Letters

Letter: Story of a poet

Monday, March 30, 2015

Thank you for the inspiring story of Sequoia LeBreux winning the statewide poetry prize (March 18). Congratulations to Sequoia for her stunning achievement and many thanks to her for setting such a fine example of the benefits of creativity and hard work. In an age when many young people are challenged by the lure of short-term pleasures, we all have a lot to learn from her. I was disappointed and … 0

Letter: Unemployment numbers

Monday, March 30, 2015

The “official” unemployment rate in the United States ( headline figure), was 5.5 percent for February 2015. But the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics keeps track of other unemployment rate, another one being its “U-6” figure. The U-6 unemployment rate includes all who are counted as unemployed in the “official” rate, plus discouraged workers, the total of those employed part time but not … 0

Letter: Man’s impact

Sunday, March 29, 2015

This letter is not about climate change. There are over 7 billion people living on earth and living off earth’s resources. The world’s population produces almost 3 trillion pounds of garbage each year. One year. Approximately 280 million tons in the U.S. alone. About 140 million cell phones in the U.S. will end up in a landfill this year. 80 to 85 percent … 0

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Letter: Delivery takes time

Thursday, March 12, 2015

One of your frequent contributors lambasted the postal service because it took five days to receive a book ordered from a Northampton business. He stated the route it took and how, in the future he’d be sure to rely on either FedEx or UPS rather than the USPS. … 0

Letter: Terrific care

Thursday, March 12, 2015

I had a total knee replacement surgery on Feb. 26 at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield and was there for four days. I want to express my deep gratitude for not just excellent care, but really caring, excellent staff all around. Everyone was amazing. ... I felt … 0

Letter: Obama, Netanyahu

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Concerning your editorial that Netanyahu’s speech was pure political theater. I remind you of Santayana’s dictum. “Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it.” Jews were told that politically it was best not to protest President Roosevelt’s inaction in saving Jewish lives during the Holocaust. This … 1

Letter: Books by mail

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

In the Tuesday, March 3, edition of The Recorder, there was a letter written by Ed Gregory of Greenfield . In his letter, Mr. Gregory was critical of the journey and time that a book he purchased took to get to him from Northampton. It caught my attention … 0

Letter: Give us more details

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

In reference to Gov. Charlie Baker’s jumps on homelessness via The Recorder’s Editorial on March 4. In the article, you state that there are 1,400 homeless families in hotels or motels at a cost of $40 million per year ($28,571.00 per family). Then it is stated that (Recorder’s … 0

Letter: Change and our future

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Between the histrionics of global warming activists and the myopia of climate-change deniers, the truth withers like an abandoned orphan somewhere in between. Coal, oil and natural gas are organic materials produced by living organisms. Long ago, species arose and spread across the Earth by elaborating novel, complex … 0

Letter: Support the Y

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Why the Y? The YMCA in Greenfield helps young people form healthy habits, develop skills and build strong relationships. The Y gives people the knowledge, inspiration and support to stay active, eat healthy and prevent or manage chronic diseases. Y members, volunteers, staff and partners take on the … 0

Letter: Local business

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Camelot Carpet Cleaners turned five last month, and it marks my 15th anniversary in this industry. I am in a lot of homes and businesses here in Franklin County, and I get asked a lot to recommend other service professionals, such as painters, plumbers, landscapers and such. This … 0

Letter: DeBoer’s departure

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

I just read the article about David DeBoer leaving as band director at Greenfield High School. I first would like to say he did a great job and will be missed by my son and I. My son Jack is autistic. David got him to sing in the … 0

Letter: Warren’s wealth

Monday, March 9, 2015

The letter “Economic injustice” from David Kemp is wacky. Is it so odd that someone (Elizabeth Warren) would care, about economic injustice, because she has wealth? Is the only mantra, for the wealthy, “I have mine, I earned it”? JANE WHOLEY Conway … 0