Letters

Letter: Finding a candidate

Friday, August 22, 2014

With the election of a new governor coming up this November, I need a candidate I can support. I want to elect someone who really cares about ALL the people, not just the wealthy and powerful. I need someone who understands that our climate is changing and we humans have to power to make things either better or worse. My candidate is very intelligent and able to understand complex issues; … 0

Letter: Cries for tolerance

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Recorder’s Opinion of Aug. 5 on religious intolerance reminds me of this quote from a televangelist: “I look down on people who look down on people who look down on people.” The Recorder: “The sad thing is that all of the world’s religions, at their heart, preach codes of conduct that include tolerance.” Rattlesnakes are quite tolerant, yet are famous for their … 0

Letter: Learn what ‘yield’ means

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A lot of concern has been expressed about cell phone use and texting while driving causing car accidents. I am writing to express my concern for another situation that I believe is becoming much more prevalent on our roads where you find a rotary or entrance to a major highway. How many of us are finding we are “holding our breaths” when we … 0

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Letter: No checks on turbines

Monday, August 18, 2014

It’s no surprise to those who are familiar with wind turbines and the companies that sell them that the Hoosac Wind turbines are out of compliance with the state’s noise regulations. All over the world, people living in the vicinity of wind turbines experience the same health problems. … 0

Letter: County’s history

Sunday, August 17, 2014

I would like to point out a few areas of concern in Editor Tim Blagg’s piece “The History of Franklin County, Mass.,” which appeared in the Almanac section of The Recorder on Aug. 6. First, I question the exactness of the following statement. In describing the fate of … 0

Letter: ‘Good judgment’

Sunday, August 17, 2014

An “open letter” to Rep. Denise Andrews: Dear Rep. Andrews, I don’t live in your district, I can’t vote for you, and I have never met you. However, I want to thank you for your courage and good judgment in casting the lone vote in the Massachusetts House … 0

Letter: Our pipeline opposition

Friday, August 15, 2014

While lobbying in the State House we watched a fully-grown woman succumb to tears in front of an audience. She was weeping for the blueberry fields that her family had harvested for six generations, which were now jeopardized by the industrial monstrosity known as the Pipeline. We write … 0

Letter: Andrews’ courage

Friday, August 15, 2014

Address an oponent’s arguments before attacking their person,” a fundamental principle of debate says. This maxim addresses a specific fallacy, the ad hominem (literally, “to the man”), defined as: 1. appealing to one’s prejudices, emotions, or special interests rather than to one’s intellect or reason. 2. attacking an … 0

Letter: Threat to land trusts

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Rattlesnake Gutter Trust is a land trust dedicated to protecting natural and scenic areas of Leverett in balance with private property and community development. We do this primarily by purchasing and managing important conservation land, and by assisting Leverett landowners in protecting their property through conservation restrictions. … 0

Letter: Saturday parking

Thursday, August 14, 2014

An open letter to Mayor Martin: I’ve just paid a $10 fine for a parking meter violation when I visited the Farmers Market Saturday morning. No excuses, your Honor, I plead guilty. I also want to make a plea for free parking on Saturdays to encourage more people … 0

Letter: We need Susannah

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

I have been involved in local politics for over 30 years. I have served on numerous volunteer committees, and have served as an elected precinct representative, selectman and School Committee member. I have even run for the same state-level office in 2010 for the 2nd Franklin District. I … 0

Letter: No pipeline needed

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Gov. Patrick has held closed-door meetings that propose a tariff to be levied on all electricity ratepayers in Massachusetts to finance an unnecessary, overbuilt, high-pressure, gas transmission pipeline all across the state of Massachusetts. This in addition to enlarged capacity on the existing pipeline in Southern Massachusetts. And … 1

Letter: Focus on Israel

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The following remarks from Sherrill Hogen’s July 28 piece caught my attention: “We must remember that it is Israel that has taken Palestinian land and occupied it with the force of arms.” I’m sure Ms. Hogen knows that Israel is not currently occupying Gaza, although it certainly is … 1