Letter: Given a chance

Friday, September 4, 2015

A new life begins when sperm is received, It has no idea how it was conceived. An unborn baby all comfy and warm, from its mother’s womb it may soon be torn. Months are made up of hours and days, till the newborn sees the sun’s shining rays. The cry of the unborn is never heard, a woman’s right to choose is not so absurd. There are but two choices … 0

Letter: Abortion

Friday, September 4, 2015

I am appalled at how the abortion discussion has taken top priority in this country, especially by male politicians who will themselves never have to make the terrible choice to terminate a pregnancy. Does anyone think for one moment that wimmyn are clamoring to get an abortion as though it’s the next fashion accessory? Has it occurred to you that it is a … 0

Letter: Pipeline insurance

Friday, September 4, 2015

I have been wondering who is crazy enough to insure the Kinder Morgan pipeline against the unfortunate mishaps we envision for it? This is not Hurricane Katrina or even the BP oil spill. Unfortunate events with the pipeline cannot be called “unforeseen.” Angry local populations of world-class concerned citizens have spent months detailing exactly what can go wrong. They even put it in … 0

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Letter: Signs on the mind

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

or those of you that can remember the Five Man Electrical Band song “Signs” — “Sign, sign, everywhere a sign Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?” Well, I can read the new state transit sign(s) but I’m … 0

Letter: Frontier early release

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

I am responding to your editorial about the recent changes to school scheduling at Frontier Regional School in Union 38. This editorial was published on Aug. 17. As a student who is affected by this change, I have mixed feelings about it. While I am pleased to have … 0

Letter: He can do more

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

I read with interest the article “State Senate President Stanley Rosenberg calls on Berkshire Gas to lift moratorium.” While I am pleased that the senator has called for lifting the moratorium and for Berkshire Gas to examine alternatives if Kinder Morgan’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline does not … 0

Letter: Not buying that flag

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

I find myself compelled to respond to the piece by Lou Barber from Ruston, La., “My Southern experience” published on Aug. 24 in the Readers Write section of The Recorder. First, let me say that I understand his piece begins with the word “My,” so it being your … 3

Letter: Abortion issue

Monday, August 31, 2015

I wish to commend Mr. Wallis Reid for his observations in a recent My Turn article about abortion. It was concise and relevant. An acorn is not an oak nor a caterpillar a butterfly. And a fetus is not a baby. A couple days later, Jane Winchester writes … 0

Letter: ‘Fine Southerners’ not the issue

Monday, August 31, 2015

I would like to offer a different perspective to Lou Barber’s Southern experience and his support for the “sacred” Confederate flag in his Aug. 24 letter. Mr. Barber grew up in western Massachusetts and has lived in the South for 60 years. In contrast, I have lived in … 0

Letter: Troubling personality

Sunday, August 30, 2015

My potential comments toward Mr. Donald Trump are not meant to be inflammatory or derogatory statements, but rather a character study of his personality, of which includes his behavioral traits. This top runner for the Republican nomination is said to be a narcissist. Narcissism is when one dwells … 1

Letter: Protect our land, rights

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Rep. Garrett Bradley, D-Hingham, has filed House Bill 3690 to take and destroy conservation and recreation land in Sandisfield on behalf of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan. His legislation seeks an easement over protected conservation land to facilitate construction of the Connecticut Expansion … 2

Letter: The pipeline question

Friday, August 28, 2015

Lately, I have heard constant discussions regarding the proposed natural gas pipeline. Everyone is talking about it. Posters that say “Stop the Pipeline” have adorned lawns all over Massachusetts and petitions are constantly being handed to me, asking to be signed. My question is why is a pipeline … 2

Letter: Right choice for Lunt

Friday, August 28, 2015

I live not far from the old Lunt factory. I was very glad the mayor and Town Council signed the contract for a detox/rehab center; Franklin County needs this. We have a serious drug problem here and people need our help. No one knows what it’s like to … 0