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The pipeline timeline

November 15th, 2014

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Northborough – A public meeting on a proposed new gas line that would cut through part of Northborough has been postponed so that residents and officials may review more current maps. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company is proposing a line that would run from Bolton to Worcester and as such, along the Northborough border. The original [...]

Feeling the squeeze

November 7th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Most people, including town officials, agree on the need for affordable housing. A state mandate, General Law Chapter 40B, known as the Comprehensive Permit Law, requires a community to have at least 10 percent of its stock as “affordable.” But just how that 10 percent is reached is where most people differ. Shrewsbury [...]

My new hat

November 2nd, 2014

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Our letter carrier rang the doorbell. Would I sign for a package from Poland?

A career in public safety

November 2nd, 2014

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Northborough – After nearly twenty years as Northborough’s Fire Chief, David Durgin has announced that he will be retiring in June 2015. In addition to his 42-years as a career firefighter, Durgin has also served as Fire Chief in Hopedale. As head of Northborough’s Fire Department, Durgin oversees a staff that responds to literally thousands [...]

Letter to the Editor: Support for Naughton

October 31st, 2014

Dear Voters, I have lived in Northborough for 29 years.  In that time I have, off and on, paid attention to local and state political activities. Over those years I have come to know State Representative Harold Naughton as a man of courage and integrity, and to know that he cares deeply about the things [...]

Letter to the Editor: Support for Dykema and Gregoire

October 31st, 2014

To The Editor: Westborough is fortunate to have two experienced, well-qualified state representatives running for re-election.  We urge you to join us in voting for Carolyn Dykema (precinct 2) and Danielle Gregoire (precincts 1 & 3) on November 4th. Carolyn Dykema is extremely hard-working and thoughtful, always interested in studying problems and listening to constituents [...]

Letter to the Editor: Vote yes on Question 1

October 28th, 2014

To the Editor: As the General election approaches, voters should be aware that the Legislature enacted a law that links gasoline tax increases to inflation. The Legislature will never have to vote on the gasoline tax rate again. It’s tied to inflation and is a never ending tax increase. The current 24-cents-per-gallon state tax will [...]

Letter to Editor: Flyer misrepresents Dykema’s record on veterans issues

October 28th, 2014

To the Editor: As the state election nears, I am writing to take issue with a flyer I received a few weeks ago from a group called Mass. Fiscal Alliance disparaging Rep. Carolyn Dykema’s record with regard to veterans. The flyer struck a nerve because I know Rep. Dykema has been a tireless supporter of [...]

Letter to the editor – vote for Wyatt

October 28th, 2014

Vote for Wyatt for House of Representatives To the Editor: It’s time for change in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. If elected, Brad Wyatt will not be part of the “old guard” who stand in a pack and vote in lock step with the majority.  He will fight for what’s right for Massachusetts citizens, businesses [...]

Letter to the Editor: vote for Dykema

October 24th, 2014

To the Editor: It is with great pleasure that I write this letter in support of State Representative Carolyn Dykema.  As a member of the Hopkinton School Committee, the Chair of the Hopkinton 300th Anniversary Committee, and a twenty-three year resident of Hopkinton, I have had countless opportunities to work with and observe Carolyn’s dedication to our [...]

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