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Letter: Benefiting others

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Monday, Oct. 6, I was privileged to take part in a fundraiser event at the restaurant Hope and Olive in Greenfield. This particular event night benefited the nonprofit Diggity Service Dogs, which trains and places rescued dogs as assistive service dogs for psychiatric purposes. Everything about the evening was amazing ... the concept, the atmosphere, the food, the all-volunteer service, the guests and the grateful folks at Diggity Service Dogs … 0

Letter: Re-elect Kulik

Sunday, October 19, 2014

We, in the 1st Franklin District are fortunate to have Steve Kulik as our representative. Steve has held this seat because he has a consistent record of voting in the House in support of the people in our district. He’s stood for workers rights, supported union contracts for UMass workers at all levels, spoken on behalf of labeling GMOs, and many other important … 0

Letter: What’s the deal?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Michael Egan’s letter to the editor of Oct. 9 states, if I’m reading it correctly, that the present legislation for casinos allows them to serve free or reduced price alcoholic beverages! This should be looked into. If it is true, who wrote the legislation that facilitates drunk driving, the casinos? Where was or is our state legislators? Indifference, incompetence, greased palms? I hope … 0

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Letter: Re-elect Kulik

Sunday, October 5, 2014

I am not a resident in the 1st Franklin House District, but I am writing to ask voters in the nineteen towns represented by Stephen Kulik to re-elect him on Nov. 4. I have had the pleasure of knowing Steve for several years; we are both past presidents … 0

Letter: ‘Yes’ on 1

Sunday, October 5, 2014

I am urging your readers to vote “Yes” on Question 1. Commonwealth drivers are spending $675,000 per mile on road maintenance. For that price, our streets should be paved in gold. The national average is $162,000 per mile. It is clear that we are paying enough to fix … 0

Letter: Messy march

Sunday, October 5, 2014

I see The Recorder posted on its front page articles and photos of the recent People’s Climate Change March in New York City. You also featured local residents who participated in it. Nowhere in your paper did you mention that there has been no global warming or cooling … 3

Letter: Vote this November

Sunday, October 5, 2014

We are asked to choose a new governor. Who is going to be the executive that determines how your taxes are to be spent: jobs, education, highway repairs, casinos or something else? Has this got your interest? This is America — a democratic nation. Republicans, Democrats, Independents VOTE! … 0

Letter: Chairs and much more

Sunday, October 5, 2014

For those who haven’t seen the exhibit about chairs at the Deerfield Arts Bank, I want to recommend a visit. The Recorder has shown a composite of photographs of people with their chairs in their two stories about the show, but it is much beyond that. The art … 0

Letter: Fouling the fields

Friday, October 3, 2014

To all the dog lovers who use the field behind GHS: It is utterly disgusting to step in, slip and fall in or have to pick up your dog’s feces. There has been at least three specific occasions so far this season where we have had to physically … 0

Letter: Area casino no winner

Friday, October 3, 2014

If you believe we Springfield-area residents can’t wait for a casino or believe it won’t affect you, consider this before voting on Ballot Question 3: Springfield’s host community vote was deliberately rushed through in the middle of July 2013. Despite the odds, opposing forces received 42 percent of … 0

Letter: Know your neighbors

Thursday, October 2, 2014

This is about Mr. Arthur, who is expanding his hog operation. He has been in hog production for 60 years. It is his prerogative to expand if he so desires. He is going by the book by complying to all the bureaucratic regulations! To the person complaining that … 0

Letter: A burning question

Thursday, October 2, 2014

So many interesting topics, but since I only get one letter to editor I decided I’d like to have one burning question answered: About the march for global warming awareness, I’d just like to know how many buses had to be hired to move the thousands of people … 1

Letter: Vermont’s decision

Thursday, October 2, 2014

For years, Vermont Yankee opponents have insisted, “let the state have more say.” But now that state environmental officials seem likely to find in favor of the plant, one longtime Vermont Yankee foe is fretting about the national ramifications of a looming decision by a state agency (“Water … 0