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Letter: Rosenberg’s fence sitting

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

His constituents don’t want it. His constituents will absolutely not benefit by it. The northern tier (read: rural, low income) towns don’t want it. The northern tier will not benefit by it. Ultimately, it will cost his constituents, and the towns he allegedly represents, time and money when they have to deal with failures and spills, which are inevitable. It is designed to transport gas produced by fracking, an unstable … 0

Letter: A great festival

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

This year’s Green River Festival was a huge success, selling out in advance with attendance of over 6,000 per day. All of us at Signature Sounds are so grateful for our supportive community and loyal festival-goers. This year was Signature’s first year producing the event and it was important that we prove ourselves worthy successors to the Franklin County Chamber Of Commerce who … 0

Letter: Stone throwing

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

In answer to the Conway individual’s comments in Saturday’s (July 12) Readers Write column: Bill Clinton may have said that! Politicians say a lot of things they never do, but Bush and Cheney (i.e.: Haliburton) did it! Clinton didn’t introduce the “Yellow Cake” lie in Africa that outed an undercover CIA operative! The Bush administration did! And look at the tons of unaccounted … 0

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Letter: Veterans, community

Sunday, July 6, 2014

As commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8503, I would like to thank everyone who marched with us in the parades at upper and downtown Buckland and Shelburne and all the people who turned out to celebrate Memorial Day with us to pay tribute to the … 0

Letter: Hollins’ legacy

Sunday, July 6, 2014

“Leaving her mark on Greenfield Schools”(June 30) says it all. Susan Hollins deserves nothing but praise for fighting through the bureaucracy and leaving behind a legacy that includes a virtual school, a new school building, continuing arts and sports programs that are available and affordable and, most importantly, … 0

Letter: Old-time racism

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Thanks to Mr. Blagg for the column (Mon. June 30) highlighting the plight of the rapidly-vanishing African elephant. The editorial cartoon accompanying the piece was especially enlightening, showing us that the ivory slaughter has been going on for at least a century now. Indeed, where else but from … 0

Letter: Centuries in the making

Sunday, July 6, 2014

With all due respect to Donald Moskowitz (“Foreign Policy Failure,” June 30) and gratitude for his service to his country from another Navy veteran who served during the Vietnam era, he is wrong about President Obama’s foreign policy. President Obama no more lost Iraq than President George W. … 0

Letter: Don’t trash our town

Friday, July 4, 2014

I took a walk today around our town, I left with a smile and returned with a frown. Each street I took was strewn with litter, the further I went the more I turned bitter, what with lottery tickets, paper, cups and more. It’s no wonder that I … 0

Letter: Drawn to weather

Friday, July 4, 2014

I just want to tell you how much I enjoy the daily “Weather Pictures” as presented by student artists. They are such a delight to see, even when we might not like the day’s weather as presented by Tom Bevacqua. It’s so appealing to see what each individual … 0

Letter: Neighborly care

Friday, July 4, 2014

There are a lot of wonderful people in the small town of Buckland. My brother, John Yarmac, was recently hospitalized and also had a stay in rehab before going home. While I came from my home in New Mexico to be with him, the kindness and generosity of … 0

Letter: Continue alert system

Friday, July 4, 2014

Entergy wants to end the system of sirens, free “tone alert radios” for people within 10 miles of Vermont Yankee, and automated phone calls in case of a nuclear emergency. Thanks to a protest movement in the Brattleboro area that saw thousands march and hundreds arrested for nonviolent, … 0

Letter: Losing ground

Thursday, July 3, 2014

“The ground is falling! The ground is falling!” That’s what Chicken Little should be shouting according to a recent article (Frack Quakes?) in The Recorder. Earthquakes were almost unheard of in Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma. But in recent years Oklahoma has recorded nearly 150 between January and May. … 1

Letter: A missing thank you

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

We live in the computer age, but I think organizations such as historical societies should send thank you notes, especially to speakers who are not being paid. According to experts like Post, author of Etiquette, “It is inexcusable not to thank the donor of any gift.” In our … 0