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Letter: What’s possible

Thursday, October 30, 2014

On Jan. 31, 1958, Explorer 1 was put in orbit. It was 6.25 inches in diameter. Wernher Von Braun, a German rocket scientist, is credited with making this United States effort possible. July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 was the space flight that landed the first humans on the Moon, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, That historic event took 11 years after tiny Explorer 1 went into orbit. In the early … 1

Letter: A new senior center

Thursday, October 30, 2014

If you’ve had any reason to visit the current Greenfield Senior Center, you may wonder why a new facility has been proposed. It’s true that the activities and programs are amazing and the wonderful staff and myriad volunteers are welcoming and helpful but the list of serious problems at the center is long and has existed for some time. Let’s start with the … 0

Letter: An effective lawmaker

Thursday, October 30, 2014

We sometimes forget how effective our legislative delegation has been. We are very fortunate to have hard working, intelligent and caring people working for western Massachusetts in Boston. Steve Kulik is at the top of that list. He has sponsored an incredible number of bills for us over the years. As vice chair of the Joint Committee on Ways and Means and the … 0

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Letter: What’s possible

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Letter: Andrews the right choice

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Vote for Denise Andrews on Tuesday, Nov. 4. Denise is a conscientious, principled, vibrant and dedicated state representative. We are so lucky to have her. The nasty and misleading Jobs First IE PAC campaign against Denise makes me so angry. Don’t fall for it. Denise works hard every … 0

Letter: It’s a gamble

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Next week, we will be faced with a ballot question regarding casino gambling. The present law allows for there to be three casinos in Massachusetts.The ballot question would repeal the law that allows those casinos. I don’t like either alternative and I believe that both are violations of … 0

Letter: Can’t afford to lose him

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Steve Kulik has done much for our district. This area contains some of the most productive farmland in the country, Steve has been one of the strongest advocates in the Legislature for preserving that land, while at the same time strengthening agriculture and the farm economy. Steve has … 0

Letter: Slim pickings

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates out of touch with the public. Initially I was pleased that Charlie Baker was running for governor again. As a Libertarian, I was happy with his fiscally conservative and socially liberal views. On Aug. 29, I sent in a request for printed information I could … 0

Letter: Behind the scenes

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Rick Green’s My Turn column on Oct. 21 was disingenuous at best. He tried to make it seem that he was only arguing for more openness in the legislative process at Beacon Hill. But his organization, MassFiscal, isn’t really devoted to openness; it’s devoted to defending the interests … 0

Letter: Kulik’s leadership

Thursday, October 30, 2014

A vote for Steve Kulik is a vote for talent, experience, common sense, integrity and persistence. In Leverett, as a Selectboard member, I’ve worked with Steve for years, on big and small issues. He is amazingly fast in responding to any question. He is innovative in finding solutions … 0

Letter: Clear choices

Thursday, October 30, 2014

It appears that voters — Democrats, Republicans and Independents alike — increasingly agree that state tax hikes over the last four years have been excessive, unfair and hurtful to Massachusetts families. Under the Patrick administration, we’ve seen RMV fees skyrocket, alcohol and tobacco taxes increase wildly and then … 0

Letter: Three to vote for

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fellow Recorder Readers, I hope we’ll all vote this Nov. 4 and I especially hope we’ll all vote for the three Green-Rainbow Party statewide candidates who’ve taken no money from corporate lobbyists, so would have no favors to pay back the 1 percent afterwards. Please consider voting for … 0

Letter: Short on details

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Although I grew up and live in Deerfield, I hadn’t heard of Dylan Korpita previous to his campaign for state representative. While I therefore have no special insight into the candidate, I do respect the general good sense of the community in which we both were raised and … 0

Letter: Andrews shines

Thursday, October 30, 2014

During the run-up to our election next week, the negative ads and misinformation are running rampant. Negative ads are the bane of any election cycle and I am saddened and angered when they appear on TV or in my mail. Denise Andrews has not resorted to such tactics … 0