Letter: Written reminders

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Upon further reflection, I’ve concluded that The Recorder should endeavor to print the letters of Messrs. Gomez, Grant, Kempf, et al, on the same day whenever feasible. It would provide a powerful object lesson to those readers still in occasional contact with reality that people such as this do exist and that they vote based on their beliefs. JAMES MAIEWSKI Deerfield … 0

Letter: Nature connection

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

We have distanced ourselves from nature so much that some people don’t realize how important connecting with nature is. This is why I treasure my experience at Outward Bound Hurricane Island so much. Located in Newry, Maine, Hurricane Island is where you go on an backpacking and canoeing expedition with nine other people whom you do not know for a certain amount of … 0

Letter: Prison reform

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

How is it that a country that makes up only 5 percent of the world’s population, can make up nearly 25 percent of the world’s prison population? The United States has approximately 2.3 million people incarcerated at this very moment. For the first time in years, President Obama has decided to review our country’s prison issues, and take major steps in trying to … 0

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Letter: Good job, DPW

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Three cheers for the Greenfield DPW’s tree crew! As a resident of Lovers Lane, which has plenty of tall trees in various states of growth and decline, I was very thankful to see the arrival of help from the DPW’s very able tree crew. In preparation for the … 0

Letter: Done with the Patriots

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The football season is firing up for another season. Goodbye Tom Brady, goodbye the Patriots and goodbye Bob Kraft. I shall not waste my time watching crybabies and cheaters. Anyone who lies, cheats and destroys any evidence that might incriminate their wrongdoing does not belong in organized professional … 0

Letter: Volunteering in Nicaragua

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

I recently returned from a volunteer trip to the beautiful, developing country of Nicaragua, with several classmates from Frontier Regional High School. While there we helped to build walls on a learning center in a small village called Pantanal. I volunteered with a nonprofit organization called Amped for … 0

Letter: Views on ‘faith’

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

I think the heart of a recent letter written by Joanna Singh concerning Faith Matters is found in this statement: “I’ve read some of your pieces by local religious leaders and I am puzzled at what seems to be open proselytizing about unproven matters of faith.” Faith is … 0

Letter: Fragmented thinking

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

I found it quite amusing that in the article “Certain wildlife species could benefit from pipeline, while others suffer” (Aug. 11), Scott Jackson raised the issue of the pipeline corridor fragmenting the forest. He makes the point, correctly, that this has the potential to adversely affect many forest … 1

Letter: Wrong place

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Anyone that is in favor of the proposed 64-bed detox, etc., plan on Federal Street is obviously not living in the immediate neighborhood of the proposed property in question. Not only is this site a poor location for such a facility but a missed opportunity for Greenfield. For … 0

Letter: Dog training

Monday, August 17, 2015

I have just read the article “Aggressive dog inconveniences neighbors” (Aug. 7). Nowhere in that article did it mention whether the dog, Baker, had ever received any training. If he has not, I, as a dog lover and owner of a pit bull mix, would strongly recommend that … 0

Letter: Build the pipeline

Monday, August 17, 2015

As a resident of Franklin County, I want to add my voice of support for the proposed natural gas pipeline. I was happy to see a couple of articles both talking common-sense reality. One article focused on the ISO and managing our electrical grid. The bottom line is … 5

Letter: Warwick’s bad policy

Sunday, August 16, 2015

This is about the Warwick Selectboard decision to ban all weapons from future town meetings. I agree with the board under certain conditions: those that would be installing a metal detector and police presence at all board meetings. Without these measures, the passage of this rule has effectively … 0

Letter: In good standing

Sunday, August 16, 2015

On behalf of the Franklin County Agricultural Society I would like to inform the public that Shirley Tombs of Shelburne is a director in good standings in the society. Her name was inadvertently omitted in the listing of the directors of the fair in their 2015 premium book. … 0