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Letter: Let diplomacy work

Friday, March 27, 2015

Diplomacy is an important tool for our country in these trying times. Forty-seven Republican senators recently sent a warning letter to Iranian leaders threatening to blow up any diplomatic deal negotiated by President Obama. This letter wasn’t just bad politics — it was a dangerous attempt to undermine negotiations with Iran. The leader of the letter, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ariz., has explicitly stated that the goal of congressional action is … 0

Letter: Trail blazer

Friday, March 27, 2015

Sunderland Elementary School might just be the trend-setter and pioneer in promoting cross-country skiing in which other schools hopefully will adopt. Each winter the school’s cafeteria is transformed into a cross-country ski base lodge. The kids can munch on snacks and then venture out on the playground for an instructional ski session followed by relay races and other fun events. Now of this … 0

Letter: Staying informed

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Thanks much to The Recorder for reminding me that Sunshine Week has arrived. I am usually aware this First Amendment celebration is in the offing to remind and re-educate all of us about how critical it is that we have access to information about our government. Without independently functioning newspapers and other news media formats conveying investigative news and information, the core tenets … 0

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Letter: Return the cart

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Flower arrangements, statuary, animals, cars and now a garden cart that was an anniversary gift from my deceased husband was stolen from my property on Tuesday, March 10! Really! The cart, not only has sentimental value, but for many years it has been a godsend for garden and … 0

Letter: Bait and switch

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Susan Sakmar, LNG expert, reports: “As of Aug. 28, 2014, the Department of Energy has approved a total of 40.96BCF/d for LNG exports. This is over half of U.S. natural gas production of approximately 70 Bcf/d. The 40.96 approved exports include many FTA only applications, which must be … 3

Letter: Donor match

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

On behalf of the Be The Match, I want to thank The Recorder and reporter Chris Curtis for poignantly documenting how one young woman provided a second chance at life for another. The story of local marrow donor Michaela Loynd (Feb. 26) is a testament to her personal … 0

Letter: Crack down on speeding

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Colrain Road has had trouble in the past with traffic. In The Recorder (Oct. 3) it was stated there were over 7,000 cars going down Colrain Road. Now, I’m sure it’s much more. They put the roundabout in. That helps traffic from Greenfield Community College get out, but … 0

Letter: ‘Consensus is not science’

Monday, March 16, 2015

I had a nice laugh when I read Mr. Grans’ article. An old saying came to mind, “consider the source,” and lo and behold, Mr. Gran was a climate science instructor at a local college. We know he has already drunk the “global warming” Kool-Aid. So right on … 1

Letter: Targeting the goat

Monday, March 16, 2015

It seems to me that it should be obvious to the countries that make up the E.U., that the U.S. is using them like a goat staked out to draw Russia into a conflict. They are like a goat being left to their possible demise. They would do … 0

Letter: Our evolving district

Sunday, March 15, 2015

As things stand at the moment, the Gill-Montague Regional School District anticipates making a net reduction of 15 staff positions for next school year. This will mean the loss of some talented and dedicated professionals who are admired by students and cherished by colleagues. In this important respect, … 0

Letter: Caught my eye

Sunday, March 15, 2015

On a recent Friday, I contacted the paper about our Fire District taking delivery of a new truck. Plans were made to meet with a reporter at the fire station at 10 a.m. for photos, etc. At the last minute, Chief Yazwinski moved the truck to a fire … 0

Letter: An eye on Yankee

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The NRC approved Entergy’s request to eliminate funding for the Vermont Yankee evacuation planning zone, effective April 2016. Has the NRC forgotten the Fukushima disaster, when reactors the same age, make and model as Yankee began melting down? For 80,000 people, this past March 11 marks four years … 1

Letter: Tree-belt destruction

Friday, March 13, 2015

To the Town of Greenfield: Stop! As I sit in my home office on Hastings Street, I can hear the whirring-whizzing death knell to what I’m sure is nearly all of the remaining trees in the “tree belt” (insert laughter at the name) on this street with the … 1