OPINION: A Matter of Trust

Diane DeNapoli Has anyone else been rather perplexed by the high level of emotion surrounding the decision to purchase the water company?   At first glance one could look at the issue to buy the water company as a simple business decision.  There are a variety of issues that influence a consumer to purchase an item, …

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OPINION: “TOWN MEETING IS THE NEW COACHELLA.”

Chrissy Roberts Town Meeting is the new Coachella.  OK, I may be exaggerating a bit, but it is long, sometimes boring, sometimes riveting, and loaded with colorful characters.  If you’ve never been, hands down this is the one to go to.  The water company vote will impact generations to come.  Why should you care? In …

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OPINION: “Government Intrusion”

I am opposed to the takeover of Aquarion Water Company.  I view it as an intrusion of government into the private sector, by operation of statute, not voluntary agreement.  The proposal to purchase Aquarion strikes me as an act of government aggression towards an ongoing business concern that has mostly served the town well. A …

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OPINION: “A rapid reply to misleading promises on the water company purchase”

April 6, 2019 by Edna English   Control of the water resource:  WE WON’T have control.  The Department of Environmental Protection controls the resource. The Selectmen will control the rates, and ratepayers will lose the protection of the Department of Public Utilities that acts as a consumer protection agency regulating rates, preventing unnecessary expenditures, and enforcing maintenance …

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OPINION: “What Price Control”

April 6, 2019 by Catherine Salisbury The Hingham Board of Selectmen’s decision to go it alone with regard to Hingham’s statutory option to purchase the assets of Aquarion Water Company is the option that puts Hingham taxpayers at greatest risk. Although it is the expectation that water bill revenues from Hingham, Hull and Cohasset rate-payers will pay off …

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OPINION: “Vote Yes to Acquire the Town’s Water System”

April 1, 2019 by Giaff and Alison Ferrante We’re writing to encourage people to go to the April 22 Town Meeting and vote YES to acquire the town water system from Aquarion/Eversource. We’ve lived here since 1987, and 2 of our children and 3 grandchildren live here, so the town’s future means a lot to …

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OPINION: “Show Aquarion that We Won’t Be Duped”

April 1, 2019 by Daniel Miller-Dempsey This week I went to an info session sponsored by https://www.hinghamwater.com with some undecided friends and made the decision to sit back and open my mind. I wanted to hear the information again like I hadn’t had the benefit of hearing it before. I also spent time this past …

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OPINION: “Have an Open Mind”

“It is an axiom of the Democratic system but in the 1950’s it sometimes appears forgotten by some people that only if full examination of all views is had will the better course be discovered and error exposed.” This statement was made in 1956 by Arthur Whittemore, former Hingham Town Counsel and Moderator, as well …

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