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Abby Escobar: Evidence lacking for fuel assistance claim

01-23-2024 4:51 PM

I recently read an opinion piece in which the writer states that the people at fuel assistance “Give assistance to all these ‘refugees’ that come into the state before the people that were born in Massachusetts.” [“Fuel assistance for who?” Recorder,...


My Turn: The question never asked or answered

01-22-2024 5:05 PM

By CARL DOERNER

The Sept 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center echoed a devastating coup on Sept. 11, 1973 supported by Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger, by General Augusto Pinochet against the elected government of Salvador Allende in Chile. In retaliations,...


My Turn: No justice, no peace, no ‘victors’

01-22-2024 5:05 PM

By PATRICK MCGREEVY

Fifteen years after the 1607 founding of the New World’s first permanent British settlement at Jamestown, a group of Powhatan warriors attacked white settlers, killing almost 350. The brutality of the attack stunned settlers, and inspired the...


Peggy Davis: Remembering Dwayne Brewington

01-22-2024 5:03 PM

I learned with great sadness of the passing of Dwayne Brewington. One moment stands out in my mind when I think of him. We attended a Martin Luther King Day event a number of years ago, bringing a foster child with us, about eight years old, who had...


Kathryn Aubry-McAvoy: In the kitchen

01-22-2024 5:03 PM

What a delight it was to read Tinka Weisblat’s article “In the Kitchen with Fannie Farmer,” (Recorder, Jan. 17). My mother, Dorothy Moore Aubry, was a proud 1945 graduate of Miss Farmers’s school. Mom was a fine home cook and a bit ahead of her time...


My Turn: Losing my tribe over Gaza

01-22-2024 8:29 AM

By SARENA NEYMAN

For me, being Jewish was never about religion or Zionism. My Holocaust survivor parents sent me to Jewish day schools and Zionist summer camps, but none of that stuck. I haven’t set foot in a synagogue for decades and have always been critical of...


My Turn: How to make dual stream recycling work for Greenfield

01-22-2024 8:29 AM

By SUSAN WORGAFTIK and PAUL JABLON

At the Jan. 17 City Council meeting, Department of Public Works Director Marlo Warner and grant writer Athena Bradley presented an overview of the EPA recycling contract that Greenfield has been awarded. The presentation clearly outlined three...


Verdi Pocius: Fuel assitance for who?

01-20-2024 12:39 PM

I am quite upset with fuel assistance. They give assistance to all these “refugees” that come into the state before the people who were born in Massachusetts and have lived here all their lives. Yes, that means nothing. We were told there were...


Marguerite Willis: Dr. Peabody’s Way-Back Machine

01-20-2024 12:39 PM

Please give me a few moments as I enter Dr. Peabody’s Way-Back Machine.Sometime within five years and before 2008 I encountered as a School Committee member a new line item in Hawlemont’s school budget: Homeless children charge. I noted to those in...


Candy Johnson: Amazing care at Baystate

01-20-2024 12:39 PM

I am writing to let our community know of the amazing care I received at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield. I had surgery Thanksgiving week and was seven days in the hospital and five days in the ICU. I had the best care by caring and...


Joan Marie Jackson, Mitchell Speight, Al Norman: Time to end ‘home equity theft’

01-19-2024 7:00 PM

We would like to thank the Greenfield Recorder for including a newsworthy quote from 2023 exposing the unconstitutional, immoral actions of Greenfield in taking more than what is owed for delinquent property taxes, like other municipalities across...


Gary Seldon: Our river, not their reservoir

01-19-2024 7:00 PM

FirstLight’s Northfield Mountain pumped storage facility is a vile affront. It’s death and destruction. Profits are extracted, dead fish, and a crippled river are left behind. As if it was OK, I had become accustomed to its ongoing operation. Had...


Connecting the Dots: Do as I do, not what I say

01-19-2024 1:22 PM

By JOHN BOS

There’s a quote on my crowded bulletin board full of prompts and reminders about life questions. One of the quotes is by Richard Bach, born the same year I was, in 1936. “Here,” he wrote over many years ago, “is the test to find whether your mission...


The World Keeps Turning: Who’s ‘soft’ on communism now?

01-19-2024 1:22 PM

By ALLEN WOODS

“Red-baiting” — accusing someone of being “soft on communism” or having murky “connections” to communist groups or individuals — has been an effective tactic for Republicans for nearly a century. It’s a simple way to put opponents on the defensive,...


My Turn: Planet wrecker in chief — Part 2

01-18-2024 6:45 PM

By RUSS VERNON-JONES

Last month I wrote about the damage the U.S. is causing to the global climate by exporting huge amounts of oil and LNG (liquefied natural methane gas) — the most of any country in the world. I shared the information that the fossil fuel industry wants...


My Turn: Opposing Leverett megaproject only common sense

01-18-2024 6:45 PM

By JOHN VARNER

While it is true that racism has been behind some zoning restrictions, racism is not the only reason zoning restrictions exist.Is all zoning racist? This is certainly what some real estate people want you to think, based on nearly a full page of...


Julia Duncan: Burning commentary

01-18-2024 6:44 PM

Jon Huer’s Jan. 13 column is titled “Where hate burns in America.” It burns practically every day on this liberal editorial page, but of course, Huer is referring to Donald Trump and the Republican Party. That’s all this writer does is tear into Trump...


Ellen Kaufmann: Guantanamo Bay prison unresolved

01-18-2024 6:44 PM

You might have noticed a few people dressed in bright orange jumpsuits on a recent Saturday in downtown Greenfield. Those orange suits are the uniforms worn by the prisoners at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.As of April 2023, the U.S. has...


My Turn: Farms as farms, forests as forests

01-17-2024 3:54 PM

By GLORIA KEGELES

The flooding this past summer pulled back the curtain on the vulnerability of our local farmland resources and viability. Responding to what was deemed a crisis, the community, local lawmakers and the governor’s office swiftly responded with more than...


Jim Bates: Utopia meets reality

01-17-2024 3:53 PM

I’m so happy I could cry. Have you ever heard that song?Well, local activists are crying in Wendell over a proposed battery storage project. I seem to recall activists in Wendell holding a funeral ritual and praying over tree stumps after they were...



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