Letter: Crosswalk fixes

Monday, December 22, 2014

The crosswalk at the Farren Care Center and the nearby Canalside Rail Trail crossing on Montague City Road are recognized by the town as one of the most dangerous areas for pedestrians and cyclists. The Rail Trail is used by thousands every week in the summer and the Farren Crossing is used daily by employees and patrons. The town has partnered with MassDOT to make improvements to that section of … 0

Letter: Unfit for print?

Monday, December 22, 2014

The simple question I need to ask the editor is; do letters such as the one penned by John Babits in your Dec. 15 issue really merit being printed? Is intelligent civil discourse a quaint thing of the past? Have you just given up, and are now going to pander to all the angry adolescents in your readership who want to poke fun … 0

Letter: Thanks, utility workers!

Friday, December 19, 2014

We would like to express our appreciation for the diligent effort put forth to restore power to the thousands of people who lost their electricity due to the storm on Nov. 26. Some of you come from as far as Canada and others from nearby. You had to work in hazardous conditions and cope with the cold and heavy falling snow, but that … 0

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Letter: Please return wallet

Thursday, December 11, 2014

On Friday evening Dec. 5. my 17-year-old son’s wallet was stolen in Turners Falls. Somewhere between 8 and 10 p.m. At this point, the contents of the wallet are far more important than the money that was in it. Friday after school, Austin had stopped at the bank … 0

Letter: Body cameras

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The massive public reaction to the tragic deaths of three black teens at the hand of white police officers has led to a national call for use of body cameras to record and prevent any future mistreatment of suspects. There is ample precedent. Animal protection activists have used … 0

Letter: Dance partner

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Thank you for the recent, informative article about contradancing. Kathleen McKiernan managed to capture beautifully the spirit of contradancing and we’d like to expand on her reporting to add an important bit of historical context. While Stuart and Alice Kenney deserve much credit for their role in the … 0

Letter: Power forward

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Perhaps Mr. Bates (“CO2 believers,” Dec. 5) is unaware but very soon, the electricity for the entire town of Greenfield will be supplied by renewable “pixie dust,” not from the tooth fairy, but from hydro projects in Maine. This change was made in part because people are concerned … 0

Letter: Doing our farm work

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

In response to Georgie Swinerton’s expressed “sadness” (Recorder Dec. 3), I wonder if she ever goes to the farms around her town? Who does she think works on these farms? — the “illegal immigrants.” Actually, it would be nice if she could use the word “undocumented” as illegal … 0

Letter: Add nuclear

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

As climate change unfolds, the United States needs to be on the frontier of response. The recent agreement with China on carbon reduction was a welcome takeoff. But the Obama administration must do far more to demonstrate that the United States is already making progress in reducing carbon … 0

Letter: Let the light shine

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

With all that is going on in Ferguson and now in New York City, we have had numerous talks about race issues and the gospel in our family. Over the years, with two biracial sons by adoption and three birth children, we have learned much about the ugliness … 0

Letter: Blaming Nader

Monday, December 8, 2014

The election of George W. Bush in 2000 started one of the saddest chapters in recent U.S. history, and despite Dr. Neilson’s assertions to the contrary (My Turn, Dec. 3) the blame rests heavily on Ralph Nader’s shoulders. It is irrefutable that a) had Nader voters the opportunity … 0

Letter: Another example

Monday, December 8, 2014

Re.: Ferguson, Missouri controversy. Another example of how the criminal class has gotten the upper hand. SUSAN BOBILIN Orange … 0

Letter: Storm driving

Monday, December 8, 2014

On Thanksgiving eve this year, I unfortunately had to travel in the first snowstorm of the season. Things went well through all six states I traveled in except for Massachusetts. From Greenfield to Springfield plow trucks driving 20 mph blocked both lanes of Interstate 91. This ill-conceived plan … 0