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March 30, 2013

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Solicitor search

I cannot believe how Methuen has conducted the City Solicitor search process. As a life-long resident, if the council does not end the present flawed process, I will be in contact with Attorney General Martha Coakley and Secretary of State William Galvin’s office to review and investigate the entire selection process for any illegal behavior. As a city we need to start holding our elected officials to a higher standard.

Elitist

Since when have insurance companies become so powerful that they actually dictate the well-being and lives of their customers? Their premiums are so outrageously high and they just want to pocket the money and not have to pay out. So many rules and regulations and the run-around just to get medications or medical attention. It is true that this is turning into an elitist country. Only the rich shall survive.

Gay marriage

No matter how one rationalizes it, same-sex marriage will remain an oxymoron.

Dodgeball

Thank you Windham schools for banning dodgeball. The third grader inside me who was terrorized and bullied all through gym class and on the playground loves you today and even shed a tear when remembering how bad things were. You have no idea how bad and how demeaning it was. Great job! That is what a school board is for and I am proud of you! I wish my 1960s grade school terror had never happened, but it did. Making the intolerable team picking and taunting of those physically unable to dodge the ball something that cannot happen in your school gives me hope. I have always felt physical fitness is terribly important but finding a way for kids to choose what athletics they would like to participate in has always been something worth considering to build self-esteem. I hope kids can pick what they would enjoy doing instead of being forced onto an intimidating situation.

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