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Letters to the Editor

On public mask mandates

To: All Dover and Sherborn Residents,

Kindly tune in to the Board of Health Meetings and School Committee meetings that occur, sometimes weekly, in both towns. Check the town calendar and attend as many meetings as you can. 

As seen on the Commonwealth...

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Thanking Westwood High School

Dear Editor,

First of all, I want to than Westwood Public High School. Because of Westwood Public High School, home of the Wolverines, I was able to succeed in college. Westwood High has granted me such great education, as they want to “strive for excellence.” When I became a Freshman...

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On University Station

For several years various Westwood residents have claimed at Town Meeting, “we were promised a tax reduction with University Station.” When it happened again this year, I decided it was time to set the record straight. I was the University Station Project Manager (formerly Westwood Station) for the town from 2007 through 2014. Prior to that role, I...

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Protect Sherborn’s groundwater from toxic chemicals

On Saturday May 15, Sherborn residents will vote on whether to install artificial turf at Laurel Fields, Question 9. This proposal is not just about competitive play. The risks of adding 100 tons of synthetic material to this site are too much for our town.

Every resident in the town...

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Thank you from Tilden Village

To The Editor, 

Thank you to Jamie O’Loughlin and the “Project Love” team along with many unknown folks in the Medfield community who contributed to help make Valentine’s Day extra special for the residents of Tilden Village (and the residents of the Thomas Upham House) during the pandemic. 

An Italian American’s Perspective for YES on Question 1

I am an Italian-American resident of Wellesley, and I am voting “yes” on Question 1. Being Italian is a source of great pride for me. I treasure my memories of spending Sundays with my grandfather as he would stir his famous “gravy” while regaling us with stories about our Italian ancestors who date...

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These Truths – Why I’m Voting YES on Question 1

There are two reasons I am voting Yes on Question 1 on March 2. 

First, I think it’s time to face the truth about our history, a history whose cornerstones are built on white supremacy, exploitation, and 500 years of mistreatment of Indigenous Peoples. Second, I do not believe that...

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Amplifying Under-Represented Voices

I was born and raised in Newton, Massachusetts, and like many young professionals living in the area, I came into the social media age in my late teens. In the early days it seemed that social media was a place to share likes, dislikes, funny photos, and videos. As I have grown older...

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In favor of Indigenous Peoples Day

As parents, one of our fundamental responsibilities is to help our children develop a sense of morality and to model the ideas and behaviors we value. All parents want to instill morals and principles that will last lifetimes and shape how our children interact with the world. While we do our best to...

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Rep. Garlick on climate policy

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I write to provide you with an important update Massachusetts’ effort to combat climate change. As your State Representative, I voted today in the affirmative on the conference committee report, An Act creating a next-generation roadmap for Massachusetts climate policy, which will create meaningful change by...

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On mass extinction

The sixth mass extinction - which scientists have coined as the Holocene Extinction - is upon us. According to the United Nations, around one million plant and animal species are currently in danger of extinction, and many more within the next decade. While other extinctions have occurred in Earth’s history, none have occurred...

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A letter from Rep. Garlick

Dear friends and neighbors,

I write to provide you with an important update on racial equity efforts in the State House. As your State Representative, I have just voted in the affirmative on the conference committee report, An Act relative to justice, equity and accountability in law enforcement in the...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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