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Letter: Pipeline protest

Monday, July 27, 2015

I frequently hold a sign at the proposed pipeline compressor station site on Gulf Road in Northfield, and others are joining me. Currently, most of our protests against Kinder Morgan’s plans are appropriately focused on legal processes. Should our representatives and courts fail us, it is imperative that we continue to congeal and activate our collective power in incremental and diverse forms of protest to effectively prevent the construction of … 1

Letter: Rowe’s support

Monday, July 27, 2015

On behalf of Massachusetts Fair Share, I would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to the Town of Rowe Board of Selectmen. Earlier this month, the board unanimously approved a resolution affirming their support for increasing Massachusetts investment in early education. We know early learning is critical to children’s success, but, since 2001, state funding has not been flagging, resulting in a reduction … 0

Letter: Olympic boondoggle

Monday, July 27, 2015

I am upset with the double talk coming from Beacon Hill. Our tax dollars should not go to fund the Olympics! I don’t agree to paying a MULTI-BILLION dollar bailout for the Olympics! Unfortunately, the Legislature put a phony gimmick within the state budget to try to fool taxpayers. It claims that our tax dollars are protected from funding a “Bailout” for cost … 0

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Letter: The nation I want

Thursday, July 16, 2015

I’d like to live in a country where: ∎ working hard assures a fair living wage; ∎ the top 1 percent pay their fair share of taxes; ∎ corporate money is NOT allowed to influence our elections or our legislation; ∎ the middle class is growing and thriving; ∎ and medical care is … 0

Letter: Medicare celebration

Thursday, July 16, 2015

I became a Medicare recipient just a few months ago. For the first time it’s a benchmark that I celebrated. I got my Medicare card and just about did a back flip. I couldn’t quite understand why I was so excited until it occurred to me that now … 0

Letter: A note to Bill

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Open note to Bill Cosby: Bitter winter winds are descending upon you, bitter winter times alone. My hope is that you find redemption in your solitude. RALPH J. DOLAN Haydenville … 0

Letter: Looking good

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Having moved to the Village of Turners Falls two years ago, I was recently asked the following question: “What was your first impression of the town?” My reply was, “my first impression was, my gosh, how trashy the town is. Litter every place I looked.” Then my first … 0

Letter: Our Greece warning

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

“If you get dewy-eyed about the possibility of the U.S. having its first woman president, remember that it was Hillary Clinton’s husband who decimated manufacturing jobs with the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement and then went on to destroy welfare with the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity … 1

Letter: Out of context

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

fter a hearty list of admonishments leveled at evangelical Christians, Randall Balmer Episcopal priest and professor of religion in a recent Recorder Opinion page, writes, and I quote, “If, however, they truly seek to follow the Bible in the much broader sense of following Jesus, I invite them … 0

Letter: One-sided mindset

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

I am a self-identified conservative who is also a registered Republican, a Massachusetts endangered species. I am constantly, almost daily, offended by many liberal-progressive viewpoints expressed by my West County neighbors. Ah, don’t worry, I can handle it, but I wonder when speakers at the Charlemont Forum (July … 0

Letter: Left unanswered

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

This is my rebuttal to the residents of Northfield who took the time to reply (letter June 25). I do not believe I was “callous” or “disregarding” toward the residents of Northfield. Satire is supposed to elicit some form of emotion when read or heard. If I did … 1

Letter: Dry storage at Yankee

Monday, July 13, 2015

Entergy Vermont Yankee has selected the Holtec HI-STORM 100 dry storage system at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station (VY) site. The Holtec HI-STORM 100 System is designed to contain up to 68 Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) fuel assemblies and consists of a stainless steel multi-purpose canister (MPC) … 1

Letter: ADA anniversary

Monday, July 13, 2015

Many will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the very significant civil rights law, the Americans with Disabilities Act, in Boston on July 21. The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990. This is one of most significant civil rights … 0