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Letter: We need a stronger law

Friday, January 23, 2015

Seeing we are the adults and our lawmakers are adults — why do adults have to live by the law? This has to do with talking on your cell phone will driving. Today, a car pulled out of Hope Street (never stopped) went through the stop sign and cut me off. Yes, this person was talking on the phone (adult). Just look around when you’re driving and see how many … 0

Letter: Challenge those numbers

Friday, January 23, 2015

I was disappointed to read yet another article in the The Recorder stating that Entergy must wait until the $665 million in its decommissioning trust fund grows to $1.24 billion before commencing decommissioning — that is, the Jan. 14 article reprinted from the Rutland Herald. I had already questioned, in a previous letter to your newspaper, whether the real final number is likely … 0

Letter: Ticket to ride

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Having lived around here for over half a century, I was amazed to learn via The Recorder (Jan.13) that Greenfield is an “exquisitely disenfranchised place.” I did not know that. Praise the LORD that we have such an informative newspaper. Yes, you cannot easily buy Amtrak train tickets. Why? Because it is an obsolete concept. You need some form of proof of payment. … 0

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I thought Park Villa and Redbrook were "owned" by the Montague Housing Authority---and managed by Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority....(full comment)

Economic development director on paid administrative leave

This letter from Berkshire Gas doesn't seem credible. And in the Boston Globe this morning, there is further substantiation of the leak...(full comment)

Berkshire Gas: Necessary information

Letter: Proper timing on protest

Thursday, January 1, 2015

As one of the social service workers present at the Chamber Holiday Breakfast, I wholeheartedly disagree with the editorial board’s take on the Black Lives Matter protest. I cannot ignore the reality of racism in the lives of the families I work with. Racism causes enormous disruption and … 0

Editorial: The year for new Whately offices?

Thursday, January 1, 2015

What will the new year bring for Whately? With any sort of luck, a plan for its town offices that will satisfy a majority of its residents. In looking back at 2014, one would think the issue of expanding and renovating Town Hall made everyone’s list of contentious … 0

Letter: Life savers

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

On Dec. 19, two paramedics and two firemen came to my home. They kept me alive until they could get me to the hospital. There, Dr. Arcoleo did a great job of putting in a temporary pacemaker and sending me to Springfield. I can’t remember much of this, … 0

Letter: Cosby and rape

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Your recent news article, “Residents vexed by hype over Cosby allegations,” is absurd and offensive to anyone who has ever been victimized by a rapist or who cares about people who have been raped. There are over 20 public allegations of rape against Bill Cosby, but your reporter … 0

Letter: Focus on homeless

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A big thank you for your series on the homeless in our area. The homeless rarely get a chance to be heard, let alone be treated with respect and compassion. I am glad to see the “My Turn” of Dec. 23 from the Interfaith Council of Franklin County … 0

Letter: Shifting attention

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Is anyone surprised how the top news of the day, CIA torture, was totally wiped from the news cycle by the Sony Pictures hacking and whether a mentally challenged movie would be shown? Remember a few years back when Coca Cola dropped “old Coke” in favor of New … 0

Letter: Secret Santa

Monday, December 29, 2014

About two weeks ago I had breakfast with a couple of friends at the Four Leaf in Bernardston. When the time came to pay our bills, I looked despairingly through my purse for a credit card I knew was somewhere in there! My friend said he would pay … 0

Letter: Let us speak on taxes

Monday, December 29, 2014

Residential homeowners all received their tax bills in the mail on Dec. 17. If your home is valued at $135,000, you received an increase of $267 yearly, if valued at $175,000, your increase is $347 yearly or if valued at $260,000, your increase is $515 yearly. Town management … 0

Letter: Path from addiction

Sunday, December 28, 2014

As Gov. Patrick ends his term, there is much to thank him for, including his leadership in advancing treatment for addiction. Increased funding and cutting-edge legislation place Massachusetts as a leader in the country in responding to an epidemic that has not been resolved through the war on … 0

Letter: Heavenly chorus

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Thank you, God! God sent some of his angels disguised as members of the Franklin County Community Chorus to present a concert of holiday music at the Blessed Sacrament Church here in Greenfield. Directed by Paul Calcari, they raised their voices on high to the rafters. Franklin County … 0