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Letter: Staying informed

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Thanks much to The Recorder for reminding me that Sunshine Week has arrived. I am usually aware this First Amendment celebration is in the offing to remind and re-educate all of us about how critical it is that we have access to information about our government. Without independently functioning newspapers and other news media formats conveying investigative news and information, the core tenets of democratic government simply wither and die. … 0

Letter: Corporate bullying

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Recently, there were these two articles: “Pipeline pledge Deerfield vows legal action against state if survey permission granted” by Tom Relihan and “Gas pipeline foes parse draft impact report” by Richie Davis. These articles underscore the lack of transparency by both FERC and TGP concerning the potential invasion of a gas pipeline through parts of Franklin County. As a part-time resident of Franklin … 0

Letter: YMCA a constant

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Aside from a few years where my job took me elsewhere, I’ve lived in Greenfield my whole life. I’ve noticed Greenfield go through many changes over the years from downtown to government, from schools to employers, from good to not so good and back to good again. But one thing that has remained constant for us over the years is our YMCA. It’s … 0

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Conway lawyer to AG: Investigate electric cost hike

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Conway lawyer to AG: Investigate electric cost hike

Letter: Local business

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Camelot Carpet Cleaners turned five last month, and it marks my 15th anniversary in this industry. I am in a lot of homes and businesses here in Franklin County, and I get asked a lot to recommend other service professionals, such as painters, plumbers, landscapers and such. This … 0

Letter: DeBoer’s departure

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

I just read the article about David DeBoer leaving as band director at Greenfield High School. I first would like to say he did a great job and will be missed by my son and I. My son Jack is autistic. David got him to sing in the … 0

Letter: Warren’s wealth

Monday, March 9, 2015

The letter “Economic injustice” from David Kemp is wacky. Is it so odd that someone (Elizabeth Warren) would care, about economic injustice, because she has wealth? Is the only mantra, for the wealthy, “I have mine, I earned it”? JANE WHOLEY Conway … 0

Letter: Gift of warmth

Monday, March 9, 2015

A father who recently lost his job ... a single mother who is having trouble juggling work and caring for her children ... a household which is dealing with an unexpected long-term medical expense. For many Massachusetts families in temporary crisis, possibly in your own neighborhood, the relentless … 0

Letter: Impressive report

Monday, March 9, 2015

Joseph V. Maruca — I feel I can express my opinion to you due to being present at two meetings where Rowe’s former chief went before the Rowe Selectboard to explain “issues” regarding Rowe’s Fire Department. The former fire chief was patient, polite and very professional. I question … 0

Letter: Closed on weekends

Monday, March 9, 2015

As a member of the National Association of Railroad Passengers, I also would like to express my disapproval of closing the John Olver Transportation Center on weekends. I do not know who’s responsible for this but to keep people out in the cold and the elements is not … 0

Letter: Pipeline stance

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Massachusetts has a vibrant history of land conservation and The Trustees of Reservations, a land trust founded in 1891, is proud to be a part of it. Together, we have worked to identify and protect iconic landscapes, wild places and working forests and farms across the commonwealth. We … 1

Letter: Special donation

Sunday, March 8, 2015

I would like to add one more twist to the ongoing story of Adams Donuts. A few weeks before Carrie Brown learned about her “hood problem,” I approached her for a donation to our Green Eggs & Ham brunch, a benefit for our sixth grade’s trip to New … 0

Letter: Hypocrisy on display

Sunday, March 8, 2015

This is in response to the John Crisp column (March 3), “When weapons become tools.” I get so tired of the same story by these people on too many firearms in our country. Although it wasn’t recited in that particular column, it seems the new battle cry of … 0

Letter: The circle of justice

Friday, March 6, 2015

Do you want to know how ludicrous our society has become, well David Rainville’s article sums it up. In 2011, the Greenfield Planning Board approved the big box development. (FYI — This development has no impact on me). Opponents appealed to the State Housing Court. And now the … 0