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Letter: Losing old soldiers

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Once again, it is Memorial Day here in picturesque upper Buckland. Glancing from side to side, I take note of the stately old maple trees that line this route. As a boy, I used to crouch beneath these same trees while waiting for the school bus. Unfortunately youth is fleeting. I see that they are old and bent now, very much like me. You see, time has marched on and … 0

Letter: Move Charlemont forward

Sunday, May 24, 2015

There is new life in the town of Charlemont. We have a major construction project at the site of the old drive-in. We have two new eating establishments and a sport shop in the village. Berkshire East has a Mountain Coaster. Our school’s agricultural focus has created enthusiasm among children, teachers and parents alike. On Tuesday, we have an opportunity to take another … 0

Letter: My Meadows view

Thursday, May 21, 2015

I agree with Priscilla Collins; Greenfield is a small rural town and income levels are low and we are paying the third-highest property tax rate in the state ($17.5 per $1,000). We are paying more than double or triple most other towns and cities our size. But I don’t agree with what Collins said about the wealthy homeowners in the area of the … 0

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Letter: Here’s what I think

Monday, May 11, 2015

To Mayor William Martin: I read the article in The Recorder, written by Anita Fritz, from the Board of Health. It was about what age a person has to be to buy a tobacco product, and what store can sell a certain product or not. Did the director … 0

Letter: Police assistance

Monday, May 11, 2015

Several nights ago (2 a.m.), my cat crawled inside our couch and got caught in the mechanism that raises the foot rest. All our efforts to free her failed. Desperate, we called the police. Two officers came to help, and when they arrived, our cat had managed to … 0

Letter: ‘Thugs’

Monday, May 11, 2015

I have heard recently that the term “thugs” in the media has been popular. The mayor of Baltimore, the president, and almost all of Fox “News” have used the term. Now despite what happened in Baltimore and Ferguson and New York and Cleveland and Tulsa and Los Angeles … 0

Letter: Vermont Yankee safety

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Re: your April 20 editorial, “Safety Trumps Shortcuts.” Everyone I know at Vermont Yankee agrees that nuclear safety trumps everything else. It is non-negotiable, every day. This I know personally from my many years experience as a Vermont Yankee employee. Neither Vermont Yankee nor any other U.S. nuclear … 0

Letter: Beyond the headlines

Friday, May 8, 2015

According to the April 25 headline article “Berkshire Gas rep. makes case for pipeline,” Christopher Farrell caused quite a stir at the Chamber of Commerce breakfast the previous week, making several strong points: That we will get some of the gas if the TGP is built. Opponents of … 1

Letter: Whately vote

Friday, May 8, 2015

I want to apologize to our neighboring towns. At Whately’s annual town meeting, we were unable to muster a “yes” vote to oppose the Tennessee Gas pipeline. The vote was close, many wanted to support our fellow towns and neighbors in the 16 communities currently slated to have … 0

Letter: LGBTQ support

Thursday, May 7, 2015

I am writing in response to Susan Hollins’ My Turn: “Vital to LGBTQ students.” As a teacher at Greenfield High School, I applaud Dr. Hollins’s advocacy of the State Board of Education’s updated best practice guidelines for supporting LGBTQ youth. Three years ago, I helped to found Spectrum, … 0

Letter: Proud of his work

Thursday, May 7, 2015

I was very proud and privileged to be part of the Arc of Massachusetts annual meeting held in Natick. My husband and best friend, Ed Porter, was awarded A “Decades of Service” plaque for his many years at the United Arc in Greenfield. Ed has been the CEO … 0

Letter: Time to move on

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

It’s been over three years since the town entered into negotiations with Mark Zaccheo and his proposal to purchase the building for use as an apartment complex. Since that time, the purchase price has dropped from $50,000 to $1. Also since that time, the town (at taxpayers’ cost) … 0