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Letter: Clinging to dollar bill

Thursday, April 17, 2014

In his recent piece, “Shortchanging dollar coin” on April 7, editor Tim Blagg is exactly right about America’s clinging to the one dollar bill — we’re far behind the rest of the world, and will continue to lose out on billions in savings unless we transition from the dollar bill to the dollar coin. We stand arm in arm with Botswana and Argentina with having the lowest value paper currency. … 0

Letter: TV guide

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Domestic violence, child abuse, drug use and other violence, I believe, is due to the TV programs that everybody, children as well as adults, watches. Most of these programs on most of the TV channels promote violence and immoral actions. There are some channels that air good moral and family-oriented programs which are not listed on any TV guides. For instance, the ABC … 0

Letter: Been good to know him

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Well Mickey (Rooney), ya finally took a break! Thanks for the memories! JOHN WESOLOWSKI Greenfield … 0

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Letter: Greenfield’s challenge

Monday, April 7, 2014

I’m imagining a Friday evening in Greenfield. I’ve just finished shopping at Target and Trader Joes. I ran into a few families from Newton and Four Corners elementary schools shopping for clothes, friends from the hill towns, waited for the FRTA bus to unload at the bus stop … 0

Letter: Our senior center

Monday, April 7, 2014

In praise of our great senior center: As a senior, I deeply appreciate the many health, social and skills activities — such as chair tai chi, dance performances, cribbage, contract bridge, etc. — offered to seniors (4,000 of us here in Greenfield!). I look forward to the new … 0

Letter: DPW appreciation

Monday, April 7, 2014

I want to share my appreciation to Greenfield’s D.P.W. You did a great job this winter keeping the streets plowed and sanded. You have also been responsive to all of my complaints and work requests through out the years. Thanks to those who have handled my calls in … 0

Letter: Hope and healing

Monday, April 7, 2014

On April 2, the people of the Second Congregational Church in Greenfield provided a Service of Hope and Healing. Their intent was to give all affected by addiction, in the greater Greenfield community and beyond, an opportunity to come together sharing our grief and extending to one another … 0

Letter: His words

Sunday, April 6, 2014

I question my own wisdom in responding to Al Norman’s letter of March 27, but my concern is that someone might take Mr. Norman’s words literally rather than as the hyperbole I assume they were meant to be. “Yet the ConCom is trying to further weaken the ordinance … 0

Letter: Vote for my mom

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Please Vote for Penny Ricketts on April 15 for Precinct 5, and allow me to tell you why. There is no question Penny Ricketts truly loves Greenfield, and cares deeply about its interests. The greatest lesson she taught me early in life was to “pay it forward” — … 0

Letter: Service dogs

Friday, April 4, 2014

I’m responding to Recorder articles “Should service dogs be regulated” and “Emotional Support Dogs” that ran in January. Laws changed 2010-2011, omitting “comfort and emotional support animals” as service dogs. Some of the real problems are: Those utilizing capital gain in training disabled people to train their service … 1

Letter: Good books

Friday, April 4, 2014

The World Eye Bookshop may not be a “Christian bookstore” but it is a terrific place to buy “The Good Book” and books about the Bible. I have a wide-ranging library of books on the Bible and Jesus purchased at World Eye over the decades — across a … 0

Letter: Can’t do it without them

Thursday, April 3, 2014

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, April 6 to April 12, I would like to thank the YMCA Volunteers for all that they do each year. In the time period of June 1, 2013 through Feb. 28, 2014, we have had 280 volunteers who donated 3,017 hours. Our … 0

Letter: Recognizing hospital volunteers

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Do you remember the relative in your family who always brought that certain beloved dish to the holiday gatherings? Do you remember that sigh of relief when they walked in the door, because with their dish, they brought a level of comfort to the gathering? Well, this is … 0