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Letter: Caring for Greenfield

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

I was going to Big Y in Greenfield today, the back way by the college entrance. On the road by Davenport’s there was a senior gentleman sitting on the sidewalk. He was pulling out all the dirt and new grass growing in the cracks and along the sidewalk. I have seen him before picking up the rubbish (cans, paper, pieces of branches). I turned around and thank him for making … 0

Letter: Argue with facts

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

BEWARE the arguments of Paul Abrahams and Gary Greene. Both resort to ad hominem arguments against David Williams’ Solyndra column. Ad hominem arguments occur when the respondents can no longer argue the facts. So, they attack the person. They are usually considered a fallacy. It doesn’t matter if David is supported by the devil himself if the facts presented are true. JERRY S. … 0

Letter: Like what he’s doing

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

A letter to state Senate President Stan Rosenberg: Dear Stan, I read in The Recorder (Sept. 30) that you clearly expressed doubt as to FERC’s ability to rule on current decentralized energy affairs due to their outdated statutes from 1934. You ask essential questions about the “need” for expanded power sources; the inclusion of the Massachusetts attorney general report on energy needs to … 0

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Letter: Not the oldest

Sunday, September 27, 2015

A fact checker is needed at your office. In your editorial of Sept. 19 regarding the upcoming visit of Pope Francis, you say “under his leadership of the world’s oldest religion.” According to Wikipedia, Hinduism is the world’s oldest religion. As to the earliest of the big three … 0

Letter: Support new senior center

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Now that I’ve raised my children, wound up my career(s) and moved across the country to settle in Greenfield, I’ve discovered a new passion. It’s the Greenfield Senior Center. I first attended to take advantage of free exercise classes. Then I also became a volunteer at the reception … 0

Letter: Captivating performance

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Last night, a close friend and I were in the audience for “Timeless,” the fourth show of A Traveling Rhubarb Circus Production. The show was about toys that come to life when children go to sleep. But then, time stops. I watched all 14 scenes with pure delight. … 0

Letter: My school board candidacy

Sunday, September 27, 2015

To the community: I am running for School Committee because of my commitment to Greenfield and to respecting other people and their opinions. I have watched or attended at least 12 School Committee meetings recently and I can guarantee I will never be disrespectful, if elected. I will … 0

Letter: My Turn’s message

Sunday, September 27, 2015

On Sept. 15, The Recorder printed a “My Turn” column by Rodney Madison. I thank The Recorder for printing it, and I thank Mr. Madison for writing it. Even more, I thank him for taking the bold and courageous step of showing up at the Three County Fair … 0

Letter: Time to ordain women

Sunday, September 27, 2015

As we all know, the Catholic Church has weathered its share of scandals. One scandal I have heard little or nothing about is the Church’s refusal to ordain women as priests. I write as someone raised a Catholic, who attended a Catholic college where I went to daily … 2

Letter: Pre-K spending burden

Friday, September 25, 2015

Gloating is unattractive. The Buckland free pre-K- school program passed but not by a landslide; however, chastising Buckland selectmen for not winking at a possible illegal maneuver is irresponsible. Buckland/ Shelburne selectmen maintained all along their respective legal counsels did not agree with the interpretation of Superintendent Buoniconti’s … 0

Letter: We need Ricketts

Friday, September 25, 2015

Has Penny Ricketts waved to you as she is walking around Greenfield? She lives and works in town, so chances are you’ve seen her. Has Penny Ricketts helped you at her place of employment? She has both lived and worked in Greenfield for decades. Have you attended any … 1

Letter: Boat ramp removal

Friday, September 25, 2015

Thursday, the 17th of September, my old friend and I, both senior citizens, decided to take my 15-foot runabout boat for a ride up the river. So we went to the Gill boat ramp and to our surprise the dock at the ramp had already been removed. This … 0

Letter: Asylum seekers

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Refugees fleeing their war-torn homeland of Syria and Iraq and on their 2,500-mile trek to Austria and Germany have gone viral on all news outlets around the globe, and the up-close and personal interviews with television cameras bringing us the heartrending plight of their desperation. Hopefully nations, including … 0