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Letter: No help with bank

Friday, February 12, 2016

I am compelled to keep the public informed about the subject of my letter, which I had in The Recorder, “Financial theft.” I am complaining about the Bank of America charging a $6 fee to cash a check, which was written on itself, when I do not have an account with them. I believe this $6 fee is illegal. I filed an email complaint to the Massachusetts Attorneys General Office … 0

Letter: Medical emergency miracle

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Jan. 16 at 8:45 p.m., my wife of 48 years had a major stroke. Slurred speech, crooked smile, no left side movement, even vision problems — a classic stroke. The 911 operator was very helpful in giving directions and helping to encourage calm. The ambulance arrived while I was still on the phone with 911. The ambulance crew efficiently wrapped my wife warmly … 0

Letter: Signaling intentions

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Many years ago, knights would defend their friends and oppose their enemies. When they met a friend with all their body armor in the middle centuries, they would raise their visor to see better and announce they were friends. This salute or signal continues today, by people looking to make friends. Some folks wave or say: “hello” to good people. When motorists wish … 0

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Letter: Oh those Clintons

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Hillary Clinton sent an old frail guy with a big red nose out on the campaign trail. Oh wait, that’s her impeached hubby! For those of you too young to remember, Democratic President Bill Clinton lied his way through two terms in office in the 1990s. It was … 2

Letter: Dismantling WMUA

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A beautiful tree has flourished in the valley. The community has fed and cherished this tree. Children come and go. Many climb its branches for the many views of the valley. They all listen to the various songs and voices from this tree. This tree is the radio … 1

Letter: Council behavior

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

I am writing in regard to Chris Collins’ “Rocky start for leadership: Outcry over Town Council assignments” article (Jan. 8) As Chris points out, “politics is a game of perception,” and I must admit that after reading the earlier article on council appointments, talking to some residents and … 0

Letter: Legalized theft

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

I received a check for $25 drawn on the Bank of America from the University of Massachusetts for being a participant in a doctoral study program. I tried to cash this check at the Bank of America in Greenfield and was told they would have to charge me … 0

Letter: The problem within

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Greed is one of the seven deadly sins. Superintendent Buoniconti of Mohawk Regional School District has parlayed Mohawk’s budget into a very deep money pit, one which cannot survive without more and more cash. Member towns have handed over to Mohawk the lion’s share of their small-town revenue … 0

Letter: Rating show

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Recalling the first GOP debate upon which Fox News commentator/moderator Megyn Kelly and Donald Trump had a verbal confrontation over Q-and-A segment of the debate in which Trump later tweeted slanderous remarks calling Megyn a “bimbo” and other inappropriate labeling. To Megyn’s defense, Fox News CEO Roger Ailes … 0

Letter: The root issue

Monday, January 25, 2016

Forget about the Confederate Flag. Police violence is caused by the ingrained disrespect for citizens that police are trained to have and the contagious culture of contempt for citizens that police learn from each other. In the last 25 years, police have transformed themselves into the greatest financial, … 2

Letter: Carry on the pipeline fight

Monday, January 25, 2016

Thanks to all of you intrepid souls who walked in the Martin Luther King Jr. Walk to Stop the Pipeline. I would like to encourage others to put forth their own positive efforts toward the goal of a better energy future. There are so many reasons not to … 1

Letter: This doctor will be missed

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Since our son was born in 2004, our lives have been blessed by the presence of an outstanding pediatrician: knowledgeable, patient, kind, attentive, calm. News of Dr. Bert’s retirement prompts this letter of appreciation, especially since I’ve had this conversation with so many parents recently. Greenfield Family Medicine … 0

Letter: The presidential field

Sunday, January 24, 2016

I consider myself an independent, and believe me there are no perfect candidates running this year. We have an egomaniac T.V. star, Donald Trump, a self-hating Hispanic, Ted Cruz ,versus Hillary Clinton with her email baggage, and husband, Wild Bill. Taking everything into consideration I’ll take Hillary in … 1