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Support Shrewsbury override – Cunniffe

May 20th, 2014

To the Editor: “We spend too much of our time worrying about the mosquitoes and not enough time concerning ourselves about the health of the pond.”? Understanding that a tax increase is the “mosquito” that we must get past to improve our overall health, it seems to me that now is the time for residents [...]

Support Shrewsbury override – Kennedy

May 20th, 2014

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 support of the Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee, and the School Committee. A yes vote will provide the town with additional revenue to support both municipal and school services, including [...]

Support Shrewsbury override – Collins

May 20th, 2014

To the Editor: We must own up to our fiscal responsibilities. At a recent school committee meeting, I heard parents step up to the microphone and express their frustration over the lack of funding for the Shrewsbury Public Schools. Indeed, commensurate with its wealth, the inadequate effort made by the town? to fund? its schools [...]

Support Shrewsbury override – Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library

May 20th, 2014

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 Proposition 2 ? override. We believe passage of the override and its resultant funding to critical services such as public safety and schools will provide the relief needed on municipal [...]

Support Shrewsbury override – Castaldi

May 20th, 2014

Dear members of the Shrewsbury community, Shrewsbury residents have a wonderful opportunity to make an investment in our children and our community by voting YES for the 2 ? override petition. The cost of this investment is $400 for the average property owner. It will add $5.5M to a town budget of over $100 million [...]

Support Shrewsbury override – Alperson

May 20th, 2014

To the Editor: I urge all Shrewsbury voters to support the proposed override.? The town has critical needs, and the resultant tax bills would remain affordable and reasonable.? For example, cuts in police staffing have reduced officer-initiated, deterrent activities, while community complaints and calls for service have risen.? The proposed override should mitigate this by [...]

My mom – a lifetime of love

May 8th, 2014

It was late January when moving in with my mother became a necessity. She's 81, I's 51, but sometimes in life we have to do what we have to do.

Only it wasn's my mother who needed the help. I was living alone and had a hip issue and couldn's walk. So with nothing but an overnight bag, I settled in.

Thank you from the Bruce Family

May 1st, 2014

Matthew Bruce

To the Editor, Words cannot express…. When our beloved Matt was taken from us much too soon, those were the words we heard from countless friends, neighbors and community members over and over again.? Now we find ourselves feeling the same sentiment.? Words cannot express how incredibly grateful and overwhelmed we are feeling by the [...]

Re-elect DePalo and Fitzgerald

May 1st, 2014


To the Editor: Shrewsbury has a very important election Tuesday, May 6. Three candidates seek election to the Board of Selectmen; all three are either present or former selectmen. I have served with all three. Two have routinely worked very hard preparing for and attending ?every meeting ready to find realistic, practical, caring approaches to [...]

Solution needed for hallway blockage in schools

May 1st, 2014


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.

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