Letter: My Meadows view

Thursday, May 21, 2015

I agree with Priscilla Collins; Greenfield is a small rural town and income levels are low and we are paying the third-highest property tax rate in the state ($17.5 per $1,000). We are paying more than double or triple most other towns and cities our size. But I don’t agree with what Collins said about the wealthy homeowners in the area of the Meadows. I live right next to the … 0

Letter: Story focus

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Diane Broncaccio’s report about the Hawley annual Town Meeting (“Hawley voters OK amended recall, broadband articles,” May 13) devoted 16 of its 17 paragraphs to three articles that were added to the town warrant by petition. Two of these concerned WiredWest, one proposed a bylaw that would allow for the recall of an unfit elected official. Sadly, this account lacked accuracy and failed … 0

Letter: A place for all?

Thursday, May 21, 2015

It was heartening to see the articles about the seniors talking to town officials about the services they want (although I am dubious with it being a “human rights issue”). We, as a community, should be having discussions about what extras we would like to fund. I will note that there is NO teen center (leaky AC or not) and no general community … 0

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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

Letter: I’m there for you

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

I would like to thank all those who supported my candidacy for the Board of Selectmen in the Town of Buckland. And for those who supported one of the other candidates, I will work to gain your trust and support during my term. Starting in July, on even … 0

Letter: Thinking of Kuklewicz

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

My first thoughts on Rich Kuklewicz: a person of kindness and good will, an individual who weighs his words so that they will be accurate and clear, direct but never harmful, positive, calm and often amused. My second thoughts on Rich Kuklewicz: a person who has given a … 0

Letter: Vote Kuklewicz

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

On May 18, Montague voters will decide who will fill an open selectmen’s seat. We’re giving our vote to Rich Kuklewicz, a Montague native with plenty of experience: town meeting member for over 25 years, representative to the Franklin County Technical School Committee for 20 years and current … 0

Letter: Here’s what I think

Monday, May 11, 2015

To Mayor William Martin: I read the article in The Recorder, written by Anita Fritz, from the Board of Health. It was about what age a person has to be to buy a tobacco product, and what store can sell a certain product or not. Did the director … 0

Letter: Police assistance

Monday, May 11, 2015

Several nights ago (2 a.m.), my cat crawled inside our couch and got caught in the mechanism that raises the foot rest. All our efforts to free her failed. Desperate, we called the police. Two officers came to help, and when they arrived, our cat had managed to … 0