Letter: Staying informed

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Thanks much to The Recorder for reminding me that Sunshine Week has arrived. I am usually aware this First Amendment celebration is in the offing to remind and re-educate all of us about how critical it is that we have access to information about our government. Without independently functioning newspapers and other news media formats conveying investigative news and information, the core tenets of democratic government simply wither and die. … 0

Letter: Corporate bullying

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Recently, there were these two articles: “Pipeline pledge Deerfield vows legal action against state if survey permission granted” by Tom Relihan and “Gas pipeline foes parse draft impact report” by Richie Davis. These articles underscore the lack of transparency by both FERC and TGP concerning the potential invasion of a gas pipeline through parts of Franklin County. As a part-time resident of Franklin … 0

Letter: YMCA a constant

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Aside from a few years where my job took me elsewhere, I’ve lived in Greenfield my whole life. I’ve noticed Greenfield go through many changes over the years from downtown to government, from schools to employers, from good to not so good and back to good again. But one thing that has remained constant for us over the years is our YMCA. It’s … 0

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Letter: Help with taxes

Friday, March 20, 2015

This past Monday, I started to do my own taxes (usually an easy task), when I discovered a small glitch, which required a 1040 booklet to figure out how to calculate paying a portion of my Social Security money. Since the library doesn’t get these booklets anymore, I … 0

Letter: Support our YMCA

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Wow, 20 years ago, my two children were enjoying school and rollerblading through their Recorder paper routes six mornings a week. I worked full time and sometimes two jobs. The hardest issue was care after school. I didn’t worry about them letting themselves in, but what they would … 0

Letter: Working our roads

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Regardless how long-lived and dreary this winter’s display of force, for Orange, one fact stands supreme: We and our roads were remarkably well served! I don’t remember a time — anywhere — in which winter passed, wherein NOTHING disparaging was bandied about concerning any local road crew. Yet … 0

Letter: Let’s look for good

Thursday, March 19, 2015

They are different from me, from us. So, why are we so afraid? I was afraid of the motorcyclists. I saw a movie about “Hells Angels,” and those specific folks were bad. In this instance, both men and women were terrible. I was told that in every organization, … 0

Letter: Costly cable venture

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Taxes in Warwick are up 20 percent from what they were, not very long ago. I am not against fiber cable but care should be taken in what we are getting into. We should consider past history in our considerations There is talk now in some towns about … 0

Letter: Act of treason?

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The 47 GOP senators who tried to undercut the Obama administration’s nuclear deal by issuing a warning letter to Iran may have committed an act of treason under the Logan Act — a federal law prohibiting unauthorized citizens from negotiating with foreign governments. Passed in 1799 and last … 0

Letter: A critical campaign

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

On March 11, the YMCA in Greenfield kicked off its 2015 Annual Campaign. All of the funds raised will be used to help Franklin County youth and families have access to the vital programs and services the Y provides. Seven years ago, 12-13 percent of our members utilized … 0

Letter: Powerful exhibit

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Last weekend, I happened upon a new exhibit at the Greenfield Community College campus in the gallery on the south end of the main building: House/Home, A Work in Progress. The images are by John Willis. The text by Brent Sturlaugson relates a powerful story of the ways … 0

Letter: Return the cart

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Flower arrangements, statuary, animals, cars and now a garden cart that was an anniversary gift from my deceased husband was stolen from my property on Tuesday, March 10! Really! The cart, not only has sentimental value, but for many years it has been a godsend for garden and … 0

Letter: Bait and switch

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Susan Sakmar, LNG expert, reports: “As of Aug. 28, 2014, the Department of Energy has approved a total of 40.96BCF/d for LNG exports. This is over half of U.S. natural gas production of approximately 70 Bcf/d. The 40.96 approved exports include many FTA only applications, which must be … 3