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Letter: Overprotected

Sunday, March 1, 2015

I cannot believe the parents who are suing cities and towns because of their children’s sledding accidents and the towns that are banning sledding (article Feb. 20). What is next, banning outdoor bicycling by children (could cause accidents)? What do these parents suggest children do during the winter months: stay inside 24/7 during school breaks playing video games? Many kids actually do that, and that is why heart disease and … 0

Letter: State police call

Sunday, March 1, 2015

When the phone rang one evening recently, and the caller ID announced that the caller was the State of Massachusetts, I was quite curious as I answered it. The caller, a lovely young woman, was calling from the Shelburne State Police Barracks to inquire whether we were missing our dog. Apparently a dog with no tags had been found a mile or so … 0

Letter: I’d welcome lampreys

Sunday, March 1, 2015

It would be wonderful if, as Dick Starkey suggests in his letter of Feb 19, by installing fish ladders at the Green River dams we could bring lampreys and other native species back to the Green River. I believe it would be the humans checking out the lampreys, though, and not the other way around; they are just too fascinating to watch and … 0

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Letter: Subtraction by addition

Monday, February 23, 2015

As a server who has worked in Shelburne Falls for well over a decade, I can attest that the addition of yet another restaurant will do nothing to enhance the economic viability or character of the village. The numerous restaurants already established here struggle to remain open during … 0

Letter: To my water pipe rescue

Monday, February 23, 2015

I awakened on a recent morning to a mere trickle of water from my faucet. By mid-afternoon, thanks to Greenfield DPW, full service was restored. It is too easy to take our civil servants for granted. From my phone call to Judy at DPW at 7:15 a.m., to … 0

Letter: Setting record straight

Sunday, February 22, 2015

An open letter to Joe Maruca: Your report is very thorough and will be a helpful guide to Rowe’s Fire Department. I am pleased to hear that many of the goals have already been accomplished in the last five months thanks to the hard work and dedication of … 0

Letter: Where’s the coverage?

Friday, February 20, 2015

There are times when there seems to be big news stories missing from The Recorder. These are stories that affect local people and businesses. Last year, when the huge rate increases were announced by the electric suppliers, The Recorder, and the media in general, didn’t seem to take … 0

Letter: Let’s support this

Friday, February 20, 2015

There are a lot of folks in Buckland who are enthusiastically looking forward to having another good restaurant in the village at the Salmon Falls Artisans showroom building. Imagine this — an anchor restaurant in the same building as one of the finest craft galleries in the Northeast … 0

Letter: Column hits mark

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Tim Blagg’s column, “Snipers now the target” was right on. Chris Kyle was a true American hero! He no doubt saved many American lives by his actions. It was very unfortunate he was killed by the veteran he was trying to help. The non-veteran critics should join the … 1

Letter: Help us to help you

Thursday, February 19, 2015

We would like to ask everyone who uses oil, propane or receives mail or newspaper delivery, to please keep a clear path to the receptacle. Our drivers are exhausted with this heavy snow. They are climbing over snow banks and through drifts of snow up to their waist. … 0

Letter: White guilt

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Regarding Ann Keough’s letter about all the “pain she is in” about so many unarmed black men being massacred by our police officers; I’d like to know what she would’ve suggested officer Darren Wilson, in Ferguson Mo., do when he was being physically attacked by a 300-pound “unarmed” … 1

Letter: Accident reports

Thursday, February 19, 2015

I continue to be deeply disappointed regarding the misleading headlines The Recorder use when reporting on automobile collisions. For example Monday, Feb. 16, “Poor roads cause 3-car crash on I-91” is, in fact, DOWNRIGHT FALSE! Even your own reporting notes that the state trooper said “the drivers were … 0

Letter: Following biathlons

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Those of us who enjoy the combined sport of biathlon cross-country skiing and rifle marksmanship have to wait for the Winter Olympics, a four-year cycle, to watch biathlon live on a prescribed television network. What makes biathlon so exciting to watch is the fact that the skier in … 0