Letters

Letter: Democrat tricks

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Democrat progressives (read socialists) are today’s pranksters. They’ll throw out a boldfaced lie and the democratic, self-absorbed, gullible voting public will eat it up like candy. You can’t fix stupid. With the midterms coming up, the Democratic Party is back on the “Republicans Kill” mantra with budget cuts. Budget cuts like a study on “Overweight Lesbians, Organic Gardening, Save the Snails,” and other bone-headed programs. Of course, this is done … 0

Letter: Give Korpita a chance

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

It’s always a tough call for voters when two good candidates face-off for the same seat and after attending last Tuesday’s debate between Kulik and Korpita, it became apparent that the 1st Franklin District has a tough decision to make. And what a wonderful problem to have! It’s not very often we see two solid candidates vying for a seat around here. Much … 0

Letter: Move forward

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

I had the opportunity to sit next to Denise Andrews at an event celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Wheeler Memorial Library in Orange. As I talked with Denise, I found her very engaged and knowledgeable of the issues important to me like education, broadband, and our post office. Two thoughts crossed my mind. The first, where is Susannah? The second, if Susannah … 0

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Letter: Chairs and much more

Sunday, October 5, 2014

For those who haven’t seen the exhibit about chairs at the Deerfield Arts Bank, I want to recommend a visit. The Recorder has shown a composite of photographs of people with their chairs in their two stories about the show, but it is much beyond that. The art … 0

Letter: Fouling the fields

Friday, October 3, 2014

To all the dog lovers who use the field behind GHS: It is utterly disgusting to step in, slip and fall in or have to pick up your dog’s feces. There has been at least three specific occasions so far this season where we have had to physically … 0

Letter: Area casino no winner

Friday, October 3, 2014

If you believe we Springfield-area residents can’t wait for a casino or believe it won’t affect you, consider this before voting on Ballot Question 3: Springfield’s host community vote was deliberately rushed through in the middle of July 2013. Despite the odds, opposing forces received 42 percent of … 0

Letter: Know your neighbors

Thursday, October 2, 2014

This is about Mr. Arthur, who is expanding his hog operation. He has been in hog production for 60 years. It is his prerogative to expand if he so desires. He is going by the book by complying to all the bureaucratic regulations! To the person complaining that … 0

Letter: A burning question

Thursday, October 2, 2014

So many interesting topics, but since I only get one letter to editor I decided I’d like to have one burning question answered: About the march for global warming awareness, I’d just like to know how many buses had to be hired to move the thousands of people … 1

Letter: Vermont’s decision

Thursday, October 2, 2014

For years, Vermont Yankee opponents have insisted, “let the state have more say.” But now that state environmental officials seem likely to find in favor of the plant, one longtime Vermont Yankee foe is fretting about the national ramifications of a looming decision by a state agency (“Water … 0

Letter: What Israel faces

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Even more terrifying than the 4,500 rockets that struck Israel this summer, was the massive propaganda war against Israel. The biased media portrayed Israel as the aggressor, bombarding us with pictures of devastation in Gaza but few of Hamas fighters. Civilian casualties in Gaza were a direct result … 1

Letter: Behind ‘combined sources’

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Perhaps I have been asleep at the wheel but I do not recall a byline named Combined Sources that appeared on page C1 top lead article. Were these off-the-record voices? The dominant party protests too much. MARGUERITE WILLIS Charlemont … 0

Letter: Pollution limits

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Earth’s climate is getting warmer, and humans are responsible. That’s not my opinion, that’s a fact supported by more than 97 percent of climate scientists. The outcome over the next 50 years and beyond could include massive heat waves, prolonged drought, extreme weather and the mass extinction … 0

Letter: Supporting seniors

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lynne Kelsey is right. I did ask that $8,500 be transferred from the treasury of the Friends of West County Seniors to the Senior Center Foundation. Lynne failed to say where the money that I requested came from. Many of the funds were sent in response to letters … 0