Ashburnham residents easily pass prop...

Ashburnham residents easily pass proposal for new school - Sentinel & Enterprise

There are 83 comments on the Sentinel & Enterprise story from Dec 17, 2010, titled Ashburnham residents easily pass proposal for new school - Sentinel & Enterprise. In it, Sentinel & Enterprise reports that:

Voters came to the J.R. Briggs Elementary School gym and cast ballots on the fate of the old school: Tear it down and build anew? Or leave it be? Polls closed at 8 p.m., and shortly afterward the count was final: Yes: 813.

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Eddie C

Gardner, MA

#81 Dec 20, 2010
Alice, I'm not sure how "oh please" verifies all his or her statements. He or she is not only short sighted but also single minded. "Computer Guy" has indicated that voting activity increases by leaps and bounds with automation. What's wrong with that?
Its better than forks

Brockton, MA

#82 Dec 20, 2010
oh please wrote:
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So we can automate it and the same people still won't be bothered voting? OK-now that's progress!
Sorry, but I see voting as a very simple concept that too many people shirk.
The bottom line is the people who do the most griping about how their city, state or country are run are often people who never vote. Either they are lazy or want to to be able to have total deniability on the outcome and by extension no responsibility.
Automate apathy. Sure.
Even with the current system people can vote whenever they want, it's called an Absentee Ballot people! You can pick one up at your convenience or the town will even mail it to you and you can mail it back! Doesn't get much easier than going to the mailbox.
in Ashburnham

Gardner, MA

#83 Dec 20, 2010
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People who did not vote or voted no, will not even be around 20 years from now. But 20 to 40 years ago when they had children in school, they were the ones with the say yes signs. Making way for the house openings that will be available when elderly home owners move out to less expensive areas to make ends meet. Yet, they do not know it's the very same people who mainly support the downtown businesses,since they prefer not to travel to shop etc. It's a sad cycle that is played over and over again all over America. But this cycle is different than most, as it is the first time Baby Boomers are in the mix as the elderly population. Hence larger numbers than before will be exiting to area more affordable. Problem is: The people left here for the next generation cycle will be faced with higher tax increases with fewer improvements as the taxes will be used for short coming's and not improvements, such as the new school.
Really???? Because I have children in that school and voted NO so that blows your theory right out of the water.

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