Linda Hecker

Let Guilford’s flood and erosion ordinance stand as enacted

Even if you're not able to attend Town Meeting on Tuesday, March 5, it's important for Guilford residents to vote by Australian ballot on the Flood and Fluvial Erosion Hazard ordinance.

Absentee ballots are available from the Town Clerk.

A no vote lets the ordinance stand as enacted by the Selectboard last November, after nearly two years of research and deliberations.

A yes vote overturns the ordinance.

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Restricting river’s flow has long-term consequences for property, roads

On the face of it, it sounds like a reasonable idea to build a concrete barrier along Whetstone Brook to protect the buildings of Melrose Terrace. It would be wonderful to preserve those apartments for future residents, if we could do so safely and economically. However, the lessons of...

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A dose of reality

Joyce Marcel's column, “The death of Rose Kagan” [Voices, Jan. 4], is beautifully written and moving. It speaks strongly to those of us who are seeing aging parents through illness and death. It's a dose of reality, too - the reality of hospitals, even when they are trying hard...

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