Community Editor Bill Gilman firstname.lastname@example.org
7:25 am on Saturday, February 23, 2013
By now, many facts and opinions have been shared. Newton North was "botched". This year, we at Countryside were forced to raise our own funds to purchase computer equipment, so our children can keep pace with curriculum standards. Then we were FORCED to buy Apple products (at double the cost) because IT would not support Windows. Don't get me wrong, I am an admirer of Apple products but not at a premium that we cannot afford.
While 2 bad apples (no pun intened) should not spoil the barrel, the latter raises concern that we have not "learned from Newton North" - that even today we can be smarter about how we can use limited resources available -especially in this case were we had our own "override" at Countryside then were told how to spend it.
Are our kids worth it? The answer is an emphatic yes, but it does not mean we throw good money after bad. City of Newton, you have 2 weeks to prove that you have learned from the past - otherwise it's simply history repeating itself.
Mr. Mayor and Mr. Superintendent, you're on the clock.
8:58 am on Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Lock you car doors, people!
7:28 am on Saturday, November 24, 2012
#leftunlocked. You totally deserve it.
8:31 am on Wednesday, September 14, 2011
As a new family to Newton, we were surprised by the lack of direction and guidance provided by the school. Our son was bounced around quite a bit one afternoon after being put on the wrong bus. We expected a bit more for a paid luxury.
3:11 pm on Tuesday, July 5, 2011
I have a hard time understanding what the issue is. The Cemetary clearly states that it's open "from dusk to dawn" (http://www.foresthillscemetery.com/visiting/) and frankly, if it's pitch black is there any good to be had from someone being in the Cemetary then? I assume the fence was installed with a purpose, otherwise, what is the point of having a fence. If the Cemetery Management is not opening or closing the gates between dusk and dawn, that is a separate discussion, but as a father to a young child, what kind of message are we sending - what kind of example are we setting - when we as adults selectively chooses, which "rules" we want to obey vs. the nature of rules in general?
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