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Letter: Not so scary

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I’ve got to say I haven’t had as good of a laugh as I had today in a little while. I just finished reading Mr. Carville’s letter of Oct. 22. I’m still in stitches. Imagine people thinking that communists (read socialists, etc.) are bent on undoing our way of life. Who could possibly think that the commies only want to feed the poor, educate the underserved, and promote social justice?! … 0

Letter: Asking for your vote

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Over the course of this campaign, I have demonstrated my ability and commitment to the 1st Franklin District. From my announcement in March, signature gathering in every town, and then knocking on more than 6,500 doors, to the mail-pieces, radio ads, campaign website, fair booths, lawn signs, town recaps, and the debate at Frontier Regional, I have proven that I am the best … 0

Letter: Effective representation

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Whately has been in the news recently due to a dispute between the town and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The Mill River has been eroding its bank in the vicinity of Whately’s wells and the town needs to take action to prevent the loss of its drinking water supply. The town, in close collaboration with the Conservation Commission, developed a … 0

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Letter: Real choices to make

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

During this summer and fall I have been involved I have been involved in many social and environmental activities in the Greenfield area. Unfortunately we often hear so much about things like the Islamic State and Ebola that we forget to get involved in opportunities to improve our … 0

Letter: Keep gas tax index

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I am voting “no” to keep gas tax index to Consumer Price Index. The Recorder’s recent argument in favor of the question, and it is their sole reason, is that it is “taxation without representation.” What? How can that be? It was a bill voted on by our … 0

Letter: Your vote matters

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Starting Jan. 1, someone will be making decisions in the coming years that will affect such things as the amount of taxes you will have to pay, the kind of education your children’s schools will provide, how affordable your health insurance will be, who will receive food and … 0

Letter: Kulik has my vote

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Senior citizens, last spring Steve Kulik worked hard to produce a state budget that provided $24 million in additional funding for elderly home care. Then he made sure it survived in Conference Committee, and it safely to the governor’s desk, where it was signed into law. A lot … 0

Letter: Keep Kulik

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Steve Kulik scored a victory for local solar photovoltaic system owners and the community at large when he protected equal access to solar PV from the destructive legislation proposed by large corporate interests. He has once again shown that his loyalties are with Main Street not with Wall … 0

Letter: Andrews right for us

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

As the November election approaches, I consider the many ways in which Denise Andrews has demonstrated positive and effective support for our communities. Simply put, as a constituent I feel very well represented. Each time I’ve had a question about an issue or pending legislation, Denise Andrews or … 0

Letter: Amazing operation

Monday, October 27, 2014

Richie Davis’s article in the Oct. 14 Recorder gave a good summary of the 25-year history and accomplishments of the Franklin County Solid Waste District. I’ve been on the district’s Board of Representatives for a number of years and have been its treasurer until recently. What readers might … 0

Letter: You can trust Andrews

Monday, October 27, 2014

I have never cared so much about having a representative re-elected as I care about Denise Andrews’ re-election. The reason I support Denise Andrews is because she has supported me and my town. Whenever there’s been a local issue I cared about, Denise Andrews has been on top … 0

Letter: Push this legislation

Monday, October 27, 2014

Vote “YES” on HB 4307 and HB 4038. It is clear that raw milk is beneficial to health and pasteurized milk is not. The dairy industry lies about this to control the market for profit — simple as that. Push your representatives hard on this issue in order … 0

Letter: Retain his leadership

Monday, October 27, 2014

I am writing in support of Steve Kulik, our representative for the 1st Franklin District, for re-election to the Massachusetts House. Steve has served with distinction as the representative for our district. I have known Steve for over 20 years in that position and experienced firsthand his support … 0