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Letter to the Editor: Dykema Supports Westborough Schools

Her work helped get the town additional education aid.

To The Editor:

Rep. Carolyn Dykema has my utmost respect and support. During the four
years that I have served on the Westborough School Committee, Rep. Dykema has impressed me with her intelligence, steady decision-making ability, responsiveness, and even-keeled temperament. She is always willing to roll up her sleeves, putting forth hard work and thoughtful effort to achieve practical solutions for our community. For instance, Rep. Dykema fought for Westborough to obtain additional Chapter 70 education funds this year and to be reimbursed for the previously unfunded mandate of busing homeless students back to their home districts. While Rep. Dykema only represents Precinct 2 in Westborough (Hastings voters), she spends an abundant amount of time and energy working on issues important to our entire town, such as plans for the Westborough State Hospital property. Rep. Dykema’s integrity and strength of character make her an asset to the Massachusetts legislature and her constituents. I urge you to join me in voting for Carolyn Dykema on Nov. 6.


Ilyse Levine-Kanji

Westborough

Jody Hensley November 03, 2012 at 07:48 PM
Representative Carolyn Dykema is to be commended for her attentive, energetic and competent service to Westborough on Education, Children's Health, Economic Development and Planning issues of concern to our community. We support her reelection to another term representing our community on Beacon Hill. Our thanks to Representive Dykema for her service to our District and to the Commonwealth. We look forward to working with her for another term. Jody Hensley, School Committee, Member,Westborough, MA Lester Hensley, Chair of the Westborough Planning Board, and Chair of the Westborough Economic Development Committee
SJohnson November 04, 2012 at 01:12 AM
It's a shame Carolyn doesn't support special education students. She voted with the Speaker of the House against increasing school aid for Special Ed!!!!!!! How's that for representing the district? She tries to tell us she cares but, her voting record says otherwise.
K Napolitano November 04, 2012 at 07:49 AM
As a citizen, Marty Lamb has been a strong advocate for Secure Communities. Lamb supported it and showed up at meetings and took the microphone at the open forum and spoke very eloquently. He also asked pertinent questions which the panel members from the State House could not answer. Very revealing. Dykema voted against Secure Communities which is an Obama program. It crosses party lines. It’s common sense. She aligned herself with Deval Patrick to oppose Secure Communities which was activated DESPITE all the Democrat efforts to stop it. Dykema was on the wrong side of the issue again. Sharing was NOT in place without Secure Communities (SC). Data stopped at the FBI and was not passed on to Homeland Security. SC brought Homeland Security into the loop. Also, prior to SC, Law Enforcement could use discretion and decide when they felt like notifying Homeland Security, leaving potential profiling problems wide open. Under SC there is no discretion, all those arrested & booked must be submitted
K Napolitano November 04, 2012 at 07:51 AM
Ms. Dykema’s voting record is anti-business by far. She votes with the Speaker from Winthrop 95% of the time. She is a reliable vote for him. She votes to increase sales tax, alcohol tax, against meals tax holiday. She votes to force unionization on home daycare. This hurts small mom owned women daycares. This hurts parents and raises child care costs. As we see, who is sending all of Ms Dykema’s mailers. It’s the unions like MTA and Democrat State Party. All from Boston, nothing from her committee. We can see where her loyalties lie. She is a reliable vote for the Speaker from Winthrop.

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