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Letter: Educational ed

Friday, October 31, 2014

The regulation of environmental education in public schools is a topic of much debate. I believe that in order to significantly improve Massachusetts public school education, more environmental education should be required in the Massachusetts curriculum frameworks. As someone born the West County, my views on the environment have been shaped by the fortunate experience of growing up in the hill towns of Massachusetts and having access to an education … 0

Letter: Visiting troublemakers

Friday, October 31, 2014

Today, it seems as if society abuses any privilege possible. The article; “Pumpkin Fest Mayhem gives Keene hangover,” by Holly Ramer, emphasizes the violence and vandalism resulting from Keene’s pumpkin fest. It’s certainly a disappointment that Keene is angry enough to reconsider hosting their world-record breaking pumpkin fest because of a select few college students’ decisions. Unfortunately for Keene State, the people causing … 0

Letter: Forced payment

Friday, October 31, 2014

Why are our electric rates going up? According to an article in The Recorder dated June 4, and I quote, “to address the expected need for natural gas, the six governors of New England, along with the New England States Committee on Electricity, have proposed that the pipeline’s construction be subsidized with $2.7 billion, which would come from a new tariff on New … 0

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Letter: What’s possible

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Letter: Swift action for safety

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I want to commend the Frontier School community and the police for their swift action today (Oct. 23) in addressing a legitimate threat made to our school and children. This individual is now in jail facing charges for these threats. First and foremost, I want to thank those … 0

Letter: Curbside better than deposit

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Surprise! Bud Foster here: Yes, I am still active at 94 years old. I have been fighting the FORCED deposit on bottles for nearly 40 years. There is a better way: RECYCLE. We were one of 10 states with a FORCED deposit bottle bill. Delaware scrapped their bottle … 0

Letter: Expand deposit bill

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Connecticut River Watershed Council recently held our 18th annual Source to Sea Cleanup, a two-day coordinated trash cleanup along rivers and streams throughout the four-state watershed. Despite widely accessible local recycling programs, volunteers every year find thousands of beverage containers in our rivers and along the banks. … 0

Letter: Why I back Kulik

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I will vote for Steve Kulik for state representative without any reservations. As a selectman for 14 years in Montague, I found Steve Kulik was the legislator I trusted the most to listen to our concerns, to check the facts, to support our needs, and to respond in … 0

Letter: No automatic tax increases

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Do you know what happened the last time the gas tax was raised? Only 6 percent went to fix roads. Ninety-four percent went to the state’s general fund — the black hole. Why would we allow our gas taxes to increase every year? That’s crazy. I want legislators … 0

Letter: Outside agitation

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I was glad to see the My Turn article by Denise Andrews in your Oct. 23 edition and especially to hear the misinformation broadcast by her opponent’s supporters fully and publicly debunked. I’ve been receiving these intellectually insulting anti-Andrews fliers for some time and finally was so disturbed … 0

Letter: Prostate cancer

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

As a physician who has been working in the field of prostate cancer research for decades, I appreciate the article written by Rep. Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, and Sen. Stephen Brewer, D-Barre, on Oct. 9. As prostate cancer survivors and leaders of state legislation, they expressed strong support for … 0

Letter: Andrews a tireless worker

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

In Denise Andrews we have a representative who brings money and jobs into this area — someone who helps meet challenges and solve problems. Denise has been, as state Sen. Brewer said, a “blowtorch on projects for the area ... a relentless advocate for the entire region.” There … 0

Letter: We need Kulik

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Over the past several weeks, I have watched with great interest the campaign activity and The Recorder coverage of the state representative race between Rep. Steve Kulik and his challenger, Dylan Korpita. Watching the action and the coverage of this race has given me pause to reflect on … 0

Letter: Pipeline and politics

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

As a professional planner, the mechanisms and instruments of land use and regulation are daily factors in my work. Within the innumerable ways law and land intersect, eminent domain is unique and extreme. The forced transfer of property rights by government action, while necessary in limited circumstances, is … 0