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Letter to the Editor – Northborough Recreation thanks Fidrych Foundation

January 18th, 2017

To the Editor: We would like to thank Ann Fidrych, Jessica Fidrych and the Fidrych Foundation for their very generous donation to Northborough Recreation in support of sports programming for kids with disabilities. The Fidrych Foundation has been the largest supporter and contributor to our Challenger sports programs for kids ages 5 – 22 with […]

Letter to the Editor – Thank you to Good Samaritans!

January 18th, 2017

To the Editor: I just wanted to send out a big thank you to a very helpful and generous group of men who took it upon themselves to lend a hand when my high school senior was in some trouble this week. On Thursday, Jan. 12, my daughter was on her way to school and […]

Letter to the Editor: Information session to be held regarding gas pipeline

January 5th, 2017

The information session (Dec 14th) concerning the proposed high-pressure gas pipeline to run through Grafton, Shrewsbury, and six other towns included announcement of a subsequent session to take place Wednesday January 11th at 7:00pm.

A stamp of approval for pets

December 18th, 2016

Janice Lindsay

We Americans love our pets. I know this because the U. S. Postal Service recently released Pets postage stamps.  The post office surely wouldn’t waste resources issuing stamps that nobody cares about. This strip of Forever Stamps shows 20 apparently popular pets. Besides a puppy and an adult dog — and a kitten and a […]

Letter to the Editor – Police Chief against Question 4

November 3rd, 2016

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To the Editor: With November 8th quickly approaching, I feel compelled to express my opinion to our residents regarding ballot Question 4. If people want to smoke marijuana in their homes, they can do that now. Marijuana was decriminalized in 2008 so the police may no longer arrest for possession, search cars for it, etc. […]

Are we going to pot…or not?

November 3rd, 2016

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Region – As Massachusetts voters prepare to go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 8, they will be faced with four referendum questions. Perhaps the least understood is Question 4 which pertains to the legalization of recreational marijuana. Regardless of your opinion of the drug, it’s important to realize the potential ramifications of legalization. Although the […]

Remember to vote – it’s your duty and an honor

November 2nd, 2016

Today my absentee ballot arrived and I anxiously filled out the papers. Also answered the four addendum questions. I feel as though this may be the last presidential election I will be voting in. I’m 76 and my health is declining…

Rotary…doing their part for democracy

November 1st, 2016

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Westborough – This year’s presidential election on Tuesday, Nov. 8, is expected to be one of the busiest in modern history. As a way to assist those residents who may need a little bit of help moving from one spot to another that day, the Rotary Club of Westborough will be onsite at the Westborough […]

Letter to the editor: Corrections regarding water presentation article at town meeting

October 14th, 2016

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In reporting on Shrewsbury’s recent Special Town Meeting (“Special Town Meeting votes down two petition-generated articles,” Oct. 4, 2016) the Community Advocate made several statements about my water rate article that were wrong. 1) I did not say that ‘commercial water users should pay more than residential users’ for the same consumption. I did say that commercial rates, which are currently much lower than residential rates, should be increased faster than future residential rate increases so as to make the residential and commercial rates more equitable. 2) I did not say that ‘water rates now in use had been set in 2007’ (current rates went into effect January 1, 2016). I did say that since 2007 residential consumption had been below the state guideline of 65 gallons/day, so from that year on, commercial rates should have been increased faster than residential rates in order to bring them closer together, thus making rates more equitable. 3) In connection with this article, I did not say that the selectmen’s reports were inadequate regarding toxins in the water. I did say that there had been substantial errors in reported residential water consumption and unaccounted water for several years. And I merely said that the town’s Manganese/dirty water problem this summer was probably exacerbated by the fact that one third of all water pumped was being lost. And by the way, Manganese is not considered a toxin even at Shrewsbury’s current high levels.

Letter to the Editor – Why I oppose legalizing recreational marijuana

October 4th, 2016

To the Editor: A 15- year old teen, who feels isolated for whatever reason (being bullied, dealing with stress at home, trying to cope with the recent death of a loved one, struggling with sexual identity, or feeling enormous pressure–school, sports, etc.), wakes up daily feeling anxious, depressed, and does not feel ready to tackle […]

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