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My Turn: A power in hands that work

02-13-2024 3:41 PM

By JOHN SHEIRER

Last summer, I asked my boss about taking some time off to address a medical issue. “As the human body ages,” I said, “strange things happen.” We laughed.“You must have lots of sick time saved up after working more than 30 years,” he said. I showed...


My Turn: GCC effort turning elders into ‘Cyber Seniors’

02-12-2024 5:49 PM

By JUDY RAPER

It would be an understatement to say that our world is becoming increasingly digital and the pandemic has only accelerated this shift. The reality is one uses digital skills to pay bills, access health records, watch television, connect socially,...


David Blais: Thank you Franklin County residents

02-12-2024 5:46 PM

I recently attended a show at the Ja’Duke Center for the Performing Arts called “Resilience Rising.” The show was a benefit to raise money for New England Learning Center for Women in Transition, an organization that helps women in crisis. The show...


Allen Woods: Diversity of opinion requires willingness to write

02-12-2024 5:46 PM

For years, and more often recently, I have read complaints about the Recorder’s columnists and their politics. Most have suggested that there are too few conservative viewpoints represented and that most regular writers come from one particular...


David Goldstein: Death penalty makes liberals sad

02-12-2024 5:46 PM

According to columnist Bill Newman, “Someday we will abolish state-sanctioned killing of our fellow human beings. Someday.” [“The illusion of kinder, gentler executions,” Recorder, Feb. 5.]I hope he’s wrong. The death penalty makes liberals very sad....


Jennifer Richardson: Nuts and not so nutty

02-12-2024 5:46 PM

MAGA — the right-wing conspiracy nuts who are unhappy with the status quo in Washington, D.C. Well, not really.I mean, if you think “right-wing” means wanting lower taxes for ordinary Americans who are sick of sending half their income to government...


Bob Armstrong: Stop unnecessary new gas projects

02-12-2024 5:44 PM

The influential lobby group Mothers Out Front and our local Franklin County Continuing the Political Revolution Climate Task Force are promoting legislative action required to permanently halt expansion of huge new gas pipelines in Massachusetts. This...


Deb Habib: My Turn or our turn?

02-12-2024 5:44 PM

I appreciate the Recorder for maintaining an opinion page. It is often the first section my husband and I turn to at the end of the day. However, it feels that the same writers show up too frequently in My Turn pieces (as well as weekend columns). It...


My Turn: Scripted early reading approach no substitute for real teaching

02-11-2024 2:55 PM

By MARIA JOSÉ BOTELHO, DEB PATTERSON and CAMILLE CAMMACK

In December, Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley made a proposal that the Legislature mandate that schools use “high-quality” reading curriculum across Massachusetts to “fix the literacy crisis.” Gov. Maura Healey’s recent release of her Literacy...


Major Elijah Kahn: The Salvation Army of Massachusetts looks forward to a new year

02-11-2024 2:53 PM

It is with the most heartfelt gratitude that The Salvation Army of Massachusetts thanks all those who contributed to the 2023 Red Kettle Campaign. Throughout the holidays your donations, regardless of size, contributed to aiding so many families...


Judy Pozar: Why I’m voting for Nikki Haley, not Biden, in the primary

02-09-2024 8:54 PM

I am planning to vote for Nikki Haley in the Republican primary, because I’ll do whatever I can to prevent the current front-runner (former president Trump) from becoming the nominee. Massachusetts has 40 delegates to award in the Republican primary....


My Turn: Sucking the life out of New England’s Great River

02-09-2024 8:53 PM

By KARL MEYER

I’m currently a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recognized “intervener” requesting denial of a new operating license for FirstLight Power’s Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project. Since 1973, its pumping has waged a grim war on the...


As I See It: Love and insanity: AI and the reawakening of American humanity

02-09-2024 8:53 PM

By JON HUER

During this past Christmas, our son, who is an artificial intelligence expert for a Fortune 500 company, spent a week with us and convinced us that artificial intelligence’s involvement in our daily lives in America is much more extensive than...


My Turn: Big step ahead for watershed, but one looming step back

02-08-2024 9:29 PM

By MARKELLE SMITH and RAE ETTENGER

This July, in the Connecticut River watershed, from northern Vermont and New Hampshire downstream to western Massachusetts, heavy rains brought intense flooding that swelled rivers, turned backyards into ponds, and ravaged agricultural fields....


My Turn: More tech isn’t better for school

02-08-2024 9:29 PM

By STEPHEN HUSSEY

The recommendations to the commonwealth for education reform from the Rennie Center for Education Research and Policy [“Report highlights flexibility, tech in ed,” Recorder, Feb. 5] were initially quite interesting. Encouraging flexibility in...


Danielle Miller: Republicans are not Nazis

02-08-2024 9:26 PM

I enjoyed reading the recent letters from Jack Hornor, the Rev. Phill Grant, and Elizabeth Lareau Whitcomb. Hope they write again soon. But I could’ve done without Daniel Brown’s mean-spirited Feb. 6 My Turn [“Trump’s brutal promise no joke”]. Now I...


My Turn: The failure of the United Nations

02-07-2024 7:08 PM

By DON SIMMS

My goal in writing is trying to point out the ongoing superpowers’ hypocrisy with their inability to connect the dots in order to recognize the Earth’s fragility.The following are several highlights of the United Nations charter: “We the people of the...


My Turn: Black women rising

02-07-2024 7:08 PM

By TOLLEY M. JONES

The other day I was in my office working on a grant report with my door closed, when suddenly loud and joyous laughter exploded in the hallway. My fellow brown female coworkers were laughing the way brown women laugh when they are surrounded by other...


My Turn: Will melting Greenland ice divert Gulf Stream?

02-07-2024 7:08 PM

By ROB MOIR

With climate change, a 1% increase in watts per square meter of heat energy is warming the ocean, causing seawater to swell, currents to flow stronger, and greater storms to rage. Ancient Greeks believed Oceanus, the ocean river, separated the known...


My Turn: Questions about execution

02-06-2024 3:59 PM

By JUDITH TRUESDELL

There are so many issues raised in Bill Newman’s column, “The illusion of kinder, gentler executions,” [Recorder, Feb. 5]. A side issue is the Supreme Court shadow docket; issuing decisions without any written opinion. It should be unconstitutional...



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