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Parents concerned over class size – vote YES for the library project

October 31st, 2013

To the Editor: As parents we are struggling with rising class sizes and shrinking budgets to support our schools.? We volunteer, raise funds, provide extra homework help, and try to make the best of a challenging situation, all while hoping for something to change.? November 5th presents an opportunity to get closer to that change. [...]

Library proponent misleads Town Meeting on debt ceiling

October 31st, 2013

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To the Editor: Vote NO on Tuesday November 5. Live Within Our Means. The proposed library was considered at the October 21 town meeting. A speaker favoring the project claimed Shrewsbury can afford the too big, too costly $23,000,000 proposed library because the town is at only 50 percent of its debt ceiling – the [...]

Shrewsbury School Committee supports library project

October 31st, 2013

To the Editor: On October 23rd the Shrewsbury School Committee voted unanimously to support the Shrewsbury Public Library building project.? Strong partnership between our public library and public schools enhances student learning.? The proposed library project will provide improved study and gathering spaces for students of all ages as well as improved technology services.? Enhanced [...]

Thank you for WHS reunion coverage

October 28th, 2013

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To the Editor: Thank you so much for your spectacular coverage of our 55th Class Reunion from Westborough High School. Yes, I am slightly biased since I began with them in 1946 at what's left of the Harvy Elementary School on Phillips St. I did make it to the 55th reunion, thank God. We do [...]

Support Shrewsbury library project

October 28th, 2013

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To the Editor: Why vote “Yes” for a new Shrewsbury Library? According to the perpetual naysayers, there is never a good time to vote for anything.? Their modus operandi is always the same; no, no and no.? Same signs; same pitch. What they forget is that Shrewsbury residents understand they live in a good town, [...]

Support Shrewsbury library project

October 28th, 2013

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To the Editor: I support Shrewsbury's library renovation project. Libraries have evolved – this is not your father's library. Very little of the expansion is for space for new books. It is for space to accommodate approximately 1,000 daily visitors. The existing structure needs repair. The cost to taxpayers of just repairs is estimated to [...]

$12.8 million library repair cost is not credible

October 28th, 2013

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To the Editor: The?$12.8 million existing library repair cost estimate is excessively high.??It is only being used to justify the outrageously high $23.3 million cost?for an oversized “luxury” library. In 2011, the estimated cost to repair the library was $6.4 million. The 2013 cost doubled to $12.8 million in just two years.?It appears that the [...]

Digital technology impact on libraries could be devastating

October 28th, 2013

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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 future is here, today, on the internet. 1 in 4 books sold in 2012 were digital books. eBooks” share is project to be 40-50 percent of book sales in 2016 [...]

Letter to the editor: Selectmen voice support for library project

October 27th, 2013

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To the Editor: We members of the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen ask you to join us in voting “Yes” on November 5th to approve the debt exclusion to fund the Library Building renovation/addition project.? With over 1,000 visits daily, it is clear that the Library is a flourishing, valued resource to Shrewsbury residents. The Building [...]

Letter to the editor: Vote “Yes” for library project

October 27th, 2013

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To the Editor: I am writing to urge parents of school-age children in Shrewsbury to vote Yes for our Library.? We all know that our schools are under financial stress.? What so many parents do not realize is that a “Yes” vote for the library is also a “Yes” vote for our schools.? Especially when [...]

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