Letters

Letter: Staying informed

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Thanks much to The Recorder for reminding me that Sunshine Week has arrived. I am usually aware this First Amendment celebration is in the offing to remind and re-educate all of us about how critical it is that we have access to information about our government. Without independently functioning newspapers and other news media formats conveying investigative news and information, the core tenets of democratic government simply wither and die. … 0

Letter: Corporate bullying

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Recently, there were these two articles: “Pipeline pledge Deerfield vows legal action against state if survey permission granted” by Tom Relihan and “Gas pipeline foes parse draft impact report” by Richie Davis. These articles underscore the lack of transparency by both FERC and TGP concerning the potential invasion of a gas pipeline through parts of Franklin County. As a part-time resident of Franklin … 0

Letter: YMCA a constant

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Aside from a few years where my job took me elsewhere, I’ve lived in Greenfield my whole life. I’ve noticed Greenfield go through many changes over the years from downtown to government, from schools to employers, from good to not so good and back to good again. But one thing that has remained constant for us over the years is our YMCA. It’s … 0

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Letter: Donor match

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

On behalf of the Be The Match, I want to thank The Recorder and reporter Chris Curtis for poignantly documenting how one young woman provided a second chance at life for another. The story of local marrow donor Michaela Loynd (Feb. 26) is a testament to her personal … 0

Letter: Crack down on speeding

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Colrain Road has had trouble in the past with traffic. In The Recorder (Oct. 3) it was stated there were over 7,000 cars going down Colrain Road. Now, I’m sure it’s much more. They put the roundabout in. That helps traffic from Greenfield Community College get out, but … 0

Letter: ‘Consensus is not science’

Monday, March 16, 2015

I had a nice laugh when I read Mr. Grans’ article. An old saying came to mind, “consider the source,” and lo and behold, Mr. Gran was a climate science instructor at a local college. We know he has already drunk the “global warming” Kool-Aid. So right on … 1

Letter: Targeting the goat

Monday, March 16, 2015

It seems to me that it should be obvious to the countries that make up the E.U., that the U.S. is using them like a goat staked out to draw Russia into a conflict. They are like a goat being left to their possible demise. They would do … 0

Letter: Our evolving district

Sunday, March 15, 2015

As things stand at the moment, the Gill-Montague Regional School District anticipates making a net reduction of 15 staff positions for next school year. This will mean the loss of some talented and dedicated professionals who are admired by students and cherished by colleagues. In this important respect, … 0

Letter: Caught my eye

Sunday, March 15, 2015

On a recent Friday, I contacted the paper about our Fire District taking delivery of a new truck. Plans were made to meet with a reporter at the fire station at 10 a.m. for photos, etc. At the last minute, Chief Yazwinski moved the truck to a fire … 0

Letter: An eye on Yankee

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The NRC approved Entergy’s request to eliminate funding for the Vermont Yankee evacuation planning zone, effective April 2016. Has the NRC forgotten the Fukushima disaster, when reactors the same age, make and model as Yankee began melting down? For 80,000 people, this past March 11 marks four years … 1

Letter: Tree-belt destruction

Friday, March 13, 2015

To the Town of Greenfield: Stop! As I sit in my home office on Hastings Street, I can hear the whirring-whizzing death knell to what I’m sure is nearly all of the remaining trees in the “tree belt” (insert laughter at the name) on this street with the … 1

Letter: Netanyahu’s aggression

Friday, March 13, 2015

Henry Kissinger once caustically reminded a visiting head-of-state who publicly criticized U.S. foreign policy that “the axis of power runs from Washington to Bonn to Tokyo, and that it didn’t remotely come close to his country.” Israel’s bellicose and presumptuous Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would do well to … 0

Letter: Combined sources?

Friday, March 13, 2015

I noticed that every single article in your Friday, March 6 issue had either an author’s name or a news agency’s name attached to it — except the one on page C1 titled “Utilities join pipeline effort.” This article, attributed to “Combined Sources,” glowingly informed us that Kinder … 2