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Norwood Voters to Schools: It's 'Christmas Break,' Not 'Winter Break'

Voters overwhelmingly approved a symbolic measure during the annual town election Monday.

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File photo.
Norwood voters this week approved a symbolic measure demanding that the School Committee call winter break "Christmas break."

Voters approved the directive by a vote of 2,324 to 733 during the annual town election Monday.

The move came two years after a School Committee member made a motion to call the seasonal recess "winter break," according to MyFoxBoston.com.

"Our country is based on belief in God," Jim Drummey told Fox. "The Declaration of Independence mentions God five different times so that's an important part of our tradition and we don't think it should be tossed aside for old man winter."

Though the vote was non-binding, Drummey said he hoped the School Committee would listen to the voters.

Janet April 11, 2014 at 10:30 AM
Yeah !! In God We Trust......anyone that wants to remove God from anything , will get their Karma. ! If you don't understand the word Karma and its meaning....then you won't understand the power of GOD !!!!
nm April 13, 2014 at 01:46 PM
So what if the school's call it Winter Break? You can still call it Christmas break on your own. Jeez, is it really that big of a deal to be religiously tolerant? Also with that Declaration of Independence bs, 90% of religions have a God. God isn't an exclusively or originally Christian concept.

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