Editorials

Massachusetts Glaucoma Patients Suffer Because Of Outdated Eye Care Rules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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Letter to the Editor

June 24, 2016
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Concerned and disappointed I know that we can all agree that there has been one time or another where we have struggled and that we may have needed the help of a professional. In the public school system, the adjustment counselor is there to help children when they need it. It has come to...

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Sensible Gun Control is Needed

June 24, 2016
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A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. — The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution The issue of what, if any, gun control laws are appropriate in a civilized society once again is...

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