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Solution needed for hallway blockage in schools

May 1st, 2014

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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.

Letter to the editor: Celebrate National Library Week

April 16th, 2014

Dear Editor, During the week of April 13-19, the Marlborough and Hudson Public Libraries join libraries in communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers. Marlborough Junior Woman's Club is proud of our membership in the General Federation of Women's Clubs whose work in [...]

Letter to the Editor: Vote “NO” for a split tax rate at Southborough Town Meeting

April 11th, 2014

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To the Editor: Article 24 on the Town Warrant of Southborough is proposing a dual property tax rate which would tax business at a higher rate. The rationale for those who oppose Southborough's long-standing single tax rate is that increased business in Southborough will cause home values to decline.? Here are the realities to consider: [...]

Letter to the editor: Celebrate National Library Week

April 11th, 2014

Dear Editor, During the week of April 13-19, the Marlborough and Hudson Public Libraries join libraries in communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers. Marlborough Junior Woman's Club is proud of our membership in the General Federation of Women's Clubs whose work in [...]

Letter to the editor: Vote “NO” for a split tax rate at Southborough Town Meeting

April 11th, 2014

To the Editor: Article 24 on the Town Warrant of Southborough is proposing a dual property tax rate which would tax business at a higher rate. The rationale for those who oppose Southborough's long-standing single tax rate is that increased business in Southborough will cause home values to decline.? Here are the realities to consider: [...]

Shrewsbury student/teacher ratios still being quoted incorrectly

March 26th, 2014

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To the Editor: Last November the Community Advocate printed a long, front-page article about Shrewsbury's schools, including extensive comments from the school superintendent and a chart showing Shrewsbury's student/teacher ratio as 21 to 1. I knew immediately that this ratio was wrong, and ???I pointed this error out in a letter that was printed December [...]

Viewpoint – All economies are local

January 16th, 2014

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Massachusetts communities can no longer rely on state or federal aid to fill their budget gaps. Therefore, each municipality must take responsibility for its own economic fate.

Towns and cities are failing to take advantage of economic development opportunities and tax revenues. They do not understand how to create the optimum number of local jobs, nor understand municipal metrics that determine their economic well-being. They lack knowledge about their industry clusters, especially about which are thriving or struggling. They do not know the decision makers at those enterprises who pay business taxes and create jobs.

Letter to the Editor – propaganda campaign for a Shrewsbury operating budget override is now in high gear

December 3rd, 2013

To the Editor: The propaganda campaign for a Shrewsbury operating budget override is now in high gear, and the Community Advocate made it clear that it supports this campaign when it published a lengthy front page article in its November 15, 2013 edition titled “Class sizes in Shrewsbury causing teacher headaches, achievement gaps”. (communityadvocate.com/2013/11/14/under-pressure-class-sizes-in-shrewsbury-causing-teacher-headaches-achievement-gaps). This [...]

Letter to the Editor: Thank you from Westborough Education Foundation

November 24th, 2013

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To the Editor: Are you smarter than your Selectmen?? The Westborough Education Foundation held its annual Trivia Bee on Nov. 4; and the Selectmen (Ian Johnson, George Barrette, and Tim Dodd), who played on a team sponsored by Ball Financial, hold bragging rights as the 2013 Trivia Bee Champions. The big winners are Westborough school [...]

To the Editor:

November 24th, 2013

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The Marlborough Recreation Department would like to thank the following organizations, businesses, and community groups who made donations to our recreation programs that allowed needy children to attend the program/lessons free of charge: Mayor's Charity Fund; Family and Friends of our beloved ?Marlborough's first Recreation Director Louis F. Ghiloni; Juniper Farms; Marlborough -Fraternal Order Of [...]

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