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Letter: Healey right for AG

Sunday, August 31, 2014

When voters look at the candidates for attorney general, they see a politician running against an experienced litigator. While Warren Tolman is not a bad guy, he is running as an experienced state senator with no experience for the position he is seeking. His campaign message is basically “I will lead by treating the AG office like a Senate seat.” The AG is not and should not be a politician … 0

Letter: Butynski’s corn the best

Sunday, August 31, 2014

I must take Chris Collins to task on his anointment to Golonka farm stand as the best corn in the valley. Year in and out that award would go to Butynski’s farm on Colrain Road. They are one of the only farm stands, if not the only one, to offer multiple varieties of sweet corn. Silver Queen, Kandy Corn and several variations of … 0

Letter: Bolster these volunteers

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The New York Times, Sunday Review, Aug. 17, highlighted a national concern titled “The Disappearing Volunteer Firefighter.” There have been many articles written nationally about this problem. This article, to me, a retired volunteer firefighter of 55 years service, seems to be accurate, well written and researched. In Franklin and Hampshire counties, many communities, small to large, employ volunteer firefighter (VFF) and Emergency … 0

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Letter: The Middle East mess

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Thanks to Ted Thornton for his cogent analysis of the Israel-Palestine situation. As Mr. Thornton suggests, denunciation of Israel without concern for the facts of history, geography and politics serves no good purpose. Acting out of pure emotion without consideration of facts rarely serves a good purpose. Millennia … 0

Letter: Seen clearly

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

I very rarely write letters to the editor, but felt compelled to do so at this time. It is with great sadness that Glen Nichols is closing his doors in Turners Falls. I went there to get my latest pair of glasses and was very happy with the … 0

Letter: Simple reason

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

In Sherrill Hogen’s My Turn article (July 28) she asks the question and I quote “why many more Palestinians are dying than Israelis?” Well the answer is quite simple Sherrill, Israel uses missiles to protect their children while Hamas uses children to protect their missiles. DAVID KEMPF Greenfield … 0

Letter: Hamas’ fight

Monday, August 18, 2014

I must reply to the untruths in the Miami Herald editorial reprinted in The Recorder on Aug. 8, because they mislead and mis-educate readers who struggle to make sense of the tragedy unfolding in Gaza. I refer to Frida Ghitis’ “Hamas’ Strategy.” True, “Hamas cannot best Israel in … 0

Letter: No checks on turbines

Monday, August 18, 2014

It’s no surprise to those who are familiar with wind turbines and the companies that sell them that the Hoosac Wind turbines are out of compliance with the state’s noise regulations. All over the world, people living in the vicinity of wind turbines experience the same health problems. … 0

Letter: County’s history

Sunday, August 17, 2014

I would like to point out a few areas of concern in Editor Tim Blagg’s piece “The History of Franklin County, Mass.,” which appeared in the Almanac section of The Recorder on Aug. 6. First, I question the exactness of the following statement. In describing the fate of … 0

Letter: ‘Good judgment’

Sunday, August 17, 2014

An “open letter” to Rep. Denise Andrews: Dear Rep. Andrews, I don’t live in your district, I can’t vote for you, and I have never met you. However, I want to thank you for your courage and good judgment in casting the lone vote in the Massachusetts House … 0

Letter: Our pipeline opposition

Friday, August 15, 2014

While lobbying in the State House we watched a fully-grown woman succumb to tears in front of an audience. She was weeping for the blueberry fields that her family had harvested for six generations, which were now jeopardized by the industrial monstrosity known as the Pipeline. We write … 0

Letter: Andrews’ courage

Friday, August 15, 2014

Address an oponent’s arguments before attacking their person,” a fundamental principle of debate says. This maxim addresses a specific fallacy, the ad hominem (literally, “to the man”), defined as: 1. appealing to one’s prejudices, emotions, or special interests rather than to one’s intellect or reason. 2. attacking an … 0

Letter: Threat to land trusts

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Rattlesnake Gutter Trust is a land trust dedicated to protecting natural and scenic areas of Leverett in balance with private property and community development. We do this primarily by purchasing and managing important conservation land, and by assisting Leverett landowners in protecting their property through conservation restrictions. … 0