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Letter: My industrial nature

Friday, November 21, 2014

Hey Ms. Gouch, my five conservative children (real God-fearing Americans) live in the Houston area and I’d love to visit them or live there in my golden years, but finances prohibit it, Social Security being what it is. I’d love to see the oil fields with those awesomely behemoth rigs pumping away. I love mechanical things working away, it’s a guy thing. I’d also like to see the refineries in … 0

Letter: Remembering the vets

Friday, November 21, 2014

This is a “thank you” to the following for the outstanding recognition of our veterans on their day. Individual thank you cards were sent to the Newton Street School, Applebee’s Restaurant, F. L. Roberts Golden Nozzle Car Wash and Service Stations, Clarkdale Apple Farm and Big Y. To those that placed a Veterans Day thank you ad in The Recorder, we thank all … 0

Letter: Think bicycles

Friday, November 21, 2014

I was very touched by the ceremony celebrating the re-opening of the covered bridge on Eunice Williams Drive — a thoughtful honoring of great work in service to our community. But I was also struck that in The Recorder articles about this event, it was repeatedly stated that after 2002 the bridge was open only to pedestrians. In reality, bicycles continued to be … 0

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Letter: Dynamic representation

Thursday, October 30, 2014

If I could mention all of Representative Denise Andrews’ accomplishments for the 2nd Franklin District — and beyond — in 300 words or less, I would, but it is simply not possible. From advocacy for homeowners, minimum wage workers, veterans, fathers, seniors, farmers (the list goes on) to … 0

Letter: Kulik makes sense

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Our community is lucky to have a great choice. Democracy is wonderful and it requires good people to participate for it to work well. Although I have never met Dylan Korpita, he seems to be a shining example of a younger, successful, local person who has returned to … 0

Letter: Vote ‘no’ on 1

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The bridges in my town of Heath, and throughout Franklin County, need help. Because of age, weather and wear and tear, many are well past their useful life and pose a real threat to our safety and the local economy. The Dell and Sadoga Road bridges are on … 0

Letter: About fixing bridges

Thursday, October 30, 2014

I am voting “No” on Question 1 and I urge other voters to do so on Tuesday. We need to repair bridges that are closed or deficient. In the town of Whately, we have three that are closed and prevent local landowners direct access to their land and … 0

Letter: Vote for Denise

Thursday, October 30, 2014

I’m backing Denise Andrews to continue to represent me and our area. She has more than proven herself time and time again to have the best interests of her constituents at heart. I have founded her to be accessible, conscientious, articulate and thorough! Her record speaks for itself. … 0

Letter: Backing Andrews

Thursday, October 30, 2014

I am one veteran who wholeheartedly supports Rep. Denise Andrews in her bid for re-election, in spite of the partisan political mailers which seem to arrive weekly with new distortions of her record on veterans and on local aid. Rep. Andrews has made the lives of veterans in … 0

Letter: Our best interests

Thursday, October 30, 2014

I am voting Tuesday for Denise Andrews who has been a good representative for the town of New Salem and for the 2nd Franklin District. She is principled, devoted, intelligent and caring. She really likes the people she serves. The flyers sent out to local voters by lobby … 0

Letter: Andrews the right choice

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Vote for Denise Andrews on Tuesday, Nov. 4. Denise is a conscientious, principled, vibrant and dedicated state representative. We are so lucky to have her. The nasty and misleading Jobs First IE PAC campaign against Denise makes me so angry. Don’t fall for it. Denise works hard every … 0

Letter: It’s a gamble

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Next week, we will be faced with a ballot question regarding casino gambling. The present law allows for there to be three casinos in Massachusetts.The ballot question would repeal the law that allows those casinos. I don’t like either alternative and I believe that both are violations of … 0

Letter: Can’t afford to lose him

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Steve Kulik has done much for our district. This area contains some of the most productive farmland in the country, Steve has been one of the strongest advocates in the Legislature for preserving that land, while at the same time strengthening agriculture and the farm economy. Steve has … 0