Letters

Letter: Autumn fun

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Hicks Family Farm corn maze is such a wonderful addition to the colorful autumn festivities in western Massachusetts. While strolling through the maze, one appreciates the endless entertainment that abounds for all ages as well as the educational and informative tidbits of trivia and very amusing jokes. I am sure that those who have experienced the maze recognize and value all the incredible planning, creativity and obvious countless hours … 0

Letter: Andrews works for us

Monday, October 20, 2014

Since becoming involved with a statewide network advocating for legislation to address the foreclosure crisis, I have learned that there are two types of legislators. One passes laws that favor big banks. The other stands up to big banks and passes laws that protect homeowners. The 2nd Franklin District is fortunate to have Rep. Denise Andrews in the Massachusetts Legislature. She is the … 0

Letter: No way to go

Monday, October 20, 2014

I must take issue with the assertion in your editorial of Oct. 15 that indexing the gasoline tax to inflation amounts to “taxation without representation.” Are you arguing that the sales tax is “taxation without representation?” Is the income tax “taxation without representation?” You don’t seem to be arguing that a gas tax that continues from year to year without indexing is “taxation … 0

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Letter: A business that cares

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Recently, I made another visit to “Looky Here,” located on Chapman Street in Greenfield. I had spotted a beautiful little dresser while going past and quickly pulled over to investigate. I already had been in the store a couple of times and I already knew the proprietor was … 0

Letter: Vanishing gift?

Monday, October 6, 2014

Everyone who loves the performing arts is concerned about the future of Arts Block, the Pushkin and Ed Wierzbowski. We all hope that Ed finds a way to hold on to the buildings. There’s a point that I don’t hear discussed in the many conversations taking place. Ed … 1

Letter: Pedestrians beware!

Monday, October 6, 2014

My efforts, since May 2014, continue with officials in Turners Falls to address and post pedestrian signs at crosswalks at dangerous locations such as J and Canal streets in Turners Falls, school zones and Avenue A. Facts: There are five crosswalks from the library to the paper mill … 0

Letter: Re-elect Kulik

Sunday, October 5, 2014

I am not a resident in the 1st Franklin House District, but I am writing to ask voters in the nineteen towns represented by Stephen Kulik to re-elect him on Nov. 4. I have had the pleasure of knowing Steve for several years; we are both past presidents … 0

Letter: ‘Yes’ on 1

Sunday, October 5, 2014

I am urging your readers to vote “Yes” on Question 1. Commonwealth drivers are spending $675,000 per mile on road maintenance. For that price, our streets should be paved in gold. The national average is $162,000 per mile. It is clear that we are paying enough to fix … 0

Letter: Messy march

Sunday, October 5, 2014

I see The Recorder posted on its front page articles and photos of the recent People’s Climate Change March in New York City. You also featured local residents who participated in it. Nowhere in your paper did you mention that there has been no global warming or cooling … 3

Letter: Vote this November

Sunday, October 5, 2014

We are asked to choose a new governor. Who is going to be the executive that determines how your taxes are to be spent: jobs, education, highway repairs, casinos or something else? Has this got your interest? This is America — a democratic nation. Republicans, Democrats, Independents VOTE! … 0

Letter: Chairs and much more

Sunday, October 5, 2014

For those who haven’t seen the exhibit about chairs at the Deerfield Arts Bank, I want to recommend a visit. The Recorder has shown a composite of photographs of people with their chairs in their two stories about the show, but it is much beyond that. The art … 0

Letter: Fouling the fields

Friday, October 3, 2014

To all the dog lovers who use the field behind GHS: It is utterly disgusting to step in, slip and fall in or have to pick up your dog’s feces. There has been at least three specific occasions so far this season where we have had to physically … 0

Letter: Area casino no winner

Friday, October 3, 2014

If you believe we Springfield-area residents can’t wait for a casino or believe it won’t affect you, consider this before voting on Ballot Question 3: Springfield’s host community vote was deliberately rushed through in the middle of July 2013. Despite the odds, opposing forces received 42 percent of … 0