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Officials firm up numbers for Briggs Elementary project - Sentinel & Enterprise

There are 9 comments on the Sentinel & Enterprise story from Nov 10, 2010, titled Officials firm up numbers for Briggs Elementary project - Sentinel & Enterprise. In it, Sentinel & Enterprise reports that:

The Massachusetts School Building Authority will release the final amount of reimbursable money for the John R. Briggs Elementary School on Nov.

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Adam

Fitchburg, MA

#1 Nov 10, 2010
Get lost were voting no ,im sick of this town screwing the people with never ending taxes.
Reality Check

Townsend, MA

#2 Nov 10, 2010
So the hell with the 400K that has already been spent? And what happens if it doesn't pass ? We get NO money from the state when we have to build a new school in a few years and when construction costs are much higher. Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face ! And I hate to break it to you Adam but taxes are high everywhere. And they are not going down anytime soon. So if want no services (which are minimal now because no one wants to pay higher taxes) vote no for everything and buy a fire extinguisher.
adam

Fitchburg, MA

#3 Nov 10, 2010
You better believe it, also a gun we do not need police or a safety building.
Yes were voting no. The town has proven to be incompetent.
An Observer

AOL

#4 Nov 10, 2010
If the town has proven to be incompetent please explain your definition of competence. What should we be doing different?
adam

Fitchburg, MA

#5 Nov 10, 2010
Competence is when your taxes go up moderatly not several hunderd a year.
Competence is when tou build a safety building not over a million dollars this 6 million is a disgrace!
everyone hyas left this town, this town offers nothing.
This is no canadate for schools its in the wrong location,.
competence is building a town hall the proper size not keeping this dinosoar with offices not even used and only running a four day week at that,
Why are all leaving the town,Pacios,shanahan,smith, oulette,dennehy etc?
Because they realize the town will be much much smaller.
This is why we wilkl vote no on any school project period.
Reality Check

Townsend, MA

#6 Nov 11, 2010
You also need to buy a snow plow and an electrical utility truck ! You say you don't need the Police, but wait until your car is broken into or you or a loved one is involved in a car accident ! It is the same everywhere. Taxes too high and fewer services, unless you can afford to live in Wellesley, Newton, Westford, etc. because I can't. The taxes are high there, but fewer services are cut. And the fact is that current Briggs school is a mess (mold in the classrooms, poor air quality,inefficient and expensive heating system and no room to expand). It WILL have to be replaced someday and when it does the town (the taxpayers) will be on the hook for the entire amount. If we vote no. NO MONEY from the state. Also, the time to build is now because construction costs are only going to get more expensive. I also know the Briggs building committee has spent six years determining that the best, most cost efficient site for the new school is where the current school is (no land to purchase for another location). So why don't we just suck it up and make the sacrifice for the kids in Ashburnham. Unless you don't think they deserve a new school.
dave

Fitchburg, MA

#7 Nov 14, 2010
The kids in ashburnham are brats, comes from genes of parents, WERE VOTING NO NO NO AND NO.
Reality Check

Townsend, MA

#8 Nov 15, 2010
Dave I think you can only vote once. You have articulated a well thought out position on this issue and have changed my mind, so I will vote no. So when we can no longer keep the current school open (its gonna happen, sorry dude!) we, and I do mean all of us, can pay for the entire amount ourselves. Unless for some reason the value of your home has increased and you can move to some mythical place with no taxes. Way to think of the big picture, that is really smart planning. It's like that old commercial, you know AAMCO, when the mechanic says " You can pay me now, or pay me later". What he means Dave, and all the others planning to vote no, is that it will be cheaper and less painful to do it now when we can get the state to pay FOR MORE THAN HALF, instead paying for ALL OF IT OURSELVES. So if you're gonna be selfish and could care less about everyone else, at least be smart about it. So they may be brats (possibly genetic I'm not sure, and is ignorance also genetic ?) and they don't deserve a new school think about yourself and pay less now.
dave

Fitchburg, MA

#9 Nov 15, 2010
we will vote no if we vote yes then it will be something else to vote NO on.

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