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Letter: Recyclable plastics

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Thank you for calling attention to the need for greater education about plastic bottles, which are made from the most recyclable plastic in the world — polyethylene terephthalate, or PET. These are the bottles that feature the #1 recycling code. PET’s carbon footprint is one of the smallest among container materials, and virtually every municipal recycling program in North America accepts PET bottles and containers. More than 1.5 billion pounds … 0

Letter: Consumer relief

Friday, July 25, 2014

Reference the article of July 15, 2014, Page C5 regarding “Citigroup to pay $7B in subprime mortgages probe” and the associated sidebar “Mass. gets $47M share of settlement.” How wonderful that Massachusetts was one of five states that entered into the agreement and will receive a direct cash payment of $45.7 million. It seems fair and appropriate that more than $15 million will … 1

Letter: Kicking the dog

Friday, July 25, 2014

The letter from Mr. Ratte and Ms. Purdy July 17 expresses an old human illogical reaction. I’ll call it “Kick Their Dog.” Surely we all agree that peace and well-being is a good thing. When we think of what the factors are which express peace, food is right up there. Shared food, shared work, cooperation, happy children. What’s not to like? In the … 0

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Letter: Centuries in the making

Sunday, July 6, 2014

With all due respect to Donald Moskowitz (“Foreign Policy Failure,” June 30) and gratitude for his service to his country from another Navy veteran who served during the Vietnam era, he is wrong about President Obama’s foreign policy. President Obama no more lost Iraq than President George W. … 0

Letter: Don’t trash our town

Friday, July 4, 2014

I took a walk today around our town, I left with a smile and returned with a frown. Each street I took was strewn with litter, the further I went the more I turned bitter, what with lottery tickets, paper, cups and more. It’s no wonder that I … 0

Letter: Drawn to weather

Friday, July 4, 2014

I just want to tell you how much I enjoy the daily “Weather Pictures” as presented by student artists. They are such a delight to see, even when we might not like the day’s weather as presented by Tom Bevacqua. It’s so appealing to see what each individual … 0

Letter: Neighborly care

Friday, July 4, 2014

There are a lot of wonderful people in the small town of Buckland. My brother, John Yarmac, was recently hospitalized and also had a stay in rehab before going home. While I came from my home in New Mexico to be with him, the kindness and generosity of … 0

Letter: Continue alert system

Friday, July 4, 2014

Entergy wants to end the system of sirens, free “tone alert radios” for people within 10 miles of Vermont Yankee, and automated phone calls in case of a nuclear emergency. Thanks to a protest movement in the Brattleboro area that saw thousands march and hundreds arrested for nonviolent, … 0

Letter: Losing ground

Thursday, July 3, 2014

“The ground is falling! The ground is falling!” That’s what Chicken Little should be shouting according to a recent article (Frack Quakes?) in The Recorder. Earthquakes were almost unheard of in Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma. But in recent years Oklahoma has recorded nearly 150 between January and May. … 1

Letter: A missing thank you

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

We live in the computer age, but I think organizations such as historical societies should send thank you notes, especially to speakers who are not being paid. According to experts like Post, author of Etiquette, “It is inexcusable not to thank the donor of any gift.” In our … 0

Letter: Love her photos!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Who is this Micky Bedell? Her photographs jump off the pages of The Recorder with color, zest and life. She zeroes in on stunning athletic moments, children exuding joy and other beautiful scenes. I race to the newspaper every morning to see what she’s come up with next! … 0

Letter: Noise pollution

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Greenfield is missing the mark when it comes to excess noise ordinance. What about motorcycles, trucks and car mufflers that have been modified to make the loudest possible noise. It’s not only painful for the ears, it’s dangerous in traffic. Many times while I was stopped at a … 0

Letter: About fireworks

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

If you had a relative who was in some way shell-shocked or otherwise traumatized by a past experience, would you purposely distress them? I ask because I have cats whose house was blown away by the tornado that hit Springfield three years ago. They’re afraid of loud noises, … 0