Hi 88° | Lo 64°


Letter: Healey right for AG

Sunday, August 31, 2014

When voters look at the candidates for attorney general, they see a politician running against an experienced litigator. While Warren Tolman is not a bad guy, he is running as an experienced state senator with no experience for the position he is seeking. His campaign message is basically “I will lead by treating the AG office like a Senate seat.” The AG is not and should not be a politician … 0

Letter: Butynski’s corn the best

Sunday, August 31, 2014

I must take Chris Collins to task on his anointment to Golonka farm stand as the best corn in the valley. Year in and out that award would go to Butynski’s farm on Colrain Road. They are one of the only farm stands, if not the only one, to offer multiple varieties of sweet corn. Silver Queen, Kandy Corn and several variations of … 0

Letter: Bolster these volunteers

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The New York Times, Sunday Review, Aug. 17, highlighted a national concern titled “The Disappearing Volunteer Firefighter.” There have been many articles written nationally about this problem. This article, to me, a retired volunteer firefighter of 55 years service, seems to be accurate, well written and researched. In Franklin and Hampshire counties, many communities, small to large, employ volunteer firefighter (VFF) and Emergency … 0

About Letters »

The Recorder welcomes letters to the editor which should not exceed 300 words, be of general interest and in good taste and meet legal standards. They may be emailed to letters@recorder.com with "Letter to the Editor" in the subject line or sent via U.S. mail to Letter to the Editor, The Recorder, P.O. Box 1367, Greenfield, MA 01302.

Cannot compete with the Chinese unless we go back to ten hour days, doing away with the minimum wage, and paid vacations....(full comment)

Lamson & Goodnow files for bankruptcy

On June 24th, at the FRCog meeting, Curtis Cole, Kinder Morgan Commercial Director, for the Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline, spoke about our...(full comment)

Conway residents take aim at safety, contents of pipeline

Letter: Saturday parking

Thursday, August 14, 2014

An open letter to Mayor Martin: I’ve just paid a $10 fine for a parking meter violation when I visited the Farmers Market Saturday morning. No excuses, your Honor, I plead guilty. I also want to make a plea for free parking on Saturdays to encourage more people … 0

Letter: We need Susannah

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

I have been involved in local politics for over 30 years. I have served on numerous volunteer committees, and have served as an elected precinct representative, selectman and School Committee member. I have even run for the same state-level office in 2010 for the 2nd Franklin District. I … 0

Letter: No pipeline needed

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Gov. Patrick has held closed-door meetings that propose a tariff to be levied on all electricity ratepayers in Massachusetts to finance an unnecessary, overbuilt, high-pressure, gas transmission pipeline all across the state of Massachusetts. This in addition to enlarged capacity on the existing pipeline in Southern Massachusetts. And … 1

Letter: Focus on Israel

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The following remarks from Sherrill Hogen’s July 28 piece caught my attention: “We must remember that it is Israel that has taken Palestinian land and occupied it with the force of arms.” I’m sure Ms. Hogen knows that Israel is not currently occupying Gaza, although it certainly is … 1

Letter: Colrain Center musings

Monday, August 11, 2014

Years ago, Colrain Center was prosperous. Both churches were sanctuaries, people shopped locally, walking place to place, so two stores were busy, too. Also, the houses were large, which provided space for family businesses. Times change! People shop Wal-Mart! Recently, someone said, “The town center isn’t attracting people.” … 0

Letter: Sunday business

Monday, August 11, 2014

I am very saddened and disappointed by the recent law allowing liquor stores to open at 10 a.m. on Sundays. I am convinced that there would be a lot less problems if people filled their local churches on Sunday mornings instead of their local liquor stores ... God … 0

Letter: An energy solution?

Monday, August 11, 2014

The solution to the problem regarding the Northeast’s potential energy shortage is here. According to a press release from Solar Hydrogen Trends Inc. (www.SolarHydrogenTrends.com), a series of tests on the company’s “cold fusion” hydrogen reactor has proven it capable of producing far more hydrogen than the energy required … 2

Letter: Dog problems

Sunday, August 10, 2014

For the first time in many years, homeowners in the vicinity of Lincoln-Smith-High streets have observed several dogs off the leash roaming in their yards. They leave excrement and do damage such as knocked over vegetable and flower plants. I have a small pond and saw a large … 0

Letter: Why add tech to highway?

Sunday, August 10, 2014

I’m writing to alert all taxpaying citizens that our taxes are slated to pay $17.5 dollars in “Blue Tooth” accessible signs along the Massachusetts highways. Gov. Patrick has already signed the bill. These signs are intended to give “Blue Tooth (smart phone and GPS) users” an accurate time … 0

Letter: Where’s the woman?

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Well, very nice spread concerning the Triathlon in today’s paper — including several pictures of the men who did not win — and not one picture of the woman who beat them all! That’s just wrong, as they say. If I’d been doing layout, her photo would have … 0