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Letter: 96 steps

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

I live at the Weldon and clearly the elevator needs to be replaced and I suspect Mr. Henecker is doing the best his company can do BUT I live on the fourth floor so I would like him to know we have more than three floors. Maybe he would like to take the climb some day. I suggest, sir, you get your facts in order. There are 96 steps from … 0

Letter: State treasurer

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tom Conroy, candidate for state treasurer, will have my vote in the Democratic primary on Sept. 9. My decision is based on the bold actions he has taken to advocate for a flexible and progressive carbon tax in order to reverse climate change, reduce pollution and foster more renewable energy production. Last year, Tom Conroy showed foresight in addressing climate change, by introducing … 0

Letter: Caught on camera

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

This morning, I was surprised when my neighbor told me I was on the front page of today’s Recorder (Aug. 14). The image was a street shot of yesterday’s torrential-rain day with me as main accessory to the weather. I was pre-occupied with avoiding puddles, and did not know a newspaper photographer was shooting. Given warning I might have dressed for the occasion … 0

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Letter: Repeal this vote!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

As a Northfield property owner, our household is now responsible for the cost of another 79 cents per $1,000 of tax valuation due to the July 8 school budget override vote. This is not a temporary tax, but a permanent tax that will be included in all my … 0

Letter: It’s time to pay attention

Friday, August 8, 2014

I have never been a person to get involved in politics. I assumed it was safe to leave it in the hands of those who “knew more” or were more “professional.” After I put myself through college and I became a mother, I started to pay more attention … 0

Letter: Splash park? Not sure

Thursday, August 7, 2014

I am a Hillside Park neighbor and have had mixed feelings about the upcoming splash park project. I was initially concerned that the plan did not include any type of changing facility (yes, I understand that would possibly invite more trouble). I am more concerned after reading that … 0

Letter: Anderson for rep

Thursday, August 7, 2014

My wife, Karen Anderson, candidate for State Representative, and I are celebrating our anniversary this year ... our 25th. The time has flown to where we find ourselves today. I remember how beautiful Karen looked in her borrowed wedding dress as she walked down the aisle. We spent … 0

Letter: Thanks, Dakin

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

I just want to say a big “Thank You” to the Dakin Animal Shelter in Leverett for all that they do for the many cats and dogs that are there. I was impressed with the place and I felt I had to get the word out to the … 0

Letter: Lung cancer warning

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Aug. 1 was the third annual World Lung Cancer Day, a day to pause to remember those who are fighting lung cancer as well as those who have lost their lives to this insidious disease. Lung cancer is the No. 1 adult cancer killer in the U.S., claiming … 0

Letter: Looking back

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

I got a great kick out of fun memories brought back by seeing the little girl bouncing on a playground toy outside my old fifth-grade Federal Street School window — the one we jumped from into a fireman’s net. No fire, just a demonstration by the Fire Department. … 0

Letter: The Hero or the Villain?

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Certainly one of the best articles I have read recently on a tragic mistake that was made 66 years ago, is one by Rashid Khalidim entitled “Collective Punishment in Gaza.” He makes the argument that the Palestinians have suffered almost unspeakable horrors (for the creation of the state … 0

Letter: It’s not the rockets

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

While I am no admirer of Hamas, I have to take issue with Tim Blagg’s July 21 column, which claimed it is Palestinian extremism that has provoked and maintained the Israeli bombardment and invasion of Gaza. As Henry Siegman, a former director of the American Jewish Congress, pointed … 0

Letter: Besieged

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The world watches in horror as 1.8 million Palestinians, trapped on a militarily encircled narrow strip of land, try to survive Israel’s murderous siege. As of July 30, an estimated 80 percent of the Palestinians killed in Gaza have been civilians — a quarter of those being children. … 0