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Letter: Concert magic

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Greenfield Middle School was the site of an outstanding concert performance recently by the GHS band and chorus. The band was directed by Greenfield’s new music instructor, Liesel Keller, and assisted by local veteran music educators Maria Scotera (Greenfield Middle School) and Ted Wirt (Mohawk). The 17-member chorus sang two recognizable songs: “Seasons of Love” (“Rent”) and “Africa” (the band Toto). Two less familiar songs “Bose Aba” (Zambian) and “Shalom … 0

Letter: Sorry they’re gone

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Recently, we lost one of our priceless blessings and an absolute gem in our area, Bruce’s Browser. Diane Lincoln and her team created an oasis to refresh our souls and our community. Whether enjoying a milkshake made by Mary, reading the fabulous bumper sticker collection, buying local artists’ and writers’ offerings, picking up cards or enjoying an evening in the back corner for … 0

Letter: Timetable mistake

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

It is a tale as old as railroading: the disconnect between the marketing and the operating departments. Add in a bunch of foolish politicians trying to get the egg off their faces and you are going to miss your train. I’m referring to the newly published AMTRAK SYSTEM TIMETABLE, effective April 6, and the timings listed for the Vermonter in Greenfield, and all … 0

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Letter: Stick to real issues

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Dave Granlund cartoon in May 4’s Recorder does a disservice to Bernie Sanders and to the real issues in the upcoming presidential election and to all of us. Who cares whether Bernie Sanders has switched parties or political alliances? What Bernie has never changed, since he was … 0

Letter: I’m there for you

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

I would like to thank all those who supported my candidacy for the Board of Selectmen in the Town of Buckland. And for those who supported one of the other candidates, I will work to gain your trust and support during my term. Starting in July, on even … 0

Letter: Thinking of Kuklewicz

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

My first thoughts on Rich Kuklewicz: a person of kindness and good will, an individual who weighs his words so that they will be accurate and clear, direct but never harmful, positive, calm and often amused. My second thoughts on Rich Kuklewicz: a person who has given a … 0

Letter: Vote Kuklewicz

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

On May 18, Montague voters will decide who will fill an open selectmen’s seat. We’re giving our vote to Rich Kuklewicz, a Montague native with plenty of experience: town meeting member for over 25 years, representative to the Franklin County Technical School Committee for 20 years and current … 0

Letter: Here’s what I think

Monday, May 11, 2015

To Mayor William Martin: I read the article in The Recorder, written by Anita Fritz, from the Board of Health. It was about what age a person has to be to buy a tobacco product, and what store can sell a certain product or not. Did the director … 0

Letter: Police assistance

Monday, May 11, 2015

Several nights ago (2 a.m.), my cat crawled inside our couch and got caught in the mechanism that raises the foot rest. All our efforts to free her failed. Desperate, we called the police. Two officers came to help, and when they arrived, our cat had managed to … 0

Letter: ‘Thugs’

Monday, May 11, 2015

I have heard recently that the term “thugs” in the media has been popular. The mayor of Baltimore, the president, and almost all of Fox “News” have used the term. Now despite what happened in Baltimore and Ferguson and New York and Cleveland and Tulsa and Los Angeles … 0

Letter: Vermont Yankee safety

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Re: your April 20 editorial, “Safety Trumps Shortcuts.” Everyone I know at Vermont Yankee agrees that nuclear safety trumps everything else. It is non-negotiable, every day. This I know personally from my many years experience as a Vermont Yankee employee. Neither Vermont Yankee nor any other U.S. nuclear … 0

Letter: Beyond the headlines

Friday, May 8, 2015

According to the April 25 headline article “Berkshire Gas rep. makes case for pipeline,” Christopher Farrell caused quite a stir at the Chamber of Commerce breakfast the previous week, making several strong points: That we will get some of the gas if the TGP is built. Opponents of … 1

Letter: Whately vote

Friday, May 8, 2015

I want to apologize to our neighboring towns. At Whately’s annual town meeting, we were unable to muster a “yes” vote to oppose the Tennessee Gas pipeline. The vote was close, many wanted to support our fellow towns and neighbors in the 16 communities currently slated to have … 0