Letter: Coming to America

Thursday, November 26, 2015

As I watched TV today about the refugees coming to America, the government lied again. We were told that only 2 percent of these young men were of military age. Take 2 percent of 4 million of these guys is a good sized army. I would like to vet these people and I would ask these guys if I train you, would you go back and fight for your country … 0

Letter: Veteran assistance

Thursday, November 26, 2015

On behalf of the Upper Pioneer Valley Veterans’ Services District, we want to take this opportunity to thank you for your efforts in support of Normena Welcome. Assisting Normena with a “Home-Makeover” will allow her to continue to live independently. We have greatly improved her home access with a ramp and two decks. The appliances and high-rise toilet give her the comfort and … 0

Letter: Threats to our planet

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thank you for The Recorder’s two editorials on the Paris attacks. I appreciate the calming influence they have while holding to a commitment to stop this insane trajectory ISIS is on. How to do that is complicated because, as Obama said in his news conference in Turkey, traditional war strategy has depended on the ideology that embraces life such that killing one’s enemy … 0

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Letter: Fueling our polarization

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

It is so disappointing to read the continuing saga of Tim Grant’s complete disdain for U.S. citizens who favor the Democratic Party. I would go so far as to characterize his writings as hateful. Does he really hate more than half the people in our country who voted … 1

Letter: Real security risk

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

To acknowledge Tim Grant’s Nov. 4 letter to the editor in The Recorder about who is “mentally sick” is probably fruitless. That said, I will refer Mr. Grant to this website — www.defense.gov/News-Article-View/Article/612710 — in response to his quote about Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders being a “hippy … 0

Letter: One nutty boondoggle

Monday, November 9, 2015

As we all are well aware, out here in western Mass., we all helped pay for the Big Dig project in Boston, but hardly, if ever, use it. We all are also aware of the giant boondoggle the project was, with overruns in cost, falling ceiling tiles, etc. … 0

Letter: Parking plan

Monday, November 9, 2015

In a face-to-face meeting in the mayor’s office a few years ago, I had a discussion with him about traffic safety and parking problems on Main Street. My topic was how can we improve the present arrangement and make it safer. Numerous minor accidents occur and most are … 1

Letter: Pleased with new school

Monday, November 9, 2015

I would like to commend the planners and builders of our sparking new high school which I saw for the first time this morning when I went to cast my vote. What a beautiful building inside and out, I am so pleased for our students and our community. … 0

Letter: Recognize the sacrifice

Sunday, November 8, 2015

For most of us, Veterans Day just means an extra day off from school or work. However, this and every Nov. 11, please be sure to spend a few minutes on its true purpose by acknowledging the men and women who have served in our armed forces. Army, … 0

Letter: Costly politicians

Sunday, November 8, 2015

As I watched the Democratic debate, I got a feeling that I was watching an auction. Bernie Sanders was adding another $19 trillion to the debt and what difference does it make. Hillary Clinton was flip-flopping like a fish out of the water. They must think we are … 0

Letter: Different vision

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Tommyb c/o Recorder Dear tommyb, Get your eyes examined ASAP. The foliage this year was spectacular. It was awesome, and the consensus says so. My wife and I took four extensive trips around New England, and other members of my family did so as well, and all agreed. … 0

Letter: The gas tax picture

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

People of the commonwealth have the right to complain about the condition of so many bridges and/or roads that have fallen into disrepair. Where has all the gas tax money been going that isn’t being used for bridge and/or road maintenance? Boston’s Big Dig, perhaps? Our legislators want … 0

Letter: Fan of Wormtown

Thursday, November 5, 2015

First, I am 61 years old. I discovered Wormtown about 5 years ago. Since then, I have gone to every spring and fall festival, not necessarily all three days, but at least some of the time. I have taken my family and I have gone by myself. The … 0