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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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,...

Letter to the Editor: Thank you from Rep. Naughton

Dear Editor, This week the Legislature began the 189th Session of the General Court by welcoming new members as well as our new Governor Baker....

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.

Letter to the editor: Kane cares about the community

To the Editor: I am writing as an independent voter to urge the citizens of Shrewsbury and Westborough to vote for Hannah Kane for State...

Letter to the Editor – Opposed to Shrewsbury library proposal

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...

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...

Thank you from Westborough Community Band

To the Editor: The Westborough Community Band and its Board of Directors would like to thank the community for a great fifth season. ?The musicians...

Letter to the editor: Proud of Northborough's Selectmen

To the Editor: I winced when I read the headline for the article in the 6/14/13 issue of the Community Advocate about National Grid having...

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: 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...