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Letter: Cosby accusations

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

When I first read the concerned, protective article about our neighbor Bill Cosby regarding the recent accusations he is facing, I was appalled. We all recognize his generosity and yet, I thought, rape is a serious and violent crime regardless of other acts of kindness an individual has performed. If it occurs, it needs to be brought to the public’s attention. Then I read an insightful letter by Winter Miller … 0

Letter: What’s his vehicle?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

In a recent column, The Recorder’s Tim Blagg was complaining about the cheap gas prices. I think that the overwhelming majority of us are enjoying them. He wants us to abandon our high mileage vehicles to lower our personal energy consumption. With Tim touting hybrid cars and in the past the electric car, I wonder what type of vehicle he drives to help … 0

Letter: Handicapped access

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

On a recent outing to Greenfield Gardens Cinemas with my wheelchair-bound father, I was appalled to find out how poorly equipped the cinema is to provide equal access to handicapped customers, as mandated by the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. My father arrived in an electric wheelchair and we were first told he couldn’t see a movie there. But with the help of … 0

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Letter: Adapting to change

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

On the same day, the Vermont Yankee Reactor was “unplugged,” the train through Greenfield was re-enstated. This is interesting irony. When I read of Vernon officials, nuke workers and business owners complaining about how to adapt to the anticipated loss of revenue, I object. A judicious parent will … 1

Letter: Living the dreams

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

It starts with a dream. My name is Charlie. At 10, I’m interested in everything. Life is worth living! Although I’m only a small town boy, this is America. One can reach for anything he/she wants! I saw this travel movie of Europe, and went to bed. I … 0

Letter: Discipline

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

I love kids. Don’t get me wrong, but the kids today, the parents can’t discipline their kids when they do wrong. How can our children learn when they do wrong? When I was a kid, I was sent to my room. The way the laws are now you … 0

Letter: Our past and future

Monday, January 5, 2015

A recent front page says it all, almost: this region is entering a new age with two symbolic steps the same day. The Fukushima-clone atomic plant powered down for good at 12:12, Dec. 29, 2014. Vermont Yankee will play no role in the region’s energy future. Step two, … 0

Letter: Yankee economy

Monday, January 5, 2015

Richie Davis’s article, “Study says Vermont Yankee shutdown will chill region’s economy” (Dec. 29) only tells part of the story. Yes, of course, the withdrawal of Vermont Yankee’s large payroll and the reduction of charitable giving will have a temporary negative impact. But let’s put it in perspective. … 0

Letter: Better proofreading

Friday, January 2, 2015

Our new pope, Pope Francis, is a breath of fresh air to many Catholics in our world. As I was happily reading his message in The Recorder of Dec. 23, 2014, it was inappropriately cut off in mid-sentence. His message began on Page 1 and carried over to … 0

Letter: Decommissioning issues

Friday, January 2, 2015

My hat is off to the owners and employees of Vermont Yankee, who have succeeded in generating a truly immense quantity of electrical energy over the past four decades with no life-threatening accidents. I have always had reservations about nuclear power, though, since it is the only peacetime … 0

Letter: Insightful column

Friday, January 2, 2015

My compliments to editor Tim Blagg for his fine opinion piece Dec. 29, 2014, about the complexities and difficulties of policing in the U.S. This is a profoundly important issue and we sorely need this type of productive, well-reasoned discussion. As usual, his insights are solidly grounded in … 0

Letter: ‘Serves with heart and soul’

Thursday, January 1, 2015

I just read Richie Davis’ Recorder news story of this year’s Franklin County Citizen of the Year. A lump in my throat. Gosh ... Marie Putala sees someone in need in our troubled world. She rescues whatever, whenever, whoever. Little things. Big things. GIANT things. Getting a crib … 0

Letter: Proper timing on protest

Thursday, January 1, 2015

As one of the social service workers present at the Chamber Holiday Breakfast, I wholeheartedly disagree with the editorial board’s take on the Black Lives Matter protest. I cannot ignore the reality of racism in the lives of the families I work with. Racism causes enormous disruption and … 0