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Robert Norgard March 24, 2014 at 03:34 PM
My issue is not with guns but rather that fact that when a violent crime is committed, their areRead Morepeo ple out their who will point a finger at others to defend what they believe in is right or wrong. A gun issue is very simple, it is the gun owners vs. the anti gun. Hiding behind the 2nd amendment is a chickens way of believing their rights. We need people to go back and study the Constitution because their are some serious mis understandings behind why this 2nd amendment was written and NOT the reasons people use to bear arms. Our forefathers have to be turning in their graves and would love to come back now and REWRITE to clarify what THEIR intent was when they wrote it and NOT the way people seem to be turning around it's meaning to their advantage.
Heizenburg March 24, 2014 at 06:19 PM
Mr. Norgard, Thank you for explaining to me your point of view. People are very passionate andRead Moreheate d over gun ownership and I am always interested to hear the well thought out views of others.
Heizenburg March 24, 2014 at 06:21 PM
Mike, thank you for the correction. I re read the post and did in fact misunderstand when IRead Moreoriginal ly viewed the issue.
Heizenburg March 22, 2014 at 01:55 AM
Kim, If the administration cannot or will not perform their duty you may choose to go old school on Read Morethis, contact the parents of the offending children. Procure the contact info ( or pretend to attempt to) from the school and be clear why you are doing it. Surely they won't give it to you but contact them anyway. Tell them how rotten Johnny has been. By the time you have discussed this with the parents; weather they are receptive to this or not. You will have caused a s-storm with the school (whom has been derelict in their duties) and the parents that a fourth party will need to intervene. Now I know it will not be as easily done. Or you cannot do it because of this or that. I'm just offering an option. I feel for your situation and I'm sure your options are limited.
Janice Fournier March 22, 2014 at 07:43 AM
Janice Fournier http://www.doe.mass.edu/bullying/#5 If you go to the DOE web site it will list aRead Morenu mber of suggestions. If you have had no luck with the school inform them you are going to start moving up the chain of command until the problem is resolved. Make sure you have everything in writing. Start with the school, then the superintendent of schools. If you still don't get the help your child needs report it to the DOE. From the DOE web page "5. Parent Information: Complaints regarding a school or district not responding appropriately to bullying allegations may be investigated through the Program Quality Assurance (PQA) Services: Problem Resolution System."
Brittany's Mom March 23, 2014 at 03:35 PM
Kim, while you have every right to file a complaint with the federal office for civil rights or the Read Morestate department of education's program quality assurance program or to even file for a restraining order and damages in civil court, I highly recommend that you call Assistant Superintendent Christine Johnson (effective July will be our Superintendent) and ask for her assistance to resolve the situation. Christine Johnson is committed to listening to individual parent issues especially when they arise to the critical situation you have noted above. I trust that your call will be met with swift and effective action. You may want to read the student handbook in particular the section that identifies required steps the staff must take to keep your child safe before you call Ms. Johnson. It will help you frame your conversation. Please keep us all posted on what happens. You can also feel free to reach out to the Northborough-Southborough Special Education Parent Advisory Committee at www.NSPAC.org. NSPAC is a subcommittee of the school committee charged with the responsibility of advising the districts on student safety issues and issues related to the education of students with disabilities. Unchecked bullying certainly falls within their domain.
Michael Horgan March 16, 2014 at 09:18 AM
I don't bother we the patch anyone they only repost national news feeds. They let the localRead Morereporte r go not hired a new one
Crystal Rahaim March 18, 2014 at 08:32 AM
I agree! It's useless now. I do not care where Nboro stands in ranking. I want to know what'sRead Moregoi ng on in town, not where we stand nationally. BRING THE REPORTER BACK!
LMarch March 04, 2014 at 09:19 AM
It was moved to the island on Church Street. It is now in the snow bank...looks like it got plowed Read Moreover!
Bob Weir March 11, 2014 at 08:25 AM
You should be allowed to go right on red as it has been since the beginning of time.
Heizenburg March 14, 2014 at 04:01 PM
I think Walter White junior hit it. He drives with both feet, but it's ok because he has a doctorsRead Moren ote.
Robert Norgard March 01, 2014 at 10:35 PM
Abu is building a multi office building.
Heizenburg March 02, 2014 at 12:54 AM
When that falls thru it will serve as parking for the chuckie cheese going in at the old antiqueRead Moresho p.
Robert Norgard March 02, 2014 at 10:07 AM
Interesting comment about a Chuckie Cheese. Having that in the business district would be veryRead Moreinter esting due to being so close to a congested area with the traffic lights. I like the idea but will the residents want that type of business within the center? Interesting subject and worthy of reading comments if their is any truth to such a rumour.
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