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Letter: ‘Debt Jubilee’

Monday, July 21, 2014

Following the Lehman banking debacle of 2008, the government sponsored bailout of the banking sector to boost the economy created an illusion of recovery. New York banks benefited from the bailouts by using special privileges with the Federal Reserve to borrow cheaply to fund speculation using their easy access to money. Yet savers that need interest income to survive are punished by the low interest rates they receive. If the … 0

Letter: Right on target

Monday, July 21, 2014

I was gratified to read Paul Seaman’s article in the Wednesday, July 16, Recorder, “Let’s bring riflery back to Apex.” I think the YMCA is missing a good bet if they don’t offer a shooting program to the area’s youngsters (it doesn’t seem like money, equipment and volunteers would be a problem, thanks to the National Rifle Association and people like Mr. Seamans), … 0

Letter: Help in making a difference

Sunday, July 20, 2014

This letter is to publicly thank several local people who have recently helped make a huge difference in the life of a child who is enrolled in our program here at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County. “Little Sister” Abby and her “Big Sister” Melissa enjoy doing lots of fun things together since being matched 2 years ago. During this time, now … 0

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Letter: Saying ‘no’ to pipeline

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Thank you to the organizations that have recently held informative sessions at GCC regarding the proposed natural gas pipeline. I strongly encourage everyone to become informed about the plans of the Kinder Morgan company (owned by the former Enron CEO) so that we can collectively say “NO” to … 0

Letter: Decision hurts women

Monday, July 7, 2014

The recent decision by the Supreme Court to support Hobby Lobby’s authority to limit the types of reproductive health-care options it will insure is egregious. Hobby Lobby’s corporate owners claim that their religious mores do not support certain kinds of contraception and abortion, so they will not fund … 0

Letter: Attack on the Act

Monday, July 7, 2014

Thank you for excellent editorial and cartoon on July 3. According to the Supreme Court’s term, corporations are privileged to act outside federal government coverage of expenditures on contraception now covered by the Affordable Health Care Act. I wonder what other portions of the Health Care Act may … 0

Letter: Veterans, community

Sunday, July 6, 2014

As commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8503, I would like to thank everyone who marched with us in the parades at upper and downtown Buckland and Shelburne and all the people who turned out to celebrate Memorial Day with us to pay tribute to the … 0

Letter: Hollins’ legacy

Sunday, July 6, 2014

“Leaving her mark on Greenfield Schools”(June 30) says it all. Susan Hollins deserves nothing but praise for fighting through the bureaucracy and leaving behind a legacy that includes a virtual school, a new school building, continuing arts and sports programs that are available and affordable and, most importantly, … 0

Letter: Old-time racism

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Thanks to Mr. Blagg for the column (Mon. June 30) highlighting the plight of the rapidly-vanishing African elephant. The editorial cartoon accompanying the piece was especially enlightening, showing us that the ivory slaughter has been going on for at least a century now. Indeed, where else but from … 0

Letter: Centuries in the making

Sunday, July 6, 2014

With all due respect to Donald Moskowitz (“Foreign Policy Failure,” June 30) and gratitude for his service to his country from another Navy veteran who served during the Vietnam era, he is wrong about President Obama’s foreign policy. President Obama no more lost Iraq than President George W. … 0

Letter: Don’t trash our town

Friday, July 4, 2014

I took a walk today around our town, I left with a smile and returned with a frown. Each street I took was strewn with litter, the further I went the more I turned bitter, what with lottery tickets, paper, cups and more. It’s no wonder that I … 0

Letter: Drawn to weather

Friday, July 4, 2014

I just want to tell you how much I enjoy the daily “Weather Pictures” as presented by student artists. They are such a delight to see, even when we might not like the day’s weather as presented by Tom Bevacqua. It’s so appealing to see what each individual … 0

Letter: Neighborly care

Friday, July 4, 2014

There are a lot of wonderful people in the small town of Buckland. My brother, John Yarmac, was recently hospitalized and also had a stay in rehab before going home. While I came from my home in New Mexico to be with him, the kindness and generosity of … 0