Letter: Coming to America

Thursday, November 26, 2015

As I watched TV today about the refugees coming to America, the government lied again. We were told that only 2 percent of these young men were of military age. Take 2 percent of 4 million of these guys is a good sized army. I would like to vet these people and I would ask these guys if I train you, would you go back and fight for your country … 0

Letter: Veteran assistance

Thursday, November 26, 2015

On behalf of the Upper Pioneer Valley Veterans’ Services District, we want to take this opportunity to thank you for your efforts in support of Normena Welcome. Assisting Normena with a “Home-Makeover” will allow her to continue to live independently. We have greatly improved her home access with a ramp and two decks. The appliances and high-rise toilet give her the comfort and … 0

Letter: Threats to our planet

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thank you for The Recorder’s two editorials on the Paris attacks. I appreciate the calming influence they have while holding to a commitment to stop this insane trajectory ISIS is on. How to do that is complicated because, as Obama said in his news conference in Turkey, traditional war strategy has depended on the ideology that embraces life such that killing one’s enemy … 0

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Letter: Climate change source

Monday, November 16, 2015

People who bring up politics when debating or discussing climate change, clearly don’t understand science and the rapid changes taking place on Earth and its atmosphere. For those who are challenged in this way, I encourage you to go to the NASA site, as it has a lot … 0

Letter: Armed citizenry

Sunday, November 15, 2015

From the official website of New York City: “A higher percentage of the guns used in crimes in New York City are coming from out-of-state,” said Criminal Justice Coordinator John Feinblatt. It has always amazed me to hear or read statements like this. There is no way possible … 2

Letter: Parking angle

Sunday, November 15, 2015

To my delight I read in this morning’s Recorder a letter written by Jim Kittredge titled “Parking plan.” Mr, Kittredge expressed my concern about cars parking at a slant on Main Street. Recently, I nearly hit a cyclist as I was leaving a parking place. I could not … 0

Letter: Found iPhone

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Monday, Nov. 9, I found an iPhone on a path in the woods of Hawley, partially covered by leaves. I found it at about 9:15 p.m. I was looking for my lost cell phone — in the dark, with a metal detector. Never found my phone, but on … 0

Letter: Article was of no help

Friday, November 13, 2015

In response to a recent article chronicling the arrest of a local young man I am very saddened. I am saddened because we have spent much time as a community trying to improve our response and treatment of those victim to addiction. This newspaper has reported on this … 0

Letter: Intentions clear

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Saturday’s front-page headline was perfectly, chillingly Orwellian, announcing new state and federal grants that “may help towns preserve forests.” In an all-too-familiar venal symbiosis between corrupt state and federal government and industry, however, the actual intentions of such grants are clearly revealed in the article itself. The plans … 0

Letter: Stand with the Clarks

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Clarks of Clarkdale Fruit Farms put on a wonderful Cider Days event this past weekend, and we are very fortunate to have such a strong, family­ run agricultural resource in Franklin County, and they are just one of many. I am grateful to The Recorder for highlighting … 2

Letter: All those election letters

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Now that the local elections have passed, I want to offer some observations and complaints about the excessive space given in the paper to letter writers who use the paper to campaign for their favorite candidates. It seems to me that the readership gets sufficient information about who’s … 0

Letter: Election thank you

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

I would like thank all the voters in Greenfield, especially the ones from in my precinct. I also would like to thank my opponent, Glen Johnson, for making me work harder to be your councilor. Furthermore, I appreciate him taking time to congratulate me on my victory. Now … 0

Letter: Retire this idea

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The general consensus on which several of the Republican candidates in the third debate seem to agree , is that the solution or fix for sustaining Social Security and Medicare is to raise the retirement age. Tell that formula to a roofer, who after years at the trade, … 0