Editorials

A Possible Harbinger

September 20, 2018
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The aftermath of Hurricane Florence on the Carolinas is another wakeup call for our communities.  Even though many preparations were made by local officials, there was still the loss of life and millions of dollars in damage. While the wind was not as severe as originally forecasted, having been downgraded from a category four...
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The Undoing of Johnny Jingles

September 14, 2018
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Quarters are a dying breed. No one carries quarters around as much as they used to in the city due to the new technology that basically has taken over the parking meters. Those who use it love it. I still use the quarters or sometimes the credit card, but I understand the convenience of...
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Don’t Trash Recycling. If We All Do Our Part, We Can Make It Work

September 14, 2018
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People throughout Massachusetts are committed to recycling and want to do their part to protect our environment. But we may not always be aware that some things need to stay out of our curbside recycling bins. While we may think, “I’ll throw it in with the recycling and someone will sort it all out...
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Massachusetts Needs Gov Charlie Baker

September 14, 2018
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With the state primary election now concluded, the ballot for the state election in November has been set, providing voters with the opportunity to see how the candidates match up for the various offices. Many of these contests feature either newcomers to the political scene or candidates for higher office who have not been...
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Back to School

September 7, 2018
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September is one of my favorite months. The weather is getting cooler, football is back in season, and students like yourselves are heading back to school. You might not know it, but it takes a village to prepare for the first day of school. Your teachers, principals, and custodians have spent the summer getting...
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Hot, Hot, Hot

September 7, 2018
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News reports about the hot weather and all of the records for high and highest-low temperatures that have been set this month in our region have become so commonplace that it is all-too-easy to read the headlines and move on to other news. But the reality is this: Global warming and the attendant climate...
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Sen John McCain

September 3, 2018
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In an era when cynicism and a lack of faith in our political leaders and institutions is at an all-time high — the roots of which can be traced back to the 1960s and the subsequent Watergate scandal — Sen. John McCain truly stood out as a man whose essential belief in the values...
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Get Out and Vote

September 3, 2018
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This Tuesday, the day after Labor Day, is primary election day across the state for both national and state offices. Although primary elections in Massachusetts generally are of little or no consequence because of the overwhelming Democratic voting enrollment and because most Democrats run unopposed, this year’s primary election is different. Thanks to the...
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National Grid Lock-Out of Workers Did Not Have to Happen

August 23, 2018
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Imagine your employer locked you out of your job, stopped paying you and canceled health insurance for you and your family all as a way to send a message: When you get desperate enough you’ll come back with fewer benefits and worse insurance. It’s unethical and it is exactly what National Grid is doing...
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Letters to the Editor

August 23, 2018
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Ward 4 looks to Katie Ford in Registry of Deeds race Dear Editor, On Tuesday, Sept. 4, the day of Labor Day, voters will have a number of important choices to make on the ballot. In some cases, voters will be well-aware of what an office does (e.g., Congress), yet in others, they may...
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