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Letter: Orwell sums it up

Friday, October 24, 2014

Citizens of Greenfield, MA, USA: Congratulations on your new, 24/7 surveillance cameras overlooking the village square. You are well on your way to becoming a safe community. Thank goodness you had the foresight to build a constabulary far from the town center, lest all that expensive homeland security gear might be vulnerable to graffiti, broken lights and other assorted acts of vandalism. That leaves plenty of room for a new … 0

Letter: Fossil fuels divestment

Friday, October 24, 2014

Climate activist and eco-philosopher Joanna Macy counsels that it is imperative to celebrate any step we make in contributing to the well-being of our world. Certainly many steps were taken by the over 400,000 people, including many from the Greenfield area, who participated in the Peoples’ Climate March in New York City on Sept. 21 very quickly that the steps they took mattered. … 0

Letter: Ebola politics

Friday, October 24, 2014

Well. Today’s word (10/18) from the Associated Press is that the World Health Organization has decided it “bungled efforts to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa.” Then they state “the agency’s own bureaucracy was part of the problem ... it pointed out that the heads of its country offices in Africa are ‘politically motivated appointments.’” So what does the POTUS do? … 0

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Letter: Bad casino deal

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The expanded gaming act that passed three years ago has been called the best piece of casino legislation in the country by our legislators, some news media and, of course, the casino industry. How many voters are aware of the fact that this legislation allows casinos to offer … 0

Letter: A state leader

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Three cheers for Greenfield Community College for winning a national Green Genome award! This latest award proves yet again that GCC, although it’s the smallest of our state’s community colleges, is a giant when it comes to leadership and innovation. And this award, which recognizes the college’s sustainability … 0

Letter: Quieter mornings on the way

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

This morning, I was jarred awake at 5:15 a.m. (again) by the crashing of dumpster collection four to five houses away. Fortunately, due to the good work of the Greenfield Board of Health and our friendly local health department agent, this event will soon be a thing of … 0

Letter: Mapping Dexter Marsh

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

One of the first two detailed historic maps of Greenfield center is from 1855. It tells us that Dexter Marsh probably lived just north of Olive Street. The prior map of 1852 outlines the extent of riverbank in that location below a similarly shaped building with two small … 0

Letter: A business that cares

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Recently, I made another visit to “Looky Here,” located on Chapman Street in Greenfield. I had spotted a beautiful little dresser while going past and quickly pulled over to investigate. I already had been in the store a couple of times and I already knew the proprietor was … 0

Letter: Vanishing gift?

Monday, October 6, 2014

Everyone who loves the performing arts is concerned about the future of Arts Block, the Pushkin and Ed Wierzbowski. We all hope that Ed finds a way to hold on to the buildings. There’s a point that I don’t hear discussed in the many conversations taking place. Ed … 1

Letter: Pedestrians beware!

Monday, October 6, 2014

My efforts, since May 2014, continue with officials in Turners Falls to address and post pedestrian signs at crosswalks at dangerous locations such as J and Canal streets in Turners Falls, school zones and Avenue A. Facts: There are five crosswalks from the library to the paper mill … 0

Letter: Re-elect Kulik

Sunday, October 5, 2014

I am not a resident in the 1st Franklin House District, but I am writing to ask voters in the nineteen towns represented by Stephen Kulik to re-elect him on Nov. 4. I have had the pleasure of knowing Steve for several years; we are both past presidents … 0

Letter: ‘Yes’ on 1

Sunday, October 5, 2014

I am urging your readers to vote “Yes” on Question 1. Commonwealth drivers are spending $675,000 per mile on road maintenance. For that price, our streets should be paved in gold. The national average is $162,000 per mile. It is clear that we are paying enough to fix … 0

Letter: Messy march

Sunday, October 5, 2014

I see The Recorder posted on its front page articles and photos of the recent People’s Climate Change March in New York City. You also featured local residents who participated in it. Nowhere in your paper did you mention that there has been no global warming or cooling … 3