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SensibleSudburyCitizen July 23, 2014 at 05:32 pm
Liz/Patch editors- I am just wondering why you don't ask Bob Stein to post his letters on his ownRead More like everyone else either in the Town Square section or a blog. He certainly doesn't deserve the special treatment you oddly give him. He's really not that newsworthy. And to many just addicted to attention.
SudburyCOP July 23, 2014 at 06:14 pm
Welcome back Kirsten.
Sudbury Citizen July 23, 2014 at 07:46 pm
SensibleSudburyCitizen, AKA Kirsten Roopinian, Mr. Stein's " letter " is not letter. ItRead More was a speech he gave last night at the BOS meeting. He is not " addicted to attention ". What he is addicted to is showing how corrupt some of our town employees and BOS members are. He cares about this town unlike some people. He is trying to educate us on the wasteful spending in town. Kirsten, be thankful you have a town paycheck, and can afford this wasteful spending. I am on a fixed income and can barely afford my tax bill without the help of the senior tax relief.
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Scott C July 22, 2014 at 02:03 pm
WTF are plutos? "The US Food and Drug Adminsitration said Wawona Packing Company in Cutler,Read More CA, is voluntarily recalling whole peaches, nectarines, plums and <b>plutos</b> that were sold between June 1 and July 12.
Heizenburg July 22, 2014 at 06:17 pm
At least it is organic.
Cheryl R. July 23, 2014 at 02:14 pm
Pretty sure that fruit is eaten or rotten by now.
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ron darden July 21, 2014 at 08:45 pm
Sudbury Center Improvement Advisory Committee February 27, 2014...excerpt from minutes: SCIACRead More members inquired as to what the delay will now be through the intersection with the need for separate left turn phases? VHB indicated that the intersection is at capacity already, and we are not adding lanes. This design will not be making a big difference. But we should experience a slightly reduced queue. The original World Tech design reduced the delay on paper, but did not solve the interlocking left turn issue. New design will be similar to existing, but vehicle detection will be more efficient mostly in off-peak periods. Signals will be programmed for peak times
Spirit of 01776 July 21, 2014 at 10:14 pm
We could save a lot of money on the intersection if we sold the Hosmer House to someone who couldRead More move it and get it out if the way, thereby creating less motorist inconvenience. If it was the Bob Ross House I would say we should keep it, but let's face it: FloHo was not a famous, prolific artist like Bob Ross. That lady who writes books about FloHo and moderates the debates might want to check out a true artistè: Bob Ross. In the meantime, let's cut our losses and make a few bucks by divesting ourselves of the Hosmer House. If that lady insists, we can build a FloHo museum at the White House Preschool, which I think is available.
Zudnic July 22, 2014 at 10:30 am
"Historical Character." Right. Priority #1 should be to maximize livability in the town.Read More How much does the traffic jam enhance the "historical character"? The thousands of hours of wasted productivity, the tons of carbon emissions from idling cars? What about road safety, does that not trump "historical character"? They're not tearing down the whole thing, they're aligning lanes and putting up a modern traffic signal. It's an important project and will enhance quality of life in the town.
Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo. Photo credit: Patch file photo.
steve forte July 23, 2014 at 06:13 am
yet.....,.,
steve forte July 23, 2014 at 07:11 am
Im assuming you mean Robert Deleo. But you are correct , I did miss one. John Thompson , ResignedRead More after being indicted on charges of conspiracy and bribery
Tyler Jozefowicz July 23, 2014 at 08:50 pm
Arithmetic, steve. You also neglected to mention the other 52 House Speakers that were notRead More indicted.
