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Citizens 'Blown Off' by Wind Turbine Committee

This week readers also told us about a high school essay writing contest and Senator Chandler announced a 5K for Breast Cancer.

Last month, Jonathan West blogged on Northborough Patch. His post,  , claimed that the citizens of Northborough were not asked for their opinion regarding support of a $4.5 million endeavor before the Wind Turbine Committee went ahead and got the project running, pushing for a wind turbine on Ball Hill, three years ago.

This week, West added to the comments on that post mentioning that the Committee has not shown up for their past two posted public meetings, including one scheduled for Oct. 19. He also quotes the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law:

“The Open Meeting Law supports the principle that the democratic process depends on the public having knowledge about the considerations underlying governmental action...” Commenter AG adds, “Once again a sweetheart project of the BOS [Board of Selectmen] of Northborough attains a non-transperance status. Watch out, free money, here come the windmills.”

NEADS, the National Education for Assistance Dog Services, received a donation of $1,500 from the Northborough Lions Club. NEADS trains and supplies canines to assist deaf Americans, those with disabilities and combat veterans toward gaining more independence. 

The Bill of Rights Institute is now accepting essays for its sixth annual . High school students and teachers are encouraged to participate and compete for cash prizes. The Institute is dedicated to helping young people understand the impact of the founding principles of the Constitution throughout history and in modern American society.

announced that Art beCAUSE Breast Cancer Foundation is to host a Halloween Certified Costumed 5K Walk/Run on Sunday, Oct. 30. “This is a great event that will highlight breast cancer awareness month and fundraise for a unique organization,” Chandler said. “I am excited to see such wonderful events happening in my district.” Please visit the Foundation's website for more information on registration requirements and the day's activities.

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