Letters

Letter: Thanks, utility workers!

Friday, December 19, 2014

We would like to express our appreciation for the diligent effort put forth to restore power to the thousands of people who lost their electricity due to the storm on Nov. 26. Some of you come from as far as Canada and others from nearby. You had to work in hazardous conditions and cope with the cold and heavy falling snow, but that did not stop you. One repair man … 0

Letter: They should have been freed

Friday, December 19, 2014

Thank goodness for lawyers like Stewart “Buz” Eisenberg. After years of unpaid work and dedicated effort his last client has left our prison camp on Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Sometimes when the law fails, as it did in the case of the Guantanamo detainees, lawyers can only serve as witness to illegality and injustice. This is heartbreaking, frustrating work, but very important, not only … 0

Letter: Some errors

Friday, December 19, 2014

F.Y.I. Erratum Pages 32, 33, 34, 42, 100 and 104 of “Franklin County Memories, Volume II, the 1800s thru 1979” their captions have been inadvertently misidentified. The image captions on the aforementioned pages should read as follows: • Page 32 - Float in a Fourth of July Parade at Turners Falls; at the First Street tenement block of the Montague Pulp Co. (International … 0

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Letter: Dance partner

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Thank you for the recent, informative article about contradancing. Kathleen McKiernan managed to capture beautifully the spirit of contradancing and we’d like to expand on her reporting to add an important bit of historical context. While Stuart and Alice Kenney deserve much credit for their role in the … 0

Letter: Power forward

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Perhaps Mr. Bates (“CO2 believers,” Dec. 5) is unaware but very soon, the electricity for the entire town of Greenfield will be supplied by renewable “pixie dust,” not from the tooth fairy, but from hydro projects in Maine. This change was made in part because people are concerned … 0

Letter: Doing our farm work

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

In response to Georgie Swinerton’s expressed “sadness” (Recorder Dec. 3), I wonder if she ever goes to the farms around her town? Who does she think works on these farms? — the “illegal immigrants.” Actually, it would be nice if she could use the word “undocumented” as illegal … 0

Letter: Add nuclear

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

As climate change unfolds, the United States needs to be on the frontier of response. The recent agreement with China on carbon reduction was a welcome takeoff. But the Obama administration must do far more to demonstrate that the United States is already making progress in reducing carbon … 0

Letter: Let the light shine

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

With all that is going on in Ferguson and now in New York City, we have had numerous talks about race issues and the gospel in our family. Over the years, with two biracial sons by adoption and three birth children, we have learned much about the ugliness … 0

Letter: Blaming Nader

Monday, December 8, 2014

The election of George W. Bush in 2000 started one of the saddest chapters in recent U.S. history, and despite Dr. Neilson’s assertions to the contrary (My Turn, Dec. 3) the blame rests heavily on Ralph Nader’s shoulders. It is irrefutable that a) had Nader voters the opportunity … 0

Letter: Another example

Monday, December 8, 2014

Re.: Ferguson, Missouri controversy. Another example of how the criminal class has gotten the upper hand. SUSAN BOBILIN Orange … 0

Letter: Storm driving

Monday, December 8, 2014

On Thanksgiving eve this year, I unfortunately had to travel in the first snowstorm of the season. Things went well through all six states I traveled in except for Massachusetts. From Greenfield to Springfield plow trucks driving 20 mph blocked both lanes of Interstate 91. This ill-conceived plan … 0

Letter: ‘Vicious spin’

Monday, December 8, 2014

I simply don’t understand why you would print such garbage as “Cosby’s Undoing” by Rick Jensen. While his assessment of the current scandal about Bill Cosby is possibly relevant and interesting, his equating the multiple rapes and assaults that Bill Cosby is accused of with Bill Clinton’s consensual … 0

Letter: Unbiased news?

Monday, December 8, 2014

Maggie Tirrell suggests we all “stop relying on biased news sources.” I would like to ask Maggie where these UNbiased news sources are that she’d like us to see. I’m assuming she’s complaining about FOX News and talk radio because they’re biased to the right, so are we … 0