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Letters

Letter: My industrial nature

Friday, November 21, 2014

Hey Ms. Gouch, my five conservative children (real God-fearing Americans) live in the Houston area and I’d love to visit them or live there in my golden years, but finances prohibit it, Social Security being what it is. I’d love to see the oil fields with those awesomely behemoth rigs pumping away. I love mechanical things working away, it’s a guy thing. I’d also like to see the refineries in … 0

Letter: Remembering the vets

Friday, November 21, 2014

This is a “thank you” to the following for the outstanding recognition of our veterans on their day. Individual thank you cards were sent to the Newton Street School, Applebee’s Restaurant, F. L. Roberts Golden Nozzle Car Wash and Service Stations, Clarkdale Apple Farm and Big Y. To those that placed a Veterans Day thank you ad in The Recorder, we thank all … 0

Letter: Think bicycles

Friday, November 21, 2014

I was very touched by the ceremony celebrating the re-opening of the covered bridge on Eunice Williams Drive — a thoughtful honoring of great work in service to our community. But I was also struck that in The Recorder articles about this event, it was repeatedly stated that after 2002 the bridge was open only to pedestrians. In reality, bicycles continued to be … 0

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Letter: Sad lack of support

Sunday, November 2, 2014

It is with great sadness I have watched the tone of reporting concerning the ArtsBlock in Greenfield, and its latest financial struggles to survive — that of disloyalty, finger-pointing and zero support. As such, I felt it necessary to write and quite frankly chide The Recorder on its … 0

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 … 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 … 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 … 0

Letter: What’s possible

Thursday, October 30, 2014

On Jan. 31, 1958, Explorer 1 was put in orbit. It was 6.25 inches in diameter. Wernher Von Braun, a German rocket scientist, is credited with making this United States effort possible. July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 was the space flight that landed the first humans on the … 1

Letter: A new senior center

Thursday, October 30, 2014

If you’ve had any reason to visit the current Greenfield Senior Center, you may wonder why a new facility has been proposed. It’s true that the activities and programs are amazing and the wonderful staff and myriad volunteers are welcoming and helpful but the list of serious problems … 0

Letter: An effective lawmaker

Thursday, October 30, 2014

We sometimes forget how effective our legislative delegation has been. We are very fortunate to have hard working, intelligent and caring people working for western Massachusetts in Boston. Steve Kulik is at the top of that list. He has sponsored an incredible number of bills for us over … 0

Letter: Fortunate to have him

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Over the past several years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Rep. Steve Kulik on issues related to funding for our local school district. Steve has consistently been available, informed and helpful throughout this process. I don’t think that we’ve had a meeting that he or his … 0

Letter: Provide paid sick leave

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Right now in Massachusetts, almost 1 million workers cannot take a single day of paid sick time to visit the doctor or take care of a sick child or themselves. In November, we can change that by voting “Yes” on Question 4, which would guarantee access to earned … 0

Letter: Join me for Lee

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The first time I met Susannah Whipps Lee I had no idea who she was, nor she I. We were at a lunch counter, making small talk about business, community and life. We shared so many commonalities in our story that we became instantly and importantly intertwined. I … 0