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Letter: What’s possible

Thursday, October 30, 2014

On Jan. 31, 1958, Explorer 1 was put in orbit. It was 6.25 inches in diameter. Wernher Von Braun, a German rocket scientist, is credited with making this United States effort possible. July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 was the space flight that landed the first humans on the Moon, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, That historic event took 11 years after tiny Explorer 1 went into orbit. In the early … 1

Letter: A new senior center

Thursday, October 30, 2014

If you’ve had any reason to visit the current Greenfield Senior Center, you may wonder why a new facility has been proposed. It’s true that the activities and programs are amazing and the wonderful staff and myriad volunteers are welcoming and helpful but the list of serious problems at the center is long and has existed for some time. Let’s start with the … 0

Letter: An effective lawmaker

Thursday, October 30, 2014

We sometimes forget how effective our legislative delegation has been. We are very fortunate to have hard working, intelligent and caring people working for western Massachusetts in Boston. Steve Kulik is at the top of that list. He has sponsored an incredible number of bills for us over the years. As vice chair of the Joint Committee on Ways and Means and the … 0

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Letter: What’s possible

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Letter: Why I back Kulik

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I will vote for Steve Kulik for state representative without any reservations. As a selectman for 14 years in Montague, I found Steve Kulik was the legislator I trusted the most to listen to our concerns, to check the facts, to support our needs, and to respond in … 0

Letter: No automatic tax increases

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Do you know what happened the last time the gas tax was raised? Only 6 percent went to fix roads. Ninety-four percent went to the state’s general fund — the black hole. Why would we allow our gas taxes to increase every year? That’s crazy. I want legislators … 0

Letter: Outside agitation

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I was glad to see the My Turn article by Denise Andrews in your Oct. 23 edition and especially to hear the misinformation broadcast by her opponent’s supporters fully and publicly debunked. I’ve been receiving these intellectually insulting anti-Andrews fliers for some time and finally was so disturbed … 0

Letter: Prostate cancer

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

As a physician who has been working in the field of prostate cancer research for decades, I appreciate the article written by Rep. Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, and Sen. Stephen Brewer, D-Barre, on Oct. 9. As prostate cancer survivors and leaders of state legislation, they expressed strong support for … 0

Letter: Andrews a tireless worker

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

In Denise Andrews we have a representative who brings money and jobs into this area — someone who helps meet challenges and solve problems. Denise has been, as state Sen. Brewer said, a “blowtorch on projects for the area ... a relentless advocate for the entire region.” There … 0

Letter: We need Kulik

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Over the past several weeks, I have watched with great interest the campaign activity and The Recorder coverage of the state representative race between Rep. Steve Kulik and his challenger, Dylan Korpita. Watching the action and the coverage of this race has given me pause to reflect on … 0

Letter: Pipeline and politics

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

As a professional planner, the mechanisms and instruments of land use and regulation are daily factors in my work. Within the innumerable ways law and land intersect, eminent domain is unique and extreme. The forced transfer of property rights by government action, while necessary in limited circumstances, is … 0

Letter: He’s a keeper

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I spent over 20 years beating my head against a wall for western Massachusetts in the Legislature. I wish I was as successful as Steve Kulik has been. Boston held out a carrot for us to regionalize our local schools. They were going to incentivize regionalization by fully … 0

Letter: Texting and driving

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Cell phone use and texting while driving are causing accidents, injuries and some fatalities. Vermont has recently passed a law on handheld phones. In Massachusetts it’s against the law to text and drive. I have seen drivers texting while driving on local streets throughout Greenfield. Some mothers, fathers … 0

Letter: The gas tax picture

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

People of the commonwealth have the right to complain about the condition of so many bridges and/or roads that have fallen into disrepair. Where has all the gas tax money been going that isn’t being used for bridge and/or road maintenance? Boston’s Big Dig, perhaps? Our legislators want … 0