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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Letter to the Editor: Town meetings are much more than “hogwash”

To the Editor: Recently a Southborough writer held forth on the subject of Westborough's town meeting, before enjoying milk and cookies and going to bed...

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

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.

A road more traveled

Region - After enduring a particularly harsh winter, the snow is finally melting. Although winter was tough on our collective psyche, it was even...

Letter to the editor:

To the Editor, I would like to take this opportunity to extend my heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated in our Bundle Up the Blackstone...

Letter to the editor: Support for reelection of Abraham as Worcester register of probate

To the Editor: I am writing this letter in support of Stephen G. Abraham, candidate for reelection as the Worcester register of probate. As an...

The end of the road (work)

Northborough - Northborough residents and business owners are breathing a sigh of relief now that the downtown improvement project is in its final stages....

Letter to the editor: Shrewsbury fair a success thanks to volunteers

To the Editor: The Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival was a success as witnessed by so many smiling faces, both young and old.? The sunny...

Letter to the editor: Citizens of Marlborough

To the citizens of Marlborough, As your Council on Aging chairman, I would like to take this opportunity to express my thoughts about some positive...

If you don’t like the weather…just wait a minute

Region – As New Englanders we are used to variations in our weather patterns, but who would have ever expected a Christmas Day when...

Letter to the editor: Thank you for Shrewsbury override support

To the Editor: Community Supporters for Shrewsbury thanks the 7,102 voters who supported the $5.5M operational override on Tuesday, June 3rd.? We are grateful to...