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Letter: Priorities

Friday, July 3, 2015

This will be short and sweet: The last couple of days, I have been reading how there is an interest in creating a cultural district in Greenfield. I can see how this would be very beneficial to the town. We all need culture. However, I was wondering if we could work on that, right after the Walmart or whatever big box store is up and running. CAROLYN WARCHOL Turners Falls … 0

Letter: Wrong tone

Friday, July 3, 2015

While I applaud efforts to support Sy’s Fund, I am distressed that the event planners chose to host a “sizzlers pageant.” No, it is NOT true that anything fun is good, as one spokesperson is quoted. We all may know people who identify as trans- — in our families, our workplaces, our faith communities. Let’s celebrate our diversity, not mock it. Rev. Dr. … 0

Letter: Drawing strength from others

Friday, July 3, 2015

An open letter to those impacted by the addiction crisis: I watched a drug deal today. It happened at 4 p.m., five feet in front of my car. As the participants walked in opposite directions I didn’t know who to chase. I wanted to shake their shoulders. I wanted to plead with them. The Recovery Community was rocked by three losses this week. … 0

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Editorial: Dare to create

Letter: Economic disparity

Thursday, June 25, 2015

We live in the groovy Pioneer Valley with local, organic produce around every corner and solar panels dominating the rooftops. My biggest worry is if my quaint little public library will be open on Labor Day. However, this isn’t everyone’s experience. More than one in 10 people in … 0

Letter: Why outrage over pipeline if not for other fuel risks?

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Why are the citizens of Northfield so up in arms over a pipeline compressor building, proposed to be constructed in their town? So much so, that The Recorder printed a front page article, top of the fold. Where are the protests when every week, tens if not hundreds, … 0

Letter: Pipeline opposition

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

On Thursday, June 11, we attended a hearing by the Department of Public Utilities at a jam-packed auditorium in Greenfield, MA, concerning the proposed NED (Northeast Energy Direct) fracked gas pipeline. We went to lend solidarity to our fellows and were blown away by the intelligence, passion and … 1

Letter: Ways to reduce environmental impact

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Ways to reduce environmental impact Although I apparently don’t agree with John Blasiak on global warming or the Kinder Morgan pipeline, in his “Live within nature” piece, he gave a number of really good suggestions that each of us can use to reduce human impact on the natural … 0

Letter: News bias

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

John Bos in his My Turn stated “Every news organization is biased in one way or another.” So I would say Jan Norris is correct in that PBS, NPR, NBC, CNN and MSNBC are all left bias. I can say Fox News does lean to the right. What … 0

Letter: Pipeline must be stopped

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

After reading last week’s series on Kinder Morgan’s pipeline, I am more clear than ever that this project needs to be stopped. The additional gas is not necessary. Our energy needs can be met more efficiently by a combination of conservation and alternative energy sources. Our communities are … 0

Letter: U.S. must fight ISIS

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Recently, U.S.-made weaponry fell into enemy hands, ISIS: 2,300 Humvee armored vehicles, 40 M1A1 battle tanks, 74,000 machine guns, 52 M198 howitzer mobile guns , and 74,000 Army machine guns (reference : Reuters). The grand total estimated to be $219.7 million. Experts report those losses represent a fraction … 0

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Open letter to Eric Mr. Twarog: I own the property at 14 Smith Street. I am aghast at the plans for building a drive-thru Dunkin’ Donuts with an exit on Smith Street. I am the Academic Dean and College Counselor at The Academy at Charlemont, and I leave … 0

Letter: Mohawk will miss her

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Earlier this month, the Mohawk Athletic Association (MAA) held its final meeting of the school year. At the end of the meeting, with little notice or recognition, Joni Sessions walked away from a group that she has meant so much for, for so many years. Joni has been … 0

Letter: My view on vaccines

Sunday, June 21, 2015

In response to your opinion on eliminating the exemptions for vaccinations I would like to offer a counter point of view. From what I see, there is rush to judgment here, based on a minor outbreak of measles (which has not been determined to have been caused by … 0