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Letter: Ukraine requires caution

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ukraine requires caution The downing of MH 17 is, of course, a terrible tragedy with the taking of 298 lives leaving the families and friends of those killed in shock and deep morning, one cannot imagine a more horrible event. In a situation like these one must be extremely cautious in being to quick to come to a conclusion. Obama, with the media following suit, soon began putting the blame … 0

Letter: My goals, if elected

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

My goals, if elected This election season we have great opportunities to make positive changes on Beacon Hill. At the top of the agenda is lowering the high unemployment rates and getting people back to work in Massachusetts. It is an attainable goal that I am willing to do my best to see through if elected to represent you as 2nd Franklin District … 0

Letter: Recyclable plastics

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Thank you for calling attention to the need for greater education about plastic bottles, which are made from the most recyclable plastic in the world — polyethylene terephthalate, or PET. These are the bottles that feature the #1 recycling code. PET’s carbon footprint is one of the smallest among container materials, and virtually every municipal recycling program in North America accepts PET bottles … 0

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Letter: Hollins’ legacy

Sunday, July 6, 2014

“Leaving her mark on Greenfield Schools”(June 30) says it all. Susan Hollins deserves nothing but praise for fighting through the bureaucracy and leaving behind a legacy that includes a virtual school, a new school building, continuing arts and sports programs that are available and affordable and, most importantly, … 0

Letter: Old-time racism

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Thanks to Mr. Blagg for the column (Mon. June 30) highlighting the plight of the rapidly-vanishing African elephant. The editorial cartoon accompanying the piece was especially enlightening, showing us that the ivory slaughter has been going on for at least a century now. Indeed, where else but from … 0

Letter: Centuries in the making

Sunday, July 6, 2014

With all due respect to Donald Moskowitz (“Foreign Policy Failure,” June 30) and gratitude for his service to his country from another Navy veteran who served during the Vietnam era, he is wrong about President Obama’s foreign policy. President Obama no more lost Iraq than President George W. … 0

Letter: Don’t trash our town

Friday, July 4, 2014

I took a walk today around our town, I left with a smile and returned with a frown. Each street I took was strewn with litter, the further I went the more I turned bitter, what with lottery tickets, paper, cups and more. It’s no wonder that I … 0

Letter: Drawn to weather

Friday, July 4, 2014

I just want to tell you how much I enjoy the daily “Weather Pictures” as presented by student artists. They are such a delight to see, even when we might not like the day’s weather as presented by Tom Bevacqua. It’s so appealing to see what each individual … 0

Letter: Neighborly care

Friday, July 4, 2014

There are a lot of wonderful people in the small town of Buckland. My brother, John Yarmac, was recently hospitalized and also had a stay in rehab before going home. While I came from my home in New Mexico to be with him, the kindness and generosity of … 0

Letter: Continue alert system

Friday, July 4, 2014

Entergy wants to end the system of sirens, free “tone alert radios” for people within 10 miles of Vermont Yankee, and automated phone calls in case of a nuclear emergency. Thanks to a protest movement in the Brattleboro area that saw thousands march and hundreds arrested for nonviolent, … 0

Letter: Losing ground

Thursday, July 3, 2014

“The ground is falling! The ground is falling!” That’s what Chicken Little should be shouting according to a recent article (Frack Quakes?) in The Recorder. Earthquakes were almost unheard of in Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma. But in recent years Oklahoma has recorded nearly 150 between January and May. … 1

Letter: A missing thank you

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

We live in the computer age, but I think organizations such as historical societies should send thank you notes, especially to speakers who are not being paid. According to experts like Post, author of Etiquette, “It is inexcusable not to thank the donor of any gift.” In our … 0

Letter: Love her photos!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Who is this Micky Bedell? Her photographs jump off the pages of The Recorder with color, zest and life. She zeroes in on stunning athletic moments, children exuding joy and other beautiful scenes. I race to the newspaper every morning to see what she’s come up with next! … 0