Letter: Beautiful benches

Sunday, September 28, 2014

A big, wet (recycled) kiss to all of the Rejuvenators, teacher Mark Leonard, and all the Greenfield High School students and Franklin County Jail inmates who contributed to the highly functional and beautiful AND recycled content benches that are beginning to grace the sidewalks of our fair town. What a great project. This project makes me so proud and grateful to live in Greenfield. Many thanks, and keep it up, … 0

Letter: Stop the pumping

Sunday, September 28, 2014

If fish could protest, we would all know more about Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage. This seemingly innocuous vestige of the nuclear age is actually devastating to the river ecosystem and its inhabitants. We need to oppose any additional taking of water for it from the Connecticut River. The Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project cannot be considered a form of hydropower. Perhaps it had … 0

Letter: Derek Jeter

Friday, September 26, 2014

We always wanted him to fail. Whether a strikeout or an error, we wanted adversity to greet him and his team when the Red Sox played the Yankees. We watched to see if he’d complain to the umpire after a questionable call, or sulk after a tough loss. Regardless of our collective preference for Derek Jeter to fail at something — anything — … 0

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Letter: Valuable connection

Friday, September 5, 2014

I’m writing in regard to a recent (Aug. 22) editorial in The Recorder concerning the value of Baystate Hospital to our Franklin County Hospital. I’ve had many operations at Mass. General, New England Medical Center, and other excellent hospitals. Recently, I had chest pains and my doctor referred … 0

Letter: ID noncompliance

Friday, September 5, 2014

The editorial, “Mass. Missteps with REAL ID” rightly noted that MassDOT has done little to meet the standards of the REAL ID Act. A Freedom of Information Act submitted by the Coalition for a Secure Driver’s License confirmed MassDOT’s lack of progress since the regulation was issued over … 0

Letter: Backing Maura Healey

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Massachusetts attorney general serves as the people’s lawyer. There is no candidate with more experience and knowledge for this public advocate position than Maura Healey. For seven years, Maura helped lead the Attorney General’s Office, directing the major civil rights and consumer protection cases and overseeing 250 … 0

Letter: The clear choice

Thursday, September 4, 2014

On Tuesday Sept. 9, I will be voting for Susannah Whipps Lee for state representative because of her great record in creating jobs right here in the North Quabbin. She is co-owner of Whipps Inc. of Athol, which has just opened up a new building in Orange and … 0

Letter: Naive to think otherwise

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

I’m writing in response to the letter from Mr. Brian Eno, which appeared in The Recorder of Aug. 26. Mr. Eno is shocked — shocked — to discover that it should be Republicans, of all people, who would seek to portray the voting record of Rep. Denise Andrews … 0

Letter: Two for Tuesday

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

In the Massachusetts Democratic primary on Tuesday, Sept. 9, Democratic and independent (“unenrolled”) voters will do well to cast their ballots for Leland Cheung, for lieutenant governor; and Warren Tolman, for attorney general. Leland Cheung is a first-generation American. He aces my “lieutenant governor test”: If he or … 0

Letter: Cleaning up Turners

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Volunteers for clean-up in the Village of Turners Falls. Motivation to serve will come from wanting a better environment to live in and enjoy. Service will rarely be glorious. Temptation to quit will sometimes be strong. Volunteers must be diligent with little or no visible results and possibly … 0

Letter: What they stand for

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Rep. Denise Andrews has been attacked by her opponents in the upcoming state elections. But it seems pretty evident that Denise works hard for us. She also comes to our Old Home Day in Wendell, and she comes here, rolls up her sleeves and helps us with the … 0

Letter: Let’s elect Anderson

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Life is very complicated for most people, myself included. The task of representing thousands of diverse people takes an exceptionally dedicated individual! While our current Democrat representative is out of touch with the interests of many and current matters at hand,we have another option. I am a supporter … 0

Letter: Putin’s thinking

Monday, September 1, 2014

I read a very interesting interpretation of the situation in the Ukraine one that if true could tragically affect all of Europe as it is drawn into a conflict of the U.S.’s making. According to Sergei Glaziev friend and close adviser of Putin’s, the way they are seeing … 1