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Stephanie July 21, 2014 at 11:58 am
Maybe it is you who needs to read.
david mokal July 21, 2014 at 12:12 pm
Yes..Yes 6:AM too! I don't drink but think its an awesome Idea
deb of see-attleboro July 21, 2014 at 12:35 pm
West Heff Hobo: Even the Supreme Court has ruled that "blue laws" are constitutional.Read More State governments not only have the right to regulate businesses, they have the obligation to do so. What I find so disturbing is that people believe their freedom is somehow being eroded because of regulations such as this. Are you suggesting that every time a blue law is repealed that we are somehow more free? Do you just want the consumers to consume and the producers to produce with absolutely no restrictions at all? (And please, no more about religion)
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John Stipkey July 18, 2014 at 04:25 pm
Further - her ignorant comment that these children should get a trial ignores the fact that we onlyRead More have a few hundred judges available to adjudicate tens or soon hundreds of thousands of cases. So - what do we do over the many years it will take to judge each individual case? Lock these children up in camps? Imagine the downstream risks of this. I don't expect brilliance from politicians but charting the consequences of this decision does not require one to be a rocket scientist.
DynoMutt July 19, 2014 at 09:46 am
I would rather send them to back to Guatemala, have a stop over at Disney World, I do not care, justRead More get them back to where they belong. It would be cheaper in the end, even with a stop at disney.
DynoMutt July 19, 2014 at 09:47 am
Oh and yes the politicians in MA are DANGEROUSLY Ignorant. Buying votes at the expense of theirRead More community's health.
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Dennis Naughton July 23, 2014 at 09:42 am
Fortunately the crypto-fascist element that makes disproportionate use of these comment sections toRead More self-indulgently vituperate are a tiny minority. Their xenophobia and twisted political,social and economic preconceptions are not grounded in reality. No wonder Faux News grabs their fancy. People like this don't vote. They revel in the process of complaining, not reasonable solutions.
RON BEATY July 23, 2014 at 01:56 pm
Please help us stop Governor Patrick from IRRESPONSIBLY  shipping ILLEGAL Aliens intoRead More Massachusetts at great cost to  taxpayers and our communities! -  Please sign the (online) Fattman ILLEGAL Alien Resolution (and forward this urgent message to everyone you know):  LINK for THE FATTMAN RESOLUTION -  http://fattman.com/fattmanresolution/?utm_content=bufferfa53a  Thank you.  RON BEATY  Tea Party-Republican Candidate,  MA State Senate, Cape & Islands District 
RON BEATY July 23, 2014 at 01:57 pm
Please help us stop Governor Patrick from IRRESPONSIBLY  shipping ILLEGAL Aliens intoRead More Massachusetts at great cost to  taxpayers and our communities! -  Please sign the (online) Fattman ILLEGAL Alien Resolution (and forward this urgent message to everyone you know):  LINK for THE FATTMAN RESOLUTION -  http://fattman.com/ fattmanresolution/?utm_content=bufferfa53a  Thank you.  . RON BEATY  Tea Party-Republican Candidate,  MA State Senate, Cape & Islands District 
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Matthew July 18, 2014 at 03:36 pm
Impeach DP and his buddy BO. Two of the most pathetic politicians this country has ever seen.
Joe Rizoli July 19, 2014 at 12:28 pm
The people that sent their children over here should be brought up on charges of child abuse.Read More lastly, sending these children all over the country is actually aiding a betting illegal aliens in this day in America a federal felony.
Joe Rizoli July 19, 2014 at 12:34 pm
The parents that sent these children over here should be brought up on charges of child abuse.Read More lastly, the fact that these children are being dispersed all over the country is in violation of federal law which states that they, the States themselves are aiding and abetting illegal aliens and their stay in America.
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Ken B. July 22, 2014 at 06:40 pm
Watching on TV.....a bunch of able bodied working age immigrant (i.e. illegal immigrant) advocatesRead More who were protesting in front of Lynn City Hall today. I got up and went to work today. Yeah, I would have liked to go to DC and protest the IRS scandals, but I have to put food on the table and be able to pay my bills. I guess if everything is handed to you for free, you get to protest.
