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Resident opposes greyhound racing

October 31st, 2008

To The Editor: Most people are not aware of the horrible suffering caused by dog racing. For over 20 hours a day, greyhounds are confined to cages barely big enough for them to turn around in. Since 2002, over 800 greyhounds were reported injured at the two race tracks in Massachusetts. They suffered broken bones, [...]

State Senator supports Eldridge as replacement

October 31st, 2008

Dear Editor, It is with great confidence and enthusiasm that I write to urge readers to vote for Representative James Eldridge for State Senator in the Middlesex and Worcester District. Jamie has served three terms in the House of Representatives and has proven to be both thoughtful and hard working and a leader among his [...]

Voter wants Dykema for State Rep

October 31st, 2008

Editor's note: The following letter was edited for length. To the editor: Today I did something I have never done in my 56 years on this planet. I wrote a check for a candidate for public office. The check was for Carolyn Dykema. It wasn't a large check but I have never been so compelled [...]

Shrewsbury residents to vote for Lebeaux for Senate

October 31st, 2008

Dear Editor, On November 4th my husband and I will be voting John Lebeaux for State Senate. John is a straightshooter who understands the issues and inspires our trust. As a leader, he's proven himself as both an eff ective Selectman and Governorappointed state board member. As an individual, John is genuine, bright, thoughtful and [...]

Selectman supports Parente for State Rep

October 31st, 2008

To the Editor: I would ask you to embrace Sonny Parente for State Representative for the towns Sonny believes that our towns need more local aid to help balance the budget for schools, safety and other services. Sonny will work at the state level to support open space preservation and protect our environment. This year [...]

Seniority rules!

October 31st, 2008

Shrewsbury – The residents of Francis Gardens in Shrewsbury recently won a battle with the Housing Authority, which manages the apartment building. The issue started as management's objection to the common practice of residents leaving a chair or two out on their decks and patios. It escalated, though, to three elderly women receiving eviction notices [...]

Attending a political rally for Senator Barack Obama

October 31st, 2008

When asked by a friend if I wanted to accompany her to Londonderry, NH, to hear Sen. Barack Obama speak the next day, I quickly cancelled everything on my schedule. The opportunity to see the man who is potentially the next president of the United States was exciting. What I learned, though, from the residents [...]

Sky high

October 31st, 2008

Hudson – Hudson High School volleyball player Chandler Goodwin gets up over the net to spike the ball past Shrewsbury High School's (SHS) Liz Nelson and score a point for the Hawks in their match with the Colonials Oct. 21 at SHS. Despite Goodwin's efforts (she had several kills in the match), SHS won the [...]

Youthful Panthers gaining experience, picking up victories

October 31st, 2008

Marlborough – Perspective is ever ything. To some high school football observers, Marlborough High's 2-4 start was just a team having a sub-par year. To Panthers coach Sean Mahoney, it doesn't begin to reveal how good he believes his team is. "We're young. We graduated 13 seniors off last year's team, which was 7-4," Mahoney [...]

Powering down the field

October 31st, 2008

Westborough – Westborough High School (WHS) captain Rob O'Connor (right) runs past Shrewsbury High School (SHS) defender Mike D'Amico during the football game between the teams Oct. 24 at SHS. The Colonials won the game, 23-17, holding off the Rangers after building a 16-3 lead and then sealing the win with a key defensive stop [...]

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