I would like to say behind every cloud is a silver lining, I hear no helicopter school or noise from Lawrence Airport and fewer trains. Pleasant Valley is pleasant again.
There would be no need for the tax increase proposed by Gov. Deval Patrick, if only he and the Legislature would use some common sense. I have read in several places where the state funds that go to support illegal aliens in this state is about 10 percent of the entire state budget. Eliminate all the funding to illegal aliens — what is it about the term “illegal” that they do not understand? No more housing, food stamps, medical or in-state tuition. If Patrick is so sure that it is important to have Massachusetts as a sanctuary state with all of its sanctuary cities, then put the question on the primary ballots. If the people vote against it, then drop the income tax to 5 percent as was voted on years ago in a binding referendum.