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Letter: Autumn fun

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Hicks Family Farm corn maze is such a wonderful addition to the colorful autumn festivities in western Massachusetts. While strolling through the maze, one appreciates the endless entertainment that abounds for all ages as well as the educational and informative tidbits of trivia and very amusing jokes. I am sure that those who have experienced the maze recognize and value all the incredible planning, creativity and obvious countless hours … 0

Letter: Andrews works for us

Monday, October 20, 2014

Since becoming involved with a statewide network advocating for legislation to address the foreclosure crisis, I have learned that there are two types of legislators. One passes laws that favor big banks. The other stands up to big banks and passes laws that protect homeowners. The 2nd Franklin District is fortunate to have Rep. Denise Andrews in the Massachusetts Legislature. She is the … 0

Letter: No way to go

Monday, October 20, 2014

I must take issue with the assertion in your editorial of Oct. 15 that indexing the gasoline tax to inflation amounts to “taxation without representation.” Are you arguing that the sales tax is “taxation without representation?” Is the income tax “taxation without representation?” You don’t seem to be arguing that a gas tax that continues from year to year without indexing is “taxation … 0

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Letter: Know your neighbors

Thursday, October 2, 2014

This is about Mr. Arthur, who is expanding his hog operation. He has been in hog production for 60 years. It is his prerogative to expand if he so desires. He is going by the book by complying to all the bureaucratic regulations! To the person complaining that … 0

Letter: A burning question

Thursday, October 2, 2014

So many interesting topics, but since I only get one letter to editor I decided I’d like to have one burning question answered: About the march for global warming awareness, I’d just like to know how many buses had to be hired to move the thousands of people … 1

Letter: Vermont’s decision

Thursday, October 2, 2014

For years, Vermont Yankee opponents have insisted, “let the state have more say.” But now that state environmental officials seem likely to find in favor of the plant, one longtime Vermont Yankee foe is fretting about the national ramifications of a looming decision by a state agency (“Water … 0

Letter: What Israel faces

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Even more terrifying than the 4,500 rockets that struck Israel this summer, was the massive propaganda war against Israel. The biased media portrayed Israel as the aggressor, bombarding us with pictures of devastation in Gaza but few of Hamas fighters. Civilian casualties in Gaza were a direct result … 1

Letter: Behind ‘combined sources’

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Perhaps I have been asleep at the wheel but I do not recall a byline named Combined Sources that appeared on page C1 top lead article. Were these off-the-record voices? The dominant party protests too much. MARGUERITE WILLIS Charlemont … 0

Letter: Pollution limits

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Earth’s climate is getting warmer, and humans are responsible. That’s not my opinion, that’s a fact supported by more than 97 percent of climate scientists. The outcome over the next 50 years and beyond could include massive heat waves, prolonged drought, extreme weather and the mass extinction … 0

Letter: Supporting seniors

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lynne Kelsey is right. I did ask that $8,500 be transferred from the treasury of the Friends of West County Seniors to the Senior Center Foundation. Lynne failed to say where the money that I requested came from. Many of the funds were sent in response to letters … 0

Letter: Nosy neighbors

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

As I read The Recorder police logs, I’m totally convinced of one thing: We have a town full of Gladys Kravitzs. For those of you who don’t remember Gladys, Google will be beneficial here ... I’m sure I won’t be alone in my assessment. ED GREGORY Greenfield … 0

Letter: Beautiful benches

Sunday, September 28, 2014

A big, wet (recycled) kiss to all of the Rejuvenators, teacher Mark Leonard, and all the Greenfield High School students and Franklin County Jail inmates who contributed to the highly functional and beautiful AND recycled content benches that are beginning to grace the sidewalks of our fair town. … 0

Letter: Stop the pumping

Sunday, September 28, 2014

If fish could protest, we would all know more about Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage. This seemingly innocuous vestige of the nuclear age is actually devastating to the river ecosystem and its inhabitants. We need to oppose any additional taking of water for it from the Connecticut River. The … 0