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Letter: Our educational dollar

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

I would like to comment on the front-page article of The Recorder on Obama’s education plan. President Obama has presented a plan to make community college education free for qualified students. As GCC President Pura said, this policy is a radical change in U.S. history making higher education for all Americans a right as it should be. Access to higher education has been at the center of discussion in my … 0

Letter: Helping out

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

What two ways can you help yourself and help the fire and police? That yellow thing, a fire hydrant, could be cleared of snow. This water source allows the Fire Department to put out fires. Hope we never need the darn thing, but, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. (Mother probably said that). The police don’t like accident reports. … 0

Letter: Knew it was coming

Monday, January 26, 2015

RE: “Nuke job losses will hurt” (Dec. 26, 2014): Of course, but with headlines like these in the mainstream press, one of the many facts about nuclear power generation are distorted or omitted. What is the big deal? These jobs were finite at the beginning (20 years). The nuclear industry bought their locations in rural western Massachusetts and southern Vermont with new schools … 0

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Letter: Hand up vs. handout

Friday, January 9, 2015

Recently, The Recorder published articles on “Warm the Children” and “housing the homeless.” While I have empathy for the people in these articles (especially the children), there seems to be common thread throughout: people having children that they cannot provide for. While some people in these articles found … 0

Letter: Green electricity

Friday, January 9, 2015

How Green is Green? I have been waiting for someone to pull the “I use green electricity” in the letters to editor and it came sooner than even I expected. Glad you’re helping to reduce emissions! Fact is, you’re not, really. “Green” electricity does not come from the … 0

Letter: The media’s cruelty

Friday, January 9, 2015

Stamp of the media: Guilty! If there is a ghost of uncertainty or even a niggling doubt about the youthful morals of a certain celebrity, you can bet your worn-out coin that the press, with its unmatched lethality, will exploit accusations from some very questionable individuals. Many will … 0

Letter: Getting started this year

Thursday, January 8, 2015

I appreciate the Dec. 31 article about the Leyden Selectboard’s support for high-speed Internet. However, one point needs correction. The article states construction might start around 2017. However, construction is likely to begin as early as this year. Once the engineering studies are done and towns have agreed … 0

Letter: Make ADA a priority

Thursday, January 8, 2015

My efforts, energy, education and advocacy for Americans with Disabilities is ongoing, now and in the future, for Turners Falls. “All state, county and municipal-owned and leased buildings must satisfy the requirements of equal access under Title 11. In 1992, the ADA required state and municipalities to conduct … 0

Letter: Cross-country skiing

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Area schools could benefit from cross-country skiing Pioneer Valley area schools may want to take a ski lesson from Weston Ski Track, which is a golf course during the summer and becomes a cross-country skiing venue during the winter. It hosts Boston area teenagers that compete in local … 0

Letter: Economic illusions

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Happy talk of 5 percent GDP Growth in the 3rd quarter, hmmm? Funny this what the Fed had to say in the entering the third week of December. Here’s an except from the FOMC Release Date: Dec. 16, 2008 “The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to establish … 0

Letter: Adapting to change

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

On the same day, the Vermont Yankee Reactor was “unplugged,” the train through Greenfield was re-enstated. This is interesting irony. When I read of Vernon officials, nuke workers and business owners complaining about how to adapt to the anticipated loss of revenue, I object. A judicious parent will … 1

Letter: Living the dreams

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

It starts with a dream. My name is Charlie. At 10, I’m interested in everything. Life is worth living! Although I’m only a small town boy, this is America. One can reach for anything he/she wants! I saw this travel movie of Europe, and went to bed. I … 0

Letter: Discipline

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

I love kids. Don’t get me wrong, but the kids today, the parents can’t discipline their kids when they do wrong. How can our children learn when they do wrong? When I was a kid, I was sent to my room. The way the laws are now you … 0