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Letters

Letter: Mohawk Trail Concerts

Thursday, July 30, 2015

What a terrific season at Mohawk Trail Concerts! Every concert was a gem, such creative programming. I listen to the violin in a new way. I wish I had had some children to bring with me to Babar the Elephant, but all of us kids with white hair loved it. I almost skipped going to the “Poetry of Mary Oliver,” thinking how could that work? It did work, to the … 0

Letter: A true disservice

Thursday, July 30, 2015

I am writing in response to The Recorder’s article by Aviva Luttrell on July 23 regarding the possible eviction of the Mohawk Ramblers Motorcycle Club located in Montague Plains. A couple of years ago, I was invited to attend the 50th birthday of one of its members. Not being a member myself (or for that matter, never even had owned a motorcycle), I … 0

Letter: Iran deal dangerous

Thursday, July 30, 2015

President Obama and Secretary Kerry put the United States and other countries in jeopardy by entering into an agreement with Iran which temporarily curbs its nuclear armaments program. They have either been duped or they are naïve or both. Both are more concerned about their legacies than the security of the world. Iran said it will place its nuclear development program on hold … 0

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Letter: Questioning new library

Thursday, July 16, 2015

While I haven’t been an area resident for nearly half a century, I do know that the town’s population has actually diminished somewhat in that period. U.S. Census: 18,426 in 1980 versus 17,456 in 2010. Additionally, Greenfield Community College has added additional library resources to the community and … 0

Letter: The nation I want

Thursday, July 16, 2015

I’d like to live in a country where: ∎ working hard assures a fair living wage; ∎ the top 1 percent pay their fair share of taxes; ∎ corporate money is NOT allowed to influence our elections or our legislation; ∎ the middle class is growing and thriving; ∎ and medical care is … 0

Letter: Medicare celebration

Thursday, July 16, 2015

I became a Medicare recipient just a few months ago. For the first time it’s a benchmark that I celebrated. I got my Medicare card and just about did a back flip. I couldn’t quite understand why I was so excited until it occurred to me that now … 0

Letter: A note to Bill

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Open note to Bill Cosby: Bitter winter winds are descending upon you, bitter winter times alone. My hope is that you find redemption in your solitude. RALPH J. DOLAN Haydenville … 0

Letter: Looking good

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Having moved to the Village of Turners Falls two years ago, I was recently asked the following question: “What was your first impression of the town?” My reply was, “my first impression was, my gosh, how trashy the town is. Litter every place I looked.” Then my first … 0

Letter: Our Greece warning

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

“If you get dewy-eyed about the possibility of the U.S. having its first woman president, remember that it was Hillary Clinton’s husband who decimated manufacturing jobs with the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement and then went on to destroy welfare with the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity … 1

Letter: Out of context

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

fter a hearty list of admonishments leveled at evangelical Christians, Randall Balmer Episcopal priest and professor of religion in a recent Recorder Opinion page, writes, and I quote, “If, however, they truly seek to follow the Bible in the much broader sense of following Jesus, I invite them … 0

Letter: One-sided mindset

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

I am a self-identified conservative who is also a registered Republican, a Massachusetts endangered species. I am constantly, almost daily, offended by many liberal-progressive viewpoints expressed by my West County neighbors. Ah, don’t worry, I can handle it, but I wonder when speakers at the Charlemont Forum (July … 0

Letter: Left unanswered

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

This is my rebuttal to the residents of Northfield who took the time to reply (letter June 25). I do not believe I was “callous” or “disregarding” toward the residents of Northfield. Satire is supposed to elicit some form of emotion when read or heard. If I did … 1

Letter: Dry storage at Yankee

Monday, July 13, 2015

Entergy Vermont Yankee has selected the Holtec HI-STORM 100 dry storage system at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station (VY) site. The Holtec HI-STORM 100 System is designed to contain up to 68 Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) fuel assemblies and consists of a stainless steel multi-purpose canister (MPC) … 1