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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Letter to Editor: Palitsch dedicated to those most vulnerable in his community

To the Editor, I support Jason Palitsch for State Representative because he does not subscribe to the philosophy that the “end justifies the means.” He...

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. "

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: 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: Northborough Turkey Trot

The organizers of the seventh annual Northborough Turkey Trot would like to thank everyone who helped make the race a huge success this year. We had 240 participants register and 190 who ran or walked on Thanksgiving morning despite the overnight snow fall. Thanks to the huge turnout, the dynamic volunteer efforts and generous donations, we were able to raise $5,655 for the Northborough Food Pantry.

Letter to the editor: Northborough Helping Hands thanks community for Backpack Drive support

To the Editor: Northborough Helping Hands Association, Inc. (NHHA) recently donated 156 backpacks to students in need attending Northborough Public Schools. Students received a new...

Letter to Editor: Kane is a ‘passionate community leader’

To the Editor: Hannah Kane has proven herself to be a strong and passionate community leader and a team player. She has been tirelessly involved...

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: A vote of confidence for the Baker – Polito ticket.

To the Editor: Following the debates and newspaper articles, the general consensus from many sources see a win-win situation to a vote for the Baker-Polito...

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...