Just want you to know Ira, the reason I go to RadioShack is because I know next to nothing about electronics but your employees do. They, with their knowledge have saved me many times all without making me look like an idiot. So a BIG thank you to your employees. I will also take the time to give a shout out to the Athol store as they too have bailed me out more than once. Very Happy you will not be closing. ...(full comment)
I'm remembering the 1960-70"s and those who survived LSD. No beds for them, those who made it... made it, those who didn't... I think it is high time we gave parents back their right to discipline their children. You want to take back the streets as we did before? We also need more police presence, stop slapping these dealers and users on the wrist and you just might see lesser crime.
I totally agree with the Recorder, there editorial was right on the mark. The comments by Maryellen were mostly sarcastic and I assume were meant to be but were offensive and inappropriate.
I agree with "robcat",The Recorder seems to be in the business of creating news right now, rather than reporting news. I think the two front page articles on Friday and Saturday (essentially the same article, printed once in an unacceptable style and then again in a more professional manner, although still largely an OPINION piece that should have appeared on the opinion pages). Like it or not, Greenfield Recorder, the majority of Greenfield voters did elect these officials and many of us believe that the Town Council was not plotting against us, but rather soliciting the opinion of a community member who is very involved and active, but not an actual enemy of society.
Please stick to reporting (given the first article, I would like to further say, please work to bring up the quality of that reporting) and stop trying to create news based on your opinion.
You nailed it, Maryelen. Very bald-faced propagandizing and poor journalism on the part of the recorder- especially their editorializing. Disgusting. Disappointing. Inappropriate…. why not just report the news/ and interview people?
The Recorder has lowered itself waist deep in the big muddy wetlands. ...(full comment)