Letter: Taking notice of his work

Monday, August 3, 2015

Twice this past week my daughters and I have noticed an older (I say this kindly as I’m not truly sure of his age) gentleman picking up trash and weeding on the side of the road. Once on Chapman Street, and just yesterday on the bridge going over I-91 where Conway Street turns into Leyden Road. I just want this gentleman to know that his work is noticed, and say … 0

Letter: We need energy strategy

Monday, August 3, 2015

The comments by Sen. Stan Rosenberg, Rep. Paul Mark and others were weak. Postponing the Kinder Morgan pipeline project for further review is not the answer. What is needed are strong leaders who have the courage to talk about a Massachusetts and federal energy strategy that effectively addresses the realties of climate change. Our environment is suffering and species depletion is out of … 0

Letter: Prepared to fight

Monday, August 3, 2015

For health reasons, I could not attend the FERC scoping session on July 29. Therefore, I will write what I intended to speak. The FERC representatives in attendance were being paid to listen. In the pockets of the corporation, it is clear their decision is already made to favor the pipeline. I don’t even need to peruse their investment portfolios. In western Massachusetts … 0

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Letter: Heard in New Salem

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

My wife and I were among the residents of New Salem who turned out to talk with Editor George Forcier, on Tuesday, July 14, as he made his rounds meeting with the people of the towns of Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region. We want to take … 0

Letter: What’s at stake

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

As members of the western Massachusetts medical community, we wish to express our support for the frontline mental health workers from Clinical and Support Options (CSO) who, represented by local SEIU 509, have announced a strike beginning on July 22 (unless management makes a reasonable offer). The issues … 0

Letter: Support clinicians

Monday, July 20, 2015

As a therapist working in community mental health for the past 31 years, I can’t idly stand by and watch as SEIU Local 509 at Clinical and Support Options is on the verge of a costly strike. I hope you will not either. Clinician Michael Wilmeth of CSO … 0

Letter: Mental health workers

Monday, July 20, 2015

As a clinician who has worked in community mental health for seven-plus years, I felt compelled to comment on the article “Mental Health Workers Union Plans Strike” published on Thursday. I have the following thoughts: ∎ To the local government officials, Congress, Department of Mental Health … ARE YOU … 0

Letter: Managing solar arrays

Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Hawley Planning Board is holding a public hearing Thursday, July 23, at 6 p.m. to receive voter input on a proposed bylaw amendment that addresses large-scale solar developments. If properly done, large scale solar developments can provide revenue for land owners and the town. They also can … 0

Letter: Senior power

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Fellow old people, and I can say that because I get mail regularly about signing up for Medicare, we have been heard! There is an urgent, indisputable and dire need for a new senior center. Thank you to all that have written to The Recorder urging our town … 0

Letter: Showcasing the area

Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Green River Festival has become an annual rite of summer in the Pioneer Valley. This year’s festival was the biggest yet with the addition of a third day. In total, over 14,000 people attended over the course of the weekend, which was blessed with near-perfect weather. The … 0

Letter: Bicycle tourism

Friday, July 17, 2015

Yeah for bicycles! A great idea to promote cycling. Western Mass. is a wonderful place to tour by bike. Nonpolluting and quiet, unlike motorcycles. KAREN SHEAFFER​ Buckland … 0

Letter: Dance to the music

Friday, July 17, 2015

Once again attending the Green River Festival was amazing and a blessing. However, this year had an added dimension that brought a diversity of music and attendees missing in the past. The Latin Music stage on Friday night had 300 to 400 of us dancing for hours, including … 0

Letter: Youth should be a priority

Friday, July 17, 2015

According the July 10 article, “Groups Push To Reopen Youth Center,” Mayor Martin closed the Youth Center in Greenfield saying it “offered services that were being duplicated or could be handled by other agencies.” Most likely not to the surprise of those intimately involved with youth in the … 1