Letter: It was worth the effort

Thursday, December 18, 2014

I wish to thank all the wonderful people who signed the petition to regulate point-of-sale additions to plastic trash, also those who labored diligently to certify the signatures. The petition came up 37 signatures short, 175 signatures were deemed illegible; for this I wish to apologize. I have only lived in the Greenfield area 21 years. I met Greenfield the day of the vote to stop Wal-mart, by chance; my … 0

Letter: Save the camp!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

This is a letter I have waited many years to write. As a Brownie/Junior Girl Scout in Greenfield (1960 something) I had the wonderful opportunity to attend Camp Stonehenge. It was here I first learned about constellations, beyond the Big & Little Dippers, about real campfire cooking and many other outdoor skills. And that old stone lodge. What a beautiful piece of architecture! … 0

Letter: Toyota comes through

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A recent experience in Greenfield on a very busy afternoon — a doctor appointment scheduled for my wife, a very unexpected discovery that my directional signals were not operational. A change of plans, a detour to my Toyota dealership, a long-forgotten use of an open window to signal my intent to turn, a gesture that could be misinterpreted. A harrowing time to say … 0

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Letter: The Ferguson ‘show’

Friday, December 5, 2014

For at least a month now, the media has been serving supposition and conjecture to the public. NECN ran a sound bite every day for 10 days that “the decision whether or not to indict the Ferguson police office who shot could be handed down any minute now.” … 3

Letter: In agreement

Thursday, December 4, 2014

For once me and my fellow letter writer Ken agree. The sight of fields of solar panels harvesting the sun’s energy is a beautiful wonder to behold. Being a mere provincial, I’ve never seen a mountain leveled by strip mining, a land mass earthquaked by fracking or an … 0

Letter: Help out the bats

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Brown bats are going extinct! And bats are very helpful. Here are some reasons why. Brown bats help by eating 600 bugs an hour! They like mosquitoes and I bet you don’t like mosquitoes. Also bats are a great plant resource! If you make a bat house over … 0

Letter: Birth of hope

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Struggling, trying, but not succeeding, neither enough time, nor money, discouraged, not enough understanding? December is the birth of hope. Jesus Christ is born, and with His death, He opened the Gates of Heaven. Now people can actually enter Heaven. His life taught us forgiveness. There are two … 0

Letter: ‘CO2 believers’

Thursday, December 4, 2014

I am not a denier of climate change. Climate change happens every day; the sun rises each morning and changes the climate around the world. Where I disagree with the “CO2 believers” of climate change is to what extent, if any, humans are responsible for increased CO2 levels … 0

Letter: Wind energy tax credits

Thursday, December 4, 2014

In response to your recent article detailing the power outages after this most recent snowstorm, I worry about what the costs will be to our state in future winters if we don’t begin to curb the effects of climate change. With scientists predicting that unpredictable weather will increase, … 0

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