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Letters

Letter: Loving our fellow man

Friday, August 29, 2014

I was encouraged to read a letter in the Aug. 20 paper, which involved a young man in our congregation at Moores Corner Church. He took time to do something nice for a child with a disability. Although he didn’t know the child or his family and may never see them again, he still went out of his way to show kindness to him. Jesus tells his follower to be … 0

Letter: Candidate in line with us

Friday, August 29, 2014

I represent a growing minority — I was born in Franklin County, was educated here, went away to college and returned to work, live, purchase a home and make a family in this beautiful area, which has given me so much to be thankful for. There is a dangerous, almost oppressive contrast between the richness of western Massachusetts and the way the rest … 0

Letter: Talking about suicide

Friday, August 29, 2014

For me, its hard to believe that people can’t sit with the word “suicide” and I often find myself asking them why it is so hard? Usually I am met with resistance and anger or a befuddled look on their faces. After a few minuets of explaining why I like to ask this question to as many people as possible, we get into … 0

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On June 24th, at the FRCog meeting, Curtis Cole, Kinder Morgan Commercial Director, for the Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline, spoke about our...(full comment)

Conway residents take aim at safety, contents of pipeline

There isn't one single time when Kinder Morgan has acknowledged harm, even when folks have died: they likely spend more on lawyers,...(full comment)

Conway residents take aim at safety, contents of pipeline

Letter: No checks on turbines

Monday, August 18, 2014

It’s no surprise to those who are familiar with wind turbines and the companies that sell them that the Hoosac Wind turbines are out of compliance with the state’s noise regulations. All over the world, people living in the vicinity of wind turbines experience the same health problems. … 0

Letter: County’s history

Sunday, August 17, 2014

I would like to point out a few areas of concern in Editor Tim Blagg’s piece “The History of Franklin County, Mass.,” which appeared in the Almanac section of The Recorder on Aug. 6. First, I question the exactness of the following statement. In describing the fate of … 0

Letter: ‘Good judgment’

Sunday, August 17, 2014

An “open letter” to Rep. Denise Andrews: Dear Rep. Andrews, I don’t live in your district, I can’t vote for you, and I have never met you. However, I want to thank you for your courage and good judgment in casting the lone vote in the Massachusetts House … 0

Letter: Our pipeline opposition

Friday, August 15, 2014

While lobbying in the State House we watched a fully-grown woman succumb to tears in front of an audience. She was weeping for the blueberry fields that her family had harvested for six generations, which were now jeopardized by the industrial monstrosity known as the Pipeline. We write … 0

Letter: Andrews’ courage

Friday, August 15, 2014

Address an oponent’s arguments before attacking their person,” a fundamental principle of debate says. This maxim addresses a specific fallacy, the ad hominem (literally, “to the man”), defined as: 1. appealing to one’s prejudices, emotions, or special interests rather than to one’s intellect or reason. 2. attacking an … 0

Letter: Threat to land trusts

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Rattlesnake Gutter Trust is a land trust dedicated to protecting natural and scenic areas of Leverett in balance with private property and community development. We do this primarily by purchasing and managing important conservation land, and by assisting Leverett landowners in protecting their property through conservation restrictions. … 0

Letter: Saturday parking

Thursday, August 14, 2014

An open letter to Mayor Martin: I’ve just paid a $10 fine for a parking meter violation when I visited the Farmers Market Saturday morning. No excuses, your Honor, I plead guilty. I also want to make a plea for free parking on Saturdays to encourage more people … 0

Letter: We need Susannah

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

I have been involved in local politics for over 30 years. I have served on numerous volunteer committees, and have served as an elected precinct representative, selectman and School Committee member. I have even run for the same state-level office in 2010 for the 2nd Franklin District. I … 0

Letter: No pipeline needed

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Gov. Patrick has held closed-door meetings that propose a tariff to be levied on all electricity ratepayers in Massachusetts to finance an unnecessary, overbuilt, high-pressure, gas transmission pipeline all across the state of Massachusetts. This in addition to enlarged capacity on the existing pipeline in Southern Massachusetts. And … 1

Letter: Focus on Israel

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The following remarks from Sherrill Hogen’s July 28 piece caught my attention: “We must remember that it is Israel that has taken Palestinian land and occupied it with the force of arms.” I’m sure Ms. Hogen knows that Israel is not currently occupying Gaza, although it certainly is … 1