Editorials

Letter to the Editor

December 7, 2018
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Following up on Editorial about Climate Change Dear Editor: There are other sources of carbon dioxide in addition to electric power generation.  Heating buildings and heating domestic hot water are also significant sources of CO2.  Nationwide, 46 percent of the energy used by buildings is used for heat. Here in New England, heating and...
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Enjoy the Holidays — Safely

December 7, 2018
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With the Christmas season in full swing, there will be the usual office, family, and neighborhood parties for all of us to partake and enjoy. By no means do we wish to cast negative thoughts or to be party-Scrooges, but we would be remiss if we did not remind all of our readers to...
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Enjoy the Holiday Season

December 7, 2018
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This is a wonderful time of the year, to paraphrase the song, with holiday music playing in the malls and on our car radios, resurrecting our earliest childhood memories — even for the younger set — of Christmases-past. We choose just the right tree, decorate it carefully with our family-heirloom ornaments, and when we...
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Climate Change is Happening Now

November 29, 2018
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The report released last Friday by 13 U.S. government agencies concurring in an assessment that the effects of climate change will result in a 10 percent decline in the U.S. gross national product and the loss of $1 trillion in real estate by the year 2100 is sobering — if not depressing — and...
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Letter to the Editor

November 26, 2018
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Dear Editor, Not being a member of the Blackstone/Franklin Neighborhood Association I did not attend the meeting that was reported as part of “The Pot Shop Campaign” in the Nov. 15 issue of the Boston Sun. I take serious issue with Mr. Ross’s characterization of the PBNA process as illegitimate and his assertion that Compassionate...
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Thanksgiving and Very Thankful

November 26, 2018
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This Thanksgiving I am thankful to not have cancer. I hope. Six months ago my family doctor sent me for a CT scan because I went in to be checked out for something that felt weird which ended up being nothing. However the CT scan did reveal some nodules in my thyroid. A local...
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Happy Thanksgiving

November 26, 2018
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Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, tracing its roots back almost 400 years to the Pilgrims, long before there was even a thought of a United States of America. Thanksgiving is the ultimate family-centered holiday. It has no national-celebration connotations, and no required gift-giving. It lacks the commercialism, solemnity, and political overtones of all...
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Remember Those in Need This Holiday Season

November 17, 2018
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For the vast majority of Americans, the holiday season, which is now upon us is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such as ours. But the sad reality for many of our fellow citizens is that the holiday season brings little, if any, joy....
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The More Women, the Better

November 17, 2018
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Say what you will about the state of politics in our country these days, one thing that is undeniable is that Americans have become more engaged in the political process than at any time in our recent history. The recent election of scores of women, of diverse backgrounds, to public office has signified that...
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Be Sure to Thank Our Veterans

November 9, 2018
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Its was 100 years ago this Sunday, on Nov. 11, 1918, that World War I formally came to a conclusion on what is famously referred to as the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month. Americans observed the first anniversary of the end of the war the following year when the...
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