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Letter: Let Ramblers stay

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

For 50-plus years the Mohawk Ramblers have been a part of the local community. In full disclosure, I am a lifetime member, however, I have moved to Florida. I can speak to the fact that the Ramblers have been and still are a great supporter of the local charities, schools and community at large. It is sad that after 50 yearsthey are being forced out of the property that they … 0

Letter: A second chance

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

On April 3, the Montague police and fire were summoned to a car crash on the Montague Center Common. Upon arrival, the car had come to rest squarely against the only Catalpa tree. Standard operations were instituted, injured attended, car towed, scene cleared of debris. But there is far more to this accident. Later in the day a passenger in the car lost … 0

Letter: Attention to closing

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Thanks to the Recorder for covering the Conference on Nuclear Plant Closures held April 2. The conference sponsors, the Nuclear Plant Closure Working Group, are working on an insight from professor John Mullin of UMass that there are no good strategies developed to recover from the economic impact of closing nuclear power plants. We have been very clear that we are not thinking … 0

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Letter: Surprise visitor

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I received a wonderful surprise here in Ruston, La., recently! Bud Foster (Foster’s Super Market) stopped for a visit and lunch. He has been a life-long friend and role model for me. In 1946, I was a student at Mount Hermon School. When I was not in class, … 0

Letter: Women’s issues

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A so-called “Republican War on Women” — effectively coined for President Obama’s successful 2012 re-election campaign — was a topic recently tackled by a panel of women, including Karen Anderson of Orange, a contender for state representative for the 2nd Franklin District. We encourage the readers of The … 0

Letter: Stillwater business

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I am writing in support of Deerfield River Portage (DRP). I had the good fortune to work for Kate Clayton-Jones and Danielle Canedy — the co-owners of this small business — last summer, and I’m extremely pleased that they will be able to continue their operation for at … 0

Letter; Support my candidacy

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

My name is William Bembury and I am running for the position of selectman May 5. I am a retired state employee with 32 years of law enforcement experience. I served in the United States Marine Corps, and was wounded in combat in Vietnam; I am a lifetime … 0

Letter: ADA compliance

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

As a strong and experienced advocate for persons with disabilities (39 years with the previous ADA Commission of Greenfield), I think it should be a priority for all towns, nonprofits, government, state leaders to protect, advocate and implement ADA regulations. Currently, Bill No. 1164 — sponsored by Rep. … 0

Letter: Bad regulations

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I’m a farmer. I care about the environment and depend on it to produce healthy, nutritious crops. Sales of my crops can be easily damaged by food safety scares resulting from someone cutting corners so I understand the need for regulation. However, as a small businessperson, I don’t … 0

Letter: Vote and help

Monday, April 14, 2014

The recent letter from Ms. Ann Dorr regarding Rex Trailer, his children’s program, “Boomtown,” and Senate Bill 1622 recognizing his contribution to awareness of the handicapped caught my attention on several levels. At 12, I was a bit old for the “Boomtown” show in 1956, however, there were … 0

Letter: Missing specifics

Monday, April 14, 2014

Tim Neumann’s response to Darlene Clark’s letter of March 31, regarding religious books at the World Eye Bookshop would have been more effectual had he cited some of the texts in question. But he states specifically in his closing paragraph that he “did not see the specific display … 0

Letter: Forget the ‘slams’

Sunday, April 13, 2014

We are one nation “under God” and all have a right to their opinions, a great part of our freedom! Anita Fritz has a right, as well as Al Norman and so many others in your city. We here in Orange are thankful for our Wal-Marts. Oh, we … 0

Letter: Rabbits and Easter

Sunday, April 13, 2014

I am writing to urge parents, who are considering the purchase of a rabbit for their children this Easter, to reconsider. Rabbits are adorable and fun when they are babies, but will they still be perceived this way in 6 months? Will they end up forgotten and alone … 0