Letter to the Editor, October 18, 2018: Vote ‘No’ on Question 2

Letter to the Editor, October 18, 2018: Vote ‘No’ on Question 2

By Bob Alexander

Ms. Reubenstein is right in her letter that corporations are not people. However, they are undeniably assemblies of people, and the First Amendment protects the right of people to assemble and to petition the government. This, in fact, was the basis of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling.

Moreover, we should think carefully about the consequences before denying rights to corporations. If corporations do not have Fourth Amendment rights, for example, then the government can search them without so much as a warrant. The corporations that provide your e-mail service, phone service, and cloud storage would have no legal right to protect your data from a warrantless search.

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Greening Your Life ~ St. Pauls’ Green Team Adult Forum at 2 pm on Sunday, October 21

Greening Your Life ~ St. Pauls’ Green Team Adult Forum at 2 pm on Sunday, October 21

Submitted by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

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Our September observance of Creation Tide was an inspiration to many, calling attention to the grandeur and simple beauty of God’s Creation.

If you are like me, you want to be more attentive to, and responsible about, creation care in your daily life. But you, like me, may often have more questions than answers about the nuts and bolts of HOW to make changes that matter.

This month, the Green Team of St. Paul’s Church will host the monthly Adult Learning Forum, by offering a series of “mini-workshops” on different ways you can “go green.”

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A Letter to the Editor, October 17, 2018: Question 2 ~ Corporations Are Not People

A Letter to the Editor, October 17, 2018: Question 2 ~ Corporations Are Not People

The events of the past weeks have been emotional for many people across the Commonwealth and across the country.

On display was how people with wealth and power are allowed to behave and how the rest of us are powerless to change that. Powerful people aren’t interested in compromise or the best interests of our democracy. They are interested only in what benefits them. If talking about climate change decreases oil sales then climate change becomes an unproven hoax. If poor people start voting for more liberal candidates, then make it harder for them to vote. The Citizen’s United decision has made it legal for large corporations that have lots of money at stake to donate money to candidates in exchange for uncompromising loyalty.

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Recycling Know-No’s Part 4: We Want Your Pizza Boxes but Not Your Pizza!

Recycling Know-No’s Part 4: We Want Your Pizza Boxes but Not Your Pizza!

By Gene Kalb

*** Editors Note – Fall Recycling Event at DPW – This Saturday, October 20, 9 a.m. to Noon @ DPW, 314 Great Road Details **

Question #4 – Pizza Boxes – Everybody loves pizza! But what to do with the box when you’re done? At one point I heard that you shouldn’t recycle the box. But is that still true? What do I do with my used pizza box?

“We Want Your Pizza Boxes but Not Your Pizza!”

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Planning Board Addresses Housing Study and General Reconstruction Proposals

Planning Board Addresses Housing Study and General Reconstruction Proposals

By Peter Manning

Bedford’s Planning Board met Tuesday, September 25 to comment on a recent Housing Strategic Study conducted by the Regional Housing Services Office (RHSO). The remaining agenda included a public hearing on several ongoing issues, most notably the Davis Road Boardwalk and an expansion to the commercial complex at 100 Crosby Drive.

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Hangar Auction Activity Spikes

Hangar Auction Activity Spikes

By Julie McCay Turner

Serious bidding is underway in the Government Services Administration (GSA) auction of the retired Naval hangar along Hartwell Road, at the edge of Hanscom Field.

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