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Letter to the editor: Shrewsbury community receives thanks for Town Cleanup Day

May 1st, 2016

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To the Editor: On behalf of the Town of Shrewsbury and the Parks & Recreation Department, I’d like to extend a sincere thank you to the following community groups who came out on Saturday, April 2, and helped with Town Cleanup Day: Boy Scout Troop 114, Cub Scout Pack 146, Cub Scout Pack 62, First […]

Letter to Editor: Recognizing the loss of 1.5 million Armenian Martyrs

April 25th, 2016

April 24th is the 101st commemoration of the Armenian Genocide. Our history is well documented; save for some who think that revising history somehow changes it. We should never forget April 24, 1915, through 1923, when Armenian intellectuals and community leaders were rounded up and murdered, or forced into death marches. This massacre left over 1.5 million Armenian dead from the actions of Young Turk Government members.

Letter to Editor: Craig Nicholson running for Southborough’s Planning Board

April 25th, 2016

Craig Nicholson

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My name is Craig Nicholson and I am running for the open position on Southborough’s Planning Board. I have been a resident of Southborough for over 10 years and have a strong commitment to giving back to the community that provides my family with so many benefits.

Letter to the Editor: Town garbage bags are a ‘fail”

April 20th, 2016

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To the Editor: After following a trail of smelly garbage that fell out of the holes in the cheaply made, ever shrinking, mandatory town garbage bags, I felt compelled to write this letter. When the town of Northborough decided to start using pay-as-you-go garbage bags I wasn’t thrilled, but accepted that the decision was likely […]

Letter to the editor: A voice against medical marijuana dispensary in Southborough

April 11th, 2016

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To the Editor: The Southborough Board of Selectman and Zoning Board have approved the plan for a medical marijuana company to open up a dispensary along Route 9, at 255 Turnpike Road. This location is only 650 feet from the Margaret A. Neary Elementary School, and although further from the P. Brent Trottier Middle School, […]

Letter to the editor: Northborough community shows support for Girl Scouts

April 11th, 2016

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To the editor: Thank you for saying “Yes to Girl Scouts!” Thank you for opening your hearts and wallets to Northborough Girl Scouts who asked you to buy cookies. Because you said “yes,” Northborough Girl Scouts sold over 22,000 boxes of cookies! Your purchase helps girls develop life skills including goal setting, decision making, money […]

Letter to the editor: Trans-Pacific Partnership – Trading in National Sovereignty: It Ain’t C.O.O.L.

April 11th, 2016

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Last year at a Nike factory in Oregon President Obama said, “No trade agreement is going to force us to change our laws.” This year, in response to a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling, Country of Origin Labeling (C.O.O.L.) on imported beef and pork was repealed. Whoops. The choice was between repealing existing U.S. law […]

Letter to the editor: Marshall is write-in candidate for library trustee

February 26th, 2016

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To the Editor: My name is Shelby Marshall. I’m running as a write-in candidate for the Westborough Library Board of Trustees. I’ve lived in Westborough for 18 years. The gift of becoming a mom, a career change and a very supportive spouse created an unforeseen opportunity to begin to discover this great town. Over the […]

Letter to the editor: Thank you to Turkey Trot organizers and participants

February 26th, 2016

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To the Editor, If you were anywhere near Zeh School on Howard Street or trying to navigate Church Street in Northborough at 8 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning you were treated to a glimpse of the 8th Annual Northborough Turkey Trot which benefits the Northborough Food Pantry. With the idea that 300 or so registrants would […]

Letter to the editor: Abused animals need your help

January 27th, 2016

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To the Editor: There are too many horror stories of animal abuse featured in the media. The most heartbreaking are puppy mills and the hoarding of animals. We turn away from the pain because we like to believe that someone somewhere must be addressing the problem. Sadly that is not true. Neither puppy mills nor […]

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