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Letter: Tax return special case

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

This letter is for any veteran who read James Lapseritis’ letter thanking Todd Cromack of Liberty Taxes for doing his taxes for free because he was a veteran. That does not mean Todd is going to do everyone’s taxes for free. I am also a veteran, USN Corps Wave, and I paid $135 to have his helper do my taxes. It was much easier than doing my own online and … 0

Letter: Abandoned by US

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

People have been asking why so many young people join ISIS? I came across an article that answers these questions. It comes from The Tablet, the issue of March 24. The article is written by a Lebanese citizen named Hanin Ghaddar and is titled “Obama’s Harvest of Violence.” The article is too long to quote in its entirety, so I will excerpt it. … 0

Letter: We’ll miss Tim

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

For months, we have intended to write this letter but didn’t see the urgency until today with Tim Blagg’s actual disappearance now has taken place. All these years we have subscribed to The Recorder, we have always looked forward to Tim’s commentaries, especially his historical perspectives. When complicated issues arose locally or nationally, Tim’s assessments were often “on the money” or always helpful, … 0

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Letter: Charitable giving

Thursday, March 12, 2015

When the world seemingly is growing cold with media lewdness we might turn our hearts to almsgiving; but are we sure our money will truly find its way to people in need? Have we really faith that those persistent appeals for our donated money will, if given, ever … 0

Letter: Wheels falling off

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The wheels are coming off the rickshaw and the big stories in the news are: “K-Cups are not biodegradable, therefore should be banned.” “Children should not be allowed to walk to the park unattended” and Battleship Hillary is ready for commissioning. K-Cups not biodegradable? Gad, give me a … 0

Letter: International Blarney

Thursday, March 12, 2015

On St. Patrick’s Day in 2008, we were sitting in Paddy’s Pub sharing a Guinness with a side of Jameson’s, with the barkeep from Ireland, when we noticed a ruckus on a side table — it turned out to be a bunch of UMass students hooting and hollering … 0

Letter: Delivery takes time

Thursday, March 12, 2015

One of your frequent contributors lambasted the postal service because it took five days to receive a book ordered from a Northampton business. He stated the route it took and how, in the future he’d be sure to rely on either FedEx or UPS rather than the USPS. … 0

Letter: Terrific care

Thursday, March 12, 2015

I had a total knee replacement surgery on Feb. 26 at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield and was there for four days. I want to express my deep gratitude for not just excellent care, but really caring, excellent staff all around. Everyone was amazing. ... I felt … 0

Letter: Obama, Netanyahu

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Concerning your editorial that Netanyahu’s speech was pure political theater. I remind you of Santayana’s dictum. “Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it.” Jews were told that politically it was best not to protest President Roosevelt’s inaction in saving Jewish lives during the Holocaust. This … 1

Letter: Books by mail

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

In the Tuesday, March 3, edition of The Recorder, there was a letter written by Ed Gregory of Greenfield . In his letter, Mr. Gregory was critical of the journey and time that a book he purchased took to get to him from Northampton. It caught my attention … 0

Letter: Give us more details

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

In reference to Gov. Charlie Baker’s jumps on homelessness via The Recorder’s Editorial on March 4. In the article, you state that there are 1,400 homeless families in hotels or motels at a cost of $40 million per year ($28,571.00 per family). Then it is stated that (Recorder’s … 0

Letter: Change and our future

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Between the histrionics of global warming activists and the myopia of climate-change deniers, the truth withers like an abandoned orphan somewhere in between. Coal, oil and natural gas are organic materials produced by living organisms. Long ago, species arose and spread across the Earth by elaborating novel, complex … 0

Letter: Support the Y

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Why the Y? The YMCA in Greenfield helps young people form healthy habits, develop skills and build strong relationships. The Y gives people the knowledge, inspiration and support to stay active, eat healthy and prevent or manage chronic diseases. Y members, volunteers, staff and partners take on the … 0