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Letter: Quick thinking

Friday, April 18, 2014

In regard to the Kinder Morgan gas pipeline taking a proposed cut through Franklin County and specifically through the Town of Montague: The Turners Falls water commissioners will allow the pipeline to “access their property near Lake Pleasant” (Recorder, April 4). This is a water supply protection district and a major aquifer at the Montague Plains area which is a water supply for the Turners Falls Water District Well, along … 0

Letter: Good works

Friday, April 18, 2014

As many Christians like myself looking forward to celebrating the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ this Easter Sunday, one only had to remember how far Jesus went to reach out to people and the kind of love and compassion He had for us, which resulted in his Crucifixion. In Galatians 6:9 we read “And let us not grow weary of … 0

Letter: Clinging to dollar bill

Thursday, April 17, 2014

In his recent piece, “Shortchanging dollar coin” on April 7, editor Tim Blagg is exactly right about America’s clinging to the one dollar bill — we’re far behind the rest of the world, and will continue to lose out on billions in savings unless we transition from the dollar bill to the dollar coin. We stand arm in arm with Botswana and Argentina … 0

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"The Hungry Heart"

Letter: Hardworking and caring

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Penny Ricketts is one of our candidates for the Precinct 5 councilor seat. Some may not know or understand what this means for the town of Greenfield, but that’s all right. What residents should know and understand is that my mother is a hardworking and caring woman of … 0

Letter: Obama and Putin

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

President Barack Obama was a constitutional law professor at Harvard University and president of the Harvard Law Review. Our president is highly credentialed and a proficient orator as many would be, graduating from Harvard University. Over a half-a-century ago, yet another ivy-leaguer said he “would sooner be governed … 1

Letter: No to ‘fracking’

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

“For evil to happen all that is necessary is for good men (and women) to do nothing.” — Edmund Burke. It is time for anyone who is opposed to hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to ACT. Stop the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. and Kinder Morgan’s plans to construct a pipeline … 2

Letter: Ricketts the right choice

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

While I am not a resident of Precinct 5 in Greenfield, I understand the importance of every council seat. That is why I urge the residents of Precinct 5 to vote for Penny Ricketts in the April 15 preliminary election. Over the years, Penny has made a name … 0

Letter: Hurting farmers

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The problems of these proposed (manure) regulations are that our state government assumes that us farmers are making static decisions when managing our farms. As the article said, if an alfalfa crop gets winter killed, we have to till it up and apply manure to provide nutrients for … 0

Letter: Money taking over

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Amend the Constitution to declare money is not equal to speech. This government is being taken over by money. Corporations are KING and king is the right term and the unfunny jesters, five out of nine on the supremely ridiculous court (and at the same time they are … 0

Letter: Seeking your votes

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

It’s not often that a candidate can legally say “vote for me twice.” But that’s what I’m asking Precinct 5 voters to do: vote for me April 15 and again in June. I am running two campaigns for the Town Council because I think I can make a … 0

Letter: She’s about community

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

I applaud Ms. Penny Ricketts and her willingness to serve once again. While some current Town Council members would have us believe that few volunteer to serve our community due to a lack of remuneration, I believe Ms. Penny would be willing to serve even if she needed … 0

Letter: I call it extortion

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

I am writing today in response to the article Economic Fallout, on Friday, April 4. As someone who will still be employed by Entergy after December, I find it appalling that the local “do-gooders” want to extort even more money from Entergy, after already receiving over a half … 0

Letter: Share the road

Monday, April 7, 2014

What happens when one exits the church, the house or his/her apartment, gets in a vehicle and drives away? Of course, we know we are not supposed to kill others. But, there is some subtlety, about our responsibility to others and to our country, town/city, family, ourselves, in … 0