Letters

Letter: Undemocratic influence

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A recent article in your editorial page described in broad detail the book, “The Brothers,” the actions of Allen Dulles, head of the CIA and his brother John Foster Dulles, head of our state department. It is sickening to even guess how many lives were lost, how many were tortured, how many were imprisoned because of their actions in our, that is American, interests. (read: American business/corporate interests.) They both … 0

Letter: Helping the homeless

Thursday, August 28, 2014

There are currently more than 2,000 homeless families receiving temporary emergency shelter in motels in Massachusetts, including several dozen families in Greenfield. The Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority has a contract with the state to help these families find affordable housing. Many of the families are from Franklin County and want to stay here; others wish to relocate to areas of … 0

Letter: American made

Thursday, August 28, 2014

In response to Darlene B. Clark’s letter, “Made in the USA,” I would like her to know that there are many places to buy American-made clothing at prices that are affordable and competitive with those brands she mentioned. She can simply visit www.BuyDirectUSA.com and click on the clothing section. She will find everything from everyday work wear, baby clothes to higher-end fashion. There … 0

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Letter: Offensive to Christians

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

I write in response to “The Cross is Christian!” Los Angeles Times editorial of Aug. 11, challenging the statement that it’s “ridiculous” to “consider the cross a fitting symbol for all Americans honoring the war dead.” The thousands of crosses at Arlington National Cemetery enable the hallowed earth … 0

Letter: Today’s Republicans

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Abe Lincoln must be turning over in his grave after watching how the Republican Party is today. He would probably switch to the Democratic Party. The GOP (party of no) doesn’t want immigration reform, minimum wage reform, Wall Street reform and the list goes on and on. All … 0

Letter: A stranger’s kindness

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hello, my name is Karen Zeman. My husband, Ted, and I have three beautiful children: Nicholas, 18; Andrew, 15; and Abby, 12. We live in the small town of Bloomer, Wisc. Our son, Andrew, was born blind and has special needs. Despite the challenges he faces on a … 0

Letter: The Middle East mess

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Thanks to Ted Thornton for his cogent analysis of the Israel-Palestine situation. As Mr. Thornton suggests, denunciation of Israel without concern for the facts of history, geography and politics serves no good purpose. Acting out of pure emotion without consideration of facts rarely serves a good purpose. Millennia … 0

Letter: Seen clearly

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

I very rarely write letters to the editor, but felt compelled to do so at this time. It is with great sadness that Glen Nichols is closing his doors in Turners Falls. I went there to get my latest pair of glasses and was very happy with the … 0

Letter: Simple reason

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

In Sherrill Hogen’s My Turn article (July 28) she asks the question and I quote “why many more Palestinians are dying than Israelis?” Well the answer is quite simple Sherrill, Israel uses missiles to protect their children while Hamas uses children to protect their missiles. DAVID KEMPF Greenfield … 0

Letter: Hamas’ fight

Monday, August 18, 2014

I must reply to the untruths in the Miami Herald editorial reprinted in The Recorder on Aug. 8, because they mislead and mis-educate readers who struggle to make sense of the tragedy unfolding in Gaza. I refer to Frida Ghitis’ “Hamas’ Strategy.” True, “Hamas cannot best Israel in … 0

Letter: No checks on turbines

Monday, August 18, 2014

It’s no surprise to those who are familiar with wind turbines and the companies that sell them that the Hoosac Wind turbines are out of compliance with the state’s noise regulations. All over the world, people living in the vicinity of wind turbines experience the same health problems. … 0

Letter: County’s history

Sunday, August 17, 2014

I would like to point out a few areas of concern in Editor Tim Blagg’s piece “The History of Franklin County, Mass.,” which appeared in the Almanac section of The Recorder on Aug. 6. First, I question the exactness of the following statement. In describing the fate of … 0

Letter: ‘Good judgment’

Sunday, August 17, 2014

An “open letter” to Rep. Denise Andrews: Dear Rep. Andrews, I don’t live in your district, I can’t vote for you, and I have never met you. However, I want to thank you for your courage and good judgment in casting the lone vote in the Massachusetts House … 0