Letters

Letter: Please immunize

Thursday, February 26, 2015

It is generally true that parents want what’s best for their children, and they want their children to be healthy and happy. How is it, then, that parents think they know more about achieving that than the doctors whom they entrust with their children’s care? To not immunize a child is to put her/him at risk for not only minor illness, like ear infection, but also for life-threatening illness like … 0

Letter: Meter shoveling

Thursday, February 26, 2015

I would like to know who is in charge of shoveling the snow around the parking meters and along the edge of the street as well as emptying the parking meters? I was on Main Street today and the snow was too deep for this old lady. I did manage to get up over it but then when I went to the parking … 0

Letter: Doughnuts are calling

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Dear Everyone: Go have an Adams Donuts — go buy some for friends, or the ER nurses, or your town clerk. Buy a dozen for a night at home, no, two dozen! Greenfield, Turners, Hilltowns — get thee to helping your neighbor! Ms. Brown has done a wonderful job with her doughnuts, so let’s patronize her business and leave a few bucks in … 0

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Letter: Get educated on pipeline

Pipeline explosions usually occur when somebody is doing excavating where they clearly shouldn't. Train and truck transportation are by far, the most...(full comment)

Letter: Get educated on pipeline

Letter: Human achievement

Sunday, February 8, 2015

In 1942, I was 10 and mowed the lawn for a lady in town for 50 cents a week. I saved the money until I could buy a Philco AM radio for less than $10. It was thrilling to listen to radio stations 200 miles away in New … 0

Letter: Unarmed victims

Sunday, February 8, 2015

I keep hearing reports of unarmed black people being shot and killed. This news lands like a leaden weight on my heart. All I can do is to say I can’t stay silent about this. I am a white person who is really in pain about all the … 0

Letter: Fluoridation

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Thank you for printing this article about the value of fluoridation in the water supply. Growing up in the 1940s in Woburn, I, like most of my classmates, spent many agonized hours in a dental chair before local anesthetics were widely used. We were hooked up to a … 0

Letter: Right time for tax

Friday, February 6, 2015

I support the Jan. 29 letter “Time for carbon fee.” This is not an ordinary tax. It’s a consumer-friendly tax that’s paid not by us, but to us. And, it’s the solution to global warming. By raising a carbon pollution fee annually, we’ll phase out fossil fuels. Oil, … 0

Letter: The best to the Malschs

Friday, February 6, 2015

Thank you to Steve and Cathy Malsch for all of the years that we have enjoyed the many gifts that Fairview Gardens has given to the community. Steve and Cathy have been generous with their time and donations to the many organizations and causes in their community. They … 0

Letter: Bring in the buses

Thursday, February 5, 2015

No buses go into The Patch in Turners Falls. The kids have to walk out. Boy, it’s cold going over that bridge. It must hard for 5-year-olds and up to get to school. Come on what’s going on with the Gill-Montague School Committee? What’s the reason you can’t … 0

Letter: Don’t live in fear

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Tim Blagg is frightened, and he wants us to be frightened, too, in order to protect ourselves from terrorist attacks. Out of his fear, he has proposed (Recorder, January 26, 2015) that Muslims should “stand up and be counted” in opposition to Islamist extremism, and the rest of … 0

Letter: Creative energy

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Much of the discussion involving the proposed pipelines in southern New Hampshire, Massachusetts and elsewhere, revolves around jobs and energy independence, two things we all want. I believe the construction of this pipeline and others simply contribute to the very problem they are proposing to solve by keeping … 0

Letter: Facts and fiction

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Although I think it is admirable of The Recorder to give local folks a voice in the “My Turn” column, I think the editors are seriously remiss in not having the authors cite their sources for their so-called “facts.” Tonight, I read the second article in a week … 0

Letter: Fireworks Friday

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Just a quick note of thanks to the town of Greenfield and Atlas fireworks for working out an agreement. Greenfield’s Fourth of July fireworks have been my favorite for many years and I’m glad to know Atlas has the integrity to correct mistakes and make amends. I look … 0