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Letter: Pipeline silence

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

His constituents don’t want it. His constituents will absolutely not benefit by it. The northern tier (read: rural, low income) towns don’t want it. The northern tier will not benefit by it. Ultimately, it will cost his constituents, and the towns he allegedly represents, time and money when they have to deal with failures and leaks, which are inevitable. It is designed to transport gas produced by fracking, an unstable … 1

Letter: What’s the beef?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The article about producing beef misses a key point — all cattle are not grain fed; some are fed no corn at all. The cause of the problems associated with beef is actually the corn that is fed to cows in the prevailing industrial system. In contrast, raising cattle on grass alone is a plus for the environment and some farms in New … 0

Letter: Ashfield unfairness?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Re: Unfair practices by Ashfield Selectboard — blaming others: I find it more than an unethical practice by the Ashfield Selectboard to blame others when it’s by their own hand (their decisions) to spend funds unnecessarily. At the meeting of July 14, the Selectboard blamed their failure to abide by Massachusetts General Laws on others. It’s a choice to either go to the … 0

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Letter: Suboxone’s use

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Addicts don’t use suboxone to get high, but to lessen the symptoms of withdrawal and to reduce cravings by binding with the opiate receptor sites on cell walls. Whereas a schizophrenic is controlled by voices, an addict is controlled by craving. Suboxone increases the likelihood of remaining clean … 0

Letter: Keeping watch

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

To those of you folks so inclined to be concerned with the National Security Agency, (NSA) and their alleged electronic snooping into possibly your emails, I’d like to offer the following data-miners to bolster your paranoia: Amazon.com; Ebay; Facebook; Instagram; Overstock.com; Twitter; any online dating service ... this … 0

Letter: Threat to solar

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I’m concerned about the future of solar electricity (aka photovoltaics/PV). The Massachusetts House bill H4185 threatens to seriously restrict solar incentives and options for homeowners, small businesses, and community solar, endangering local jobs and limiting the potential to offset fossil fuel. As the 2012 Solarize Montague coordinator and … 0

Letter: Wrong target

Monday, July 14, 2014

I generally enjoy Chip Ainsworth’s Recorder columns, despite not being much of a baseball fan and having no interest at all in horse racing and some of the other activities he writes about. I usually appreciate his blunt opinionated style, and actually look forward to his yearly reports, … 0

Letter: New leadership

Monday, July 14, 2014

Greetings fellow Democrats! Well, the die has been cast, and the old is set (in other words signatures have been received and documentation has been submitted to official parties) of a change in officers (effective July 7) for the Greenfield Democratic Town Committee. They are: Douglas Mayo, chairperson; … 0

Letter: Humane treatement

Friday, July 11, 2014

Imagine a dog locked in a cage so small that he or she can barely move, much less turn around — day after day, month after month. We would be shocked to see a dog or cat treated this way and the pet’s owner would probably be charged … 0

Letter: Starting with Clinton

Friday, July 11, 2014

President Bill Clinton, speaking to the American people in 1998, said, “I want to explain why I have decided, with the unanimous recommendation of my national security team, to use force in Iraq, why we have acted now and what we aim to accomplish. “So we will pursue … 0

Letter: Don’t buy in

Thursday, July 10, 2014

$2.75 billion in taxes for What? That’s the estimated amount of the tariff on our electric bills to pay for Kinder Morgan Corp. to pass a fracked gas pipeline through the hills of Franklin County to Eastern Mass. It doesn’t seem right. Especially since: Our towns are forced … 0

Letter: Public way off limits?

Thursday, July 10, 2014

In Saturday’s paper your headline read “Pipeline protest walk begins Monday.” In the first paragraph the article there is mention about “opponents.” Perhaps someone can explain then on page two the stand-alone paragraph, “No photographs will be allowed during the sacred ceremony, according to organizers.” I do not … 0

Letter: Troubling headline

Thursday, July 10, 2014

I have been troubled by your front page headline of July 1: “Court: Corp. religion trumps health.” The petulant tone of this headline seemed to imply that corporations are entities somehow totally disconnected from their human executives. I suspect you would find this concept offensive if a greedy … 1