Expert To Address Thompsonville Group

Expert To Address Thompsonville Group

There are 3 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Feb 17, 2010, titled Expert To Address Thompsonville Group. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

A downtown redevelopment expert with experience in New Britain and Springfield will speak at the Voices for Thompsonville meeting Thursday night at 7 at the Polish Home on Alden Avenue.

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T-ville Guy

Holyoke, MA

#1 Feb 21, 2010
I wish him/them good luck.

I grew up in Thompsonville when Bigelow was going strong and the old bridge was there.

Neighborhoods, stores, lunch counters, the Strand, bars, packy's and vets clubs. Was a decent place.

Bigelow is gone as is the bridge. Thompsonville is left with an aging housing stock with small if any yards, the disaster of urban renewal, decaying town maintenance, lack of economic development, crime and drugs.

Why...or where for that matter, would a young couple want to invest say $150,000 to $200,000 for a home.
Jim

Deerfield Beach, FL

#2 Feb 23, 2010
I am a life long resident of Thompsonville. Yes it is a town with old homes but those old homes can be rehabbed into beautiful homes. T'Ville has potential but it is going to take some gutsy moves on the part of the town government to see it happen.
Jerry

United States

#3 Oct 31, 2011
Jim your day dreaming again, I have to Stongly
Agree with t-ville on this one! Gutsy moves on the gov. Part? Like what? A bulldozer perhaps but that's about it! Hey I'm sure the NorthEnd
Of Hartford was nice at some point too. Just put a fence around it! It's funny t-ville has been in decline for yrs now with no end in sight and still
All you hear is talk? Where's the results? If your
Waiting for a bail out good luck, The line forms
To the rear.
Jerry

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