Letter: Too much ink

Monday, November 30, 2015

Tim Grant has the right to his numbingly repetitive, utterly predictable point of view, but do the readers of The Recorder really need to hear it quite so often simply because he’s so driven to share it with us? His sneering, fatuously self-righteous ad-hominem screeds may be a genuine part of the local political landscape (then again, maybe not), but why should The Recorder give him such disproportionate coverage? A … 0

Letter: Jesus’ ideals

Monday, November 30, 2015

Some time ago, in the Faith Matters column of The Recorder, the Rev. Michael Grant questioned why in a society where the majority of people identify as Christians the churches are not filled with people on Sunday. He provided us with the answer to this question with his recent letter to the editor in which he criticized our educators for supporting the freedoms … 0

Letter: Don’t go to Israel

Monday, November 30, 2015

An Open Letter to Senate President Stanley Rosenberg and state Sens. Ben Downing, Anne Gobi, John Keenan, Barbara L’Italien, Karen Spilka, Michael Barrett, Eileen Donoghue, Richard Ross and Dan Wolf: I write as a member of the Boston Alliance for Water Justice and as a Jewish American critical of Israel’s repressive treatment of Palestinians living in the West Bank, Gaza, refugee camps elsewhere … 0

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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 … 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 … 0

Letter: Legislative opportunity

Monday, November 23, 2015

A little over a month ago I wrote a letter to The Recorder about what we can do about climate change. I mentioned lessening our carbon footprint and supporting the bill entered by state Sen. Michael Barrett concerning pricing carbon at its true social cost, in other words … 0

Letter: Stick with the facts

Monday, November 23, 2015

I consider myself generally opposed to the Tennessee Gas Pipeline, not being convinced it is needed, and concerned about its crossing of conservation lands and fragmenting wildlife habitat. However, the cause of pipeline opponents is not served well by hyperbole and misinformation. Jeffrey Scott’s letter of Nov. 4 … 0

Letter: This Thanksgiving remember, Pilgrims were refugees, too

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Governor Baker, There seems to be a sad lack of original thought in our statehouse. We expect our governor to represent the people of the Commonwealth, not to fall into line with the rest of the bigots in national politics. You seem to forget in this time of … 0

Letter: Climate change vs. global warming

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Recently, you had a reader claim that “people who bring up politics when debating climate change don’t understand science”. I would agree! Most people don’t disagree that the climate is changing, the climate is changing every day and has been for thousands of years! What many people disagree … 3

Letter: Don’t refuse refugees

Sunday, November 22, 2015

I was saddened to hear about the governors’ slamming the doors of America to war refugees. We, along with France and Russia, are the ones bombing their homes to wipe out the scourge of terrorists. There is nowhere safe for these innocents to go in their homeland of … 0

Letter: Perception vs. risk reality

Sunday, November 22, 2015

I found the headline “Paris attacks lead Americans to wonder about safety” (The Recorder, 11/18/15), very interesting and wondering about our grasp of risk. Although the Paris attacks were a terrible tragedy, every 2 days more Americans die in car accidents than died in the Paris attacks. If … 0

Letter: I see courage

Friday, November 20, 2015

Ben Clarke’s My Turn article (“Our ungrateful generation,” Saturday, Nov. 14) in which he passes off my generation’s thirst for justice as entitlement and self-involvement was off-base and stale. Frankly, I am surprised that The Recorder published it because we have heard the argument so many times that … 2

Letter: Reflections on plastic votes

Friday, November 20, 2015

Reflecting on the results of the election and the referendum questions, I want to thank everyone who voted to ban nonbiodegradable take-out food and beverage containers by local retail food establishments, the hospital, schools and at all town events. In doing so, voters in town showed that they … 1