Editorials

The Olympic Spirit Still Exists

August 19, 2016
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For almost all of us, the Olympics have provided memories that have lasted a lifetime. We can all measure how old we were, or where we were, when we recall Olympic moments both from our youth and through adulthood. For example, who among us (of a certain age) does not remember, as if it...

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Enjoy the Last Days of Summer

August 5, 2016
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When we glanced at the calendar this week, it seemed hard to believe that August already is here — and that are just four weeks to go until Labor Day weekend. Summer always is fleeting. It goes by way too fast, even if it has been a perfect summer season, as 2016 thus far...

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Massachusetts Glaucoma Patients Suffer Because Of Outdated Eye Care Rules

July 22, 2016
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By Dr. Matthew Forgues Glaucoma patients across the United States can receive treatment from their optometrists. In Massachusetts, however, more than 60,000 glaucoma patients are barred by state law from seeing an optometrist, which means they must wait longer for care—often for weeks or even months. And then those patients must pay at least...

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EPA’s Emissions Report Trades Science for Politics

July 22, 2016
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By Jeff Stier The Environmental Protection Agency’s latest report on greenhouse gas emissions demonstrates shrewd political strategy — and a wanton disregard for objective science. Using a questionable methodology, the EPA found that the nation’s methane emissions have been dramatically higher in recent years than previously thought. And for the EPA, this is a...

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Our Summer of Discontent

July 22, 2016
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Tragic events seem to be cascading upon us from throughout the world almost on a daily basis. Whereas for the past 15 years (since 9/11), a terrorist-inspired event might happen sporadically, now when we go on-line each morning to look at the latest news, we find ourselves reading about some terrible act committed either...

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Sadness Across America

July 16, 2016
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The shooting deaths of two black men by white police officers in Minnesota and Baton Rouge, and then the assassination of five white officers by a black sniper in Dallas, have shocked Americans of all ages, races, color, and creeds. These tragic deaths that have filled the headlines this past week have unleashed a...

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Important Meeting on Wynn Update

July 8, 2016
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Next Wednesday night, July 13, Mayor Carlo DeMaria will be holding a public meeting at the Edward Connelly Center starting at 5 p.m. on the progress to-date and a timeline for future construction at the Wynn Everett site. Residents are encouraged to attend this important meeting. During the last few months, some have wondered...

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Enjoy A “Safe and Sane” Holiday Weekend

July 1, 2016
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When Americans celebrated the Fourth of July at the turn of the 20th century, they did so in such rowdy fashion that vandalism and destruction of both public and private property were commonplace. This rampant hooliganism was suppressed only when public officials and the public-at-large decided that the holiday should be observed in a...

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The Word That Shook the World

July 1, 2016
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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. When the members of the Second Continental Congress gathered in Philadelphia in June, 1776, it was not at all...

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Carefully Consider Privilege and Responsibility to Protect Our Country

June 24, 2016
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By: Mayor Carlo DeMaria As mayor of the City of Everett, I take the responsibilities of public office as my solemn duty and privilege. I know that this is true of mayors in cities around the country as well as for members of Congress. And yet, this Monday, the United States Senate voted to...

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