Policies for the Newton, Mass., Citizens WebPages
The intent of these WebPages is to provide important, useful, and interesting information about Newton that is not readily available in the local media on a persistent basis or not otherwise handy.
It is intended for all who have access to the Internet, including those who do not have SLIP/POP accounts, fast modems, high-speed lines, and/or graphical web browsers.
This means that graphics are limited or put off to the side. In addition, making fancy graphics takes time away from developing better cross-links between pages, adding other kinds of information, etc.
Every page that is added here is checked for readability using lynx, Internet Explorer and Netscape. If you are using a different browser, and are having problems reading these pages, please let me (firstname.lastname@example.org) know.
As a matter of policy, home addresses and phone numbers are not included, except by explicit request, even though they may be a matter of public record because they were printed in the local newspaper.
Because I am not providing maintenance on a 24 hour a day/7 days a week basis, I am not focusing on short term or highly volatile information. Generally, if the information "times out" in less than two weeks, I don't put it up (I reserve the right to make exceptions to this rule).
Your submissions are welcome, with the following guidelines:
Unless otherwise specified, all unsigned material on these pages is Copyright © by Bobbi Fox.
The Newton Citizens WebPages are developed and maintained by me, Bobbi Fox, a Newton resident with an interest in promoting greater communication about my city, especially about the work of the many civic, non-profit, and volunteer organizations with which Newton is blessed. This is an unpaid volunteer effort; I am responsible for all content, unless otherwise stated.
For information about this WebPage, you may contact the WebWeaver, Bobbi Fox (email@example.com).
Most of the information contained on these pages is gathered from publicly-available information sources, including publications produced by the City of Newton and its agencies, local civic associations' press releases, and newspaper articles. In addition, submissions from private individuals have been incorporated, with the submitter identified.
While every effort is made to provide up-to-the-minute information, this is a volunteer effort, so no warranty is made.
Thanks to (in no particular order):