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Letter: Rosenberg’s fence sitting

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

His constituents don’t want it. His constituents will absolutely not benefit by it. The northern tier (read: rural, low income) towns don’t want it. The northern tier will not benefit by it. Ultimately, it will cost his constituents, and the towns he allegedly represents, time and money when they have to deal with failures and spills, which are inevitable. It is designed to transport gas produced by fracking, an unstable … 0

Letter: A great festival

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

This year’s Green River Festival was a huge success, selling out in advance with attendance of over 6,000 per day. All of us at Signature Sounds are so grateful for our supportive community and loyal festival-goers. This year was Signature’s first year producing the event and it was important that we prove ourselves worthy successors to the Franklin County Chamber Of Commerce who … 0

Letter: Stone throwing

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

In answer to the Conway individual’s comments in Saturday’s (July 12) Readers Write column: Bill Clinton may have said that! Politicians say a lot of things they never do, but Bush and Cheney (i.e.: Haliburton) did it! Clinton didn’t introduce the “Yellow Cake” lie in Africa that outed an undercover CIA operative! The Bush administration did! And look at the tons of unaccounted … 0

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Letter: Love her photos!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Who is this Micky Bedell? Her photographs jump off the pages of The Recorder with color, zest and life. She zeroes in on stunning athletic moments, children exuding joy and other beautiful scenes. I race to the newspaper every morning to see what she’s come up with next! … 0

Letter: Noise pollution

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Greenfield is missing the mark when it comes to excess noise ordinance. What about motorcycles, trucks and car mufflers that have been modified to make the loudest possible noise. It’s not only painful for the ears, it’s dangerous in traffic. Many times while I was stopped at a … 0

Letter: About fireworks

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

If you had a relative who was in some way shell-shocked or otherwise traumatized by a past experience, would you purposely distress them? I ask because I have cats whose house was blown away by the tornado that hit Springfield three years ago. They’re afraid of loud noises, … 0

Letter: Your ordeal

Monday, June 30, 2014

Dear Brave Survivor, The Brave Survivor, you, endured unimaginable pain no other can fathom. You showed strength throughout the whole ordeal. That was the most horrific but also the most inspirational sight I have ever seen. Monday, while fishing, it went from tranquility to tragic. I heard you … 0

Letter: Look into Berwick

Monday, June 30, 2014

Who is Don Berwick? He’s a pediatrician and executive running for governor who has been working on improving health care delivery and affordability for 30 years. Don Berwick describes himself as an “improver,” an optimist and a progressive. He wants to be our governor to continue to make … 0

Letter: Bad for residential solar

Monday, June 30, 2014

H. 4185, “An Act relative to net metering and solar power,” proposes to remove the net metering cap, but only while eliminating the major incentives for residential grid-tied solar. Backed by the utilities industry, this is a bad deal for residential solar. For those with existing grid-tied systems … 0

Letter: Repelling ticks

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Last fall while hiking the Turkey Hill section of the Granby/Belchertown line, I happened upon a forestry person conducting a study in that part of the woods. Our conversation included the ever-increasing tick population. He told me that he and some of his colleagues had conducted an experiment … 0

Letter: Foreign policy failure

Sunday, June 29, 2014

As a Vietnam-era Navy veteran, and having close relatives who served in every war from the Civil War to the Gulf War, I am disappointed with President Obama’s dithering foreign policy. (Note: I am not a partisan person, and I have been a registered Independent for many years). … 1

Letter: Worldy sports

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Dear Mr. Blair III, Let me apologize to you for the way The Recorder interrupted your sports page enjoyment with that foolish stuff about the “World” Cup. I know and understand your frustration about not being able to read about contract disputes, why a football team name is … 0

Letter: Music made for Tuesdays

Sunday, June 29, 2014

For over 100 years, the Greenfield Military Band has generously entertained local residents with upbeat music. From marches and waltzes to Broadway tunes and renditions of pop music, you can hear delightful live music performed by talented musicians every Tuesday night in July from 7 to 8 p.m. … 0