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Letters

Letter: The pipeline question

Friday, August 28, 2015

Lately, I have heard constant discussions regarding the proposed natural gas pipeline. Everyone is talking about it. Posters that say “Stop the Pipeline” have adorned lawns all over Massachusetts and petitions are constantly being handed to me, asking to be signed. My question is why is a pipeline something we would even consider putting in our communities in the first place? I looked into this question by following The Recorder … 1

Letter: Right choice for Lunt

Friday, August 28, 2015

I live not far from the old Lunt factory. I was very glad the mayor and Town Council signed the contract for a detox/rehab center; Franklin County needs this. We have a serious drug problem here and people need our help. No one knows what it’s like to have someone they love and care about in need of this help. It could be … 0

Letter: Multiple uses

Friday, August 28, 2015

One-time use? Are you kidding? We use plastic grocery bags for a number of things: to store ice in the freezer; take to the Y to put our wet swimsuit in to bring home; in all our wastebaskets in the house and in the car for our rubbish; fill with five-cent bottles and cans to redeem (waste of time and money); store clothespins … 0

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Letter: Speak out on pipeline

Friday, August 14, 2015

I applaud Chris Collins’ accurate description of the unmovable position of Franklin County’s pipeline opponents in last Friday’s paper. However, I take exception to his opening sentence implying that the pipeline is becoming increasingly inevitable. I was inspired to see a good turnout at the FERC hearing, but … 1

Letter: See the evil

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Evil cannot be covered by supposed goodness. The lies and deception poured forth by the medical community and the Planned Parenthood organization over selling parts of baby for research makes one feel like vomiting. There is a naked fear that the medical profession has stooped so low that … 2

Letter: Health care support

Thursday, August 13, 2015

When we talk about health care, it’s important to remember that even though more Americans have health insurance coverage these days, millions of people still struggle to find a place to go for regular preventative care. A key part of the solution lies in our nation’s community health … 0

Letter: Habitat protection

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

It seems as if all Americans are concerned about the death of Cecil the Lion and the loss of other wildlife. We all wonder what can be done to end the seemingly endless destruction of all manner of wild species. We all know that reckless hunting of wild … 0

Letter: Cap-and-trade pain

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

President Obama, who has made statements in the past as “I will bankrupt the coal industry” and “Your electricity rates would necessary skyrocket,” cannot wait to implement his cap-and-trade system he presented. I mean, hasn’t he inflicted enough pain on the people of this country? What other U.S. … 0

Letter: Pipeline benefits

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

I lived in Deerfield from 1947 to ’96, I saw what happened at the East Deerfield yard (pollution), I would rather have a pipeline under my feet than a tank car going by my window. You people against the pipeline should rethink your position and your towns can … 0

Letter: Legal lying; invasive lilies

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

I cannot believe it — the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has stated that lying in political campaign ads is perfectly OK and “constitutional.” Whatever happened to “Thou shall not bear false witness against a neighbor,” etc.? Parents try to raise their children to tell the truth; nasty messages … 0

Letter: Planned Parenthood is despicable

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Liberals are against the Confederate flag, plastic bags and Fox News, but they will always be pro-abortion. As Lifenews.com put it, “We now know Planned Parenthood is operating a chop-shop, selling murdered babies for parts.” In an undercover video, Dr. Mary Gatter talks about “less crunchy” abortion methods, … 0

Letter: Save Colrain’s town common

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

According to The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, “Town commons lie at the heart of most Massachusetts communities. Situated where roads historically converged, meetinghouses sat, and commerce flourished, commons today are windows to the past.” The DCR did a study in which “it was discovered that a … 0

Letter: Downhill since Obama

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

It has been several weeks since my last letter and the cartoons about Republicans just keep showing up on the editorial page of your paper. Since Obama took office we have a bad case of “Lazeria” and lawlessness. Now there are two main drivers of “Lazeria” and they … 0