Letter: Medical emergency miracle

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Jan. 16 at 8:45 p.m., my wife of 48 years had a major stroke. Slurred speech, crooked smile, no left side movement, even vision problems — a classic stroke. The 911 operator was very helpful in giving directions and helping to encourage calm. The ambulance arrived while I was still on the phone with 911. The ambulance crew efficiently wrapped my wife warmly and got her quickly into the ambulance … 0

Letter: Signaling intentions

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Many years ago, knights would defend their friends and oppose their enemies. When they met a friend with all their body armor in the middle centuries, they would raise their visor to see better and announce they were friends. This salute or signal continues today, by people looking to make friends. Some folks wave or say: “hello” to good people. When motorists wish … 0

Letter: Decision with health costs

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

On Feb. 1, a Mohawk school board subcommittee heard from a regulator, an engineer, a health agent, an environmental specialist and concerned citizens about relegating two almost-new high efficiency, low-emissions gas boilers at the high school to backup heaters for five wood-pellet boilers. Based on what I heard, this is a misguided attempt to save money based on wishful thinking and inadequate discussion … 0

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Letter: Power providers

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Past Recorder articles have indicated the town residents saved thousands of dollars on electric rates by switching to Con Ed solutions. Unfortunately, that is no longer the case. (Rates change every six to 12 months.) Residents should check the last line of their electric bills under Generation Service … 1

Letter: Loans for solar

Thursday, January 21, 2016

There has been much talk that only the rich can afford photovoltaic solar upfront costs. That is changing. The Mass Solar Loan Program will funnel $30 million in state funds for solar installs via local banks and credit unions to lower interest rates. The loan money will buy … 0

Letter: He was quite the man

Thursday, January 21, 2016

I served as State Sen. Robert D. Wetmore’s aide for five years and witnessed firsthand the dedication and public service he provided to the region and commonwealth. In my opinion, Sen. Wetmore, D-Barre, was one of the most important political-public policy minds of the 20th century in Massachusetts. … 0

Letter: Missing my point

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

In reply to Bud Foster’s Letter printed in the Recorder Jan. 7. Aw, Mr. Foster. I get the impression you missed a chance to give your grandson Billy an important lesson on interpretation of the written word. I never said or implied that Foster’s Store did not compete. … 0

Letter: Keeping us informed

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Today’s front page piece “Export Anxiety” (Jan. 13) is a top-notch article providing readers with a better understanding of the huge wave of pipeline construction activity across New England. Thank you, Richie Davis, for putting it all together, with a map, to clarify this complex subject. The Recorder … 0

Letter: Going to lose here

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Kinder Morgan, et al just doesn’t get it. They picked on the wrong neighborhood this time for their purpose: money. Now they have just seeded a nationwide revolt instead. Be advised, Mr. and Ms. FERC, there will be no more pipelines. There will be an end to fracked … 0

Letter: Drop WuMo

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Please get rid of WuMo. It is not entertaining by any stretch of the imagination. Thanks. JOE DLUGOSZ Greenfield … 0

Letter: Editorial spot on

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

“Editorial: Pipeline opponents’ walk the walk” in the Jan. 9 edition of the Greenfield Recorder was spot on. “We walk through the beautiful hills of western Massachusetts in order that the nurturing sublime natural world be spared the destructive wrath of exploitation,” writes Sister Clare Carter in the … 0

Letter: Y’s Child Watch

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

This past summer, there was concern that the Greenfield YMCA Child Watch program would be curtailed. In this time of new year’s resolutions, I would like to remind the parents of young children in the area that it is still available and is still a great value. Child … 0

Letter: Connected to new generation

Monday, January 18, 2016

It’s tough to believe it was nearly eight years ago when then-Sen. Barack Obama’s groundbreaking campaign taught us all what could be achieved when a political dream, coupled with digital innovation, energized and engaged millennials in the civic process. For a long time, it seemed as though Beacon … 0