Letters

Letter: The art scene

Monday, September 15, 2014

We read with great concern Dan Brown’s letter of Sept. 8 with its dire assessment of the art scene in Franklin County. Are we talking of the survival of art or the survival of artists? We suggest that what needs to be nourished for survival is the appreciation of the arts. Art created in a vacuum without an audience is invisibly tragic. Artists who are compelled to make art, will … 0

Letter: Advocates sought

Monday, September 15, 2014

Pick any number between one and 10 and you may land on the number of placements that a child involved in foster care has experienced. These moves can mean moving from school to school and never keeping friends; it can mean leaving a town that feels familiar and leaving the only family you know. It certainly means being shuffled around an overburdened child … 0

Letter: Let’s elect Johnson

Sunday, September 14, 2014

On Tuesday, Oct. 7, the Town of Erving will hold a Special Election to elect a new selectman for a two-year period for the vacated position. I believe the best person for the position of Erving Selectman is Arthur (Art) Johnson. Art has lived in Erving for a number of years, and has been appointed by the Board of Selectmen as the town’s … 0

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Letter: Food for thought

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

I am a senior at Four Rivers Public Charter School in Greenfield and have enjoyed my last five years of learning and growth in such an engaging and open environment. Its been an experienced unrivaled in importance in my life but it has not come without some difficulty … 0

Letter: Home energy savings

Monday, September 8, 2014

You can counter the proposed gas pipeline by reducing your home energy consumption. Heating accounts for over 60 percent of U.S. residential natural gas consumption; appliances, electronics and lighting use 35 percent of home energy. The more our collective energy consumption goes down, the less likely the need … 0

Letter: This is teaching?

Monday, September 8, 2014

My father was a pretty good teacher in his day and when I heard him roll once in his grave, I thought it best that I put in two cents worth on his behalf. He taught at a time when teachers didn’t make damn fools of themselves to … 0

Letter: ‘Brookie’ location

Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Brookie sculpture pictured on Page A2 of The Recorder’s Sept. 2 issue is a great way to add to downtown’s attractions. Any information about why it’s there should point residents and visitors to the Green River and The Museum of Our Industrial Heritage at the other end … 0

Letter: Missing from art scene

Sunday, September 7, 2014

I wasn’t amazed to read online that both the Arts Block and the Pushkin Gallery were closing. I felt more sad about the first, having enjoyed some great music there over the past few years. I was less surprised about the closing of the gallery spaces. As a … 0

Letter: Unhappy with override

Friday, September 5, 2014

As a Northfield taxpayer, I continue to be troubled by how school officials were involved in promoting the July 8 override vote for additional school funding. Weeks prior to the vote, they sent multiple e-mails to parents encouraging them to vote and informing them of the implications on … 0

Letter: Valuable connection

Friday, September 5, 2014

I’m writing in regard to a recent (Aug. 22) editorial in The Recorder concerning the value of Baystate Hospital to our Franklin County Hospital. I’ve had many operations at Mass. General, New England Medical Center, and other excellent hospitals. Recently, I had chest pains and my doctor referred … 0

Letter: ID noncompliance

Friday, September 5, 2014

The editorial, “Mass. Missteps with REAL ID” rightly noted that MassDOT has done little to meet the standards of the REAL ID Act. A Freedom of Information Act submitted by the Coalition for a Secure Driver’s License confirmed MassDOT’s lack of progress since the regulation was issued over … 0

Letter: Backing Maura Healey

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Massachusetts attorney general serves as the people’s lawyer. There is no candidate with more experience and knowledge for this public advocate position than Maura Healey. For seven years, Maura helped lead the Attorney General’s Office, directing the major civil rights and consumer protection cases and overseeing 250 … 0

Letter: The clear choice

Thursday, September 4, 2014

On Tuesday Sept. 9, I will be voting for Susannah Whipps Lee for state representative because of her great record in creating jobs right here in the North Quabbin. She is co-owner of Whipps Inc. of Athol, which has just opened up a new building in Orange and … 0