Winchester Star: Opinion

  • Chris Flisher: Neptune brings illusion, delusion
    Monday - 06/18/2018 - 03:26 PM

    Week of June 18 We begin the week with the mighty outer planet, Neptune stationing retrograde. Neptune is a slow moving orb that represents our collective subconscious and has been a particularly important influence in the "fake news" campaign.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Shelto: A history lesson on health care reform
    Sunday - 06/17/2018 - 08:47 AM

    The heightened rhetoric in Washington about dismantling the Affordable Care Act leaves many across the nation anxious about the future of their medical care. We in Massachusetts can take some comfort in knowing that, whatever might happen in Washington, our own health reform law in Massachusetts will continue to cover our residents.In April of 2006, “An Act Providing Access to Affordable, Quality, Accountable Health Care” became the law of the commonwealth, ushering in a [...]

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  • LETTER: Response to ‘Jury awards 6.8 million to family’
    Friday - 06/15/2018 - 02:47 AM

    We are writing in response to the front page article “Jury awards 6.8 million to family.” We cannot imagine anything more painful than a death following what should be a routine surgery.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Chris Flisher: A spark of events awaits
    Saturday - 06/09/2018 - 04:35 AM

    Week of June 11Two inner planets are notable this week as both Mercury and Venus change signs. Fast moving inner planets often help to trigger larger outer planets and frequently provide the spark for events.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Chris Flisher: Uranus enters Taurus
    Monday - 05/28/2018 - 08:00 AM

    Week of May 28The last few weeks have been breathtaking simply by virtue of the amount unexpected activity as Uranus enters in Taurus for the first time since 1935. This wildly unharnessed outer planet unleashes surprises in earthbound Taurus and we will witness these events for the next seven years.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • LETTER: All neighbors matter
    Sunday - 05/27/2018 - 02:47 PM

    I have lived in Winchester more than 60 years. Like my father, I was a town meeting member for more than 25 years. We both loved Winchester and its diverse neighborhoods.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • LETTER: Kids’ Corner thanks local businesses
    Sunday - 05/06/2018 - 12:08 AM

    Kids’ Corner extends a heartfelt thank you to each of the local businesses who give so much to our community, and whose support, as sponsors and donors for our April 1st Epic Night Out fundraiser, made it a huge success.In particular, we would like to thank our Presenting Sponsor, FLIR Systems Inc., as well as the following: Partner Sponsors — Coldwell Banker, Winchester Orthodontics, Liberty Engineering and Saltmarsh Insurance; Leader Sponsor — Bespoke; Friends [...]

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  • Chris Flisher: Full Moon delivering intense theme
    Monday - 04/30/2018 - 11:07 AM

    Week of April 30We begin the week with a full Moon in Scorpio. As full Moons go, a Scorpio full Moon can deliver quite an intense theme for all water signs (Cancer, Pisces) as well as fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Aquarius.) While many of us come unhinged while the Moon is full, this particular Moon may trigger an intense sense of scrutiny.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • POLL: How far will the Boston Celtics go in the playoffs?
    Wednesday - 04/25/2018 - 09:53 AM

    With a game 5 win last night the Celtics are back up 3-2 in their round one playoff series with Milwaukee. Can Boston finish off the Bucks and move on to the conference finals against the surging Sixers?How far can this team go in the playoffs?More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • POLL: How far will the Boston Celtics go in the playoffs?
    Tuesday - 04/24/2018 - 05:52 PM

    With several superstars sidelined with injuries, the Boston Celtics find themselves tied at 2 games apiece with the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round of the NBA playoffs.Can the Celts regain the lead in tonight's game 5 tilt in Boston and make it to the conference finals?More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Holmes: Buffalo, then and now
    Sunday - 06/17/2018 - 05:27 AM

    BUFFALO, N.Y. – Nothing preserves the past like poverty. Beautiful cities like Savannah, Georgia, and Natchez, Mississippi, retain their historic buildings in part because their fall from great wealth was so steep and long-lasting that no one could afford to replace old structures with new ones.Here in Buffalo, architectural treasures from another age haven’t been replaced or overshadowed by modern glass towers.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • LETTER: The Real Diehl
    Saturday - 06/16/2018 - 11:12 AM

    I was so happy to see the endorsed Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Geoff Diehl, at Winchester Town Day. Senator Elizabeth Warren has never come to our special day in the 6 years she has been in office.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • In support of the Black Lives Matter Movement
    Sunday - 06/10/2018 - 12:30 AM

    I am writing on behalf of the Winchester Multicultural Network to express deep appreciation for the initiative the Winchester Unitarian Society (WUS) has undertaken to support the Black Lives Matter movement.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Chris Flisher: A spark of events awaits
    Saturday - 06/09/2018 - 06:47 AM

    Week of June 11Two inner planets are notable this week as both Mercury and Venus change signs. Fast moving inner planets often help to trigger larger outer planets and frequently provide the spark for events.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • LETTER: All neighbors matter
    Sunday - 05/27/2018 - 12:50 PM

