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Monday, July 22, 2019

Letter to the editor: Center should not be built at Ward Park

Dear Editor, As signers of the petition asking Marlborough's Mayor Vigeant and City Council to reverse their decision to locate the proposed building in historic...

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...

Thank you from the Bruce Family

To the Editor, Words cannot express…. When our beloved Matt was taken from us much too soon, those were the words we heard from countless friends,...

Thank you for WHS reunion coverage

To the Editor: Thank you so much for your spectacular coverage of our 55th Class Reunion from Westborough High School. Yes, I am slightly biased...

Letter to the Editor: vote for Dykema

To the Editor: It is with great pleasure that I write this letter in support of State Representative Carolyn Dykema. As a member of...

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.

Vote against Shrewsbury override – Pohl

To the Editor: Regarding the Proposition 2-1/2 override in Shrewsbury, an open letter to the town of Shrewsbury and the political group called "Community Supporters for Shrewsbury. "

Letter to the editor: The Career Politician

To the Editor: Could there ever be a better time to take up the banner of term limits in Washington, D.C.? Our system of government was...

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...

Letter to the editor: Vote for Healey for Attorney General

To the Editor: Maura Healey is running for Attorney General, having helped lead the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office for the past seven years.? She has...