Letters

Letter: Finding a candidate

Friday, August 22, 2014

With the election of a new governor coming up this November, I need a candidate I can support. I want to elect someone who really cares about ALL the people, not just the wealthy and powerful. I need someone who understands that our climate is changing and we humans have to power to make things either better or worse. My candidate is very intelligent and able to understand complex issues; … 0

Letter: Cries for tolerance

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Recorder’s Opinion of Aug. 5 on religious intolerance reminds me of this quote from a televangelist: “I look down on people who look down on people who look down on people.” The Recorder: “The sad thing is that all of the world’s religions, at their heart, preach codes of conduct that include tolerance.” Rattlesnakes are quite tolerant, yet are famous for their … 0

Letter: Learn what ‘yield’ means

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A lot of concern has been expressed about cell phone use and texting while driving causing car accidents. I am writing to express my concern for another situation that I believe is becoming much more prevalent on our roads where you find a rotary or entrance to a major highway. How many of us are finding we are “holding our breaths” when we … 0

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Letter: Thanks, Dakin

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

I just want to say a big “Thank You” to the Dakin Animal Shelter in Leverett for all that they do for the many cats and dogs that are there. I was impressed with the place and I felt I had to get the word out to the … 0

Letter: Lung cancer warning

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Aug. 1 was the third annual World Lung Cancer Day, a day to pause to remember those who are fighting lung cancer as well as those who have lost their lives to this insidious disease. Lung cancer is the No. 1 adult cancer killer in the U.S., claiming … 0

Letter: Looking back

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

I got a great kick out of fun memories brought back by seeing the little girl bouncing on a playground toy outside my old fifth-grade Federal Street School window — the one we jumped from into a fireman’s net. No fire, just a demonstration by the Fire Department. … 0

Letter: The Hero or the Villain?

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Certainly one of the best articles I have read recently on a tragic mistake that was made 66 years ago, is one by Rashid Khalidim entitled “Collective Punishment in Gaza.” He makes the argument that the Palestinians have suffered almost unspeakable horrors (for the creation of the state … 0

Letter: It’s not the rockets

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

While I am no admirer of Hamas, I have to take issue with Tim Blagg’s July 21 column, which claimed it is Palestinian extremism that has provoked and maintained the Israeli bombardment and invasion of Gaza. As Henry Siegman, a former director of the American Jewish Congress, pointed … 0

Letter: Besieged

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The world watches in horror as 1.8 million Palestinians, trapped on a militarily encircled narrow strip of land, try to survive Israel’s murderous siege. As of July 30, an estimated 80 percent of the Palestinians killed in Gaza have been civilians — a quarter of those being children. … 0

Letter: Justice for Palestine

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

As the hostilities between Israel and the Palestinians living in the Gaza strip dominate the news, it is important to continue to underscore the morally unsupportable policies and practices of Israeli’s government vis-à-vis the West Bank. Those of us who have visited Israel and the Palestinian territories have … 0

Letter: Blame the sparrows

Monday, August 4, 2014

Blame the sparrows The reason the boxes were taken down (along River Road in South Deerfield at the University of Massachusetts farms) was that house sparrows had taken over every single box. House sparrows are non-native and are EXTREMELY aggressive finches. They kill babies and adult birds and … 0

Letter: Fireworks display

Monday, August 4, 2014

Strange that we are currently reading articles in The Recorder in regard to poor fireworks displayed in celebration of Independence Day. We parked our car across from the Farren as we have done for several years now, to watch the fireworks. We look forward to this event every … 0

Letter: Read 'em & weep

Monday, August 4, 2014

With all the news lately about the children of Central America coming over our borders to find refuge in our country, I thought of the words on the Statue of Liberty: Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here … 1