Brownsberger: The ‘Sad’ End to Silver Maple Forest

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As the Philadelphia-based commercial real estate firm O’Neill Properties continues to clear an eight-acre portion of the Belmont Uplands for the construction of a 299-unit apartment complex off of Route 2, the hindsight analysis has begun of what many believe is the destruction of the Silver Maple Forest situated on the border of Arlington, Belmont and […]

Opinion: Halt the Automatic Gas Tax Hike by Voting ‘Yes’ on 1

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Letter to the editor: Ballot Question 1 offers taxpayers the opportunity to repeal the automatic gas tax, an increase put in place by the Legislature last July while we were enjoying the summer. This tax is egregious on many fronts. First and foremost, it is a regressive tax, costing the poor, those with less money,  […]

Opinion: Vote Yes on Question 2 to Update Bottle Bill

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This opinion piece was submitted by Louise Domenitz. A “yes” vote on Question 2 will update the highly successful Bottle Bill law to include a refundable five cent deposit on water bottles, sports drinks, teas and other beverage bottles that are ending up in our streets, parks, ballfields, streams and beaches. The Bottle Bill, the state’s single […]