Letter: Information changes

Friday, February 27, 2015

Schooled in the 1940s and ’50s (Bement, Deerfield Academy and Yale University), young people were not bombarded, day and night, by TV and the Internet. Papers like yours and radio were the source of news. Today, I hold the “blurring” between information and “entertainment” (designed solely to build viewers and ratings) responsible for the growing public ignorance of factual, science-based data on the environment. TV and, increasingly, the Internet emphasize … 0

Letter: Response to barbarity

Friday, February 27, 2015

Egypt’s decisive response to the recent episode of barbarism by ISIL (aka. ISIS) terrorists, provides a good example of how this war must be fought, as well as sending a powerful message. When militants from the self-proclaimed “Islamic State”, (a title I would call a gross mischaracterization), brutally beheaded over 20 Coptic Christians, who were also Egyptian nationals, in Libya, Egypt unwaveringly and … 0

Letter: Please immunize

Thursday, February 26, 2015

It is generally true that parents want what’s best for their children, and they want their children to be healthy and happy. How is it, then, that parents think they know more about achieving that than the doctors whom they entrust with their children’s care? To not immunize a child is to put her/him at risk for not only minor illness, like ear … 0

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Letter: Facts and fiction

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Although I think it is admirable of The Recorder to give local folks a voice in the “My Turn” column, I think the editors are seriously remiss in not having the authors cite their sources for their so-called “facts.” Tonight, I read the second article in a week … 0

Letter: Fireworks Friday

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Just a quick note of thanks to the town of Greenfield and Atlas fireworks for working out an agreement. Greenfield’s Fourth of July fireworks have been my favorite for many years and I’m glad to know Atlas has the integrity to correct mistakes and make amends. I look … 0

Letter: Treated poorly

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

CORRECTION: The following letter to the editor incorrectly said Lustig was fired and his length of employment is also wrong. He was store manager for five years. It is troubling to learn that Dwight Gaddis, former general manager of the Franklin Community Co-op, which owns and operates the … 0

Letter: Cause and effect

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

I wish to take exception to Tim Blagg’s reasoning in a commentary (Jan. 26) suggesting, in the face of terrorism, a further yielding of our constitutional freedoms and what I’ll term a “circling of the wagons.” Looking at this metaphor, at our own history, I’ll posit had European … 0

Letter: Graffiti

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

I was shocked to see a town building laden with graffiti and I want to thank all of town officials for their support in getting the graffiti off the building in a timely manner. I also want to remind you there is a pending warrant article coming up … 0

Letter: Continue her efforts

Monday, February 2, 2015

Ethel “Risky” Case is remembered and the Greenfield Community College family remembers her award-winning vision and hopes for a compassionate future. Her historical struggles have formed the foundations of labor rights, community education for all and, in her final years, recognition of seniors. Risky began the Senior Symposia … 0

Letter: Too narrow a view

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Please, stop with the cartoons about Fox News. Sure Fox only gives people half the story, but the only problem is it’s not the half they want to hear. They do the same thing as MSNBC, NBC News, and CNN, but from the conservative side. It is said … 0

Letter: Raise enlistment age

Sunday, February 1, 2015

I am responding to an article concerning the raising of the age for the purchase of cigarettes in the town of Leverett to 21 recently. I am sure those of us who are old enough can remember that back during the Vietnam War when young men at the … 0

Letter: Anti-tobacco bedfellows?

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Tobacco has been around a long time — probably since creation. In its natural form, tobacco has medicinal and spiritual properties. Commercial cigarettes, with their additives, are another story. Anti-tobacco forces don’t make this distinction. They just push against tobacco. Take the Montague and Leverett boards of health, … 0

Letter: Exciting opportunity

Sunday, February 1, 2015

How exciting it is that we have this amazing opportunity, not only for super high-speed Internet, but also because we will own it through WiredWest, strengthening our local economy. (My Turn, Jan. 20) Thank you to David Greenberg and all the others who have worked tirelessly for years … 0