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Letter: Mohawk Trail Concerts

Thursday, July 30, 2015

What a terrific season at Mohawk Trail Concerts! Every concert was a gem, such creative programming. I listen to the violin in a new way. I wish I had had some children to bring with me to Babar the Elephant, but all of us kids with white hair loved it. I almost skipped going to the “Poetry of Mary Oliver,” thinking how could that work? It did work, to the … 0

Letter: A true disservice

Thursday, July 30, 2015

I am writing in response to The Recorder’s article by Aviva Luttrell on July 23 regarding the possible eviction of the Mohawk Ramblers Motorcycle Club located in Montague Plains. A couple of years ago, I was invited to attend the 50th birthday of one of its members. Not being a member myself (or for that matter, never even had owned a motorcycle), I … 0

Letter: Iran deal dangerous

Thursday, July 30, 2015

President Obama and Secretary Kerry put the United States and other countries in jeopardy by entering into an agreement with Iran which temporarily curbs its nuclear armaments program. They have either been duped or they are naïve or both. Both are more concerned about their legacies than the security of the world. Iran said it will place its nuclear development program on hold … 0

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Letter: ADA anniversary

Monday, July 13, 2015

Many will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the very significant civil rights law, the Americans with Disabilities Act, in Boston on July 21. The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990. This is one of most significant civil rights … 0

Letter: Senior Center first

Sunday, July 12, 2015

So, you’re going to build a new library. Granted, the town needs a new library, but personally I think the town needs a new senior center more than a new library. Mayor Martin says it’s in phase two out of three phases. Mayor, I wonder if you could … 0

Letter: Finding humor

Sunday, July 12, 2015

As one of the organizers of the Sy’s Sizzlin’ Beauty Pageant, held on June 27 to raise money for young adults with cancer, I am saddened that Rev. Adele Smith-Penniman felt that the pageant was mocking the transgender community. Also that my words, “anything fun is good,” were … 0

Letter: Architect for library

Friday, July 10, 2015

A Recorder article Saturday (July 4) cites the Greenfield library’s search for an architect for a new library. I would encourage those involved in the process to look with special favor on any application that might come in from the award-winning Greenfield firm Jones/Whitsett Architects (formerly Margo Jones … 0

Letter: Summer camp support

Friday, July 10, 2015

Thanks so much to all of the generous members of the community who responded to our call for donations to send homeless children to camp this summer. We are pleased to report that we have raised enough funds to pay for camp tuition for all eligible children, and … 0

Letter: Battle of the Books

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Recently a number of libraries got together, on June 27, to take part in a Battle of the Books for middle-school-age students at the South Hadley Library. The goal of this event was to give small libraries a chance to offer a larger event while collaborating with other … 0

Letter: Where’s Rosenberg?

Thursday, July 9, 2015

The pipeline has been in the news lately. Stanley Rosenberg has been in the news lately. Why has he yet to adhere to his constituents’ wishes and publicly oppose the pipeline? His silence is deafening. And his lack of courage on this issue thumbs his nose on his … 0

Letter: Don’t flee

Thursday, July 9, 2015

For the past couple years, my wife and I have been looking at houses in Franklin County, with the hope of buying one soon. We keep a daily eye on Realtor.com. In my experience, looking at properties, there is always a flood of new inventory every spring. This … 0

Letter: Plenty could go wrong

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Jim Bates thinks that nothing is likely to “go wrong” at the proposed Northfield natural gas compressor station. I disagree; several of the following would certainly “go wrong”: ∎ The first thing to “go wrong” would be that several of my neighbors’ homeowner’s insurance policies would be canceled; their … 0

Letter: NBC’s double standard

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

So let me see if I have this straight: NBC fires Donald Trump because he made disparaging remarks about illegal aliens but they keep the Al Sharpton show? Unbelievable, and yet typical. JON ORTIZ Sunderland … 0