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Letter: Wood pellet boiler makes sense

Sunday, February 7, 2016

A few people have concerns about the proposal to replace the Mohawk Trail Regional School’s propane powered boiler with a wood pellet boiler. Some speculate that asthma rates may increase because of additional particulate pollution. However, modern wood boilers are very efficient and are well within strict EPA standards. In addition, a peer reviewed study conducted by the prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital found no statistically significant difference between those who … 0

Letter: Another march planned

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The march to honor Martin Luther King that walked from Northfield to Plainfield over the Martin Luther King weekend along the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline route was a whopping success. We estimate about 300 walkers braved the cold winter snows, winds and below freezing temperatures. While we walked, others were preparing huge pots of warming, nutritious soups and driving support for the places … 0

Letter: The nation’s health care

Friday, February 5, 2016

As a journalist in Vermont and Washington, I got to know and appreciate Bernie Sanders and his concerns, particularly around effects of Agent Orange on veterans of the Gulf War. To my knowledge, he has not mentioned this important element of his record. My more important comment arises from Mrs. Clinton dismissal of Bernie’s campaign positions such as single-payer health care as “unrealistic.” … 0

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Letter: Lost and found

Monday, February 1, 2016

My deepest appreciation to the person who found my black purse in the Big Y parking lot and turned it in to the Greenfield Police station. Thankfully, by the time the purse was found everything was still intact. Thanks, also, to Big Y personnel who helped me look … 0

Letter: Too much information?

Monday, February 1, 2016

In regards to obituary columns: I feel that putting the deceased address in the column is setting the families up for another emotional event (robbery). Everyone knows that there is not usually anyone home during services, so why in these times of desperation for some individuals are we … 0

Letter: Handicapping business

Sunday, January 31, 2016

The people running for president make a list of promises. They seldom state how they will accomplish their goals. It is doubtful that any jobs can be brought back. Most young Americans are not aware that unions drove manufactures out of the U.S. Union demands became so great … 1

Letter: Restore Highland Pond

Sunday, January 31, 2016

What a glorious day today (Sunday, Jan. 24) on Highland Pond. My son Sam and I skated, played hockey with friends and met several Greenfield residents. We were all in agreement that restoring the warming hut, increasing access to the pond in winter, and encouraging residents and visitors … 0

Letter: I offer a challenge

Sunday, January 31, 2016

I challenge anyone after reading my letter to prove me wrong about the following statements: I firmly believe; more CO2 is created and expelled into the earth’s atmosphere from manufacturing, transportation and installation of solar panels and wind turbines than what is “saved” by their use. This is … 4

Letter: Why so much mutual aid?

Friday, January 29, 2016

I couldn’t help but notice the recent Birch Street single-family house fire resulted in nine additional towns responding. That sounds like a ridiculous amount of mutual aid for a single-family house fire. Perhaps it was an error in reporting? I think of all of those additional units responding … 0

Letter: Bernie’s health plan

Friday, January 29, 2016

The recent articles on Bernie Sanders’ health care plan have been pretty good. The idea put forth by The Clintons (Hillary, Bill, and Chelsea) that Bernie’s plan would somehow automatically destroy Obamacare and other scattershot, piecemeal health programs is absurd. A proposal or plan is not a completed … 0

Letter: Biased cartoons

Friday, January 29, 2016

In Saturday’s Recorder there were four editorial cartoons making fun of, and demonizing the Republican frontrunner for president, FOUR! And yet there wasn’t one doing the same for any Democrat. Not one. And this seems to be the norm. Why? Does this seem fair? Do you still pretend … 0

Letter: Housing issues

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Help! Can somebody from Franklin County Regional Housing & Redevelopment Authority give some straight answers? The truth? In the past, I had to write to the paper to get someone’s attention for help. When I did, the executive director, Robin Sherman, responded. “If you need help in the … 0

Letter: A terrible strip

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Let me add my voice to those calling for WuMo to be replaced by something better. I am a big fan of the comics page. I read “Stone Soup” daily — it had decent drawing, and the story kept up my interest. WuMo’s drawing is terrible — every … 0