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Letters

Letter: Orwell sums it up

Friday, October 24, 2014

Citizens of Greenfield, MA, USA: Congratulations on your new, 24/7 surveillance cameras overlooking the village square. You are well on your way to becoming a safe community. Thank goodness you had the foresight to build a constabulary far from the town center, lest all that expensive homeland security gear might be vulnerable to graffiti, broken lights and other assorted acts of vandalism. That leaves plenty of room for a new … 0

Letter: Fossil fuels divestment

Friday, October 24, 2014

Climate activist and eco-philosopher Joanna Macy counsels that it is imperative to celebrate any step we make in contributing to the well-being of our world. Certainly many steps were taken by the over 400,000 people, including many from the Greenfield area, who participated in the Peoples’ Climate March in New York City on Sept. 21 very quickly that the steps they took mattered. … 0

Letter: Ebola politics

Friday, October 24, 2014

Well. Today’s word (10/18) from the Associated Press is that the World Health Organization has decided it “bungled efforts to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa.” Then they state “the agency’s own bureaucracy was part of the problem ... it pointed out that the heads of its country offices in Africa are ‘politically motivated appointments.’” So what does the POTUS do? … 0

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Letter: Re-elect Andrews

Letter: Move forward

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

I had the opportunity to sit next to Denise Andrews at an event celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Wheeler Memorial Library in Orange. As I talked with Denise, I found her very engaged and knowledgeable of the issues important to me like education, broadband, and our post … 0

Letter: Autumn fun

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Hicks Family Farm corn maze is such a wonderful addition to the colorful autumn festivities in western Massachusetts. While strolling through the maze, one appreciates the endless entertainment that abounds for all ages as well as the educational and informative tidbits of trivia and very amusing jokes. … 0

Letter: Andrews works for us

Monday, October 20, 2014

Since becoming involved with a statewide network advocating for legislation to address the foreclosure crisis, I have learned that there are two types of legislators. One passes laws that favor big banks. The other stands up to big banks and passes laws that protect homeowners. The 2nd Franklin … 0

Letter: No way to go

Monday, October 20, 2014

I must take issue with the assertion in your editorial of Oct. 15 that indexing the gasoline tax to inflation amounts to “taxation without representation.” Are you arguing that the sales tax is “taxation without representation?” Is the income tax “taxation without representation?” You don’t seem to be … 0

Letter: Benefiting others

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Monday, Oct. 6, I was privileged to take part in a fundraiser event at the restaurant Hope and Olive in Greenfield. This particular event night benefited the nonprofit Diggity Service Dogs, which trains and places rescued dogs as assistive service dogs for psychiatric purposes. Everything about the evening … 0

Letter: Re-elect Kulik

Sunday, October 19, 2014

We, in the 1st Franklin District are fortunate to have Steve Kulik as our representative. Steve has held this seat because he has a consistent record of voting in the House in support of the people in our district. He’s stood for workers rights, supported union contracts for … 0

Letter: What’s the deal?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Michael Egan’s letter to the editor of Oct. 9 states, if I’m reading it correctly, that the present legislation for casinos allows them to serve free or reduced price alcoholic beverages! This should be looked into. If it is true, who wrote the legislation that facilitates drunk driving, … 0

Letter: The pipeline trail

Friday, October 17, 2014

In the Oct. 3 issue of The Recorder, both Chris Collins in his column, and the editorial, correctly questioned whether it just might be more than a coincidence that National Grid’s announcement of a 37 percent price increase for their electricity customers was related to Kinder Morgan’s Northeast … 0

Letter: Vote ‘yes’ on 1

Friday, October 17, 2014

I am voting ‘Yes’ on Ballot Question 1 to repeal the gas tax indexing. Those that support this indexing to inflation believe the money is needed to improve the state’s transportation infrastructure. These are the facts: ∎ Massachusetts already spends four times per mile on the construction of our … 0

Letter: Unhealthy priorities?

Friday, October 17, 2014

U.S., state, and municipal health authorities are working overtime and spending millions of dollars to stem the spread of Ebola, which has killed just one person here. Where is the comparable effort to stem the spread of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and other chronic diseases that kill … 0