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Letter: Be a better listener

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Who the heck is Harry? Just when you think you have figured him out, he does something different from what you could imagine. “Different” may not be a strong enough word! We like to think of him as a good guy, but sometimes he is an imp. He always has a smile. He tries to listen. Americans don’t always have that gift. Just look at all the difficulties the Republicans … 0

Letter: Take critical action

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The Recorder article “Gov. pressing lawmakers on clean energy” on Sept. 11 speaks to the urgency of addressing climate change at the state level. Mount Toby Friends Meeting (Quaker) supports state action in moving as rapidly as possible to renewable energy. We agree with the pope’s encyclical “Laudato Si: On Care for our Common Home” that frames climate change as an urgent, moral … 0

Letter: Caring for Greenfield

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

I was going to Big Y in Greenfield today, the back way by the college entrance. On the road by Davenport’s there was a senior gentleman sitting on the sidewalk. He was pulling out all the dirt and new grass growing in the cracks and along the sidewalk. I have seen him before picking up the rubbish (cans, paper, pieces of branches). I … 0

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Letter: Boat ramp removal

Friday, September 25, 2015

Thursday, the 17th of September, my old friend and I, both senior citizens, decided to take my 15-foot runabout boat for a ride up the river. So we went to the Gill boat ramp and to our surprise the dock at the ramp had already been removed. This … 0

Letter: Asylum seekers

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Refugees fleeing their war-torn homeland of Syria and Iraq and on their 2,500-mile trek to Austria and Germany have gone viral on all news outlets around the globe, and the up-close and personal interviews with television cameras bringing us the heartrending plight of their desperation. Hopefully nations, including … 0

Letter: A narrow view

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

You’re right Ms. Weiskel (My Turn;Sept. 14) your article was not a “Jobs versus Pipleline” argument. In my view it should have been labeled “It’s my way or nothing at all.” Your point of view originates with the small majority of valley residents who think and act the … 2

Letter: Missing support

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

I think the Town of Montague, Village of Turners Falls, mainly River Culture, should feel very sad and embarrassed, as I do for not supporting Black History Month, which is February of every year. River Culture has supported Indian tribes very well and now Latino History Month. Could … 2

Letter: ‘The system works’

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Eight to zero was the Supreme Court decision against Richard Nixon, leading to the only presidential resignation in United States history. When it was all over, the chief justice was quoted as saying with obvious relief that “the system works.” Her 15 minutes of fame is just about … 0

Letter: Refugee crisis

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Aware of the many refugees now fleeing into Europe and the difficulty of their being accepted with safety has caused President Obama to call on the United States to accept 10,000 refugees. That recalls my memory of the refugees facing the United States at the time of World … 0

Letter: Trouble with eggs

Monday, September 21, 2015

McDonald’s pledge to start using cage-free eggs is only a small step in preventing staggering suffering endured by millions of birds. Hatcheries that annually supply 200 million female hens for U.S. egg production, including cage-free, also kill the same number of male chicks at birth by grinding them … 0

Letter: Fair protest

Monday, September 21, 2015

I read with interest Rodney Madison’s My Turn column about his experiences carrying a sign regarding Black Lives Matter through the Three County Fairgrounds. It touched my deeply, as I have been on the receiving end of shouts of disapproval and name calling when I have been in … 0

Letter: Seeking your vote

Sunday, September 20, 2015

My nomination papers have been approved and my name is on the ballot for School Committee. I would like your vote; however, I will not campaign for the position. I am not a politician. I am a father, a husband, a homeowner and a business owner. In 2011, … 0

Letter: Telemarketing

Sunday, September 20, 2015

How many of you have dashed to answer a ringing phone only to discover time and time again that the call was from a telemarketer? This happens to me several times a day. There is a website to register these annoying phone calls. It is the National Do … 0