Letters

Letter: Recyclable plastics

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Thank you for calling attention to the need for greater education about plastic bottles, which are made from the most recyclable plastic in the world — polyethylene terephthalate, or PET. These are the bottles that feature the #1 recycling code. PET’s carbon footprint is one of the smallest among container materials, and virtually every municipal recycling program in North America accepts PET bottles and containers. More than 1.5 billion pounds … 0

Letter: Consumer relief

Friday, July 25, 2014

Reference the article of July 15, 2014, Page C5 regarding “Citigroup to pay $7B in subprime mortgages probe” and the associated sidebar “Mass. gets $47M share of settlement.” How wonderful that Massachusetts was one of five states that entered into the agreement and will receive a direct cash payment of $45.7 million. It seems fair and appropriate that more than $15 million will … 1

Letter: Kicking the dog

Friday, July 25, 2014

The letter from Mr. Ratte and Ms. Purdy July 17 expresses an old human illogical reaction. I’ll call it “Kick Their Dog.” Surely we all agree that peace and well-being is a good thing. When we think of what the factors are which express peace, food is right up there. Shared food, shared work, cooperation, happy children. What’s not to like? In the … 0

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Letter: Don’t buy in

Thursday, July 10, 2014

$2.75 billion in taxes for What? That’s the estimated amount of the tariff on our electric bills to pay for Kinder Morgan Corp. to pass a fracked gas pipeline through the hills of Franklin County to Eastern Mass. It doesn’t seem right. Especially since: Our towns are forced … 0

Letter: Public way off limits?

Thursday, July 10, 2014

In Saturday’s paper your headline read “Pipeline protest walk begins Monday.” In the first paragraph the article there is mention about “opponents.” Perhaps someone can explain then on page two the stand-alone paragraph, “No photographs will be allowed during the sacred ceremony, according to organizers.” I do not … 0

Letter: Troubling headline

Thursday, July 10, 2014

I have been troubled by your front page headline of July 1: “Court: Corp. religion trumps health.” The petulant tone of this headline seemed to imply that corporations are entities somehow totally disconnected from their human executives. I suspect you would find this concept offensive if a greedy … 1

Letter: Sustainability

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Chris Collins (“Not all say ‘nay’ to pipeline,” July 4) reveals that Greenfield’s mayor envisions possible economic benefits to Franklin County from Kinder Morgan’s proposed pipeline. Last year, FRCOG released a report that brings into question some underlying assumptions that may be at play here: “Sustainable Franklin County, … 0

Letter: Saying ‘no’ to pipeline

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Thank you to the organizations that have recently held informative sessions at GCC regarding the proposed natural gas pipeline. I strongly encourage everyone to become informed about the plans of the Kinder Morgan company (owned by the former Enron CEO) so that we can collectively say “NO” to … 0

Letter: Decision hurts women

Monday, July 7, 2014

The recent decision by the Supreme Court to support Hobby Lobby’s authority to limit the types of reproductive health-care options it will insure is egregious. Hobby Lobby’s corporate owners claim that their religious mores do not support certain kinds of contraception and abortion, so they will not fund … 0

Letter: Attack on the Act

Monday, July 7, 2014

Thank you for excellent editorial and cartoon on July 3. According to the Supreme Court’s term, corporations are privileged to act outside federal government coverage of expenditures on contraception now covered by the Affordable Health Care Act. I wonder what other portions of the Health Care Act may … 0

Letter: Veterans, community

Sunday, July 6, 2014

As commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8503, I would like to thank everyone who marched with us in the parades at upper and downtown Buckland and Shelburne and all the people who turned out to celebrate Memorial Day with us to pay tribute to the … 0

Letter: Hollins’ legacy

Sunday, July 6, 2014

“Leaving her mark on Greenfield Schools”(June 30) says it all. Susan Hollins deserves nothing but praise for fighting through the bureaucracy and leaving behind a legacy that includes a virtual school, a new school building, continuing arts and sports programs that are available and affordable and, most importantly, … 0

Letter: Old-time racism

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Thanks to Mr. Blagg for the column (Mon. June 30) highlighting the plight of the rapidly-vanishing African elephant. The editorial cartoon accompanying the piece was especially enlightening, showing us that the ivory slaughter has been going on for at least a century now. Indeed, where else but from … 0