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Letter: All options

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Town officials are trying very hard to provide our community with fair and accurate information and we feel your staff has done the town of Whately a disservice with the article about the vote on facilitation at last Wednesday’s special town meeting. The second headline reads “Will hold meetings on Town Hall expansion.” This is repeated in the second paragraph. This creates the impression that the vote and facilitation are … 0

Letter: Steady influence

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Town Moderator Kirby “Lark” Thwing is to be congratulated for his efforts in transforming the second Hawley special town meeting into a model of decorum that may have effects that are more far-reaching than the results of any particular vote. I believe that both sides in the debate about the Town Accountant appreciated the opportunity provided by Lark at that meeting to express … 0

Letter: Inclusive fun

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Fun should be inclusive. Not all high school students can expect to make the highly competitive sports programs schools offer, but should not be deprived of playing sports altogether and the good memories of being a part of something that team sports — whether it be organized or non-organizational sports —can produce. Speaking on behalf of myself, I often sit back these days … 0

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Letter: Protecting our rabbits

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Most people don’t spend their days thinking about the rabbits rummaging through their gardens but recent declines in New England cottontails suggest we should. Perhaps you’ve never heard of this species but it’s the only rabbit native to New England, in contrast to the abundant eastern cottontail. Since … 0

Letter: Finding fault

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

I didn’t think The Recorder would lower its standards to the level it did with the cartoon about “Fox News” on Oct. 23. I’m proud of Fox for not being in Obama’s pocket like ABC, NBC, CBS and CNN. Obama and his gang of three — Pelosi, Reid … 0

Letter: A good read

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Our thanks go to Chip Ainsworth for his analysis of the time he devotes to writing his weekly column. A current subject, people deserving notice, color, mood — a lot goes into it. For a long time, Chip Ainsworth has proven he’s up to it. We never miss … 0

Letter: What’s going on

Sunday, November 2, 2014

If you really want to know your neighborhood and what is actually going on, just take the time each day and read the police logs, and court logs and you will have an eye-opening experience. Every day as you read these parts of the local Recorder, you will … 1

Letter: Sad lack of support

Sunday, November 2, 2014

It is with great sadness I have watched the tone of reporting concerning the ArtsBlock in Greenfield, and its latest financial struggles to survive — that of disloyalty, finger-pointing and zero support. As such, I felt it necessary to write and quite frankly chide The Recorder on its … 0

Letter: Educational ed

Friday, October 31, 2014

The regulation of environmental education in public schools is a topic of much debate. I believe that in order to significantly improve Massachusetts public school education, more environmental education should be required in the Massachusetts curriculum frameworks. As someone born the West County, my views on the environment … 0

Letter: Visiting troublemakers

Friday, October 31, 2014

Today, it seems as if society abuses any privilege possible. The article; “Pumpkin Fest Mayhem gives Keene hangover,” by Holly Ramer, emphasizes the violence and vandalism resulting from Keene’s pumpkin fest. It’s certainly a disappointment that Keene is angry enough to reconsider hosting their world-record breaking pumpkin fest … 0

Letter: Forced payment

Friday, October 31, 2014

Why are our electric rates going up? According to an article in The Recorder dated June 4, and I quote, “to address the expected need for natural gas, the six governors of New England, along with the New England States Committee on Electricity, have proposed that the pipeline’s … 0

Letter: What’s possible

Thursday, October 30, 2014

On Jan. 31, 1958, Explorer 1 was put in orbit. It was 6.25 inches in diameter. Wernher Von Braun, a German rocket scientist, is credited with making this United States effort possible. July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 was the space flight that landed the first humans on the … 1

Letter: A new senior center

Thursday, October 30, 2014

If you’ve had any reason to visit the current Greenfield Senior Center, you may wonder why a new facility has been proposed. It’s true that the activities and programs are amazing and the wonderful staff and myriad volunteers are welcoming and helpful but the list of serious problems … 0