Home » Letters to the Editor

Vote ‘yes’ for library project

October 19th, 2013

Opinion-icon-for-website[1]

To the Editor: Being a volunteer at the Shrewsbury Public Library since 1999 I am familiar with the daily comings and goings of our busy historic site with 1000 patrons a day visiting.  One task I perform is keeping the “Friends of the Library” on-going Book Sale shelves full; it’s amazing how many books are [...]

A ‘YES’ vote for the library project is a ‘Win-Win-Win’

October 19th, 2013

Opinion-icon-for-website[1]

To the Editor: Shrewsbury voters have an important decision to make on November 5. Our library is in dire need of repairs, and something must be done—we must make an investment one way or the other. Here’s why we believe voting YES for the library rebuild is the best choice for our town: It’s a [...]

Digital technology impact on libraries could be devastating

October 19th, 2013

Opinion-icon-for-website[1]

To the Editor: The digital revolution is defining how the young and old will read and learn in the 21st century. The library of the future is here, today, on the internet. 1 in 4 books sold in 2012 were digital books. eBooks’ share is project to be 40-50 percent of book sales in 2016 [...]

Resident responds to Marlborough COA letter to Editor

October 19th, 2013

Opinion-icon-for-website[1]

To the Editor: I’d like to respond to the recently published editorial written by the Marlborough Council on Aging. Please note, we all support a new Senior Center, it is the Ward Park location we are against. The editorial listed three reasons why taking away public park land to build a Senior Center is a good [...]

Letter to the Editor – Vote “Yes” for Shrewsbury library project

October 17th, 2013

Opinion-icon-for-website[1]

To the Editor: I encourage voters to support the Shrewsbury Library Project. The library is so much more than a library; it is a community center at the hub of our town.  The Shrewsbury Library has an average of  1,000 visitors per day, which is proof of how important it is to residents.  It truly [...]

Letter to the Editor – Marlborough COA speaks in support of new Senior Center

October 17th, 2013

Opinion-icon-for-website[1]

To the Editor: Over the last eleven months our Council on Aging Board has been involved in all of the community and governmental meetings, as well as on the advisory and building committees for the new senior center.  We feel strongly that our presence at Ward Park will be a tremendous asset for our seniors [...]

Letter to the Editor – Opposed to Shrewsbury library proposal

October 17th, 2013

Opinion-icon-for-website[1]

To the Editor: The town of Shrewsbury will be voting to initiate a library construction project that has generated a significant amount of discussion relative to the merits of the proposal. There exist two statistical facts that would motivate a voter to be opposed to this project. The first of these is that the size [...]

Letter to the Editor – Vote “No” on Shrewsbury library expansion

October 17th, 2013

Opinion-icon-for-website[1]

To the Editor: There is a huge library being promoted in Shrewsbury. It is known that paper books are being replaced by digital books and other devices.  Borders has closed. That should be proof that paper books are declining in value to the reader. The Library Committee is proposing a $23 million upgrade which includes [...]

City council should vote “no” on funding Ward Park construction

October 3rd, 2013

To the Editor: In Marlborough’s “Open Space and Recreation Plan” Ward Park is listed as a protected parcel. The plan tells that the reason land around the city is protected, is in order to ensure that the city preserve the quality of life now enjoyed by its residences. Open Space and Recreation Committee (OSRC) members [...]

Shrewsbury library vote is for debt exclusion, not override

October 3rd, 2013

To the Editor:

The appearance of “Vote No on Proposition 2 ½ Override” and similar signs throughout Shrewsbury are based either on a misunderstanding of Massachusetts Tax Law at best or disingenuousness at the worst. The signs are intended to refer to, and defeat, a Library Renovation Debt Exclusion question that will come before Shrewsbury voters on November 5th should a Special Town Meeting approve it on October 21st.







Support local businesses!

Recently Commented

Recently Added