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Letter: Getting free from plastic

Friday, January 30, 2015

As a member of the team trying to get single-use plastic out of our waste cycle, I find the editorial use of the word “zealous” a very biased comment from someone who has not even been a part of our experience. Also the editor’s assumption that the townspeople would not be supportive of our petition (when over 1,400 signed it) or that it would hurt businesses, is not our experience. … 0

Letter: Electric bill blues

Friday, January 30, 2015

I got the electric bill for a house where there is no variable use to power excepting the furnace uptime. The bill on Dec. 11 was $66. The bill for same place on Jan. 13 was $96.84. Other of my bills have are similarly large increase. So the scary predictions have happened. Then I got a revised bill for the same place on … 0

Letter: Wrong on connection

Thursday, January 29, 2015

In his Jan. 16 letter to the editor, Karl Meyer incorrectly intimated a connection between Kinder Morgan’s proposed pipeline and two LNG facilities in eastern Massachusetts owned by subsidiaries of FirstLight Power Resource’s parent company, GDF SUEZ. There is no such connection. In fact, FirstLight’s sister company Distrigas has well documented communications with the New England States’ Committee on Electricity (NESCOE) regarding the … 0

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Letter: How it translates

Sunday, January 18, 2015

This is so cool! All the most powerful Western leaders and their attendant celebs joining together, hand in hand, in supporting the right to free expression! Hooray! Even though most of them wouldn’t recognize truly free expression if it bit them on the behind as they stoop over … 0

Letter: A lack respect

Friday, January 16, 2015

A lack of respect A 100-year-old U.S. Navy veteran, Dario Raschio, was to receive special honors from U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden in Portland, Ore. As Sen. Wyden began to speak, protesters in the back of the room erupted, shouting “hands up, don’t shoot.” More than 100 protesters pushed … 1

Letter: Love it

Friday, January 16, 2015

Love it As I was breaking-up and shoveling off accumulated ice along High Street (to make the path from the highrise to the Senior Center safe for walking), a young woman came out to thank me for clearing the sidewalk. I mentioned to her that in the town’s … 0

Letter: Press freedom

Friday, January 16, 2015

We join the rest of the world in mourning the brave staff of the magazine Charlie Hebdo, gunned down by religious fanatics for defending freedom of the press. Meat industry fanatics in the U.S. have devised a more subtle means of stifling freedom of the press. The states … 0

Letter: Keep it up

Thursday, January 15, 2015

I appreciate all your efforts. Each day I look forward to reading the editorials; it’s good to know what others are thinking and show concern about. Tom Bevacqua’s commentary on the weather is amusing and love the photographs. Great scenes captured! Everyone keep up the great work! JOANNE … 0

Letter: Column shines light

Thursday, January 15, 2015

I would like to compliment a recent My Turn by David Keith of Deerfield. The piece, titled “For Private Gain,” was timely, important and extremely well written and researched. Mr. Keith pointed out the abundance of natural gas supply currently available to residential and industrial users in the … 0

Letter: Cowardly press

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Charlie Hebdo, the now famous Paris newspaper, printed unflattering cartoons of the prophet Muhammad, and the prophet’s followers have slain Charlie Hebdo — at least for now. Tim Blagg, and other western Mass. ivory tower pontificators salute the old and ridiculous statement: The pen is mightier than the … 0

Letter: Addressing litter

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

I am writing this to say “thank you” to Mr. Bryce Brownstein (Jan. 3 article in The Recorder) concerning the blight, safety and health issues of litter in our towns and communities. Littering is a huge problem we all face with no easy solution to prevent it. We … 0

Letter: Curbside compost

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Here’s a suggestion to Greenfield residents and the DPW about increasing townwide food waste composting (“Composting program slow to catch on” Jan 6): add food waste collection to the curbside pickup. Although technical difficulties surely abound, this is a doable project for a town (city) as green as … 0

Letter: Appreciate the coverage

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

We recently held our 33rd annual Solstice storytelling concert … a fundraiser for the Food Bank of Western Mass. and Partners in Health. This year we made $1,452 while creating a community here and farther afield. Local businesses supported our production needs through donations, hanging our posters, giving … 0