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Letters

Letter: Support appreciated

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Thank you on behalf of Warwick’s dedicated and determined firefighters, for all of your kind words and publicity for our cause. It is humbling to be part of this great project of building Warwick’s Public Safety Building, even more so due to the support and encouragement of our greater community. When I opened The Recorder to the editorial section and began reading about our work and your very complimentary description, … 0

Letter: Trouble with eggs

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The U.S. egg industry is reeling from a colossal outbreak of avian flu, mostly among egg-laying chickens. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 48 million birds, accounting for 11 percent of the nation’s egg-laying hens, have been slaughtered for fear of infection during the past few months. The effects are far-reaching, from how to dispose of millions of potentially infected bird carcasses … 0

Letter: Our power capacity

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Tom Relihan’s piece, “Utilities: Electric rates to drop, but root cause of spikes remains,” is the kind of balanced, well-researched stuff we need on a subject of both immediate (pocketbook) and larger (Greenland may be melting) concern. Some comments: Testimony to his objectivity (tough in this town) is that he mentions the closing of the “620-Megawatt” Vermont Yankee (no CO2) alongside gas (some … 0

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Northfield preps list of pipeline concerns for FERC hearing

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Potential health effects cause concern for some residents

Letter: Detox center at Lunt

Sunday, July 26, 2015

I recently returned to Greenfield from traveling to learn of the controversy surrounding the possible location of a detox on the Lunt property. As an abutter, I believe it is important for everyone who lives close by to be able to express an opinion on this issue. I … 1

Letter: Reminder for FERC

Friday, July 24, 2015

Reminder for FERC Kinder Morgan just disclosed that their own calculation of benefit is half what they previously intended to claim it was. Recent articles on the front page of The Recorder outlining contemplated reductions in the capacity and size of the proposed NED pipeline indicate that the … 0

Letter: Examining issues

Thursday, July 23, 2015

I am sorry that Marguerite Willis found the Charlemont Forum offensive to her as a Republican. It is not the intention of the forum to criticize any political party. It is its intention to delve into issues that may be controversial but that have relevance on a national … 0

Letter: Right place for clinic

Thursday, July 23, 2015

I attended the hearing re: Lunt detox/rehab center, at the middle school. The sound system was horrid and I missed a lot. But, what I learned was that there were no compelling reasons not to grant permission. The usual “Not In My Backyard” group citing reasons such as … 0

Editorial: Council smart to table action on plastics

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Greenfield Town Council’s decision to table a proposed ordinance banning plastics was a smart move. The decision provides the council critical time to look deeper into the proposal, which would ban plastic shopping bags, single-serve water bottles and plastic foam containers in Greenfield. Tabling the proposal means … 0

Letter: Praising The Recorder

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

As a former 25-plus-year resident of New Salem, I would like to join my old neighbors in praising the work of The Recorder for strong and fair local reporting. The Good Ship Blagg was the paper I subscribed to electronically and turned to daily for news of my … 0

Letter: Overdose prevention

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

We were saddened to learn about the three overdose deaths that occurred recently in Greenfield. This tragedy reinforces the need for a better understanding of opioid addiction and better access to overdose prevention education and Naloxone (Narcan) — a powerful medication that reverses opioid overdose by displacing opioids … 0

Letter: Heard in New Salem

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

My wife and I were among the residents of New Salem who turned out to talk with Editor George Forcier, on Tuesday, July 14, as he made his rounds meeting with the people of the towns of Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region. We want to take … 0

Letter: What’s at stake

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

As members of the western Massachusetts medical community, we wish to express our support for the frontline mental health workers from Clinical and Support Options (CSO) who, represented by local SEIU 509, have announced a strike beginning on July 22 (unless management makes a reasonable offer). The issues … 0

Letter: Support clinicians

Monday, July 20, 2015

As a therapist working in community mental health for the past 31 years, I can’t idly stand by and watch as SEIU Local 509 at Clinical and Support Options is on the verge of a costly strike. I hope you will not either. Clinician Michael Wilmeth of CSO … 0