Letter: The call of duty

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

World War II started when I was 10 years old. The United States military readiness was at an all time low. For the first 18 months, we were losing the war around the world. However, during those terrible days, all manufacturing was converted to producing planes, tanks, ships and every thing needed to fight a war. Most young men volunteered for military service. As men left their jobs, women went … 0

Letter: Our strategy

Monday, March 2, 2015

The current administration is taking heat for not coming up with a strategy to deal with ISIS. Strategy is defined as a careful plan or method for achieving an end. But if there is no end in sight, as many believe, then perhaps a strategy is non-existent. The question one should ask is not “who” will bring a halt to extremism, but rather … 0

Letter: ‘Economic injustice’

Monday, March 2, 2015

Elizabeth Warren who was paid $429,981 as a Harvard law professor from 2010-2011 had the audacity to give comments concerning what she calls “economic injustice” at GCC. I guess that goes hand in hand along with her $5.4 million mansion. DAVID KEMPF Greenfield … 0

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Letter: Unarmed victims

Sunday, February 8, 2015

I keep hearing reports of unarmed black people being shot and killed. This news lands like a leaden weight on my heart. All I can do is to say I can’t stay silent about this. I am a white person who is really in pain about all the … 0

Letter: Fluoridation

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Thank you for printing this article about the value of fluoridation in the water supply. Growing up in the 1940s in Woburn, I, like most of my classmates, spent many agonized hours in a dental chair before local anesthetics were widely used. We were hooked up to a … 0

Letter: Right time for tax

Friday, February 6, 2015

I support the Jan. 29 letter “Time for carbon fee.” This is not an ordinary tax. It’s a consumer-friendly tax that’s paid not by us, but to us. And, it’s the solution to global warming. By raising a carbon pollution fee annually, we’ll phase out fossil fuels. Oil, … 0

Letter: The best to the Malschs

Friday, February 6, 2015

Thank you to Steve and Cathy Malsch for all of the years that we have enjoyed the many gifts that Fairview Gardens has given to the community. Steve and Cathy have been generous with their time and donations to the many organizations and causes in their community. They … 0

Letter: Bring in the buses

Thursday, February 5, 2015

No buses go into The Patch in Turners Falls. The kids have to walk out. Boy, it’s cold going over that bridge. It must hard for 5-year-olds and up to get to school. Come on what’s going on with the Gill-Montague School Committee? What’s the reason you can’t … 0

Letter: Don’t live in fear

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Tim Blagg is frightened, and he wants us to be frightened, too, in order to protect ourselves from terrorist attacks. Out of his fear, he has proposed (Recorder, January 26, 2015) that Muslims should “stand up and be counted” in opposition to Islamist extremism, and the rest of … 0

Letter: Creative energy

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Much of the discussion involving the proposed pipelines in southern New Hampshire, Massachusetts and elsewhere, revolves around jobs and energy independence, two things we all want. I believe the construction of this pipeline and others simply contribute to the very problem they are proposing to solve by keeping … 0

Letter: Facts and fiction

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Although I think it is admirable of The Recorder to give local folks a voice in the “My Turn” column, I think the editors are seriously remiss in not having the authors cite their sources for their so-called “facts.” Tonight, I read the second article in a week … 0

Letter: Fireworks Friday

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Just a quick note of thanks to the town of Greenfield and Atlas fireworks for working out an agreement. Greenfield’s Fourth of July fireworks have been my favorite for many years and I’m glad to know Atlas has the integrity to correct mistakes and make amends. I look … 0