Letter: Thanks, utility workers!

Friday, December 19, 2014

We would like to express our appreciation for the diligent effort put forth to restore power to the thousands of people who lost their electricity due to the storm on Nov. 26. Some of you come from as far as Canada and others from nearby. You had to work in hazardous conditions and cope with the cold and heavy falling snow, but that did not stop you. One repair man … 0

Letter: They should have been freed

Friday, December 19, 2014

Thank goodness for lawyers like Stewart “Buz” Eisenberg. After years of unpaid work and dedicated effort his last client has left our prison camp on Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Sometimes when the law fails, as it did in the case of the Guantanamo detainees, lawyers can only serve as witness to illegality and injustice. This is heartbreaking, frustrating work, but very important, not only … 0

Letter: Some errors

Friday, December 19, 2014

F.Y.I. Erratum Pages 32, 33, 34, 42, 100 and 104 of “Franklin County Memories, Volume II, the 1800s thru 1979” their captions have been inadvertently misidentified. The image captions on the aforementioned pages should read as follows: • Page 32 - Float in a Fourth of July Parade at Turners Falls; at the First Street tenement block of the Montague Pulp Co. (International … 0

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Citizen honoree Zukowski praises team effort

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Letter: Slipped his mind

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

In response to Tim Grant’s rant about Obama and us “libs,” it never ceases to amaze me how these people forget the eight years we all suffered under George W. Bush. Getting us into two wars, tax cuts for the rich, leaving us trillions of dollars in debt. … 0

Letter: Biased news sources

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

As a student living in a liberal part of the country, I’ve learned that not all news sources are reliable and not all issues are presented to the masses fairly. The most recent example of this is the coverage of the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., … 0

Letter: In bed together

Monday, December 1, 2014

Thanks to Richie Davis and The Recorder for illuminating the upcoming “closed-to-the-media” natural gas pipeline meeting to take place at the GCC’s Downtown Campus. As a journalist who writes about energy and environmental issues in the region I find it deeply troubling that a state institution of higher … 0

Letter: Road rage

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Mayor Martin said that the roundabout at Greenfield Community College would slow down traffic on Colrain Road. Well, he is partially right. Right now they kinda go slow around the circle with workers and Police still there. But not going down COLRAIN ROAD. THEY GO FASTER THAN EVER. … 0

Letter: Recorder photographers

Sunday, November 30, 2014

I just have to say how much I liked Paul Franz’ photo of Nov. 20 of “Alone in the Mist.” It’s such a wonderful picture on many levels — and I could just see it as a cover illustration for a young people’s mystery story (grades 4-6 perhaps) … 0

Letter; Disturbing photo

Sunday, November 30, 2014

I am writing to ask you to not place graphic violent pictures in your newspaper. In the Nov. 19 Recorder, there was a bloody picture of a violent act that happened in Israel. Although I understand that the purpose of the paper is to inform readers about various … 0

Letter: Our culture of abuse

Thursday, November 27, 2014

With the recent allegations of rape against Bill Cosby difficult to dismiss or wave away as a conspiracy when over a dozen women have come forward, it is glaringly apparent that our current culture of abuse against women is reaching its zenith. With every news outlet in the … 0

Letter: Military insanity

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

In his Nov. 17 column, Editor Blagg says “If the president doesn’t wise up and start taking advice from the men and women who have spent their lives finding ways to confront and kill the nation’s enemies ....” Hmmm. Last I heard, the voters hired the president not … 0

Letter: Don’t litter

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I think people should not litter. It hurts animals and the world. Some animals are getting hurt because they eat the litter and die. It is easy just to pick it up and throw it away. It makes the world a bad place. It looks ugly. So help … 0

Letter: Right on target

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The editorial comments in the Monday, Nov. 17 Recorder by Editor Tim Blagg (President out of touch — our approach with ISIS unrealistic) is absolutely right on. The idea of winning any war, or even a major battle, with air power alone is absolutely absurd. We need to … 0