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Marching with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
01/20/2020

This essay by M. Greenaway was first posted in 2016. We do so again in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. today. In August of 1964, Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution authorizing President Johnson to take whatever steps necessary to win the Vietnam war. Three years later, even though it was

Sewer Company tax sale scheduled for this year
01/17/2020

The Sewer Department will be sending out a courtesy notice in bills mailed in February that will notify customers that a tax sale is scheduled for this year. Assistant Town Finance Director Mona Helterline made the announcement at the Water and Sewer Commission meeting on Monday, Jan. 13. Helterline

School deficit reduced this year; cuts proposed for next year
01/17/2020

This year’s deficit and next year’s budget bookended the New Shoreham School Committee’s meeting on January 13. The committee was pleased to hear that the projected deficit for the 2019-2020 school year has been reduced to about $50,000, less than half of the initial amount. But the causes of the de