Letter: ‘Outstanding’ tribute to vets

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

“Outstanding” is the word to all those that paid tribute to our veterans on their day. Some but not all, were: Newton St. School, Applebee’s, Friendly’s, Vassar’s, Clarkdale, Golden Nozzle, F. L. Roberts, etc. A thank you salute is in order for your thoughtfulness from all veterans. TOM TRAVIS Greenfield … 0

Letter: A special place

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Recently, an email message was received from our Mohawk district superintendent, Michael Buoniconti, touting measured successes over the last eight years. In hard numbers and graphs, Buoniconti shares that the percentage of district students achieving proficient or higher in English language arts AND math has trended positively for several years, now both exceeding the state average. Congratulations to those who made, instituted and … 0

Letter: Prescription management

Monday, November 23, 2015

Several years ago after back surgery I was sent home with a large bottle of OxyContin. I had no idea how addictive they were until the day I decided to stop taking them; what followed was a frightening and uncomfortable 24 hours of nausea, chills, sweating and agitation as I went through obvious withdrawal from a drug I had ingested for less than … 0

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Letter: Found iPhone

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Monday, Nov. 9, I found an iPhone on a path in the woods of Hawley, partially covered by leaves. I found it at about 9:15 p.m. I was looking for my lost cell phone — in the dark, with a metal detector. Never found my phone, but on … 0

Letter: Article was of no help

Friday, November 13, 2015

In response to a recent article chronicling the arrest of a local young man I am very saddened. I am saddened because we have spent much time as a community trying to improve our response and treatment of those victim to addiction. This newspaper has reported on this … 0

Letter: Intentions clear

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Saturday’s front-page headline was perfectly, chillingly Orwellian, announcing new state and federal grants that “may help towns preserve forests.” In an all-too-familiar venal symbiosis between corrupt state and federal government and industry, however, the actual intentions of such grants are clearly revealed in the article itself. The plans … 0

Letter: Stand with the Clarks

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Clarks of Clarkdale Fruit Farms put on a wonderful Cider Days event this past weekend, and we are very fortunate to have such a strong, family­ run agricultural resource in Franklin County, and they are just one of many. I am grateful to The Recorder for highlighting … 2

Letter: All those election letters

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Now that the local elections have passed, I want to offer some observations and complaints about the excessive space given in the paper to letter writers who use the paper to campaign for their favorite candidates. It seems to me that the readership gets sufficient information about who’s … 0

Letter: Election thank you

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

I would like thank all the voters in Greenfield, especially the ones from in my precinct. I also would like to thank my opponent, Glen Johnson, for making me work harder to be your councilor. Furthermore, I appreciate him taking time to congratulate me on my victory. Now … 0

Letter: Retire this idea

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The general consensus on which several of the Republican candidates in the third debate seem to agree , is that the solution or fix for sustaining Social Security and Medicare is to raise the retirement age. Tell that formula to a roofer, who after years at the trade, … 0

Letter: Fueling our polarization

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

It is so disappointing to read the continuing saga of Tim Grant’s complete disdain for U.S. citizens who favor the Democratic Party. I would go so far as to characterize his writings as hateful. Does he really hate more than half the people in our country who voted … 1

Letter: Real security risk

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

To acknowledge Tim Grant’s Nov. 4 letter to the editor in The Recorder about who is “mentally sick” is probably fruitless. That said, I will refer Mr. Grant to this website — www.defense.gov/News-Article-View/Article/612710 — in response to his quote about Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders being a “hippy … 0

Letter: One nutty boondoggle

Monday, November 9, 2015

As we all are well aware, out here in western Mass., we all helped pay for the Big Dig project in Boston, but hardly, if ever, use it. We all are also aware of the giant boondoggle the project was, with overruns in cost, falling ceiling tiles, etc. … 0