Dan MacArthur

Correcting an error: Keeping grades 7 and 8 at Marlboro will cost more

To my fellow members of the Marlboro community: I write this to accept responsibility and to make a correction.

I was a co-signer of a letter that was mailed to the residents of Marlboro which contained an incorrect statement, and I alone am responsible for this.

The letter mentioned Principal Wayne Kermenski as agreeing that the costs of keeping grades 7 and 8 at Marlboro compared to paying tuition for them to attend other schools would essentially be a wash. This was true when the letter was drafted.

But Wayne sent me a note after the January school board meeting to remind me that the board had added some funds to the budget which would increase the cost of keeping grades 7 and 8 at Marlboro.

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Updated figures show Marlboro education tax rate down by about 14 percent

The Marlboro School Board has sent a letter to Marlboro voters explaining several reductions to tax rates stemming from actions beyond our control which happened after we published the Town Report. Because Marlboro has always voted on the school budget via floor vote at Town Meeting and this year...

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Veggie biodiesel: a truly recycled fuel

Morgan Milazzo wrote an article in the Aug. 1 edition of The Commons pointing out the virtues of using biodiesel for our transportation uses. A writer from Texas, Justin Heller, wrote the following week to say that using biodiesel is only slightly better than using petrodiesel. Unfortunately, he appears...

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