Here are some of our top reader comments from the past week.
"I love this new blog. I have to say it makes for great reading. I have a question for you. What do you think is an appropriate gift for my neighbor who is recovering from knee surgery? He is going to be housebound for a few weeks. His wife says he needs nothing, but I still want to get something..any advice?" Reader Dan's Friend, commenting on the new blog, "Patched In -The New Advice blog".
"It looked like Obama was the rag that wiped the floor. No teleprompter. No media spin. Just Barack, alone, in front of 50 million Americans. What a total bummer." reader Steevo, commenting on the article, "Massachusetts Reacts Live to the Romney-Obama Debate."
"I walked in one day because I have a Gecko from this place I got ages ago and needed crickets and before I got fully inside saw one of the shelves was empty and nearly freaked out thinking they were going out of business or something. Then I went in. I was totally floored when I realized they'd expanded. These guys area great example of a business in Tewksbury that is a great success!" Reader Sarah, commenting on the story, "Pets Plus Expands Its Operation In a Big Way."
"Mary, then why is he ducking a debate from an impartial organization like the Patch? This isn't FNC or ABC. Seems like Jim is like Tierney and wants to control the message and questions. What happened to open government? He does work for us after all." Reader Bob, commenting on the story, "Is Tewksbury Patch Sponsoring a State Rep. Debate?"
"What a breath of fresh air!!! Rick, kudos for trying to hold our elected officials accountable, they are after all, looking out for the Town and us. Great points, lets add the former Caldwell Banker property on Main st, the owners need to buff that place up, vacant or not, its a disgrace! We need to get a handle on the doings of this town, I appreciate what Mr Gay is trying to do with trying to get businesses to move to town, along with others. Lets open the book and all get on the same page....I see a future for you Rick, could it be a challenge to sit on the BOS ? You have my vote! Remember Tewksbury elected officials, "All politics, is local"......" Reader Michael Adams, commenting on the Blog Post, "Great Blogs Doug...."