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Letter: Not enough coverage of S.C. shooting

Monday, June 29, 2015

I was horrified by the news of the terrible shooting in a church in South Carolina, where nine innocent people were murdered in a racially motivated hate crime in their place of worship. This was a national tragedy, and was widely reported as such by most major media outlets. I’m at a loss to understand the Recorder’s decision to place such an important story on page five (Friday, June 19). … 0

Letter: Can’t get along with our lives near pipeline

Monday, June 29, 2015

In a recent letter Mr. Bates asks ”why the citizens of Northfield are so up in arms over a pipeline compressor building, proposed to be constructed in our town,” and goes on to exhort us to “live with the dangers and get along with our lives.” Little known fun fact: because we are considered to be in an “area of low consequence,” meaning … 0

Letter: Educate yourself on funeral practices and costs

Monday, June 29, 2015

To the editor: Thank you for the informative article about our funeral home industry in Massachusetts. At a time of extreme emotion people have come to rely on the services of their funeral home staff to guide them in making some of the most difficult decisions they will have to make. While I have seen more and more that people are turning to … 0

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Letter: Kudos to Pioneer for disciplining students

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Kudos to Pioneer for disciplining students In reference to the nine Northfield seniors, I have zero sympathy for them. I taught my children even before kindergarten that if you deliberately break the rules or the law, be prepared to pay the consequences. They chose to bring marijuana and … 0

Letter: Giving thanks

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

In my youth, I got a ticket for speeding in my automobile. I mumbled under my breath something (it was not “fudge” or “cheese and crackers”). However, when I turned 65, I told several state and local police: “Thanks, you probably saved my life.” God sent me the … 0

Letter: No more war

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Patricia Hynes wrote one of the best commentaries on the human costs of war that I have ever seen in The Recorder (“War’s many victims. Thoughts for our Memorial Day,” May 25). While honoring the military who have died in service to our country, she reminded us of … 0

Letter: Thoughtful, wise column

Monday, June 8, 2015

Though I disagree completely with David Kearney’s letter, “Appalling column,” of June 1, which criticized a recent column by Pat Hynes, I’m glad he wrote it. My response to her piece was entire agreement, and my wish to compliment her can be done with this letter. Mr. Kearney, … 0

Letter: A new senior center

Monday, June 8, 2015

As a relatively newly minted senior citizen, I’ve had the opportunity to take part in a Tai Chi class at the senior center, as well as have tax help for my elderly mother and computer help. I have also seen and heard about the difficulties involved in having … 0

Letter: Antibiotics in our food

Monday, June 8, 2015

Recently, President Obama directed federal agencies to serve antibiotic-free meat and poultry in government cafeterias. The FDA will require animal producers to obtain authorization from a licensed veterinarian to use drugs to treat a specific disease, rather than just to promote rapid growth, as is current practice. As … 0

Letter: No longer ambivalent

Friday, June 5, 2015

If I was ambivalent about the pipeline, I am not now. The sheer size of the pipeline and proposed compressor station is way out of proportion to serve the Northeast and I can only conclude that the bulk of product is for export. The location on Gulf Road, … 0

Letter: Endless expenditures

Friday, June 5, 2015

“Money for Nothing, Chicks for Free” This highly popular 1980s Dire Straits tune recently played through my mind as I pondered the seemingly endless expenditures passed at the various Franklin County annual town meetings. Everything from tactical assault rifles for our police departments, to free after-school programs (aka … 0

Letter: Climate, weather forecasts

Thursday, June 4, 2015

There is no “magical global warming crystal ball.” However, there is a magnitude of very reliable information, data, graphs, and satellite imagery regarding the climate on our planet and its atmosphere. Often, the debate seems to be whether the rapid change in the earth’s climate is due to … 0

Letter: Protecting our young people

Thursday, June 4, 2015

I understand the reasoning for the new law restricting smoking in Gill. However, to me it’s hypocritical in a way. Serving our country in the military can be hazardous to your health. How is it right to allow teens to go into harm’s way to protect the rights … 0