Friday, March 29, 2013
A letter from Gerald Beuchelt announcing he is running for Burlington Town Meeting, Precinct 4
The following is a letter to the editor: I am writing to announce my candidacy for another term as Burlington Town Meeting representative in Precinct 4. Having been elected to this position last year to fill one of the seats that opened up as a result of the redistricting, I hope to have served with honor and help Burlington to develop into the town we all love. I would like to you to consider my candidacy for Town Meeting again in 2013. As a Town Meeting member, my areas of focus will continue to be supporting responsible growth in the residential and business communities, enhancing the appearance of our town, sustaining improvements in the town’s infrastructure (roads, water supply, etc.), and improving education while making choices in …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
A letter in support of Kristine Brown for the Burlington Recreation Commission.
Thursday, March 28
The following is a letter to the editor: Friends please join me in reelecting Kristine Brown to the Burlington Recreation Commission; Saturday April 6, 2013 Town Election. Kristine has a PROVEN record of accomplishments and has the passion and commitment to continue her service to Burlington Recreation. Thanks Jack Ferren
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
A letter to the editor from Burlington Recreation Commission member Kristine Brown.
Tuesday, March 19
Letter to the Editor Over the past nine years, I have had the privilege of serving as one of Burlington’s Recreation Commissioners. In that time, I have been an active participant on the board and different sub-committees, including SAFE Parks and Burlington Bike Path Committee. I also volunteer for Burlington Baseball and Softball Association, and Francis Wyman School PTO. When the School Department turned the Wildwood property back to the town, I helped to lead the charge for the Recreation Department to obtain “ownership” of the space for recreational use. During this process, I had the good fortune to meet a resident named Ernie Zabolotny. With his careful guidance and assistance, we began the PARC Grant process, and submitted a …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
We would love to have a robust Letters to the Editor section on the site; here is how you can help.
It’s a question we get asked a lot: “How do I submit a Letter to the Editor?” With the upcoming town election, a discussion on medical marijuana dispensaries coming up and the NorthWest Park development in the works we would love to hear what you're thinking. (Don’t get us wrong, Letters to the Editor don’t have to be political. Sometimes the small issues resonate the most.) There are two ways to submit a Letter to the Editor to Burlington Patch: 1. As a blog post. Submitting a Letter to the Editor as a blog post is easy (really as simple as writing an email) and immediate (as soon as you hit “Approve,” it’ll be live on the site). If you plan on submitting multiple letters over time, submitting them as blog posts will also allow you to …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
A letter to the editor on the recent Town Meeting votes to support the Grand View Farm Project.
Tuesday, February 5
The following is a letter to the editor: On behalf of the Grand View Farm Advisory Committee we want to express our sincere appreciation to the Burlington Town Meeting Members. At the recent Town Meeting on January 28, 2013 three Articles were passed for the Grand View Farm. With these articles, the complex will now enter the final phase of construction. The Grand View Farm project began in the late 1990s with a three way land swap. Ownership of this 200 year old connected farm house complex was transferred to the Town at that time. Since then, various fund raising efforts, sale of lots from the land swap, state grants and other funding sources have advanced the project to where it is today. With the positive votes at Town Meeting, the …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
A letter to the editor from People Helping People.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Tuesday, January 29
The following is a letter to the editor from People Helping People Inc. - People Helping People would like to thank Joe Sylva from Flatbread for generously hosting the People Helping People Fundraiser on Tuesday, Jan. 22. A percentage of the Pizza sales went to People Helping People. There was also a bake sale and we thank all the individuals in our wonderful community who took the time to make for the event. Pictured left to right from Flatbread Kyle Keating, Katy Duffey and Amy Pflanz. For more information about PHP see www.peoplehelpingpeopleinc.org
Thursday, January 17, 2013
A letter to the editor from Larry Cohen, Chairman of the Burlington Conservation Commission.
Thursday, January 17
The following is a letter to the editor: The Burlington Conservation Commission is proposing a revised wetlands bylaw (Article XIV, Section 1.0) for approval by our May 2013 Town Meeting. The current bylaw, last revised in 2000, is lacking in many areas of resource area protection. The Commission's intent is to protect Burlington’s natural resource areas while simplifying and streamlining the development permitting process for applicants. The Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act provides protection for the “Riverfront Area”, defined as an area of land 200 feet from the edge of a perennial stream. Riverfront Area provides natural flood storage, slowing down surface water runoff and limiting property damage caused by storm events. …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
A letter to the editor from Town Moderator Phillip Gallagher.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The following is a letter to the editor: I have number of concerns regarding the proposal to petition the state for 10 new liquor licenses. Restaurants and bars along with hotels and hospitals are enormous generators of sewer effluent. Although the force main is soon to be completed that project will not create any additional sewer capacity. We are at the end of the sewer line and the communities downstream are just as busy as we are trying to build. How long will it be before we return to sewer surcharging as a regular event? Phil Gallagher 8 Corcoran Road
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
A letter from the Burlington Education Foundation.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The following is a letter to the editor from the Burlington Education Foundation on the recent fundraiser circus at Burlington High: Thank you to all who came out and supported the Burlington Education Foundation at the circus. We had a fantastic time watching the Cirque Du Jour performers. The audience was entertained from start to finish by a daring acrobatic aerial act, jugglers, trampoline act, and many others. The dog show was a complete hit! Kids enjoyed playing carnival games and face painting before and after the shows. We would like to thank our sponsors, Edward Jones Investments and LTB Insurance. They helped put on a wonderful show. We want to send an additional thank you to the Burlington Rotary Club for their donation to the …
Monday, December 3, 2012
A letter to the editor from Robert Hogan and Betty McDonough from the office of Burlington Veteran Affairs.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
Monday, December 3, 2012
The Burlington Office of Veterans Services wishes to thank you and everyone for joining us for this year’s Veterans Day ceremonies which took place on Sunday, November 11, 2012 in commemoration of and in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War and the 30th anniversary of the dedication of The Vietnam Veterans Memorial (The Wall) in Washington, on Veterans Day 1982. We were very pleased with the number of guests that joined us on the Town Common and with the visitors we had at the presentation of “Items Left at the Wall.” On display were items from when the Vietnam Veterans Moving Wall Memorial spent eight days on the Town Common in 1999. These were a few of the many items that were lovingly and personally left at the …