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Letter: Coming to America

Thursday, November 26, 2015

As I watched TV today about the refugees coming to America, the government lied again. We were told that only 2 percent of these young men were of military age. Take 2 percent of 4 million of these guys is a good sized army. I would like to vet these people and I would ask these guys if I train you, would you go back and fight for your country … 0

Letter: Veteran assistance

Thursday, November 26, 2015

On behalf of the Upper Pioneer Valley Veterans’ Services District, we want to take this opportunity to thank you for your efforts in support of Normena Welcome. Assisting Normena with a “Home-Makeover” will allow her to continue to live independently. We have greatly improved her home access with a ramp and two decks. The appliances and high-rise toilet give her the comfort and … 0

Letter: Threats to our planet

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thank you for The Recorder’s two editorials on the Paris attacks. I appreciate the calming influence they have while holding to a commitment to stop this insane trajectory ISIS is on. How to do that is complicated because, as Obama said in his news conference in Turkey, traditional war strategy has depended on the ideology that embraces life such that killing one’s enemy … 0

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Letter: Pushing liberal agenda

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Letter: Wrong target

Thursday, November 5, 2015

The William Grans and the John Boses of the area are suffering from a credibility gap of their own making. They think that climate change will destroy the Earth as we know it ... thanks to those darn Republicans. For Jim Culleny, it’s those darn Republicans and Christians. … 0

Letter: Traffic flow

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

We could take turns. There are other people in this world! Yes, a few of us think we are the only ones on the highway. It’s not easy to give the right-of-way to others. Traffic works best when folks take turns. You stop on red, while others go … 0

Letter: Playground effort

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

I just wanted to give a big thank you and show my appreciation for all the hard work the Greenfield Recreation Department, Newton School PTO and staff, Mayor Martin and Superintendent Harper, Greenfield DPW and the many other Greenfield citizen volunteers put into the new Newton School playground. … 0

Letter: White House blunder

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The latest blunder by this administration was not giving Master Sgt. Joshua Wheeler, barely 40 years old, credit for being a combat death. He served 14 tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, received 14 Bronze Stars, spent 20 years in the military and was a member of the Army … 0

Letter: Pipeline equation

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

N.H. governor and attorney general OPPOSE pipeline ... How do I know that? By simple deduction. In a recent court settlement the N.H. Supreme Court upheld a $236 million fine imposed on gas giant Exxon Mobile for contaminating thousands of ground water wells with the additive MTBE. Said … 1

Letter: Those sick Dems

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

I missed the Democratic debate, but I did see a clip of Hillary Clinton defending Planned Parenthood. Naturally, the “Coexist” crowd cheered. She’s unlikable, untrustworthy and unrepentant, yet libs still support the pantsuit queen. From first lady to 2016 presidential candidate, it’s been scandal after scandal. How dangerous … 2

Letter: A helpful donation

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Thank you Jason Deane/Foster’s Jason Deane and Foster’s Supermarket donated 15 mums to The Discovery School at Four Corners. At recent Parent Conferences, parents expressed gratitude for the lively burst of color welcoming their children to school. The Four Corners PTO offered to purchase the mums, but Jason … 0

Letter: Set them up for success

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Correctional facilities: Do they help or hinder? In recent months, I have come to the conclusion that Franklin County correctional facility does not seem to care about helping inmates succeed once they have done their time. They impose requirements that the system knows are almost impossible for them … 0

Letter: Behind the award

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

I extend my appreciation to Stavros for receiving the Ted Martineau Award at the Log Cabin on Oct. 22. This is an honor to follow in Ted’s memory. Ted was president of Stavros, was an outstanding advocate for the disabled, who advocated for ADA Access for over 20 … 0

Letter: Battle of words

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Racism? I don’t think so. Why fight the enemy on his terms? Call it the caste system, colorism, tribalism, nationalism or misanthropy. How can there be “racism” if there is only one race? To quote the Bible, “What race deserves contempt? The Human Race. What race deserves respect? … 0