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Letter: Working at CSO

Friday, July 31, 2015

To Karin Jeffers, CEO of CSO: I came to CSO with approximately 30 years of experience in human services, primarily in Franklin County. I was invited to join CSO by a team of people that I had a great deal of respect and admiration for. It has been a really positive experience getting to know my co-workers and clients over these last 3½ years. I have a real talent for … 0

Letter: Life elsewhere

Friday, July 31, 2015

The latest astronomical discovery, an “earth-like” planet 1,400 light years away, dubbed Kepler-452b, has sent some observers into an orgasmic frenzy. The most obvious explanation for all the excitement is a natural one. We should always be eager to discover new information about God’s creation — Johann Kepler’s motivation. But underlying the starry eyed (pun intended) Mooney and Krishna-like euphoria over the prospect … 0

Letter: Arm Americans

Friday, July 31, 2015

It appears that more and more shootings of defenseless people are now a trend in our once great country. Places that had always been boringly safe are now seriously at risk. Individuals who have committed these terrible and unreasonable crimes are psychologically unbalanced. They have been encouraged by terrorist organizations and even United States elected officials at the highest levels. The national news … 1

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Letter: One-sided mindset

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

I am a self-identified conservative who is also a registered Republican, a Massachusetts endangered species. I am constantly, almost daily, offended by many liberal-progressive viewpoints expressed by my West County neighbors. Ah, don’t worry, I can handle it, but I wonder when speakers at the Charlemont Forum (July … 0

Letter: Left unanswered

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

This is my rebuttal to the residents of Northfield who took the time to reply (letter June 25). I do not believe I was “callous” or “disregarding” toward the residents of Northfield. Satire is supposed to elicit some form of emotion when read or heard. If I did … 1

Letter: Dry storage at Yankee

Monday, July 13, 2015

Entergy Vermont Yankee has selected the Holtec HI-STORM 100 dry storage system at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station (VY) site. The Holtec HI-STORM 100 System is designed to contain up to 68 Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) fuel assemblies and consists of a stainless steel multi-purpose canister (MPC) … 1

Letter: ADA anniversary

Monday, July 13, 2015

Many will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the very significant civil rights law, the Americans with Disabilities Act, in Boston on July 21. The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990. This is one of most significant civil rights … 0

Letter: Senior Center first

Sunday, July 12, 2015

So, you’re going to build a new library. Granted, the town needs a new library, but personally I think the town needs a new senior center more than a new library. Mayor Martin says it’s in phase two out of three phases. Mayor, I wonder if you could … 0

Letter: Finding humor

Sunday, July 12, 2015

As one of the organizers of the Sy’s Sizzlin’ Beauty Pageant, held on June 27 to raise money for young adults with cancer, I am saddened that Rev. Adele Smith-Penniman felt that the pageant was mocking the transgender community. Also that my words, “anything fun is good,” were … 0

Letter: Architect for library

Friday, July 10, 2015

A Recorder article Saturday (July 4) cites the Greenfield library’s search for an architect for a new library. I would encourage those involved in the process to look with special favor on any application that might come in from the award-winning Greenfield firm Jones/Whitsett Architects (formerly Margo Jones … 0

Letter: Summer camp support

Friday, July 10, 2015

Thanks so much to all of the generous members of the community who responded to our call for donations to send homeless children to camp this summer. We are pleased to report that we have raised enough funds to pay for camp tuition for all eligible children, and … 0

Letter: Battle of the Books

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Recently a number of libraries got together, on June 27, to take part in a Battle of the Books for middle-school-age students at the South Hadley Library. The goal of this event was to give small libraries a chance to offer a larger event while collaborating with other … 0

Letter: Where’s Rosenberg?

Thursday, July 9, 2015

The pipeline has been in the news lately. Stanley Rosenberg has been in the news lately. Why has he yet to adhere to his constituents’ wishes and publicly oppose the pipeline? His silence is deafening. And his lack of courage on this issue thumbs his nose on his … 0