Paula DiCesare July 22, 2014 at 06:50 pm
No one is getting the point, Ken. The Liberals think these folks will come here and be working atRead More high level jobs next year, paying high taxes. The very sad fact is they will drain the system because most of them will only be working at low level jobs, some working under the table. Others will be on welfare. It won't be until at least 3 generations from now that they will ADD to the system. Do I feel bad for the kids and mothers. Heck, yes! But how many other countries of poor and depressed people are watching us? How many more will try to do the same thing? Just come and stay. At some point we will implode. 17 trillion dollars in debt and still spending. Like a kid with a credit card. Folks that I know are being pushed from a 40 hour week to 30 hours. Prices on gas and food are going up, as are utilities. But that isn't even the big issue. I want our government to have these people checked out for diseases. I posted an article on Eboli and got the response that its in Africa. Yeah, it is, but all it takes is a plane ride by one very sick person to the USA. My point was to elaborate on how easy this stuff can spread. They can't even control it in Africa. AND, what a weapon for a terrorist! My BIGGER point is to close the darn borders until we can get a grip on all of this. What a mess!
Dan O'Neil July 22, 2014 at 07:32 pm
They come from another country. Whatever country they came from should be responsible for them notRead More us. If I snuck into Mexico tomorrow I'd be arrested. These kids are getting asylum. The old saying is charity starts at home. Let's help our citizens first. Obama can suck it!
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Dana Cohen July 17, 2014 at 05:30 am
Unfortunately employers are conservative and risk-adverse corporate employers. They want to ensureRead More candidates is not a risk. Job seekers can use RepNup to detect problems in their social media profile and clean them before an employer view them.
Karen Walz July 17, 2014 at 10:03 am
That's a point, but hiring human beings is always a risk. All this "snooping" doesn'tRead More take the place of good, ol' fashioned experience and judgment. Just think--a seemingly short time ago, and for centuries, employers had to employ people without knowing about or having access to private communications! Gee, how did they ever manage? How many times have we heard of a "model employee" being found guilty of embezzling, or corporate espionage? It's naive to think that seeing a Facebook page will reveal what's important or what might happen, which is far from predictable. That being said, I put NOTHING about employment or anything potentially embarrassing on my FB page; I just keep all that to myself and share by non-electronic means!
Margery Bagley Welch July 17, 2014 at 01:32 pm
If I were in an interview and they asked for my facebook password I would polity say no and leave.
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Sudburytoo July 14, 2014 at 06:00 pm
Has Myron (Who is an attorney) given the Finance Committee the instructions for the year yet? VoteRead More YES on all spending. Vote NO on all cost savings. Everyone got it? There will be NO independent thinkers or individual opinions. Otherwise, you will be removed from the "independent" finance committee. What a well run town!
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Gretchen Robinson July 15, 2014 at 12:01 am
I like volleyball, more people can play and enjoy it without harm and with good camaraderie!
Gordon July 17, 2014 at 08:18 am
FREE SPEECH!
Incorvaia Barbara July 18, 2014 at 01:07 am
What a great initiative here. I'll look around the site and see if I can offer any additional ideas.Read More Thanks. http://www.yepionline.org
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Rich Shelley July 10, 2014 at 07:49 pm
Same reason that banks redline: because they can
Mark Kaepplein July 11, 2014 at 06:14 am
Compare cost at a location with the number of chiropractors there. Insurance fraud marches on.
Incorvaia Barbara July 18, 2014 at 01:08 am
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Gun ownership rights activists rally at the Statehouse on June 18, 2014. Courtesy
Rob C July 19, 2014 at 04:08 pm
I did answer it Tyler, with the strictest gun laws in the country and practically zero enforcementRead More of our existing laws, whats the point of new laws to be ignored? That is my answer. Will this new law have stopped any of the shootings in Boston this year? answer to that is a big NO. As a libertarian I believe we need less laws not more laws. Why don't you answer a very simple question? Of all the shootings in Boston this year, how many of those shooters actually obeyed our existing laws and: went to a gun safety class, then went to the local police chief and got his card to carry a gun, then went to a licensed gun shop, got a further FBI background check and then waited the 15 days before he got it? I think that none of them did, if you know different then please show proof. Criminals are not going to obey any laws we put on the books. I have said it before, the ONLY law we need for guns is a very simple federal one, have a national gun license. Only thing you need to get one is pass the existing FBI background check you have to pass to be able to buy a gun (this idiotic law that it is up to a single person in your town to decide if you can practice in your constitutional rights needs to go). Walk into any police station, fill out the form, pay the fee, pass the background check and walk out with a license. Anyone without a license and a gun will have strictly enforced mandatory jail time. Eliminates the need for a check every time you buy a gun and closes the gun show loophole as you will need a license to own a gun. Streamlines the whole process and saves money in the process.
