Letter: To our rescue

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Many many thanks to the midnight crew of the Greenfield Fire Department for coming to the rescue and checking out a serious woodstove concern. And also to Berkshire Brush for a prompt, neat, and carefully provided service. They made possible a happy ending to a scary experience for my cats and me. Thank you, gentlemen. Henry, the cat, also wanted to write: One night recently, I was suddenly awakened by … 0

Letter: ‘Supper for Six’ success

Thursday, March 5, 2015

On Feb. 10, Women’s Way an affiliate of United Way of Franklin County, hosted a special event “Supper for Six” at the Hampton Inn in Greenfield. Scores of area women attended this event, each bringing one or more reusable grocery bags filled with nonperishable food items. The idea was to provide meals for a day for a family of six. On a cold … 0

Letter: Shocking increase

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The recent rate increase by Eversource, formerly WMECO, was approved by the state as a 29 percent increase. From December to January, my cost per kilowatt hour increased from 8.844 cents to 14.228 cents per hour. The difference, 5.384 cents, is 61 percent of 8.844. By my math this is a 61 percent increase. What am I missing here? I have spoken to … 0

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In the Arena: I don't see a discount store getting built in Greenfield

Letter: Public health

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

I applaud The Recorder’s editorial condemning acts of unprincipled political pandering to those who put society at risk by resisting immunization. I would have hoped that they would take the next step and support changes to Massachusetts law (q.v. MGL ch 76 sec. 15), when it also allows … 0

Letter: Pipeline poison

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Your coverage on the XL Pipleline, “Keystone XL pipeline fact check” (Thursday, Jan. 29, Page 1), an Associated Press article, missed the major reason why the environmental movement opposes both the Keystone XL Pipeline and any other gas pipeline, like the Kinder Morgan Pipeline, which is almost as … 1

Letter: Differing with rebuttal

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

I beg to differ with Carl Doerner’s rebuttal of Tim Blagg’s apt opinion piece (of Jan. 26). Shortly after 9/11, an Op-Ed appeared in the New York Times written by a person of Middle East descent titled, “Go Ahead, Profile Me!” As a person who in younger years … 0

Letter: Woodland invasion

Monday, February 9, 2015

The new Tennessee Gas Pipeline route through Northfield is going to cause all sorts of problems for the residents of Northfield. Co-locating a pipeline with a transmission line sounds wonderful until you realize that “co-locating” really means locating nearby up to 50 to 100 feet of either side … 0

Letter: Easy train tickets

Monday, February 9, 2015

Regarding the issue of obtaining tickets in Greenfield for the Vermonter, or for any other train in Amtrak’s entire system, reservations can be made very simply in the comfort of your home. Note that almost all of Amtrak’s trains require reservations, just like the airlines do. If you … 0

Letter: Human achievement

Sunday, February 8, 2015

In 1942, I was 10 and mowed the lawn for a lady in town for 50 cents a week. I saved the money until I could buy a Philco AM radio for less than $10. It was thrilling to listen to radio stations 200 miles away in New … 0

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