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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Letter to the editor: Pipeline would be bad for Grafton

To the Editor: I am writing about the Spectra pipeline, a high-pressure gas pipeline proposed to run through Grafton. Growing up in Grafton, it was easy...

Solution needed for hallway blockage in schools

To the Editor, I am writing about my feelings toward hallway traffic in public schools. I believe that we should be taught at an early age that people drive on the right side of the road so we can apply the concept to walking in hallways. Also, I believe that we should be taught to not stop in the middle of the hallway like cars do not stop in the middle of the road for no reason unless there is an emergency or they have to turn. I believe that this would make hallways safer and easier to move around in.

Thank you from Spirit of Shrewsbury Festival Committee

The 2017 Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival has closed out another successful celebration.  Warm weather drew crowds of near record numbers to the annual Town Expo and Craft Fair.

Letter to Editor: Don's allow changes to cell tower bylaw

To the Editor: On Monday, April 22 at the Northborough Annual Town Meeting, we will have the chance to vote on a very important article.?...

A ‘YES’ vote for the library project is a “Win-Win-Win”

To the Editor: Shrewsbury voters have an important decision to make on November 5. Our library is in dire need of repairs, and something must be...

Letter to the Editor – Vote “Yes” for Shrewsbury library project

To the Editor: I encourage voters to support the Shrewsbury Library Project. The library is so much more than a library; it is a community...

Digital technology impact on libraries could be devastating

To the Editor: The digital revolution is defining how the young and old will read and learn in the 21st century. The library of the...

Letter to the editor re: Dykema

Dear Editor, I's writing to express deep disappointment in Rep. Dykema. Last October Marty Lamb criticized Dykema for voting against putting committee votes online. Even...

‘2018’

The year 2018 has begun. May it bring peace, health and happiness to everyone.   In the last few years of this life We have seen so much...

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.