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Legal and moral obligation to save Ward Park

October 31st, 2013

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To the Editor: Honor Our Heritage. Protect Open Space. Renovate Existing Buildings. We have a legal and moral obligation to save Ward Park in Marlborough.? It honors our forefathers and has served as a public park since 1925.? We have a duty to protect Ward Park so that future generations can enjoy the same health [...]

K of C offers thanks for successful Tootsie Roll Charity Drive

October 31st, 2013

To the Editor: The Knights of Columbus Council 119 in Southborough carried out the annual Tootsie Roll Charity Drive for handicapped children at five locations: Dunkin” Donuts, the Village Spa, St. Anne's and St. Matthew's parishes, and at Heritage Day (Oct. 14). The response was outstanding. The combined donations amounted to $1,640. The Knights thank [...]

Library trustees ask for support for project

October 31st, 2013

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To the Editor: Shrewsbury's Public Library has reached a critical point. As the intellectual heart of our community, the library has been a vibrant resource for the people of Shrewsbury. ?Aging infrastructure and continued water infiltration issues have resulted in a serious situation that must now be addressed. The current facility is inadequate in size [...]

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 [...]

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