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Letter: My industrial nature

Friday, November 21, 2014

Hey Ms. Gouch, my five conservative children (real God-fearing Americans) live in the Houston area and I’d love to visit them or live there in my golden years, but finances prohibit it, Social Security being what it is. I’d love to see the oil fields with those awesomely behemoth rigs pumping away. I love mechanical things working away, it’s a guy thing. I’d also like to see the refineries in … 0

Letter: Remembering the vets

Friday, November 21, 2014

This is a “thank you” to the following for the outstanding recognition of our veterans on their day. Individual thank you cards were sent to the Newton Street School, Applebee’s Restaurant, F. L. Roberts Golden Nozzle Car Wash and Service Stations, Clarkdale Apple Farm and Big Y. To those that placed a Veterans Day thank you ad in The Recorder, we thank all … 0

Letter: Think bicycles

Friday, November 21, 2014

I was very touched by the ceremony celebrating the re-opening of the covered bridge on Eunice Williams Drive — a thoughtful honoring of great work in service to our community. But I was also struck that in The Recorder articles about this event, it was repeatedly stated that after 2002 the bridge was open only to pedestrians. In reality, bicycles continued to be … 0

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Letter: Kinder Morgan’s help

Monday, November 10, 2014

Thank you, Kinder Morgan! The pipeline proposal you are pushing has given us some wonderful opportunities. It is giving people concerned about climate change a clear and immediate target. It is pushing us to develop an alternative, comprehensive green energy policy. It is laying the foundation for one … 0

Letter: Political landscape

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Being a staunch Democrat, and a lover of beauty, I can’t understand why mean-spirited people are against wind power and solar panels dotting the open spaces. Comrade John Kerry, decorated veteran and a fine gentleman, hates wind farms because they are an eyesore to his pristine landscape, i.e. … 0

Letter: Cider’s distinctions

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Thank you for your coverage of Franklin County CiderDays, (“CiderDays a Global Phenomenon,” Nov. 3. It is a remarkable event. As a home cider-maker and cider enthusiast, I feel lucky to participate every November. I would like to point out a missing facet of the story, as it … 0

Letter: Give him his due

Friday, November 7, 2014

I couldn’t agree more with Becca Byram-Wigfield when she writes of Ed Weirzbowski’s initiative to buy, renovate and “make something” of the Arts Block and the Pushkin buildings in downtown Greenfield (“Sad lack of support,” Nov. 3). I don’t know the particulars of Ed’s experience in doing this … 0

Letter: Veterans Day

Friday, November 7, 2014

For most of us Veterans Day just means an extra day off from school or work. However, this and every Nov. 11, please be sure to spend a few minutes on its true purpose by acknowledging the men and women who have served in our armed forces: Army, … 0

Letter: ‘Web of care’

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Montague Catholic Social Ministries (MCSM ) is grateful to The Recorder and Kathleen McKiernan for the powerful and heart-warming series on domestic violence detailing the range of issues and responses provided in our community that was featured in the paper the week of Oct. 27. MCSM is grateful … 0

Letter: Protecting our rabbits

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Most people don’t spend their days thinking about the rabbits rummaging through their gardens but recent declines in New England cottontails suggest we should. Perhaps you’ve never heard of this species but it’s the only rabbit native to New England, in contrast to the abundant eastern cottontail. Since … 0

Letter: Finding fault

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

I didn’t think The Recorder would lower its standards to the level it did with the cartoon about “Fox News” on Oct. 23. I’m proud of Fox for not being in Obama’s pocket like ABC, NBC, CBS and CNN. Obama and his gang of three — Pelosi, Reid … 0

Letter: A good read

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Our thanks go to Chip Ainsworth for his analysis of the time he devotes to writing his weekly column. A current subject, people deserving notice, color, mood — a lot goes into it. For a long time, Chip Ainsworth has proven he’s up to it. We never miss … 0

Letter: What’s going on

Sunday, November 2, 2014

If you really want to know your neighborhood and what is actually going on, just take the time each day and read the police logs, and court logs and you will have an eye-opening experience. Every day as you read these parts of the local Recorder, you will … 1