Winchester Star: Opinion

  • HOROSCOPE FOR APRIL 22-28: Laying the groundwork
    Saturday - 04/20/2019 - 10:20 AM

    Hang onto your seats this week, as we are likely to feel a significant jolt of some nature.We begin the week with the sun conjunct Uranus in Taurus. Uranus represents the unpredictable and often volatile in our lives, and when the sun brings its light to this degree, the two may work in tandem to deliver some shocking news, or earth-bound event.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Opinion: Who's really fueling the marijuana 'black market'?
    Thursday - 04/18/2019 - 01:01 PM

    I’ve started to notice a profound shift in how law enforcement, voters, even the media, view cannabis.The compassion and acceptance that initially brought cannabis into the mainstream and led to legalization appears to be headed toward discrimination and incarceration as Gov.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Shelto: Rebuilding our behavioral health care system
    Tuesday - 04/09/2019 - 11:40 AM

    Twelve years ago, the leaders of our commonwealth came together in acknowledgment that our health care system was failing the residents, too many of whom were uninsured or had limited coverage.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • LETTER: One of the most impressive people I ever met
    Sunday - 04/07/2019 - 07:19 PM

    Remembering Joe BellinoIn the early 1980's I bought my first home in a nice suburban community which I later learned was the hometown of Joe Bellino, winner of the Heisman Trophy in 1960.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • HOROSCOPE FOR APRIL 1-7: A time for cosmic trickery
    Saturday - 03/30/2019 - 10:20 AM

    Horoscope for April 1-7We begin the week with All Fools Day, on which the world loves to play tricks on unknowing individuals. While this day does not bear any astrological significance, it does have a quality to it that unites us in the art of trickery and humor, some of which we are witnessing and some of which we could use.We've seen especially abundant amount of cosmic trickery with Mercury in retrograde these last few weeks as the world spun out of control [...]

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  • OPINION: Consider cannabis as an alternative treatment for opioid addiction
    Thursday - 03/21/2019 - 11:07 AM

    “When it feels like you're going through hell, keep going.” - Sage Francis, artistI’ve lost more than a dozen friends in the last decade to opiate addiction. Like many towns in the commonwealth, mine was ravaged by opioids.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • GO ASK ALICE: Clean up on aisle 12
    Monday - 03/18/2019 - 01:39 PM

    The robots are here and it’s pretty terrifying.I’m not talking about those vexing robocallers, who if you’re foolish enough to answer the phone (hello, caller ID?), tell you how you can save on your electric bill, extend your car’s warranty or consolidate your credit card debt.Nor am I referring to Siri, oft summoned from inside my iPhone to answer pressing questions such as, "Who sings ‘Me and You and a Dog Named Boo?’" Or Alexa, who [...]

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  • LETTER: Winchester's state officials support override
    Friday - 03/15/2019 - 12:21 PM

    As Winchester’s state legislative delegation, we are committed to doing all we can to support the needs of the town and its residents, including strong public schools, public safety, infrastructure, and other important municipal services.Over the past decade we have worked closely with town leaders to address many local needs and ensure that the state is a good partner for the town.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • LETTER: Cummings respond to blackface editorials
    Friday - 03/15/2019 - 01:03 PM

    This is just a quick note to recognize and thank you for your excellent Feb. 28 editorial page (A9), with two worthwhile articles.I do not personally know Juanita Zerda of Winchester Multicultural Network, but her “Learning and Reflecting About Blackface,” and the work she went through to assemble that excellent opinion piece, deserve great credit.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Opinion: How the cannabis industry left you behind
    Thursday - 03/07/2019 - 03:35 PM

    “If you want to challenge the system, don't go to bed with it.” -- singer Ani DifrancoCannabis is legal in the commonwealth, and I’ve never felt as unsettled as I do right now.The future of the legal cannabis industry may be a road paved in gold, but the road was built on the backs of those most negatively impacted by the war on drugs.The push for legalizing cannabis has always been rooted in the philosophy that it would reduce crime, help [...]

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