Letter: A matter of choice

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Casinos have open doors. You can just walk in, but you don’t have to. If you are inside and you wish to leave, the door is right there as well. As the law now states, you are free to come and go. Certain people want to restrict our freedom. This approach seems quite unkind as opposed to a tolerant live-and-let-live attitude. One group wants to prevent thousands of people from … 0

Letter: Re-elect Andrews

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

I write to urge the return of Denise Andrews to the Massachusetts House on Nov. 4. Rep. Andrews helped us Massachusetts nurses get “safe patient limits” in all of our ICUs, protecting the safety of our friends and loved ones when they become patients. Denise supports earned sick time and an increase in the minimum wage for all Massachusetts workers. Rep. Andrews continues … 0

Letter: Effective representation

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Once in a while, a politician comes along who brings distinction and honor to his profession. Steve Kulik is such a person. Steve and his wife moved from the Boston area to Worthington in 1976. They built a house here and raised two children. Steve served for 11 years as selectman in Worthington. During that time, he was also president of both the … 0

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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

Letter: Vote this November

Sunday, October 5, 2014

We are asked to choose a new governor. Who is going to be the executive that determines how your taxes are to be spent: jobs, education, highway repairs, casinos or something else? Has this got your interest? This is America — a democratic nation. Republicans, Democrats, Independents VOTE! … 0

Letter: Chairs and much more

Sunday, October 5, 2014

For those who haven’t seen the exhibit about chairs at the Deerfield Arts Bank, I want to recommend a visit. The Recorder has shown a composite of photographs of people with their chairs in their two stories about the show, but it is much beyond that. The art … 0

Letter: Fouling the fields

Friday, October 3, 2014

To all the dog lovers who use the field behind GHS: It is utterly disgusting to step in, slip and fall in or have to pick up your dog’s feces. There has been at least three specific occasions so far this season where we have had to physically … 0

Letter: Area casino no winner

Friday, October 3, 2014

If you believe we Springfield-area residents can’t wait for a casino or believe it won’t affect you, consider this before voting on Ballot Question 3: Springfield’s host community vote was deliberately rushed through in the middle of July 2013. Despite the odds, opposing forces received 42 percent of … 0

Letter: Know your neighbors

Thursday, October 2, 2014

This is about Mr. Arthur, who is expanding his hog operation. He has been in hog production for 60 years. It is his prerogative to expand if he so desires. He is going by the book by complying to all the bureaucratic regulations! To the person complaining that … 0

Letter: A burning question

Thursday, October 2, 2014

So many interesting topics, but since I only get one letter to editor I decided I’d like to have one burning question answered: About the march for global warming awareness, I’d just like to know how many buses had to be hired to move the thousands of people … 1

Letter: Vermont’s decision

Thursday, October 2, 2014

For years, Vermont Yankee opponents have insisted, “let the state have more say.” But now that state environmental officials seem likely to find in favor of the plant, one longtime Vermont Yankee foe is fretting about the national ramifications of a looming decision by a state agency (“Water … 0

Letter: What Israel faces

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Even more terrifying than the 4,500 rockets that struck Israel this summer, was the massive propaganda war against Israel. The biased media portrayed Israel as the aggressor, bombarding us with pictures of devastation in Gaza but few of Hamas fighters. Civilian casualties in Gaza were a direct result … 1