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Letter: We need a stronger law

Friday, January 23, 2015

Seeing we are the adults and our lawmakers are adults — why do adults have to live by the law? This has to do with talking on your cell phone will driving. Today, a car pulled out of Hope Street (never stopped) went through the stop sign and cut me off. Yes, this person was talking on the phone (adult). Just look around when you’re driving and see how many … 0

Letter: Challenge those numbers

Friday, January 23, 2015

I was disappointed to read yet another article in the The Recorder stating that Entergy must wait until the $665 million in its decommissioning trust fund grows to $1.24 billion before commencing decommissioning — that is, the Jan. 14 article reprinted from the Rutland Herald. I had already questioned, in a previous letter to your newspaper, whether the real final number is likely … 0

Letter: Ticket to ride

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Having lived around here for over half a century, I was amazed to learn via The Recorder (Jan.13) that Greenfield is an “exquisitely disenfranchised place.” I did not know that. Praise the LORD that we have such an informative newspaper. Yes, you cannot easily buy Amtrak train tickets. Why? Because it is an obsolete concept. You need some form of proof of payment. … 0

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Letter: Economic illusions

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Happy talk of 5 percent GDP Growth in the 3rd quarter, hmmm? Funny this what the Fed had to say in the entering the third week of December. Here’s an except from the FOMC Release Date: Dec. 16, 2008 “The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to establish … 0

Letter: Adapting to change

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

On the same day, the Vermont Yankee Reactor was “unplugged,” the train through Greenfield was re-enstated. This is interesting irony. When I read of Vernon officials, nuke workers and business owners complaining about how to adapt to the anticipated loss of revenue, I object. A judicious parent will … 1

Letter: Living the dreams

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

It starts with a dream. My name is Charlie. At 10, I’m interested in everything. Life is worth living! Although I’m only a small town boy, this is America. One can reach for anything he/she wants! I saw this travel movie of Europe, and went to bed. I … 0

Letter: Discipline

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

I love kids. Don’t get me wrong, but the kids today, the parents can’t discipline their kids when they do wrong. How can our children learn when they do wrong? When I was a kid, I was sent to my room. The way the laws are now you … 0

Letter: Our past and future

Monday, January 5, 2015

A recent front page says it all, almost: this region is entering a new age with two symbolic steps the same day. The Fukushima-clone atomic plant powered down for good at 12:12, Dec. 29, 2014. Vermont Yankee will play no role in the region’s energy future. Step two, … 0

Letter: Yankee economy

Monday, January 5, 2015

Richie Davis’s article, “Study says Vermont Yankee shutdown will chill region’s economy” (Dec. 29) only tells part of the story. Yes, of course, the withdrawal of Vermont Yankee’s large payroll and the reduction of charitable giving will have a temporary negative impact. But let’s put it in perspective. … 0

Letter: Better proofreading

Friday, January 2, 2015

Our new pope, Pope Francis, is a breath of fresh air to many Catholics in our world. As I was happily reading his message in The Recorder of Dec. 23, 2014, it was inappropriately cut off in mid-sentence. His message began on Page 1 and carried over to … 0

Letter: Decommissioning issues

Friday, January 2, 2015

My hat is off to the owners and employees of Vermont Yankee, who have succeeded in generating a truly immense quantity of electrical energy over the past four decades with no life-threatening accidents. I have always had reservations about nuclear power, though, since it is the only peacetime … 0

Letter: Insightful column

Friday, January 2, 2015

My compliments to editor Tim Blagg for his fine opinion piece Dec. 29, 2014, about the complexities and difficulties of policing in the U.S. This is a profoundly important issue and we sorely need this type of productive, well-reasoned discussion. As usual, his insights are solidly grounded in … 0

Letter: ‘Serves with heart and soul’

Thursday, January 1, 2015

I just read Richie Davis’ Recorder news story of this year’s Franklin County Citizen of the Year. A lump in my throat. Gosh ... Marie Putala sees someone in need in our troubled world. She rescues whatever, whenever, whoever. Little things. Big things. GIANT things. Getting a crib … 0