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Letter: Working at CSO

Friday, July 31, 2015

To Karin Jeffers, CEO of CSO: I came to CSO with approximately 30 years of experience in human services, primarily in Franklin County. I was invited to join CSO by a team of people that I had a great deal of respect and admiration for. It has been a really positive experience getting to know my co-workers and clients over these last 3½ years. I have a real talent for … 0

Letter: Life elsewhere

Friday, July 31, 2015

The latest astronomical discovery, an “earth-like” planet 1,400 light years away, dubbed Kepler-452b, has sent some observers into an orgasmic frenzy. The most obvious explanation for all the excitement is a natural one. We should always be eager to discover new information about God’s creation — Johann Kepler’s motivation. But underlying the starry eyed (pun intended) Mooney and Krishna-like euphoria over the prospect … 0

Letter: Arm Americans

Friday, July 31, 2015

It appears that more and more shootings of defenseless people are now a trend in our once great country. Places that had always been boringly safe are now seriously at risk. Individuals who have committed these terrible and unreasonable crimes are psychologically unbalanced. They have been encouraged by terrorist organizations and even United States elected officials at the highest levels. The national news … 1

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Editorial: Council smart to table action on plastics

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Greenfield Town Council’s decision to table a proposed ordinance banning plastics was a smart move. The decision provides the council critical time to look deeper into the proposal, which would ban plastic shopping bags, single-serve water bottles and plastic foam containers in Greenfield. Tabling the proposal means … 0

Letter: Praising The Recorder

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

As a former 25-plus-year resident of New Salem, I would like to join my old neighbors in praising the work of The Recorder for strong and fair local reporting. The Good Ship Blagg was the paper I subscribed to electronically and turned to daily for news of my … 0

Letter: Overdose prevention

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

We were saddened to learn about the three overdose deaths that occurred recently in Greenfield. This tragedy reinforces the need for a better understanding of opioid addiction and better access to overdose prevention education and Naloxone (Narcan) — a powerful medication that reverses opioid overdose by displacing opioids … 0

Letter: Heard in New Salem

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

My wife and I were among the residents of New Salem who turned out to talk with Editor George Forcier, on Tuesday, July 14, as he made his rounds meeting with the people of the towns of Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region. We want to take … 0

Letter: What’s at stake

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

As members of the western Massachusetts medical community, we wish to express our support for the frontline mental health workers from Clinical and Support Options (CSO) who, represented by local SEIU 509, have announced a strike beginning on July 22 (unless management makes a reasonable offer). The issues … 0

Letter: Support clinicians

Monday, July 20, 2015

As a therapist working in community mental health for the past 31 years, I can’t idly stand by and watch as SEIU Local 509 at Clinical and Support Options is on the verge of a costly strike. I hope you will not either. Clinician Michael Wilmeth of CSO … 0

Letter: Mental health workers

Monday, July 20, 2015

As a clinician who has worked in community mental health for seven-plus years, I felt compelled to comment on the article “Mental Health Workers Union Plans Strike” published on Thursday. I have the following thoughts: ∎ To the local government officials, Congress, Department of Mental Health … ARE YOU … 0

Letter: Managing solar arrays

Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Hawley Planning Board is holding a public hearing Thursday, July 23, at 6 p.m. to receive voter input on a proposed bylaw amendment that addresses large-scale solar developments. If properly done, large scale solar developments can provide revenue for land owners and the town. They also can … 0

Letter: Senior power

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Fellow old people, and I can say that because I get mail regularly about signing up for Medicare, we have been heard! There is an urgent, indisputable and dire need for a new senior center. Thank you to all that have written to The Recorder urging our town … 0

Letter: Showcasing the area

Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Green River Festival has become an annual rite of summer in the Pioneer Valley. This year’s festival was the biggest yet with the addition of a third day. In total, over 14,000 people attended over the course of the weekend, which was blessed with near-perfect weather. The … 0