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Letter to the Editor

An Appeal to Vote No on Question 1 sent by William J. Dowd I cannot come to sympathize with all small business owners moaning over less revenues flowing into their pockets throughout the Commonwealth, because of the alcohol-imposed tax, which will appear as ballot Question 1 on Nov. 2 for vote to repeal. I can…

Weekend rundown

There are some big things happening this weekend in Lynn, so let’s get a head start with this first ever “Weekend rundown.” This post marks the beginning of a cooperative effort by members of the The North Shore Blogger Consortium. At the end of the post, you’ll find links to picks from other participating North…

Letter to the Editor

School Committee Budget has its 15 Minutes Sent by Jesse Jaeger – originally posted on Lynn-side Edition Tuesday August 31st the Lynn School Committee held its annual budget hearing. They took just 15 minutes. I almost missed it because I was running late from work. Three people spoke including me. A 15 minute school budget…

Letter to the Editor

Why Salem leaves behind nature’s open space on the hilly summit by Spring Pond, for big-box development is unknown.  A great vision written in  “The City of Salem Open Space and Recreation Plan Update: 2007-2012” strategizes how to conserve important private, open space like this for people.  This  is a genius plan to put into…

Letter to the Editor

KIPP proposal raises questions To the Editor: The proposal by the renowned KIPP Academy to build their new facility on one of the finest scenic and historic parcels in Lynn has raised so many questions.   Among these include the following: How can so many adults in charge be so callous as to usurp the…

Letter to the editor

Willoughby Moment There is an episode from Rod Serlings’ The Twilight Zone whereby a man taking a train home from work in NYC to Connecticut falls “asleep” and wakes up in the 1890’s in a small town called Willoughby where it is always summer, town fairs reign supreme, large wheel bicycles cruise the streets, and…

Letters to the Editor

Here are two recent letters to the Editor. Information on how to submit your own, follows. 1. Neuroscience over KIPP at old 507, for the Veterans Dear Editor: Although lacking the financial wherewithal or the political connections to have a big impact on the economic development of Lynn, I do have an idea that I…

Happen’s Stance – 1 or 2?

I read in the Item late this morning about the Lynn Restaurant Association’s request to try an extension from 1am to 2am on Friday and Saturday nights. To address concerns about a rush to Lynn for last call after Salem bars close, they will not admit any new patrons after 1am. They will simply stay…

Letter to the Editor

In the recent persistent news regarding pit bull attacks on the innocent, especially young children, it is difficult to not be heavy-hearted into the matter.   With love and respect for animals, there is also a right and freedom everyone has.  Yet, something must be done to protect society and make for certain that the…