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Letter: Pipeline dangers

Sunday, April 20, 2014

To landowners who might be approached for permission to let the pipeline run through their land, I say, “If you value your land and the resources it represents, you’d better say ‘NO.’” There are so many reasons to send Kinder Morgan packing I can only name a few. Remember when they said it would never happen? What about the Exxon Valdez and BP spill in the Gulf? Gas is just … 0

Letter: Left to drown

Sunday, April 20, 2014

I can’t remember a time in my eight years as a selectman when I was more frustrated with the one-party rule on Beacon Hill. Well, they’ve done it again — drowning the towns in the Quabbin area, not with water like they did in 1938. This time,we’re being drowned in a sea of red ink from serial local aid cuts over five years, … 0

Letter: Quick thinking

Friday, April 18, 2014

In regard to the Kinder Morgan gas pipeline taking a proposed cut through Franklin County and specifically through the Town of Montague: The Turners Falls water commissioners will allow the pipeline to “access their property near Lake Pleasant” (Recorder, April 4). This is a water supply protection district and a major aquifer at the Montague Plains area which is a water supply for … 0

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Letter: I call it extortion

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

I am writing today in response to the article Economic Fallout, on Friday, April 4. As someone who will still be employed by Entergy after December, I find it appalling that the local “do-gooders” want to extort even more money from Entergy, after already receiving over a half … 0

Letter: Share the road

Monday, April 7, 2014

What happens when one exits the church, the house or his/her apartment, gets in a vehicle and drives away? Of course, we know we are not supposed to kill others. But, there is some subtlety, about our responsibility to others and to our country, town/city, family, ourselves, in … 0

Letter: Preferential treatment

Monday, April 7, 2014

Now that the hoopla over The Recorder article concerning Mr. Norman’s rewrite of the Conservation Commission Ordinance has died down, I’d like to toss in my two cents. I don’t understand the letters chastising the coverage. Frankly, I am glad The Recorder reported it; otherwise, I would not … 0

Letter: All about families

Monday, April 7, 2014

One of the YMCA in Greenfield’s focus areas is fostering healthy living for all ages. In our preschool, childcare programs, youth sports, summer camps and fitness classes, our members learn that nutrition and regular exercise are the keys to wellness. Our Y provides programs and facilities for children, … 0

Letter: Greenfield’s challenge

Monday, April 7, 2014

I’m imagining a Friday evening in Greenfield. I’ve just finished shopping at Target and Trader Joes. I ran into a few families from Newton and Four Corners elementary schools shopping for clothes, friends from the hill towns, waited for the FRTA bus to unload at the bus stop … 0

Letter: Our senior center

Monday, April 7, 2014

In praise of our great senior center: As a senior, I deeply appreciate the many health, social and skills activities — such as chair tai chi, dance performances, cribbage, contract bridge, etc. — offered to seniors (4,000 of us here in Greenfield!). I look forward to the new … 0

Letter: DPW appreciation

Monday, April 7, 2014

I want to share my appreciation to Greenfield’s D.P.W. You did a great job this winter keeping the streets plowed and sanded. You have also been responsive to all of my complaints and work requests through out the years. Thanks to those who have handled my calls in … 0

Letter: Hope and healing

Monday, April 7, 2014

On April 2, the people of the Second Congregational Church in Greenfield provided a Service of Hope and Healing. Their intent was to give all affected by addiction, in the greater Greenfield community and beyond, an opportunity to come together sharing our grief and extending to one another … 0

Letter: His words

Sunday, April 6, 2014

I question my own wisdom in responding to Al Norman’s letter of March 27, but my concern is that someone might take Mr. Norman’s words literally rather than as the hyperbole I assume they were meant to be. “Yet the ConCom is trying to further weaken the ordinance … 0

Letter: Vote for my mom

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Please Vote for Penny Ricketts on April 15 for Precinct 5, and allow me to tell you why. There is no question Penny Ricketts truly loves Greenfield, and cares deeply about its interests. The greatest lesson she taught me early in life was to “pay it forward” — … 0