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Letter: Follow the money

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Shelburne Senior Center’s FY’15 budget is $208,417 plus money from senior memorial solicitations and, now, the new Senior Center Foundation fundraising group. With this kind of money, it seems like the Senior Center could rein in their spending and live within their generous $208,417 plus budget. So why does this new foundation need $8,500 from the small non-profit Friends of West County Seniors? On Sept. 2, Marion Taylor (president … 0

Letter: Walk carefully!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A brief message to all pedestrians, especially those crossing with youngsters: Please do not jump out into travel lanes from between parked vehicles and assume that drivers have seen you. Pickup trucks; SUVs, delivery vans, even parked cars often shield you from our view! Please: Stop, Look and Listen! Take the one or two seconds from your day to ensure your safety and … 0

Letter: Birth control vs. CO2?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

I have been giving a great deal of thought regarding the public concern about global warming, fuel costs, health care costs, escalating taxes and water. In my opinion the increase in our population has created a problem. Perhaps one possible solution to cutting governmental spending would be to provide free educational services regarding birth control options for men and women including a stipend … 0

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Letter: Home energy savings

Monday, September 8, 2014

You can counter the proposed gas pipeline by reducing your home energy consumption. Heating accounts for over 60 percent of U.S. residential natural gas consumption; appliances, electronics and lighting use 35 percent of home energy. The more our collective energy consumption goes down, the less likely the need … 0

Letter: This is teaching?

Monday, September 8, 2014

My father was a pretty good teacher in his day and when I heard him roll once in his grave, I thought it best that I put in two cents worth on his behalf. He taught at a time when teachers didn’t make damn fools of themselves to … 0

Letter: ‘Brookie’ location

Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Brookie sculpture pictured on Page A2 of The Recorder’s Sept. 2 issue is a great way to add to downtown’s attractions. Any information about why it’s there should point residents and visitors to the Green River and The Museum of Our Industrial Heritage at the other end … 0

Letter: Missing from art scene

Sunday, September 7, 2014

I wasn’t amazed to read online that both the Arts Block and the Pushkin Gallery were closing. I felt more sad about the first, having enjoyed some great music there over the past few years. I was less surprised about the closing of the gallery spaces. As a … 0

Letter: Unhappy with override

Friday, September 5, 2014

As a Northfield taxpayer, I continue to be troubled by how school officials were involved in promoting the July 8 override vote for additional school funding. Weeks prior to the vote, they sent multiple e-mails to parents encouraging them to vote and informing them of the implications on … 0

Letter: Valuable connection

Friday, September 5, 2014

I’m writing in regard to a recent (Aug. 22) editorial in The Recorder concerning the value of Baystate Hospital to our Franklin County Hospital. I’ve had many operations at Mass. General, New England Medical Center, and other excellent hospitals. Recently, I had chest pains and my doctor referred … 0

Letter: ID noncompliance

Friday, September 5, 2014

The editorial, “Mass. Missteps with REAL ID” rightly noted that MassDOT has done little to meet the standards of the REAL ID Act. A Freedom of Information Act submitted by the Coalition for a Secure Driver’s License confirmed MassDOT’s lack of progress since the regulation was issued over … 0

Letter: Backing Maura Healey

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Massachusetts attorney general serves as the people’s lawyer. There is no candidate with more experience and knowledge for this public advocate position than Maura Healey. For seven years, Maura helped lead the Attorney General’s Office, directing the major civil rights and consumer protection cases and overseeing 250 … 0

Letter: The clear choice

Thursday, September 4, 2014

On Tuesday Sept. 9, I will be voting for Susannah Whipps Lee for state representative because of her great record in creating jobs right here in the North Quabbin. She is co-owner of Whipps Inc. of Athol, which has just opened up a new building in Orange and … 0

Letter: Naive to think otherwise

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

I’m writing in response to the letter from Mr. Brian Eno, which appeared in The Recorder of Aug. 26. Mr. Eno is shocked — shocked — to discover that it should be Republicans, of all people, who would seek to portray the voting record of Rep. Denise Andrews … 0