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Letter: Given a chance

Friday, September 4, 2015

A new life begins when sperm is received, It has no idea how it was conceived. An unborn baby all comfy and warm, from its mother’s womb it may soon be torn. Months are made up of hours and days, till the newborn sees the sun’s shining rays. The cry of the unborn is never heard, a woman’s right to choose is not so absurd. There are but two choices … 0

Letter: Abortion

Friday, September 4, 2015

I am appalled at how the abortion discussion has taken top priority in this country, especially by male politicians who will themselves never have to make the terrible choice to terminate a pregnancy. Does anyone think for one moment that wimmyn are clamoring to get an abortion as though it’s the next fashion accessory? Has it occurred to you that it is a … 0

Letter: Pipeline insurance

Friday, September 4, 2015

I have been wondering who is crazy enough to insure the Kinder Morgan pipeline against the unfortunate mishaps we envision for it? This is not Hurricane Katrina or even the BP oil spill. Unfortunate events with the pipeline cannot be called “unforeseen.” Angry local populations of world-class concerned citizens have spent months detailing exactly what can go wrong. They even put it in … 0

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Letter: Multiple uses

Friday, August 28, 2015

One-time use? Are you kidding? We use plastic grocery bags for a number of things: to store ice in the freezer; take to the Y to put our wet swimsuit in to bring home; in all our wastebaskets in the house and in the car for our rubbish; … 0

Letter: Vital override

Friday, August 28, 2015

I am writing to respond to the article “Budget veto override means funding for homeless youth” in the Aug 22 paper. As more unpleasant news pops up in the paper every day, and funding for almost every public service seems to be dwindling, I was pleasantly surprised reading … 0

Letter: Allow yourself room

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Motorists tailgate (follow too close) on many highways. Years ago, the Mass. State Police and others recommended a car length behind another auto for every 10 miles per hour travel speed. This give a driver behind a vehicle time to handle any ordinary emergency. At 60 miles per … 0

Letter: Stolen decorations

Thursday, August 27, 2015

I would like to know who is low enough to steal all of the decorations off of my family’s plot between Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 15 and 16). I had two beautiful blue rose bouquet — one white, one lavender — along with wisterias hanging from twisted vines. … 0

Letter: Life’s potential

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Dear Mr. Wallace Reid, Aren’t you glad your mother thought of you as “more than a potential?’ God blessed you with a life passed “potential.” Too bad you aren’t willing to “pass it on.” Many babies in heaven would thank you for fighting for them. WINSTON and MARIE … 0

Letter: Councilors, do your job

Thursday, August 27, 2015

I read in The Recorder on Aug. 20 “Greenfield voters will weigh in on plastic ban” — why? Our form of government is a representative democracy. As the chair of two Charter commissions — one which abolished the Town Meeting and the second, provided for a mayor and … 0

Letter: Rudy’s effort noticed

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Like a child learning to potty train, so must we learn to take responsibility for what someone else has, until now, had to clean up. Thank you Rudy for taking the time to research and write up the Bottle, Bag, and Food Container ordinances. Citizens spoke, you listened … 0

Letter: Take care of Earth

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

I am writing to express my support for David Fisher of Natural Roots Farm in Conway whose letter appeared in the Aug. 15 edition of The Recorder. While voicing his reasons for his opposition to the Kinder Morgan pipeline, he states forcefully: There will be no pipeline! I … 0

Letter: Protecting our valley

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

If we spend a lot of time and energy studying what the pipeline (pipedream!) people are planning to do, we are playing right into their hands. We know they plan to rip up a wide swath of our precious turf and plant a time bomb across the commonwealth … 1

Letter: Ending racism

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

In Aviva Luttrell’s story “Let’s not be colorblind” (Aug. 14), Rodney Madison says that we need to “change the way people think and talk about race.” The article focused on Turners Falls, but the same is true throughout our area — and our country. I thought readers might … 0