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Letter: Sorry they’re gone

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Recently, we lost one of our priceless blessings and an absolute gem in our area, Bruce’s Browser. Diane Lincoln and her team created an oasis to refresh our souls and our community. Whether enjoying a milkshake made by Mary, reading the fabulous bumper sticker collection, buying local artists’ and writers’ offerings, picking up cards or enjoying an evening in the back corner for an amazing offering of topics and people … 0

Letter: Timetable mistake

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

It is a tale as old as railroading: the disconnect between the marketing and the operating departments. Add in a bunch of foolish politicians trying to get the egg off their faces and you are going to miss your train. I’m referring to the newly published AMTRAK SYSTEM TIMETABLE, effective April 6, and the timings listed for the Vermonter in Greenfield, and all … 0

Letter: Healthy teen choices

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Spring time brings excitement for teens as they make plans for prom and graduation. This time of year is a high-risk time for underage drinking and illegal drug use. As parents and guardians, being informed and prepared can keep your children safe. While most students will make healthy choices, some may feel pressured to make drugs and alcohol part of their celebrations. Some … 0

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Letter: Committed to Montague

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

This letter is in support of Rich Kuklewicz for the Montague Board of Selectmen. I have known Rich as a fellow town meeting member for the last 23 years and have been consistently impressed with his ability to listen to a diverse set of arguments, then formulate his … 0

Letter: Happy to support Kuklewicz

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

An open note to the registered voters in the Town of Montague. This is a first for me. I have never publicly endorsed or supported a candidate for local government office ... until this year. When I first heard Rich Kuklewicz was going to run for selectman, I … 0

Letter: Barton Cove use

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Another beautiful week went by and still the Barton Cove boat ramp is not open. I have tried for years to figure out who holds the key and when will they decide to unlock the gate. I can fish elsewhere on the river or many other places in … 0

Letter: Montague, make it Kuklewicz

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

I have known Rich Kuklewicz for over eight years, and want to show my support as he runs for a seat on the Montague Board of Selectmen. I have always known Rich to be a very fair, honest, and sensible person who takes in to consideration all aspects … 0

Letter: He has our vote

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Rich Kuklewicz has our vote on May 18 for town selectman. With past and present experience serving on many committees in the town of Montague, we are confident that these experiences will help him succeed in making a positive change in the community and giving Montague a person … 0

Letter: Short notice

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

On Saturday, April 18, and Monday, April 20 (a holiday), an advertisement not much larger than a tag sale ad was placed in The Recorder. It announced the annual meeting of the Turners Falls Fire District on April 21. For a working person, it effectively left no, or … 0

Letter: Montague, pipeline

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

In Monday’s paper (May 4), Chris Curtis reported about the annual Montague Town Meeting. In that article, Mr. Curtis reported that the pipeline article “passed narrowly.” I presented the article, and was delighted when it passed 51 to 11: What is narrow about that? United corporate forces are … 0

Letter: Catch of the day

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Recorder does it again! In today’s religion page we read: “Civic leaders in Baltimore are praising the work of ministers and other clerics who have taken to the streets to not only protest, but to urge clam in the wake of this week’s violence.” Baltimore is well … 0

Letter: Religious violence

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The violence triggered in Muslim extremists by the Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas, organized by the so-called American Freedom Defense Initiative, is deplorable and must be condemned. However, I wonder how Christians would react to an exhibit of cartoons largely ridiculing Jesus Christ? I suspect certain “good” … 0

Letter: Stick to real issues

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Dave Granlund cartoon in May 4’s Recorder does a disservice to Bernie Sanders and to the real issues in the upcoming presidential election and to all of us. Who cares whether Bernie Sanders has switched parties or political alliances? What Bernie has never changed, since he was … 0