    I have lived in Winchester more than 60 years. Like my father, I was a town meeting member for more than 25 years. We both loved Winchester and its diverse neighborhoods.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Holmes: Highway to nowhere
    Friday - 05/11/2018 - 05:50 PM

    EUREKA, Mo. - How do you explain Route 66 to people born after its magic number disappeared from the maps? It’s hard enough to explain maps to people who let their phones do the navigating.Already, it’s difficult to find anyone outside of assisted living who remembers when paved highways were new.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • LETTER: Saving the elephants
    Friday - 05/04/2018 - 12:22 PM

    Protect the elephantsHave you heard of elephants? I think you have. They are wonderful creatures with the right to live. Unfortunately people poach these lovely mammals even though in Kenya it has been banned since 1989!More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Guest Commentary: Plastic Bags Myth vs. Reality
    Thursday - 04/26/2018 - 11:38 AM

    Contrary to the one-sided views presented by proponents of the proposed ban on plastic bags has received, banning plastic bags will not reduce overall litter or waste.Fact: Banning plastic retail bags will always result in fewer plastic retail bags.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • POLL: How far will the Boston Celtics go in the playoffs?
    Wednesday - 04/25/2018 - 12:47 PM

    With a game 5 win last night the Celtics are back up 3-2 in their round one playoff series with Milwaukee. Can Boston finish off the Bucks and move on to the conference finals against the surging Sixers?How far can this team go in the playoffs?More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Chris Flisher: Pluto bring great impact
    Monday - 04/23/2018 - 01:58 PM

    Week of April 23The mighty, but little outer planet, Pluto turns retrograde at the beginning of the week. As mentioned in previous writings, Pluto is the harbinger of change and usually in a fairly dramatic and long-running manner.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Shelto: A history lesson on health care reform
    Sunday - 06/17/2018 - 05:52 AM

    The heightened rhetoric in Washington about dismantling the Affordable Care Act leaves many across the nation anxious about the future of their medical care. We in Massachusetts can take some comfort in knowing that, whatever might happen in Washington, our own health reform law in Massachusetts will continue to cover our residents.In April of 2006, “An Act Providing Access to Affordable, Quality, Accountable Health Care” became the law of the commonwealth, ushering in a [...]

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  • LETTER: Response to ‘Jury awards 6.8 million to family’
    Friday - 06/15/2018 - 01:09 AM

    We are writing in response to the front page article “Jury awards 6.8 million to family.” We cannot imagine anything more painful than a death following what should be a routine surgery.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • LETTER: Winchester Unitarian Society creating divisiveness
    Friday - 06/15/2018 - 01:12 AM

    The Winchester Unitarian Society is creating divisiveness where none should exist. To focus on one racial group is a political statement, and politics has no place in Church. If they fly a Black Lives Matter banner, they should also publicly state support for Asian lives, Hispanic lives, white lives.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Chris Flisher: Mercury, Sun bring about conversation
    Saturday - 06/02/2018 - 11:01 AM

    Week of June 4The action this week is largely driven by the harsh angle of the Sun and Mercury to the illusive planet Neptune. Together the Sun and Mercury (in the sign that it rules) provide a lively exchange of thoughts and deliberate actions.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Chris Flisher: Uranus enters Taurus
    Monday - 05/28/2018 - 10:47 AM

    Week of May 28The last few weeks have been breathtaking simply by virtue of the amount unexpected activity as Uranus enters in Taurus for the first time since 1935. This wildly unharnessed outer planet unleashes surprises in earthbound Taurus and we will witness these events for the next seven years.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Chris Flisher: Planet pairing creates impact
    Monday - 05/07/2018 - 09:00 AM

    Week of May 7When significant planets align or cojoin there is bound to be an impact. The combined archetypal attributes merge to form a dynamic that brings key topics to the surface and often drives a theme forward.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • LETTER: Kids’ Corner thanks local businesses
    Sunday - 05/06/2018 - 02:47 AM

    Kids’ Corner extends a heartfelt thank you to each of the local businesses who give so much to our community, and whose support, as sponsors and donors for our April 1st Epic Night Out fundraiser, made it a huge success.In particular, we would like to thank our Presenting Sponsor, FLIR Systems Inc., as well as the following: Partner Sponsors — Coldwell Banker, Winchester Orthodontics, Liberty Engineering and Saltmarsh Insurance; Leader Sponsor — Bespoke; Friends [...]

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  • Preparing for the last celebration of life
    Thursday - 04/26/2018 - 05:02 AM

    “Live each day as if it were your last,” is a familiar quote, but do any of us actually do what it says? No one likes to think of death.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • LETTER: Support the plastic bag bylaw
    Wednesday - 04/25/2018 - 05:00 PM

    This letter is my attempt to gently nudge any and all town members who may still be unsure about how to vote on our plastic bag issue. I realize that if your decision has already been made, my letter will have little to no impact on your vote.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Chris Flisher: Pluto bring great impact
    Monday - 04/23/2018 - 04:47 PM

    Week of April 23The mighty, but little outer planet, Pluto turns retrograde at the beginning of the week. As mentioned in previous writings, Pluto is the harbinger of change and usually in a fairly dramatic and long-running manner.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share