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Letter: Taxpayers’ interests

Thursday, September 3, 2015

In referring to Al Norman’s recent comments on Isaac Mass, in my opinion, was uncalled for. Isaac must be doing a good job in his position if Al Norman says he’s doing a bad one. It’s time for the voters of Franklin County to realize that Al Norman and his followers are hurting the taxpayer of Greenfield. Our mayor, Isaac and other concerned council members are taking care to try … 0

Letter: Student stress

Thursday, September 3, 2015

High school is not about learning. High school is about getting into a “good” college. I remember walking in to the meeting in the auditorium on the first day of ninth grade and the first thing that the guidance counselors started talking about was college. I thought college? Why should I be thinking about college? College was four years away and already being … 0

Letter: Luck to have him

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Orange is very fortunate to have a leader like Jim Young. When I was children’s librarian at Wheeler Memorial Library, Jim’s mother would regularly bring him and his sisters to the library. From the time he could first talk, every time he came in, I would hear, “Do you have any books about firefighters?” “Do you have any books about fire trucks?” Jim … 0

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I think the signs are great ! So they made a mistake. They can be fixed, thank you State, DOT or what-ever...(full comment)

Editorial: The people behind Internet choices

If you watch your caller ID, the telemarketers sometimes show up as Rhajastan. Is there a Rhajastan, MA? Local jobs? HA. ...(full comment)

Eiseman/My Turn: The pipeline PR pitch

Letter: Old Home Days

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

We always like to thank all who participated in the 56th Montague Old Home Days. This year we extend a special thanks to all the participants in our “Car Show,” whether they were antiques, racing or unique in some way. We were also visited by the Mohawk Rambler … 0

Letter: Need versus want

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

In its evaluation of the Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline, FERC should be considering NEED not WANT. Of course the industries constructing infrastructure and supplying the gas want to sell more. That’s their job. Of course businesses using readily available gas to keep their prices low want more gas … 0

Letter: Student ambassador

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

For the past nine years, the Volunteer Services Department at the Baystate Franklin Medical Center has been running a program called the Student Ambassadors, designed to expose high school students to the field of medicine. This program takes place every summer and lasts for six weeks starting in … 0

Letter: Unwarranted support

Monday, August 24, 2015

I was disheartened by your editorial support (Aug. 15) for Planned Parenthood. Their activity of selling baby parts for profit is evil. There is no good reason for tax money, or for that matter, any source of funds, to support their appallingly immoral work. I congratulate the Center … 1

Letter: Our power options

Monday, August 24, 2015

Bob Leach’s letter Aug. 17 was right on. To my knowledge about half of all nuclear plants in the U.S. are powered by Soviet warhead material which was bought from them as part of a weapon reduction treaty. Despite all the fear mongering that goes on about nuclear … 0

Letter: About those big boxes ...

Monday, August 24, 2015

I take issue with The Recorder’s lead headline on Aug. 11: “Big Box proponents can send comments to court.” After reading the article carefully, it’s apparent that “all interested parties” can submit comments — opponents, too! Is The Recorder showing some bias here? I also question Mayor Martin’s … 0

Letter: My Southern experience

Sunday, August 23, 2015

I was born and raised in western Massachusetts. In the South, I am known as a Yankee. My life in the South started in 1955 as a missile-radar instructor in Huntsville, Ala. Except for three years in Germany and two years in Vietnam, I have lived in the … 0

Letter: The sounds of nature

Sunday, August 23, 2015

A large portion of the objection to the pipeline by now is the question of the noise created by it. We need to ask ourselves if there is truly silence anywhere in nature? We should be comparing the noise of the proposed pipeline to the ambient noise of … 1

Letter: Margaret Sanger

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Tim Grant’s letter (“Planned Parenthood is Despicable,” Aug. 12) is full of inaccuracies and misconceptions. Planned Parenthood has done nothing illegal in donating fetal tissue for scientific research. They obtain full consent from the patient and do not receive financial benefit, only reimbursement for costs. As a scholar … 0

Letter: Arc’s building plan

Thursday, August 20, 2015

I am extremely disappointed to read that the United Arc decided to build on Summer Street. I would have thought that they would be neighborly and decide on a larger site that presented less problems to the neighborhood. I agree wholeheartedly that there is a need for elderly/disabled … 0