The Hometown Weekly for all your latest local news and updates! Delivered to every Home and Business... each and every week!  

Category Archives: Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Supporting and Stabilizing in FY21 Budget

On November 12, I voted in the affirmative to pass the state budget for fiscal year 2021. (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021.) Until this date, we have relied on sporadic supplemental budgets to fund our state for several months at a time as we waited patiently for the state to reveal...

Read more

On the pandemic

The first case of COVID-19 in the United States was recorded on January 20th, 2020. For the next month and a half, the U.S. continued operating normally, while many other countries began their lockdown. One month later, on February 29th, 2020, the federal government approved a national testing program, but it was too...

Read more

On returning to school full-time in Medfield

Thank you to the teachers, administrators, committee members and volunteers for your hard work. As a school community, the best interests of our students must be our first and primary consideration. The purpose of this letter is to convey the sentiment many of us have shared with you privately, during school committee meetings...

Read more

On Medfield Schools reopening

To the Medfield Community, 

One of the threads that weaves itself through all parts of American life, and most profoundly in Medfield, is public education. Over the last six months COVID -19 has touched every part of our lives that we took as given- the places where we find meaning,...

Read more

On the remote teaching amendment

As the Chair of the Dover Sherborn Regional School Committee I wish to clarify the purpose and effect of our vote in support of a hybrid return to school. The Region voted in favor of the hybrid model that was presented at the Joint School Committee on August 11, but with an amendment...

Read more

On prohibiting nuclear weapons

You may hear church bells tolling at 8:15 a.m. on August 6. It marks the 75th anniversary of the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki anniversary.

In May of 2019 Needham Town Meeting passed the Back from the Brink Resolution which cautioned a no first use of nuclear weapons...

Read more

In favor of Article 16

Sherborn Neighbors:

At Town Meeting, citizens will have the opportunity to authorize the Select Board to investigate, and possibly pursue, choice in electric power supply for the town and its citizens through a collective group purchasing program called Community Choice Aggregation (CCA).  Voting “yes” to investigate electrical aggregation under Article...

Read more

A ‘thank you’ from the COA

More than four months ago, the Needham Council on Aging, often referred to as the Center at the Heights, closed its doors to the public and began operating remotely in response to COVID-19. While we miss hearing the whirr of machines in the fitness room, laughter and delicious smells coming out of our...

Read more

Reusable shopping bags are back

On Friday, July 10, Governor Baker rescinded his temporary order suspending all local shopping bag laws and banning the use of reusable bags. 

It is open to argument if the temporary order, put in place on March 25th, was ever necessary in the first place. At best, it may have...

Read more

Carol’s Corner: documenting inequalities

Hello everyone,

I never realized how privileged I have been throughout my life. 

I could have gone to any school I wanted to but because of financial problems I chose to work at W.T. Grants after graduating H.S.

I could walk all over Boston...

Read more

Appreciating Medfield’s first-responders

I would like to start by saying that I truly appreciate the work done by our Medfield Police. They have always responded when I needed their help and have also spent time helping me deal with certain situations. I have to also say that the Medfield Fire Department is also terrific in quickly...

Read more

On police policies/procedures in Medfield

In the wake of the killing of George Floyd, there’s an intense national focus on law enforcement and people have had a variety of reactions. Some people have chosen to protest or hold rallies. Some of our legislators have proposed new standards at both the state and national levels. I wanted to find...

Read more

On the DTL’s reopening

To the Patrons and Fans of Dover Town Library -

As Dover’s Library Trustees, we, like so many of you, are eagerly looking forward to the library’s reopening. If you love the library as we do, it’s wonderful to hear these dates announced.

- July 20: Pick-up...

Read more

On the vandalism of flags in Needham

The Needham Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2498 is saddened and disheartened to learn of the vandalism of American Flags at Memorial Park during the 4th of July weekend. Several flags were burned or stolen.

These flags are provided to a Needham citizen who volunteers to place the flags along...

Read more

On coverage of the Medfield rally

I was so surprised and disappointed to pull the paper out of my mailbox today and look through the pictures of Sunday's rally in Medfield. It is beyond my comprehension why there would be no pictures of Black, Brown, or People of Color. They were certainly there that day, and the rest of...

Read more

It Has Since Been Removed

The 15'x15' 'Warrior Love' tarp that once adorned the Pfaff Center. It has since been removed.

To the editor:

This is something I am feeling pretty passionate about and wanted to share with the town of Medfield. I designed an altered version of Medfield's...

Read more

On making Dale School a Net Zero building

At their meeting on June 2, the Medfield Board of Selectmen listened to an intriguing presentation from Mark Sandeen, a member of the Select Board in Lexington. In February, Lexington had opened its new Hastings Elementary School as a net-positive building: an all-electric building that uses no fossil fuels and that generates more...

Read more

On letter carriers and dog safety

We’d like the Town of Medfield pet owners to take a moment and look at the world through their dog’s eyes. Eating, sleeping and playing take up most of their day. The one job they do have, at least in their minds, is protecting their turf and their family.

“It’s...

Read more

Reaffirming WPS’ core values

Dear Westwood Families:

As a School Committee, the education, health, and safety of our students are our top priorities. In light of recent events in our country, we feel it necessary to reaffirm the core values of the Westwood Public School District.

Let us be clear. The...

Read more

On Sherborn Question 1

Soon Sherborn voters will be asked to vote in the local election. In addition to filling slots for town offices there is one very important question on the ballot. It asks voters to give up their right to elect the Town Treasurer. 

The Treasurer has one of the most important...

Read more