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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Letter to the 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...

Support Shrewsbury override – Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library

To the Editor: At our May 7 meeting the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library voted unanimously to endorse the...

Letter to the Editor: Palitsch understands issues facing 11th District

To the Editor: Jason Palitsch will provide a strong voice in the legislature for the 11th Worcester District. He will work collaboratively with both parties...

Support Shrewsbury override – Kennedy

To the Editor: I urge the residents of Shrewsbury to vote YES on June 3 for the $5.5 million override. The override has the unanimous...

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...

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...

The end of the road (work)

Northborough - Northborough residents and business owners are breathing a sigh of relief now that the downtown improvement project is in its final stages....

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.

Summer bugs, magical and not

I awoke recently around midnight and, unable to sleep, I watched out the window as flickering lights floated above the grassy patch behind the house.