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Letter: Getting free from plastic

Friday, January 30, 2015

As a member of the team trying to get single-use plastic out of our waste cycle, I find the editorial use of the word “zealous” a very biased comment from someone who has not even been a part of our experience. Also the editor’s assumption that the townspeople would not be supportive of our petition (when over 1,400 signed it) or that it would hurt businesses, is not our experience. … 0

Letter: Electric bill blues

Friday, January 30, 2015

I got the electric bill for a house where there is no variable use to power excepting the furnace uptime. The bill on Dec. 11 was $66. The bill for same place on Jan. 13 was $96.84. Other of my bills have are similarly large increase. So the scary predictions have happened. Then I got a revised bill for the same place on … 0

Letter: Wrong on connection

Thursday, January 29, 2015

In his Jan. 16 letter to the editor, Karl Meyer incorrectly intimated a connection between Kinder Morgan’s proposed pipeline and two LNG facilities in eastern Massachusetts owned by subsidiaries of FirstLight Power Resource’s parent company, GDF SUEZ. There is no such connection. In fact, FirstLight’s sister company Distrigas has well documented communications with the New England States’ Committee on Electricity (NESCOE) regarding the … 0

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Letter: A sad goodbye

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

I was shocked and saddened to read that Steve Malsch and Fairview Gardens has closed. It is a loss to Northfield and the Pioneer Valley that a small-business owner has had to shut his doors. But that is another issue. I would like to spend the time thanking … 0

Letter: Fight for Net Neutrality

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

You’ve probably heard one time or another about “Net Neutrality” in the news. It’s been getting a lot of press. So, what is Net Neutrality? Net Neutrality is the collection of rules and regulations that are put in place to keep bytes of information running through any computer, … 0

Letter: An important read

Monday, January 12, 2015

A large thank you for David Gilbert Keith’s “My Turn” column on Saturday, Jan. 3. Keith’s sober and factual explanation of Kinder Morgan’s deceptive — through omission — campaign to have Massachusetts residents and ratepayers pay for, and accommodate, a pipeline unnecessary for Massachusetts, is an important read … 0

Letter: Unfair eviction

Monday, January 12, 2015

Our son and his very young family are being evicted from their Montague home in February. They’ve never missed on their rent, occasionally providing upkeep work (with the agreement of the landlord), in lieu of rent money. Our son, a university graduate, has no job but takes care … 0

Letter: Advocate for children

Monday, January 12, 2015

New Year’s resolutions typically focus on self-improvement: lose weight, stop smoking, exercise more often. This year, why not resolve to do something even more lasting: improve the life of a child who’s suffered abuse and neglect. As a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), volunteers receive in-depth training to advocate … 0

Letter: I see nothing good

Sunday, January 11, 2015

I do not want to pay more for electricity. I do not use natural gas and the fracked gas is not for domestic use anyway. How did Gov. Patrick sign away so much of my now and future electricity bill to a man like Kinder, former high-ranking Enron … 0

Letter: Against our interests

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Prior to World War II, the average pay by the week was less than $50. New automobiles sold for less than $1,000. A fine home on a large lot was priced on average at $8,000. One-acre building lots could be bought for $60. The banks would loan money … 0

Letter: Hand up vs. handout

Friday, January 9, 2015

Recently, The Recorder published articles on “Warm the Children” and “housing the homeless.” While I have empathy for the people in these articles (especially the children), there seems to be common thread throughout: people having children that they cannot provide for. While some people in these articles found … 0

Letter: Green electricity

Friday, January 9, 2015

How Green is Green? I have been waiting for someone to pull the “I use green electricity” in the letters to editor and it came sooner than even I expected. Glad you’re helping to reduce emissions! Fact is, you’re not, really. “Green” electricity does not come from the … 0

Letter: The media’s cruelty

Friday, January 9, 2015

Stamp of the media: Guilty! If there is a ghost of uncertainty or even a niggling doubt about the youthful morals of a certain celebrity, you can bet your worn-out coin that the press, with its unmatched lethality, will exploit accusations from some very questionable individuals. Many will … 0