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Letter: Let diplomacy work

Friday, March 27, 2015

Diplomacy is an important tool for our country in these trying times. Forty-seven Republican senators recently sent a warning letter to Iranian leaders threatening to blow up any diplomatic deal negotiated by President Obama. This letter wasn’t just bad politics — it was a dangerous attempt to undermine negotiations with Iran. The leader of the letter, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ariz., has explicitly stated that the goal of congressional action is … 0

Letter: Trail blazer

Friday, March 27, 2015

Sunderland Elementary School might just be the trend-setter and pioneer in promoting cross-country skiing in which other schools hopefully will adopt. Each winter the school’s cafeteria is transformed into a cross-country ski base lodge. The kids can munch on snacks and then venture out on the playground for an instructional ski session followed by relay races and other fun events. Now of this … 0

Letter: Staying informed

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Thanks much to The Recorder for reminding me that Sunshine Week has arrived. I am usually aware this First Amendment celebration is in the offing to remind and re-educate all of us about how critical it is that we have access to information about our government. Without independently functioning newspapers and other news media formats conveying investigative news and information, the core tenets … 0

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Letter: Netanyahu’s aggression

Friday, March 13, 2015

Henry Kissinger once caustically reminded a visiting head-of-state who publicly criticized U.S. foreign policy that “the axis of power runs from Washington to Bonn to Tokyo, and that it didn’t remotely come close to his country.” Israel’s bellicose and presumptuous Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would do well to … 0

Letter: Combined sources?

Friday, March 13, 2015

I noticed that every single article in your Friday, March 6 issue had either an author’s name or a news agency’s name attached to it — except the one on page C1 titled “Utilities join pipeline effort.” This article, attributed to “Combined Sources,” glowingly informed us that Kinder … 2

Letter: Charitable giving

Thursday, March 12, 2015

When the world seemingly is growing cold with media lewdness we might turn our hearts to almsgiving; but are we sure our money will truly find its way to people in need? Have we really faith that those persistent appeals for our donated money will, if given, ever … 0

Letter: Wheels falling off

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The wheels are coming off the rickshaw and the big stories in the news are: “K-Cups are not biodegradable, therefore should be banned.” “Children should not be allowed to walk to the park unattended” and Battleship Hillary is ready for commissioning. K-Cups not biodegradable? Gad, give me a … 0

Letter: International Blarney

Thursday, March 12, 2015

On St. Patrick’s Day in 2008, we were sitting in Paddy’s Pub sharing a Guinness with a side of Jameson’s, with the barkeep from Ireland, when we noticed a ruckus on a side table — it turned out to be a bunch of UMass students hooting and hollering … 0

Letter: Delivery takes time

Thursday, March 12, 2015

One of your frequent contributors lambasted the postal service because it took five days to receive a book ordered from a Northampton business. He stated the route it took and how, in the future he’d be sure to rely on either FedEx or UPS rather than the USPS. … 0

Letter: Terrific care

Thursday, March 12, 2015

I had a total knee replacement surgery on Feb. 26 at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield and was there for four days. I want to express my deep gratitude for not just excellent care, but really caring, excellent staff all around. Everyone was amazing. ... I felt … 0

Letter: Obama, Netanyahu

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Concerning your editorial that Netanyahu’s speech was pure political theater. I remind you of Santayana’s dictum. “Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it.” Jews were told that politically it was best not to protest President Roosevelt’s inaction in saving Jewish lives during the Holocaust. This … 1

Letter: Books by mail

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

In the Tuesday, March 3, edition of The Recorder, there was a letter written by Ed Gregory of Greenfield . In his letter, Mr. Gregory was critical of the journey and time that a book he purchased took to get to him from Northampton. It caught my attention … 0

Letter: Give us more details

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

In reference to Gov. Charlie Baker’s jumps on homelessness via The Recorder’s Editorial on March 4. In the article, you state that there are 1,400 homeless families in hotels or motels at a cost of $40 million per year ($28,571.00 per family). Then it is stated that (Recorder’s … 0