Letters

Letter: Staying informed

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Thanks much to The Recorder for reminding me that Sunshine Week has arrived. I am usually aware this First Amendment celebration is in the offing to remind and re-educate all of us about how critical it is that we have access to information about our government. Without independently functioning newspapers and other news media formats conveying investigative news and information, the core tenets of democratic government simply wither and die. … 0

Letter: Corporate bullying

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Recently, there were these two articles: “Pipeline pledge Deerfield vows legal action against state if survey permission granted” by Tom Relihan and “Gas pipeline foes parse draft impact report” by Richie Davis. These articles underscore the lack of transparency by both FERC and TGP concerning the potential invasion of a gas pipeline through parts of Franklin County. As a part-time resident of Franklin … 0

Letter: YMCA a constant

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Aside from a few years where my job took me elsewhere, I’ve lived in Greenfield my whole life. I’ve noticed Greenfield go through many changes over the years from downtown to government, from schools to employers, from good to not so good and back to good again. But one thing that has remained constant for us over the years is our YMCA. It’s … 0

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Letter: Charitable giving

Thursday, March 12, 2015

When the world seemingly is growing cold with media lewdness we might turn our hearts to almsgiving; but are we sure our money will truly find its way to people in need? Have we really faith that those persistent appeals for our donated money will, if given, ever … 0

Letter: Wheels falling off

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The wheels are coming off the rickshaw and the big stories in the news are: “K-Cups are not biodegradable, therefore should be banned.” “Children should not be allowed to walk to the park unattended” and Battleship Hillary is ready for commissioning. K-Cups not biodegradable? Gad, give me a … 0

Letter: International Blarney

Thursday, March 12, 2015

On St. Patrick’s Day in 2008, we were sitting in Paddy’s Pub sharing a Guinness with a side of Jameson’s, with the barkeep from Ireland, when we noticed a ruckus on a side table — it turned out to be a bunch of UMass students hooting and hollering … 0

Letter: Delivery takes time

Thursday, March 12, 2015

One of your frequent contributors lambasted the postal service because it took five days to receive a book ordered from a Northampton business. He stated the route it took and how, in the future he’d be sure to rely on either FedEx or UPS rather than the USPS. … 0

Letter: Terrific care

Thursday, March 12, 2015

I had a total knee replacement surgery on Feb. 26 at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield and was there for four days. I want to express my deep gratitude for not just excellent care, but really caring, excellent staff all around. Everyone was amazing. ... I felt … 0

Letter: Obama, Netanyahu

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Concerning your editorial that Netanyahu’s speech was pure political theater. I remind you of Santayana’s dictum. “Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it.” Jews were told that politically it was best not to protest President Roosevelt’s inaction in saving Jewish lives during the Holocaust. This … 1

Letter: Books by mail

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

In the Tuesday, March 3, edition of The Recorder, there was a letter written by Ed Gregory of Greenfield . In his letter, Mr. Gregory was critical of the journey and time that a book he purchased took to get to him from Northampton. It caught my attention … 0

Letter: Give us more details

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

In reference to Gov. Charlie Baker’s jumps on homelessness via The Recorder’s Editorial on March 4. In the article, you state that there are 1,400 homeless families in hotels or motels at a cost of $40 million per year ($28,571.00 per family). Then it is stated that (Recorder’s … 0

Letter: Change and our future

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Between the histrionics of global warming activists and the myopia of climate-change deniers, the truth withers like an abandoned orphan somewhere in between. Coal, oil and natural gas are organic materials produced by living organisms. Long ago, species arose and spread across the Earth by elaborating novel, complex … 0

Letter: Support the Y

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Why the Y? The YMCA in Greenfield helps young people form healthy habits, develop skills and build strong relationships. The Y gives people the knowledge, inspiration and support to stay active, eat healthy and prevent or manage chronic diseases. Y members, volunteers, staff and partners take on the … 0