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Letter: It was worth the effort

Thursday, December 18, 2014

I wish to thank all the wonderful people who signed the petition to regulate point-of-sale additions to plastic trash, also those who labored diligently to certify the signatures. The petition came up 37 signatures short, 175 signatures were deemed illegible; for this I wish to apologize. I have only lived in the Greenfield area 21 years. I met Greenfield the day of the vote to stop Wal-mart, by chance; my … 0

Letter: Save the camp!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

This is a letter I have waited many years to write. As a Brownie/Junior Girl Scout in Greenfield (1960 something) I had the wonderful opportunity to attend Camp Stonehenge. It was here I first learned about constellations, beyond the Big & Little Dippers, about real campfire cooking and many other outdoor skills. And that old stone lodge. What a beautiful piece of architecture! … 0

Letter: Toyota comes through

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A recent experience in Greenfield on a very busy afternoon — a doctor appointment scheduled for my wife, a very unexpected discovery that my directional signals were not operational. A change of plans, a detour to my Toyota dealership, a long-forgotten use of an open window to signal my intent to turn, a gesture that could be misinterpreted. A harrowing time to say … 0

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Letter: Recorder photographers

Sunday, November 30, 2014

I just have to say how much I liked Paul Franz’ photo of Nov. 20 of “Alone in the Mist.” It’s such a wonderful picture on many levels — and I could just see it as a cover illustration for a young people’s mystery story (grades 4-6 perhaps) … 0

Letter; Disturbing photo

Sunday, November 30, 2014

I am writing to ask you to not place graphic violent pictures in your newspaper. In the Nov. 19 Recorder, there was a bloody picture of a violent act that happened in Israel. Although I understand that the purpose of the paper is to inform readers about various … 0

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 … 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 … 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 … 0

Letter: Right on target

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The editorial comments in the Monday, Nov. 17 Recorder by Editor Tim Blagg (President out of touch — our approach with ISIS unrealistic) is absolutely right on. The idea of winning any war, or even a major battle, with air power alone is absolutely absurd. We need to … 0

Letter: Missed, made my points

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Dear Tim Grant: Please reread my letter, this time for comprehension. I never stated that Ken Carville should not write letters to the editor. I was only suggesting that as long as people like him and you continue to use insults and name calling of those people who … 1

Letter: Honest portrayal

Monday, November 24, 2014

In response to Beth Shepard’s My Turn — Let’s talk about Anthony Bourdain and “Parts Unknown” and the recent episode shot in Franklin County. First of all, the show is “Parts Unknown” not “Come Visit This Pretty Place.” The whole premise of the show is to educate people … 0

Letter: Crush milk jugs

Monday, November 24, 2014

In our class, we looked at a photo of the South Deerfield recycling dumpster. We noticed that there were a lot of uncrushed gallon milk jugs that took up a lot of space. In our class, we did an experiment. We found that we could fit six uncrushed … 0

Letter: Smoke and noise

Monday, November 24, 2014

Your headline about the suit over the Pumpkinfest characterizing it as smoke and noise is rich with irony. The legal system has morphed into smoke and noise that cloaks the lawyers and insurance companies that prey on the public. When you turn on the television there is an … 0