Category: Editorials

Get the Vaccine

For the vast majority of people, getting a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they are eligible is a no-brainer. COVID-19 not only has a high death rate for older persons and those with underlying health conditions, but it also has…

Letters to the Editor

Let Us Set the Example Dear Editor: I was very saddened last week to see tensions flare in our community over the decision to send all students back to school for in-person learning on April 5.  Superintendent Lisa Howard presented…

Letter to the Editor

On the Removal of Trees Dear Editor: The Winthrop Tree Committee wishes to clarify protocol for disputing the cutting down of public shade trees. Our Massachusetts state law states the following:  https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleXIV/Chapter87/Section4 Section 4. Tree wardens shall not cut down…

The Filibuster Must End

The pros and cons of maintaining the filibuster in the U.S. Senate have reached the forefront of political discussion as never before — and with good reason. Whether one believes that the filibuster protects the minority from the so-called tyranny of the majority…