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Letter: Our culture of abuse

Thursday, November 27, 2014

With the recent allegations of rape against Bill Cosby difficult to dismiss or wave away as a conspiracy when over a dozen women have come forward, it is glaringly apparent that our current culture of abuse against women is reaching its zenith. With every news outlet in the world reporting the daily abuse, torture, rape and murder of women — even more shocking by those who presume to care for … 0

Letter: Military insanity

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

In his Nov. 17 column, Editor Blagg says “If the president doesn’t wise up and start taking advice from the men and women who have spent their lives finding ways to confront and kill the nation’s enemies ....” Hmmm. Last I heard, the voters hired the president not the military advisers. I agree with Editor Blagg that bombing from above, without ground support, … 0

Letter: Don’t litter

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I think people should not litter. It hurts animals and the world. Some animals are getting hurt because they eat the litter and die. It is easy just to pick it up and throw it away. It makes the world a bad place. It looks ugly. So help the world to make it a good place. When I drive by, I see a … 0

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Letter: A good read

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Our thanks go to Chip Ainsworth for his analysis of the time he devotes to writing his weekly column. A current subject, people deserving notice, color, mood — a lot goes into it. For a long time, Chip Ainsworth has proven he’s up to it. We never miss … 0

Letter: What’s going on

Sunday, November 2, 2014

If you really want to know your neighborhood and what is actually going on, just take the time each day and read the police logs, and court logs and you will have an eye-opening experience. Every day as you read these parts of the local Recorder, you will … 1

Letter: Sad lack of support

Sunday, November 2, 2014

It is with great sadness I have watched the tone of reporting concerning the ArtsBlock in Greenfield, and its latest financial struggles to survive — that of disloyalty, finger-pointing and zero support. As such, I felt it necessary to write and quite frankly chide The Recorder on its … 0

Letter: Educational ed

Friday, October 31, 2014

The regulation of environmental education in public schools is a topic of much debate. I believe that in order to significantly improve Massachusetts public school education, more environmental education should be required in the Massachusetts curriculum frameworks. As someone born the West County, my views on the environment … 0

Letter: Visiting troublemakers

Friday, October 31, 2014

Today, it seems as if society abuses any privilege possible. The article; “Pumpkin Fest Mayhem gives Keene hangover,” by Holly Ramer, emphasizes the violence and vandalism resulting from Keene’s pumpkin fest. It’s certainly a disappointment that Keene is angry enough to reconsider hosting their world-record breaking pumpkin fest … 0

Letter: Forced payment

Friday, October 31, 2014

Why are our electric rates going up? According to an article in The Recorder dated June 4, and I quote, “to address the expected need for natural gas, the six governors of New England, along with the New England States Committee on Electricity, have proposed that the pipeline’s … 0

Letter: What’s possible

Thursday, October 30, 2014

On Jan. 31, 1958, Explorer 1 was put in orbit. It was 6.25 inches in diameter. Wernher Von Braun, a German rocket scientist, is credited with making this United States effort possible. July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 was the space flight that landed the first humans on the … 1

Letter: A new senior center

Thursday, October 30, 2014

If you’ve had any reason to visit the current Greenfield Senior Center, you may wonder why a new facility has been proposed. It’s true that the activities and programs are amazing and the wonderful staff and myriad volunteers are welcoming and helpful but the list of serious problems … 0

Letter: An effective lawmaker

Thursday, October 30, 2014

We sometimes forget how effective our legislative delegation has been. We are very fortunate to have hard working, intelligent and caring people working for western Massachusetts in Boston. Steve Kulik is at the top of that list. He has sponsored an incredible number of bills for us over … 0

Letter: Fortunate to have him

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Over the past several years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Rep. Steve Kulik on issues related to funding for our local school district. Steve has consistently been available, informed and helpful throughout this process. I don’t think that we’ve had a meeting that he or his … 0