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Letter: Our educational dollar

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

I would like to comment on the front-page article of The Recorder on Obama’s education plan. President Obama has presented a plan to make community college education free for qualified students. As GCC President Pura said, this policy is a radical change in U.S. history making higher education for all Americans a right as it should be. Access to higher education has been at the center of discussion in my … 0

Letter: Helping out

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

What two ways can you help yourself and help the fire and police? That yellow thing, a fire hydrant, could be cleared of snow. This water source allows the Fire Department to put out fires. Hope we never need the darn thing, but, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. (Mother probably said that). The police don’t like accident reports. … 0

Letter: Knew it was coming

Monday, January 26, 2015

RE: “Nuke job losses will hurt” (Dec. 26, 2014): Of course, but with headlines like these in the mainstream press, one of the many facts about nuclear power generation are distorted or omitted. What is the big deal? These jobs were finite at the beginning (20 years). The nuclear industry bought their locations in rural western Massachusetts and southern Vermont with new schools … 0

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Letter: Addressing litter

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

I am writing this to say “thank you” to Mr. Bryce Brownstein (Jan. 3 article in The Recorder) concerning the blight, safety and health issues of litter in our towns and communities. Littering is a huge problem we all face with no easy solution to prevent it. We … 0

Letter: Curbside compost

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Here’s a suggestion to Greenfield residents and the DPW about increasing townwide food waste composting (“Composting program slow to catch on” Jan 6): add food waste collection to the curbside pickup. Although technical difficulties surely abound, this is a doable project for a town (city) as green as … 0

Letter: Appreciate the coverage

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

We recently held our 33rd annual Solstice storytelling concert … a fundraiser for the Food Bank of Western Mass. and Partners in Health. This year we made $1,452 while creating a community here and farther afield. Local businesses supported our production needs through donations, hanging our posters, giving … 0

Letter: A sad goodbye

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

I was shocked and saddened to read that Steve Malsch and Fairview Gardens has closed. It is a loss to Northfield and the Pioneer Valley that a small-business owner has had to shut his doors. But that is another issue. I would like to spend the time thanking … 0

Letter: Fight for Net Neutrality

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

You’ve probably heard one time or another about “Net Neutrality” in the news. It’s been getting a lot of press. So, what is Net Neutrality? Net Neutrality is the collection of rules and regulations that are put in place to keep bytes of information running through any computer, … 0

Letter: An important read

Monday, January 12, 2015

A large thank you for David Gilbert Keith’s “My Turn” column on Saturday, Jan. 3. Keith’s sober and factual explanation of Kinder Morgan’s deceptive — through omission — campaign to have Massachusetts residents and ratepayers pay for, and accommodate, a pipeline unnecessary for Massachusetts, is an important read … 0

Letter: Unfair eviction

Monday, January 12, 2015

Our son and his very young family are being evicted from their Montague home in February. They’ve never missed on their rent, occasionally providing upkeep work (with the agreement of the landlord), in lieu of rent money. Our son, a university graduate, has no job but takes care … 0

Letter: Advocate for children

Monday, January 12, 2015

New Year’s resolutions typically focus on self-improvement: lose weight, stop smoking, exercise more often. This year, why not resolve to do something even more lasting: improve the life of a child who’s suffered abuse and neglect. As a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), volunteers receive in-depth training to advocate … 0

Letter: I see nothing good

Sunday, January 11, 2015

I do not want to pay more for electricity. I do not use natural gas and the fracked gas is not for domestic use anyway. How did Gov. Patrick sign away so much of my now and future electricity bill to a man like Kinder, former high-ranking Enron … 0

Letter: Against our interests

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Prior to World War II, the average pay by the week was less than $50. New automobiles sold for less than $1,000. A fine home on a large lot was priced on average at $8,000. One-acre building lots could be bought for $60. The banks would loan money … 0