Letter: He deserves better

Friday, April 17, 2015

I was going to write an article about a month ago praising Dr. Alan Graichen of Baystate Deerfield Adult Medicine but time got away from me. I have been a patient of Dr. Alan Graichen’s for over 20 years. He is knowledgeable, compassionate, a good listener and has a great sense of humor. He treats me with respect and I feel that the recent newspaper article about fraud treated him … 0

Letter: Support a senior center

Friday, April 17, 2015

Are you a senior? If not, I hope you will be some day. Around 4,000 Greenfield residents have already reached that milestone. We are asking the community to support our wish for a much-needed new senior center. We’ve heard promises of a new center for years. We still have a facility that has poor air quality, lack of space, leaking ceilings and many … 0

Letter: Short-changing input

Friday, April 17, 2015

Frontier Regional School District now has a new schedule for the school year beginning in the fall, voted on by the joint School Committee April 9. The plan calls for early dismissal on most Fridays by 1½ hours, with a 10-minute extension to the other days. The idea was proposed by Marti Barrett, the superintendent, in an effort to reduce the need to … 0

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Letter: Juanita Nelson

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Thank you Richie Davis and The Recorder for your special feature on Juanita Nelson. She will be greatly missed by the community. I had the great honor of working with her and Traprock in peace work. MURIEL “BOOTS” WALKER Montague Center … 0

Letter: Will their story be told?

Thursday, April 9, 2015

They take down the convent and tell of the school, students and teachers. Will they tell about the nuns ... how they lived, what order they belonged to, what it was like for them to teach and live when they take down the (Holy Trinity) school? LARRY JUBB … 0

Letter: Don’t miss it

Thursday, April 9, 2015

“The Iliad,” some 3,000 years old, tells the story of how the Greeks besieged the city of Troy. The heroes fight with spears and swords, while the gods back their personal favorites. Jonathan Shay (March 28) recognized in “The Iliad” descriptions of “moral injuries,” which mirror those seen … 0

Letter: Final mile raises questions

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

In response to my previous questions, I received some answers when I received a flier from WiredWest. This raised more questions. For instance, WiredWest’s pamphlet quoted a $79 million cost for construction while our town’s letter said it would cost $100 million; this is a $21 million difference … 0

Letter: Keep an eye on Russia

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Russians are coming! While the focus has been on ISIS in the forefront and Iran beginning to attract some attention in their Shiite lead battle for Tikrit, the Russians are leading from behind. Not only are the Russians pushing forward in Ukraine while the Balkan countries watch, … 0

Letter: Build a senior center

Monday, April 6, 2015

Much as I appreciated the article by Anita Fritz on the Greenfield Senior Center, I could not resist editing the headline: Greenfield’s seniors “need” a new senior center. (People who know me understand I’m an editor and a writer and what editor ever resisted editing?) However, it was … 0

Letter: The good old days

Monday, April 6, 2015

Don’t mess with the old folks. Old folks live in the past, the good old days. We’re used to using rotary phones, not being forced to be tied up in seat belts or subjected to the Miley Cyrus’ of the entertainment world. Barbara Stanwick, Doris Day and Greta … 4

Letter: Performance inspiration

Monday, April 6, 2015

Re: “A betrayal of what’s right” article “Achilles in Vietnam” was an important inspiration for Jeannine Haas in preparation for her performance in “An Iliad.” A wonderful, insightful book. (“An Iliad” opens in Ashfield April 9, First Congregational Church.) What he and playwrights offer is not only what … 0

Letter: Learning to stop

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Some Americans do not stop at all stop signs. Several Americans do not stop at all red lights. Still, other Americans do not stop for all pedestrians (walkers in the road) until they are off the street. Stop means come to a complete cessation of movement. Years ago, … 0

Letter: Color my world

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Your newspaper is an each-day adventure for me. Sunup, then I join the world. Instant coffee and get The Recorder newspaper. It’s 3 a.m. airmailed onto our garage floor. What’s happening ... big things, little things, or not-to-bother things. And, WOW, each day I smile and marvel at … 0