My understanding is that the climate change thought to be occuring is not simply about the ocean warming and glacier melting. Rather, because of the complexity of weather patterns and how one factor impacts another, we will likely see more extreme weather in multiple ways: more freezing weather in the winter, more heat waves in the summer, and more super storms. View Comment
I apologize in advance if this has been asked before (I did look at the comments in prior related articles, but it is possible I missed it): I am wondering how the law works in execution. Specifically, when one buys a railroad, I presume one gets the materials (train track etc.) and a certain amount of land alongside those tracks. However, does what falls under the railroad’s “right of way” change over time? For example, can the railroad’s owner buy land near the railroad and then declare that this new land is now protected under this law because it is now going to be used by the railroad. Given the size of the tanks, it seems the amount of land to house them must be quite large. Was that land part of the initial purchase? View Comment
The new building wasn't only proposed due to a projected increase in upcoming classes. Instead, space issues created problems even with the prior class sizes. In 2008, Grafton High was put on warning status with regard to accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. It is my understanding that this was due to lack of space needed to execute the educational curriculum. For example, not all teachers had classrooms. More space was needed regardless of whether the class size grew after 2008. While I personally do not have the qualifications to assess what amount of space was needed, others who have the qualifications made the recommendations they felt would best fit Grafton's needs. View Comment
While I do not know which organization passed out flyers, it is important to convey to the public that the flyer did not say "Vote Yes." Instead, it encouraged everyone to do their civic duty to vote. To leave that information out of the previous post made it misleading - intentional or not. It is important to provide all information. View Comment
Surely some department in town can step up to be the leader in this issue. In northborough it was the dept of rec. Westborough has also postponed. The dept of rec or the town manager seem to be likely choices in making the decision to resched to Friday. I can understand why the police don't want to do it as they are responsible for upholding laws and this decision wouldn't be a "law" per se. With regard to informing the public, I don't know if the school robo call is a feature that the town pays for per call or if it is a monthly general fee for the town (I'm assuming some fee here). If it is monthly, could we use that to inform parents?