first-generation American. He aces my “lieutenant governor test”: If he or … 0

Letter: Cleaning up Turners

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Volunteers for clean-up in the Village of Turners Falls. Motivation to serve will come from wanting a better environment to live in and enjoy. Service will rarely be glorious. Temptation to quit will sometimes be strong. Volunteers must be diligent with little or no visible results and possibly … 0

Letter: What they stand for

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Rep. Denise Andrews has been attacked by her opponents in the upcoming state elections. But it seems pretty evident that Denise works hard for us. She also comes to our Old Home Day in Wendell, and she comes here, rolls up her sleeves and helps us with the … 0

Letter: Let’s elect Anderson

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Life is very complicated for most people, myself included. The task of representing thousands of diverse people takes an exceptionally dedicated individual! While our current Democrat representative is out of touch with the interests of many and current matters at hand,we have another option. I am a supporter … 0