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Letter: Our culture of abuse

Thursday, November 27, 2014

With the recent allegations of rape against Bill Cosby difficult to dismiss or wave away as a conspiracy when over a dozen women have come forward, it is glaringly apparent that our current culture of abuse against women is reaching its zenith. With every news outlet in the world reporting the daily abuse, torture, rape and murder of women — even more shocking by those who presume to care for … 0

Letter: Military insanity

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

In his Nov. 17 column, Editor Blagg says “If the president doesn’t wise up and start taking advice from the men and women who have spent their lives finding ways to confront and kill the nation’s enemies ....” Hmmm. Last I heard, the voters hired the president not the military advisers. I agree with Editor Blagg that bombing from above, without ground support, … 0

Letter: Don’t litter

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I think people should not litter. It hurts animals and the world. Some animals are getting hurt because they eat the litter and die. It is easy just to pick it up and throw it away. It makes the world a bad place. It looks ugly. So help the world to make it a good place. When I drive by, I see a … 0

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Letter: Domestic violence series

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office would like to thank The Recorder for its recent four-day series on domestic violence. A special thanks goes to reporter Kathleen McKiernan for an excellent job covering a very difficult and complex problem. The series was comprehensive and not only illustrated the scope … 0

Letter: Plan for Whately

Monday, November 10, 2014

The issue of consolidating town offices has been debated for long enough. The best solution available NOW is for the town of Whately to purchase the Massachusetts Library Building in OUR industrial park. Using the asking price and adding funds for interior renovations would cost the average taxpayer … 0

Letter: Kinder Morgan’s help

Monday, November 10, 2014

Thank you, Kinder Morgan! The pipeline proposal you are pushing has given us some wonderful opportunities. It is giving people concerned about climate change a clear and immediate target. It is pushing us to develop an alternative, comprehensive green energy policy. It is laying the foundation for one … 0

Letter: Political landscape

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Being a staunch Democrat, and a lover of beauty, I can’t understand why mean-spirited people are against wind power and solar panels dotting the open spaces. Comrade John Kerry, decorated veteran and a fine gentleman, hates wind farms because they are an eyesore to his pristine landscape, i.e. … 0

Letter: Cider’s distinctions

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Thank you for your coverage of Franklin County CiderDays, (“CiderDays a Global Phenomenon,” Nov. 3. It is a remarkable event. As a home cider-maker and cider enthusiast, I feel lucky to participate every November. I would like to point out a missing facet of the story, as it … 0

Letter: Give him his due

Friday, November 7, 2014

I couldn’t agree more with Becca Byram-Wigfield when she writes of Ed Weirzbowski’s initiative to buy, renovate and “make something” of the Arts Block and the Pushkin buildings in downtown Greenfield (“Sad lack of support,” Nov. 3). I don’t know the particulars of Ed’s experience in doing this … 0

Letter: Veterans Day

Friday, November 7, 2014

For most of us Veterans Day just means an extra day off from school or work. However, this and every Nov. 11, please be sure to spend a few minutes on its true purpose by acknowledging the men and women who have served in our armed forces: Army, … 0

Letter: ‘Web of care’

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Montague Catholic Social Ministries (MCSM ) is grateful to The Recorder and Kathleen McKiernan for the powerful and heart-warming series on domestic violence detailing the range of issues and responses provided in our community that was featured in the paper the week of Oct. 27. MCSM is grateful … 0

Letter: Protecting our rabbits

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Most people don’t spend their days thinking about the rabbits rummaging through their gardens but recent declines in New England cottontails suggest we should. Perhaps you’ve never heard of this species but it’s the only rabbit native to New England, in contrast to the abundant eastern cottontail. Since … 0

Letter: Finding fault

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

I didn’t think The Recorder would lower its standards to the level it did with the cartoon about “Fox News” on Oct. 23. I’m proud of Fox for not being in Obama’s pocket like ABC, NBC, CBS and CNN. Obama and his gang of three — Pelosi, Reid … 0