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Letter: He deserves better

Friday, April 17, 2015

I was going to write an article about a month ago praising Dr. Alan Graichen of Baystate Deerfield Adult Medicine but time got away from me. I have been a patient of Dr. Alan Graichen’s for over 20 years. He is knowledgeable, compassionate, a good listener and has a great sense of humor. He treats me with respect and I feel that the recent newspaper article about fraud treated him … 0

Letter: Support a senior center

Friday, April 17, 2015

Are you a senior? If not, I hope you will be some day. Around 4,000 Greenfield residents have already reached that milestone. We are asking the community to support our wish for a much-needed new senior center. We’ve heard promises of a new center for years. We still have a facility that has poor air quality, lack of space, leaking ceilings and many … 0

Letter: Short-changing input

Friday, April 17, 2015

Frontier Regional School District now has a new schedule for the school year beginning in the fall, voted on by the joint School Committee April 9. The plan calls for early dismissal on most Fridays by 1½ hours, with a 10-minute extension to the other days. The idea was proposed by Marti Barrett, the superintendent, in an effort to reduce the need to … 0

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Letter: Vote on the facts

Sunday, April 5, 2015

The residents of Hawley are starting to receive numerous copies of correspondence regarding WiredWest and the “final mile” — mostly negative. WiredWest is coming to Hawley to give information regarding the project to townspeople on April 14. This may be our last opportunity to learn the facts. Let’s … 0

Letter: Judging MCTV

Friday, April 3, 2015

On Friday, March 27, Chris Collins wrote about GCTV: “New programming is produced on almost a daily and weekly basis and there always seems to be a steady flow of community producers in there working on a wide range of shows,” and “I get no sense that same … 0

Letter: Losing Rebecca Bounds

Friday, April 3, 2015

Colrain lost a good friend — and the county a stalwart citizen — in the recent passing of Rebecca Bounds. From the moment she and her husband Steve moved to Colrain from New York City in 1995, she made friends and began volunteering and contributing to the town’s … 0

Letter: Hold Eversource accountable

Thursday, April 2, 2015

I was prompted to write this letter in response to the article written by Richie Davis on March 27 concerning electric bills and how they have spiked this winter. I have spent many hours this winter on the phone with Eversource arguing about our bill and the completely … 3

Letter: Safety building support

Thursday, April 2, 2015

We, the members of the Heath Firefighter’s Association, strongly support the proposal to build a new Safety Building. We recognize the expense the project would mean to each of us and we want to explain why we believe it is necessary for our town to build it. We … 0

Letter: Attacks on judges

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Recent Republican personal attacks on Social Security judges threaten our way of life as Americans and the separation of powers upon which this nation was founded. Damage was inflicted upon our Social Security Disability Administrative Law Courts as a result of Congressman Daryl Issa’s committee hearings held during … 0

Letter: Illegal drivers

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Every time there are police log entries in The Recorder, there are many which pertain to “Hit and Run” accidents. One has to ask: “Why are there so many?” ANSWER: If a driver of a vehicle has an expired or no valid license and/or registration and/or no insurance … 0

Letter: French King development

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The continuing discussion of a retail store on French King Highway bears a short comment and some reminders: ∎ It seems accurate to say that the seven abutters constitute “The Neighborhood” and that these seven parties would bear the impact of the project. Should they bear the entire burden … 0

Letter: Tax return special case

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

This letter is for any veteran who read James Lapseritis’ letter thanking Todd Cromack of Liberty Taxes for doing his taxes for free because he was a veteran. That does not mean Todd is going to do everyone’s taxes for free. I am also a veteran, USN Corps … 0

Letter: Abandoned by US

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

People have been asking why so many young people join ISIS? I came across an article that answers these questions. It comes from The Tablet, the issue of March 24. The article is written by a Lebanese citizen named Hanin Ghaddar and is titled “Obama’s Harvest of Violence.” … 2