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Letters

Letter: Recyclable plastics

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Thank you for calling attention to the need for greater education about plastic bottles, which are made from the most recyclable plastic in the world — polyethylene terephthalate, or PET. These are the bottles that feature the #1 recycling code. PET’s carbon footprint is one of the smallest among container materials, and virtually every municipal recycling program in North America accepts PET bottles and containers. More than 1.5 billion pounds … 0

Letter: Consumer relief

Friday, July 25, 2014

Reference the article of July 15, 2014, Page C5 regarding “Citigroup to pay $7B in subprime mortgages probe” and the associated sidebar “Mass. gets $47M share of settlement.” How wonderful that Massachusetts was one of five states that entered into the agreement and will receive a direct cash payment of $45.7 million. It seems fair and appropriate that more than $15 million will … 1

Letter: Kicking the dog

Friday, July 25, 2014

The letter from Mr. Ratte and Ms. Purdy July 17 expresses an old human illogical reaction. I’ll call it “Kick Their Dog.” Surely we all agree that peace and well-being is a good thing. When we think of what the factors are which express peace, food is right up there. Shared food, shared work, cooperation, happy children. What’s not to like? In the … 0

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Letter: Clever sticker

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

For those of you that have taken an issue with the stickers on the front page of The Recorder — I think they are a creatively clever way to advertise. They add a unique touch to the front page. You do know they peel off! ROBBIN TERAULT Montague … 0

Letter: Lesson from Atlantis

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I imagine most readers are at least somewhat familiar with the legend of Atlantis. The enduring myth of an ancient technologically advanced civilization might serve as a warning to us today. As I understand it, they messed with forces beyond their control, and were destroyed. To cut a … 0

Letter: The Mideast mess

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I am a former United States Marine and would no doubt be described as a hawk rather than a dove. Yet given the recent events in the Mideast, Iraq, Afghanistan among them, I have to feel that we have wasted badly a large number of our young military … 0

Letter: Suboxone’s use

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Addicts don’t use suboxone to get high, but to lessen the symptoms of withdrawal and to reduce cravings by binding with the opiate receptor sites on cell walls. Whereas a schizophrenic is controlled by voices, an addict is controlled by craving. Suboxone increases the likelihood of remaining clean … 0

Letter: Keeping watch

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

To those of you folks so inclined to be concerned with the National Security Agency, (NSA) and their alleged electronic snooping into possibly your emails, I’d like to offer the following data-miners to bolster your paranoia: Amazon.com; Ebay; Facebook; Instagram; Overstock.com; Twitter; any online dating service ... this … 0

Letter: Threat to solar

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I’m concerned about the future of solar electricity (aka photovoltaics/PV). The Massachusetts House bill H4185 threatens to seriously restrict solar incentives and options for homeowners, small businesses, and community solar, endangering local jobs and limiting the potential to offset fossil fuel. As the 2012 Solarize Montague coordinator and … 0

Letter: Wrong target

Monday, July 14, 2014

I generally enjoy Chip Ainsworth’s Recorder columns, despite not being much of a baseball fan and having no interest at all in horse racing and some of the other activities he writes about. I usually appreciate his blunt opinionated style, and actually look forward to his yearly reports, … 0

Letter: New leadership

Monday, July 14, 2014

Greetings fellow Democrats! Well, the die has been cast, and the old is set (in other words signatures have been received and documentation has been submitted to official parties) of a change in officers (effective July 7) for the Greenfield Democratic Town Committee. They are: Douglas Mayo, chairperson; … 0

Letter: Humane treatement

Friday, July 11, 2014

Imagine a dog locked in a cage so small that he or she can barely move, much less turn around — day after day, month after month. We would be shocked to see a dog or cat treated this way and the pet’s owner would probably be charged … 0

Letter: Starting with Clinton

Friday, July 11, 2014

President Bill Clinton, speaking to the American people in 1998, said, “I want to explain why I have decided, with the unanimous recommendation of my national security team, to use force in Iraq, why we have acted now and what we aim to accomplish. “So we will pursue … 0