Letters

Letter: The art scene

Monday, September 15, 2014

We read with great concern Dan Brown’s letter of Sept. 8 with its dire assessment of the art scene in Franklin County. Are we talking of the survival of art or the survival of artists? We suggest that what needs to be nourished for survival is the appreciation of the arts. Art created in a vacuum without an audience is invisibly tragic. Artists who are compelled to make art, will … 0

Letter: Advocates sought

Monday, September 15, 2014

Pick any number between one and 10 and you may land on the number of placements that a child involved in foster care has experienced. These moves can mean moving from school to school and never keeping friends; it can mean leaving a town that feels familiar and leaving the only family you know. It certainly means being shuffled around an overburdened child … 0

Letter: Let’s elect Johnson

Sunday, September 14, 2014

On Tuesday, Oct. 7, the Town of Erving will hold a Special Election to elect a new selectman for a two-year period for the vacated position. I believe the best person for the position of Erving Selectman is Arthur (Art) Johnson. Art has lived in Erving for a number of years, and has been appointed by the Board of Selectmen as the town’s … 0

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Letter: We’re in trouble

Sunday, August 31, 2014

I know nothing about the stock market. I do know that millionaires in 1929 lost everything when the market crashed. I wonder today how the market continues to do well. This country’s financial status has never been worse. The national debt is speeding toward $20 trillion. Most of … 0

Letter: Loving our fellow man

Friday, August 29, 2014

I was encouraged to read a letter in the Aug. 20 paper, which involved a young man in our congregation at Moores Corner Church. He took time to do something nice for a child with a disability. Although he didn’t know the child or his family and may … 0

Letter: Candidate in line with us

Friday, August 29, 2014

I represent a growing minority — I was born in Franklin County, was educated here, went away to college and returned to work, live, purchase a home and make a family in this beautiful area, which has given me so much to be thankful for. There is a … 0

Letter: Talking about suicide

Friday, August 29, 2014

For me, its hard to believe that people can’t sit with the word “suicide” and I often find myself asking them why it is so hard? Usually I am met with resistance and anger or a befuddled look on their faces. After a few minuets of explaining why … 0

Letter: Undemocratic influence

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A recent article in your editorial page described in broad detail the book, “The Brothers,” the actions of Allen Dulles, head of the CIA and his brother John Foster Dulles, head of our state department. It is sickening to even guess how many lives were lost, how many … 0

Letter: Helping the homeless

Thursday, August 28, 2014

There are currently more than 2,000 homeless families receiving temporary emergency shelter in motels in Massachusetts, including several dozen families in Greenfield. The Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority has a contract with the state to help these families find affordable housing. Many of the families are … 0

Letter: American made

Thursday, August 28, 2014

In response to Darlene B. Clark’s letter, “Made in the USA,” I would like her to know that there are many places to buy American-made clothing at prices that are affordable and competitive with those brands she mentioned. She can simply visit www.BuyDirectUSA.com and click on the clothing … 0

Letter: 96 steps

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

I live at the Weldon and clearly the elevator needs to be replaced and I suspect Mr. Henecker is doing the best his company can do BUT I live on the fourth floor so I would like him to know we have more than three floors. Maybe he … 0

Letter: State treasurer

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tom Conroy, candidate for state treasurer, will have my vote in the Democratic primary on Sept. 9. My decision is based on the bold actions he has taken to advocate for a flexible and progressive carbon tax in order to reverse climate change, reduce pollution and foster more … 0

Letter: Caught on camera

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

This morning, I was surprised when my neighbor told me I was on the front page of today’s Recorder (Aug. 14). The image was a street shot of yesterday’s torrential-rain day with me as main accessory to the weather. I was pre-occupied with avoiding puddles, and did not … 0