Tyler Jozefowicz July 20, 2014 at 09:19 pm
Rob C: you didn't answer the question, you just posed another question to duck my question and wentRead More into your usual routine freedom and guns dance. All of a sudden you have a lack of aptitude and comprehension. I didn't ask what you , "as a libertarian believe.." I asked " EXACTLTY WHAT in the gun bill now before the State legislature do you dislike and why. Very simple and straight forward. When it comes to the difficult questions , the ones that challenge your innate conservative anti- governmemnt strain , your brainwash prevents you from answering.
Rob C July 20, 2014 at 10:19 pm
I don't think I could have been any clearer in my answer Tyler. We have too many laws already inRead More this state regarding guns that are not enforced and this is just more regulations making it harder for law abiding citizens to enjoy their constitutional rights to have a gun while doing nothing more to penalize the criminals that use illegal guns. Illegal guns and the criminals that have them are the problem, not the citizens who follow all the laws already on the books. Not sure why that is such a hard thing for you to understand. Maybe this will be easier for you to understand. "I AM AGAINST THE ENTIRE BILL, I DISLIKE THE WHOLE THING". Is that statement clear enough for you to comprehend? Now I answered yours, now you answer the question I asked. How many of the 90+ shooters in Boston this year actually followed of our existing gun laws? Now either answer that or just go away.
Cool Fusion July 9, 2014 at 10:03 am
Stop it. I'm getting all misty. I see a "one year of supervised release" in his future.Read More He will spend his time lobbying for his insider buddys to keep the recently passed automatic inflation adjusted gas tax increase Bill intact that voters have a chance to repeal thru the referendum vote at the next election.
JM July 9, 2014 at 01:16 pm
I can't say I'm surprised: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Kerasiotes
mark patterson July 9, 2014 at 03:17 pm
I see the PC police are at it again. It's okay to attack public employees but not ok to respond!
Matt July 8, 2014 at 03:19 pm
So Frank you lost your home to a wind turbine?
John July 8, 2014 at 11:45 pm
Worst governor in my lifetime -- by far . . . eclipsing Dukakis, which is saying a lot.Read More Incompetent. Negligent. Arrogant. Not exactly the holy trinity to brag about.
Tara Dactyl July 9, 2014 at 07:08 am
Agreed, John. Now contemplate Martha Coakley as governor. A weak leader with no presentationRead More skills, dependent on the Globe investigative team to do her department's work, and unable to acknowledge her role in the Amirault family tragedy.
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Ken B. July 10, 2014 at 10:55 pm
Romney could not have done that without passage of it by the democrat controlled house and senate.
Lynne Roberts July 10, 2014 at 11:07 pm
True and the same goes for WDC
Tara Dactyl July 11, 2014 at 07:46 am
In the limit...coming much sooner to Massachusetts than, say Texas, the nanny state will tell youRead More what you can do, rather than what you cannot do.
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Michael H Smith July 8, 2014 at 10:29 am
Slower traffic should always move to the most extreme left lane possible. This promotes the movementRead More of traffic in all lanes, eliminates the potential of tailgate situations and the number of lane changes to get around slower moving vehicles thus reducing potential for blind spot accidents, enhances the smooth and rapid movement of traffic. Maybe most significantly it is the courteous thing to do! Some folks are so intimidated when driving, they immediately move to e extreme right lane so as to eliminate the chance of someone driving next to their driver side!
Eric Highview July 8, 2014 at 03:57 pm
If the speed limit is 65, I set my cruise control at 63 and stay right. If there is a middle lane IRead More just stay in the middle and people pass on the left and the right. When staying right and going a bit slower the only thing you have to watch out for is people not yielding when merging onto the highway. I just like to drive slowly, and since I'm not in a hurry, going slow is more relaxing.
