Letter: Thanks, utility workers!

Friday, December 19, 2014

We would like to express our appreciation for the diligent effort put forth to restore power to the thousands of people who lost their electricity due to the storm on Nov. 26. Some of you come from as far as Canada and others from nearby. You had to work in hazardous conditions and cope with the cold and heavy falling snow, but that did not stop you. One repair man … 0

Letter: They should have been freed

Friday, December 19, 2014

Thank goodness for lawyers like Stewart “Buz” Eisenberg. After years of unpaid work and dedicated effort his last client has left our prison camp on Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Sometimes when the law fails, as it did in the case of the Guantanamo detainees, lawyers can only serve as witness to illegality and injustice. This is heartbreaking, frustrating work, but very important, not only … 0

Letter: Some errors

Friday, December 19, 2014

F.Y.I. Erratum Pages 32, 33, 34, 42, 100 and 104 of “Franklin County Memories, Volume II, the 1800s thru 1979” their captions have been inadvertently misidentified. The image captions on the aforementioned pages should read as follows: • Page 32 - Float in a Fourth of July Parade at Turners Falls; at the First Street tenement block of the Montague Pulp Co. (International … 0

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Letter: During the holidays

Sunday, December 7, 2014

During the holidays we give thanks, enjoy time with family and friends, share our blessings. I extend my appreciation to The Recorder, Montague Reformer, MCTV and Channel 22 for providing coverage, raising community issues to the public. I say thank you. BETTY TEGEL Turners Falls … 0

Letter: The good fight

Sunday, December 7, 2014

We wish to thank all who have been a part in trying to stop the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion project from cutting through Massachusetts. For every letter and every phone call to the Legislature, my congratulations to a step in the right direction. Our farm — formally the … 0

Letter: Crime and outcry

Sunday, December 7, 2014

The evidence: After robbing a convenience store, the robber was confronted by a police officer. The robber became arrogant, resisting arrest and a scuffle began. Resistance became a threat to the officer’s life causing said officer to shoot. The afterclap: This kind of lawlessness happens every day in … 0

Letter: Foreign policy

Friday, December 5, 2014

Like the tragic fate that has befallen several independent journalists in the Middle East, the recent killing of four rabbis (three of whom had dual U.S.-Israeli citizenship) is no different: in both cases you have people of free will choosing to put themselves in hazardous situations. They were … 0

Letter: The Ferguson ‘show’

Friday, December 5, 2014

For at least a month now, the media has been serving supposition and conjecture to the public. NECN ran a sound bite every day for 10 days that “the decision whether or not to indict the Ferguson police office who shot could be handed down any minute now.” … 3

Letter: In agreement

Thursday, December 4, 2014

For once me and my fellow letter writer Ken agree. The sight of fields of solar panels harvesting the sun’s energy is a beautiful wonder to behold. Being a mere provincial, I’ve never seen a mountain leveled by strip mining, a land mass earthquaked by fracking or an … 0

Letter: Help out the bats

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Brown bats are going extinct! And bats are very helpful. Here are some reasons why. Brown bats help by eating 600 bugs an hour! They like mosquitoes and I bet you don’t like mosquitoes. Also bats are a great plant resource! If you make a bat house over … 0

Letter: Birth of hope

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Struggling, trying, but not succeeding, neither enough time, nor money, discouraged, not enough understanding? December is the birth of hope. Jesus Christ is born, and with His death, He opened the Gates of Heaven. Now people can actually enter Heaven. His life taught us forgiveness. There are two … 0

Letter: ‘CO2 believers’

Thursday, December 4, 2014

I am not a denier of climate change. Climate change happens every day; the sun rises each morning and changes the climate around the world. Where I disagree with the “CO2 believers” of climate change is to what extent, if any, humans are responsible for increased CO2 levels … 0

Letter: Wind energy tax credits

Thursday, December 4, 2014

In response to your recent article detailing the power outages after this most recent snowstorm, I worry about what the costs will be to our state in future winters if we don’t begin to curb the effects of climate change. With scientists predicting that unpredictable weather will increase, … 0