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Monday, January 21, 2019

Letter to the editor: History of Harry's Restaurant property

To the editor: Re: the article "Harry's Restaurant" in the Feb. 22 issue of the Community Advocate In 1946 the property "Harry's sits on was part...

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...

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.

Thank you to Northboro Septic

To the Editor: I'd like to give a huge shout out to Northboro Septic for outstanding customer service. "Going the extra mile" is getting...

Letter to the Editor: Ward Park should not be built upon

To the Editor: Marlborough's mayor is moving forward to construct a building for the current purpose of a senior center on Ward Park. If the...

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: Thank you for Shrewsbury Senior Center dinner

To the Editor: November twentieth, two thousand fifteen. Shrewsbury Senior Center was the scene. A huge thank you is what is due to Senator Moore, Representative Kane and...