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Letter: ‘Debt Jubilee’

Monday, July 21, 2014

Following the Lehman banking debacle of 2008, the government sponsored bailout of the banking sector to boost the economy created an illusion of recovery. New York banks benefited from the bailouts by using special privileges with the Federal Reserve to borrow cheaply to fund speculation using their easy access to money. Yet savers that need interest income to survive are punished by the low interest rates they receive. If the … 0

Letter: Right on target

Monday, July 21, 2014

I was gratified to read Paul Seaman’s article in the Wednesday, July 16, Recorder, “Let’s bring riflery back to Apex.” I think the YMCA is missing a good bet if they don’t offer a shooting program to the area’s youngsters (it doesn’t seem like money, equipment and volunteers would be a problem, thanks to the National Rifle Association and people like Mr. Seamans), … 0

Letter: Help in making a difference

Sunday, July 20, 2014

This letter is to publicly thank several local people who have recently helped make a huge difference in the life of a child who is enrolled in our program here at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County. “Little Sister” Abby and her “Big Sister” Melissa enjoy doing lots of fun things together since being matched 2 years ago. During this time, now … 0

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Letter: Foreign policy failure

Sunday, June 29, 2014

As a Vietnam-era Navy veteran, and having close relatives who served in every war from the Civil War to the Gulf War, I am disappointed with President Obama’s dithering foreign policy. (Note: I am not a partisan person, and I have been a registered Independent for many years). … 1

Letter: Worldy sports

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Dear Mr. Blair III, Let me apologize to you for the way The Recorder interrupted your sports page enjoyment with that foolish stuff about the “World” Cup. I know and understand your frustration about not being able to read about contract disputes, why a football team name is … 0

Letter: Music made for Tuesdays

Sunday, June 29, 2014

For over 100 years, the Greenfield Military Band has generously entertained local residents with upbeat music. From marches and waltzes to Broadway tunes and renditions of pop music, you can hear delightful live music performed by talented musicians every Tuesday night in July from 7 to 8 p.m. … 0

Letter: No music fan

Friday, June 27, 2014

I am writing about an article on the front page of The Recorder (June 20) about “plainly audible.” What about the gathering they have every year at GCC? It used to be the balloon festival, and the neighbors along the borders use to get a pass to see … 0

Letter: Stolen bicycles

Friday, June 27, 2014

I’ve lived in Conway for nearly 10 years now and have found much to love: our school, our neighbors, our CSA farm, our ostentatious little library, the quaint covered bridge within view of our house. The community spirit of the place is such that although we do lock … 0

Letter: Lesson in education

Friday, June 27, 2014

How did we get to where we are now? Way back in elementary school, we were required to learn the times tables: 6 times 7, 9 times 8, etc. In high school, I was lucky to have Mr. Sanders for mathematics and algebra. He would explain something one … 0

Letter: Wrong recipe

Thursday, June 26, 2014

There is something lowly if not fundamentally wrong about soliciting funds from the public to fund a private, for-profit enterprise. Yet this is exactly what is happening in Shelburne Falls around the start-up of a Mexican restaurant on Deerfield Avenue. My understanding is that one goes to a … 0

Letter: Location won’t work

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Dennis Wade suggests in his letter to the editor published on June 18 that the Meadows golf course in Greenfield be turned into a botanical garden. That is a lovely and creative idea, save for the fact that this location is a floodplain for the Deerfield River. Restaurant … 0

Letter: Been gone a long time

Thursday, June 26, 2014

In the June 21 edition there was an article about the possible closing of the Wendell post office. It stated that “Due to recent cutbacks elsewhere, including Millers Falls and Warwick offices,etc.” Please be informed that the Town of Warwick has not had a post office for about … 0

Letter: Twist to the evening

Thursday, June 26, 2014

What would you do? One night, I went to an establishment local to your area for a change in venue. I heard the man next to me say he had a gun permit and he was going to go upstairs, get his gun and shoot the people who … 0