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

April 20th, 2016

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

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

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

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to a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling, Country of Origin Labeling (C.O.O.L.) on imported beef and pork was repealed.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

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

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

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 […]

Letter to the editor: Tractor trailers cause concern

January 27th, 2016

To the Editor: I live in Carleton Gardens at 151 Milk St in Westborough. There is a big problem with speeding tractor trailer trucks on this street. I’ve reported it to the police and town manager but nothing has been done. There are lots of small children in our neighborhood and it would be horrible […]

Letter to the editor: Westborough residents urged to run for library trustee

January 27th, 2016

To the editor, The deadline for submitting paperwork to be on the local election ballot has come and gone. While we have two incumbents running for office, there is still one vacancy to be filled for the Westborough Public Library Trustees. The board is comprised of nine trustees who each serve a three-year term. The […]

Letter to the editor: Northborough Rec director thanks Fidrych Foundation

January 27th, 2016

To the Editor: Happy New Year everyone! I wanted to take a moment to thank Ann and Jessica Fidrych and the Fidrych Foundation for their generous donation to the Challenger Program for the 2016 year. We started Challenger Baseball a few years ago. Since then we have added basketball and soccer. The Challenger program is […]

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  • James: An outstanding effort! Is there a way the community can support?
  • Tim Beaudoin: I am so sorry for your loss. I am so sorry.
  • J: Nice, maybe something that isn’t a gross chain will open in Westborough.
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  • Mary D: So what happens to the unused gift cards that people paid good money for and given out at Christmas? What do...