Eric Highview July 8, 2014 at 03:58 pm
If the speed limit is 65, I set my cruise control at 63 and stay right. If there is a middle lane IRead More just stay in the middle and people pass on the left and the right. When staying right and going a bit slower the only thing you have to watch out for is people not yielding when merging onto the highway. I just like to drive slowly, and since I'm not in a hurry, going slow is more relaxing. Enforcement of the speed limit should be more strict.
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JT July 2, 2014 at 09:48 pm
The vehicle inspection fee has been $29 since 1999. Hard to complain about a fee that had notRead More increased for 15 years.
Derek Duchemin July 3, 2014 at 09:04 am
Jt, im not talking about just the inspection fee, im talking about all the fees in general.
LCT July 11, 2014 at 09:24 pm
Just another scheme for hiking hidden taxes. What was reason given for these increases? As MARead More outsources auto inspections to service stations, etc, who exactly is getting the additional $6 increase? For years MA has been increasing computerization within RMV, closed many offices, consolidated others. If they now have less personnel and less real estate, why do they need yet more funds? Typical bloated bureaucracy and business as usual in Commomwealth of Taxachusetts. If MA could figure out how to tax sex they would.
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Concerned Sudbury Parent July 1, 2014 at 01:09 pm
Bob - the town of Sudbury owes you a huge debt of gratitude. Few people will stand up to theRead More insiders group with the tenacity and reasoned argument as you have. Please keep it up! If you decide to run for selectman, you have my vote. The best thing you can say about the current BOS is that they are completely inept. Example: extending a contract by 3 years for a town counsel who literally can't carry on a lucid conversation. Example - arguing that the only way to drive budget cuts is to allow the departments to keep the savings, otherwise they have no incentive to make cuts. Example - bypassing Bob Haarde as chairperson of the BOS because he doesn't get along with the town manager. This is a perfect example of the inmates running the asylum. I for one believe this is much bigger than ineptitude. I am certain what is going on in Sudbury town government is highly unethical and most likely illegal. Removing people from FINCOM because they don't agree with wasteful spending. Allowing the town manager to drive spending that isn't even requested by department heads. Blatantly breaking town bylaws and violating open meeting laws. This has got to stop! Only when Woodard, Simon, and O'Brien are voted out and Valente is replaced will the town return to decent, ethical standards. Wake up Sudbury!
Sudburytoo July 2, 2014 at 01:15 pm
Sudbury would be much better off paying the ransom in the Town Manager's contract and replacing her.Read More Mr. O'Brien, Mr. Woodard, Mr. Simon and in the past Mr. Drobinski have all provided their total support for the Town Manager and glowing performance evaluations. It seems these Selectmen approve of the budget games being played. Selectmen, it is NOT your money, it belongs to the taxpayers. Let's try to be more transparent and open with the taxpayers.
Concerned Sudbury Parent July 2, 2014 at 08:43 pm
Sudburytoo - sadly, I agree with you. It would save the town money to buy out Valente and avoid herRead More profligate spending. Equally important, it would dramatically improve morale of town employees who work in fear of Valente and her minions. The good people are leaving because of the poisonous environment. (Examples: Finance, Park & Rec, etc.). It only underscores the incompetence and corruption of most of the selectmen. And don't even get me started on Town Counsel! Can the BOS honestly say he was the best we could get? Did anyone understand a word he said at town meeting?! And what justifies three year contracts? Do you know anyone in the private sector with that kind of deal? Would these people not accept their current sweetheart deals if they were at-will employees like the rest of us working stiffs? Wake up Sudbury!
Janet C M June 30, 2014 at 03:07 pm
No more licenses would stimulate the economy by cutting all the red tape. But looking at the volumeRead More of restaurants going under (including now the Sea Dog) in Woburn alone, one would think that there's an over saturation of establishments.
Rob C June 30, 2014 at 03:28 pm
some places do have too many restaurants, some places not enough. Having been to Sea Dog I am notRead More sure how it lasted as long as it did. The beer was nothing spectacular and the food was mediocre.
Gretchen Robinson June 30, 2014 at 05:28 pm
we need more drinking establishment about as much as we need casinos in Mass. Meaning not at all.Read More The argument that it increases jobs is bogus.
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