Letter: Crosswalk crisis

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

What is it worth for someone to fix the crosswalk in front of the Farren Care Center? Is it worth a life? My mother was almost hit by a car last Tuesday walking to her car after leaving work. A car hit her coat even after she jumped out of the way. Want to know what she was thinking? She was thinking, “This is going to hurt.” She called the … 0

Letter: A good message

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Well said, Richard Wedegartner (My Turn: Part of the Pain Solution). Massage, Reiki, acupuncture and aroma therapy are all tools to help people manage and recover from their pain without the use of medicines that only mask the symptoms — or make them feel disconnected enough that they just don’t care any more. Insurance is a big problem with our health care; finding … 0

Letter: Foolish insistence

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Foolish insistence While far from the perfervid ululations decrying a ‘war on Christmas’ that the sane amongst us must annually steel themselves, The Recorder has recently, and in the past, decidedly put itself into the camp which declares that religious, sectarian messaging is and should be on display and given sanction by official government actions. While it might be defensible as harmless ‘tradition’ … 1

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Letter: Foolish insistence

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Letter: Slipped his mind

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

In response to Tim Grant’s rant about Obama and us “libs,” it never ceases to amaze me how these people forget the eight years we all suffered under George W. Bush. Getting us into two wars, tax cuts for the rich, leaving us trillions of dollars in debt. … 0

Letter: Biased news sources

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

As a student living in a liberal part of the country, I’ve learned that not all news sources are reliable and not all issues are presented to the masses fairly. The most recent example of this is the coverage of the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., … 0

Letter: In bed together

Monday, December 1, 2014

Thanks to Richie Davis and The Recorder for illuminating the upcoming “closed-to-the-media” natural gas pipeline meeting to take place at the GCC’s Downtown Campus. As a journalist who writes about energy and environmental issues in the region I find it deeply troubling that a state institution of higher … 0

Letter: Road rage

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Mayor Martin said that the roundabout at Greenfield Community College would slow down traffic on Colrain Road. Well, he is partially right. Right now they kinda go slow around the circle with workers and Police still there. But not going down COLRAIN ROAD. THEY GO FASTER THAN EVER. … 0

Letter: Recorder photographers

Sunday, November 30, 2014

I just have to say how much I liked Paul Franz’ photo of Nov. 20 of “Alone in the Mist.” It’s such a wonderful picture on many levels — and I could just see it as a cover illustration for a young people’s mystery story (grades 4-6 perhaps) … 0

Letter; Disturbing photo

Sunday, November 30, 2014

I am writing to ask you to not place graphic violent pictures in your newspaper. In the Nov. 19 Recorder, there was a bloody picture of a violent act that happened in Israel. Although I understand that the purpose of the paper is to inform readers about various … 0

Letter: Our culture of abuse

Thursday, November 27, 2014

With the recent allegations of rape against Bill Cosby difficult to dismiss or wave away as a conspiracy when over a dozen women have come forward, it is glaringly apparent that our current culture of abuse against women is reaching its zenith. With every news outlet in the … 0

Letter: Military insanity

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

In his Nov. 17 column, Editor Blagg says “If the president doesn’t wise up and start taking advice from the men and women who have spent their lives finding ways to confront and kill the nation’s enemies ....” Hmmm. Last I heard, the voters hired the president not … 0

Letter: Don’t litter

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I think people should not litter. It hurts animals and the world. Some animals are getting hurt because they eat the litter and die. It is easy just to pick it up and throw it away. It makes the world a bad place. It looks ugly. So help … 0

Letter: Right on target

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The editorial comments in the Monday, Nov. 17 Recorder by Editor Tim Blagg (President out of touch — our approach with ISIS unrealistic) is absolutely right on. The idea of winning any war, or even a major battle, with air power alone is absolutely absurd. We need to … 0