Letters

Letter: Make it multi-use

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

By all accounts, the current senior center is mostly unusable. A senior center is certainly a nice thing for a town to provide. BUT as was noted when the teen center was closed and the teen director fired, a teen center or senior center is NOT a mandated service. The town is apparently getting ready to pay $1000 PER SQUARE FOOT (final bill equals $5 MILLION to $6 MILLION in … 0

Letter: Healing powers

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Our Mother Earth is ailing. Human action can heal the sickness — evil is a disease of the soul. Loving thought force, the power of prayer can heal twisted minds, too. Let’s try it. DOE BROUSSEAU Wendell … 0

Letter: Demonizing pellet fuel

Monday, February 8, 2016

The recent article on Mohawk Trail Regional School’s consideration of wood pellet boilers is troubling. FRCOG’s health agent asserts that pellet heating systems are “a much more pollution prone source of heat” than oil or propane. Wood pellets are renewable and can be locally produced. Pellet fuel is not new; installations are common in the region, and will continue to proliferate, especially as … 0

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Markey: Canadian natural gas export OK confirms plans for area pipeline

The Attorney General's report refutes the outrageous claims for abuse of eminent domain for private investment company seeking to take private property...(full comment)

Markey: Canadian natural gas export OK confirms plans for area pipeline

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

Letter: Consequences of delay

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Planned Parenthood provides pregnancy services including 327,653 abortions in 2013. A concern is how many of these abortions were illegally funded. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell says defunding the abortion industry giant will have to wait until 2017. A delay of 15 months means that another 400,000 abortions … 0

Letter: Power providers

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Past Recorder articles have indicated the town residents saved thousands of dollars on electric rates by switching to Con Ed solutions. Unfortunately, that is no longer the case. (Rates change every six to 12 months.) Residents should check the last line of their electric bills under Generation Service … 1

Letter: Loans for solar

Thursday, January 21, 2016

There has been much talk that only the rich can afford photovoltaic solar upfront costs. That is changing. The Mass Solar Loan Program will funnel $30 million in state funds for solar installs via local banks and credit unions to lower interest rates. The loan money will buy … 0

Letter: He was quite the man

Thursday, January 21, 2016

I served as State Sen. Robert D. Wetmore’s aide for five years and witnessed firsthand the dedication and public service he provided to the region and commonwealth. In my opinion, Sen. Wetmore, D-Barre, was one of the most important political-public policy minds of the 20th century in Massachusetts. … 0