Letters

Letter: Demonizing pellet fuel

Monday, February 8, 2016

The recent article on Mohawk Trail Regional School’s consideration of wood pellet boilers is troubling. FRCOG’s health agent asserts that pellet heating systems are “a much more pollution prone source of heat” than oil or propane. Wood pellets are renewable and can be locally produced. Pellet fuel is not new; installations are common in the region, and will continue to proliferate, especially as boiler system technology advances, and production and … 0

Letter: Rattlesnake numbers

Monday, February 8, 2016

Feb. 3, your front page lead story is far below the award-winning quality of The Recorder of days past. In 40 years of consuming fine reporting in The Recorder, the repeated printing of misleading information beyond ethical. Your columnist Gary Sanderson is a commentator, not a reporter, and has already corrected the erroneous information on timber rattlesnake numbers at the Quabbin. As a … 0

Letter: Solar power pluses

Monday, February 8, 2016

Are ratepayers subsidizing solar power? No! Studies have shown that solar photovoltaic (PV) is an asset to the electric generating system because it is used at peak times (hot summer days) when fossil fuel-generated electricity is most expensive to purchase. PV generated at peak hours saves the utility from having to buy expensive peak power. To read this study go to the website … 0

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The Attorney General's report refutes the outrageous claims for abuse of eminent domain for private investment company seeking to take private property...(full comment)

Markey: Canadian natural gas export OK confirms plans for area pipeline

Letter: Biased cartoons

Friday, January 29, 2016

In Saturday’s Recorder there were four editorial cartoons making fun of, and demonizing the Republican frontrunner for president, FOUR! And yet there wasn’t one doing the same for any Democrat. Not one. And this seems to be the norm. Why? Does this seem fair? Do you still pretend … 0

Letter: Housing issues

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Help! Can somebody from Franklin County Regional Housing & Redevelopment Authority give some straight answers? The truth? In the past, I had to write to the paper to get someone’s attention for help. When I did, the executive director, Robin Sherman, responded. “If you need help in the … 0

Letter: A terrible strip

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Let me add my voice to those calling for WuMo to be replaced by something better. I am a big fan of the comics page. I read “Stone Soup” daily — it had decent drawing, and the story kept up my interest. WuMo’s drawing is terrible — every … 0

Letter: Slavery built on lies

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The institution of slavery, at least in modern times, depended on the rationalization that humanity is divided by separate “races”; “true humans” and “subhumans.” Also utilized by Hitler, this lie enabled some people to justify calling themselves “master” and subjucate others. Au contraire, mon freres. We are one … 0

Letter: Oh those Clintons

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Hillary Clinton sent an old frail guy with a big red nose out on the campaign trail. Oh wait, that’s her impeached hubby! For those of you too young to remember, Democratic President Bill Clinton lied his way through two terms in office in the 1990s. It was … 2

Letter: Dismantling WMUA

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A beautiful tree has flourished in the valley. The community has fed and cherished this tree. Children come and go. Many climb its branches for the many views of the valley. They all listen to the various songs and voices from this tree. This tree is the radio … 1

Letter: Council behavior

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

I am writing in regard to Chris Collins’ “Rocky start for leadership: Outcry over Town Council assignments” article (Jan. 8) As Chris points out, “politics is a game of perception,” and I must admit that after reading the earlier article on council appointments, talking to some residents and … 0

Letter: Legalized theft

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

I received a check for $25 drawn on the Bank of America from the University of Massachusetts for being a participant in a doctoral study program. I tried to cash this check at the Bank of America in Greenfield and was told they would have to charge me … 0

Letter: The problem within

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Greed is one of the seven deadly sins. Superintendent Buoniconti of Mohawk Regional School District has parlayed Mohawk’s budget into a very deep money pit, one which cannot survive without more and more cash. Member towns have handed over to Mohawk the lion’s share of their small-town revenue … 0

Letter: Rating show

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Recalling the first GOP debate upon which Fox News commentator/moderator Megyn Kelly and Donald Trump had a verbal confrontation over Q-and-A segment of the debate in which Trump later tweeted slanderous remarks calling Megyn a “bimbo” and other inappropriate labeling. To Megyn’s defense, Fox News CEO Roger Ailes … 0