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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

I was just thinking…how I became a displaced person: an adventure in realty

By K.B. Sherman With the current slump in housing sales it's easy to forget that just several years ago housing was riding the crest of a real estate bonanza. It was at that time my wife and I jumped onto the realty bandwagon. Subsequently, the bandwagon threw us off and then paused just long enough to back-up and run over us several times for good measure. From a start in April of that year, when we were living comfortably in our own home, we soon became "displaced persons," literally out in the street with no place to call our own.

I was just thinking … about disabilities

By Barbara Polan Everyone has challenges and they span a wide spectrum: medical, physical, psychological, circumstance. And everyone responds differently – from resigned acceptance to fighting mad. I have a physical challenge: I am disabled – half-paralyzed by a stroke two-and-a-half years ago. I have struggled to recover as much function as I can, while the medical community says that I have finished improving, that no stroke survivor does after two years post-stroke. Although others might define my situation differently, I find that my challenge is working hard toward an unknown endpoint.

I was just thinking…government healthcare's tough on dogs, too

By K.B. Sherman Elkie Sherman My dog, Elkie, recently suffered a stroke. While she was recovering, she developed an infection of her digestive track. My veterinarian prescribed an oral antibiotic. She called the local CVS drug store and ordered it. My wife and I are customers of this CVS store and get our prescriptions there through Medicare and Tricare, the latter the military retiree plan.

I was just thinking…about my life with dogs

By Kathy P. Behan, Managing Editor Awhile back, I was facing a milestone birthday. Nothing like one of those to make a person take stock....

I was just thinking…why would anyone want to run for selectman?

By Bonnie Adams A selectman in a local town (not one covered by the Community Advocate) once told me that "it was the most thankless...

‘I was just thinking…how does my garden grow?’

By Barbara Polan May 3, 2012 - While April showers may bring May flowers, an April drought – like the one we just experienced –...

Friends of Westborough Public Library seek book sale donations

To the Editor: The Friends of the Westborough Public Library are currently seeking donations for our upcoming May book sale, which will take place beginning...

New England Amputee Association walkathon a success

Each year there are millions of amputees nationwide that acknowledge the month of April as being Limb Loss Awareness month. Another 28 million people...

Dog owners should ‘pick up’ the message

Westborough - While Veterans Freedom Park is a pleasant place to stroll and enjoy the outdoors, there is a contentious battle brewing between residents...

Tartaglia thanks Shrewsbury supporters

To the editor - Well, the 2012 election is in the history books. Anyone who stood out in the 40 degree weather through the cold...