Barrett vs. the landlords

Barrett vs. the landlords

There are 8 comments on the Berkshire Eagle story from Jan 29, 2008, titled Barrett vs. the landlords. In it, Berkshire Eagle reports that:

Dilapidated buildings can drag down a community like few other factors, and the smaller the community, the larger the impact.

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Archie Bunker

Clockville, NY

#2 Jan 29, 2008
Some people help , and some people just criticize....

The Beltway destroys Brains
George Thorn

Grenada

#3 Jan 29, 2008
The housing stock was built to accommodate the thriving mills which are gone and not coming back. We tend to think if we're not growing we're not successful. There are always times when consolidation is appropriate. If you think of a three bedroom apartment as two to three students then a six family is twelve to eighteen and two of them is, at least, one teacher. Figure two six's bring in $6000.00 in taxes. Figure the cost to the town of those two at about $60,000.00 give or take. That's a $54,000.00 shortfall. If the jobs aren't there, and they're not, you are dealing with a very marginalized clientele. The towns should be buying up every available multi unit until the housing stock matches the job market. Knock them down and plant a tree. The savings in services could easily finance a bond, everyone wins. In my view, growth is not the answer, consolidation is.
Spotty

Clockville, NY

#5 Jan 30, 2008
Barret is the worst enemiy of all businesses. Typical socialist dictator.This
person never had a real job in free market. Always was on government payroll and as a result hates every person in business. The result of his activity is obvious. Nobody who knows anything about him will open ANY business in NA. That is why only out of town people got in NA trap.
Part II

Fairfax, VA

#6 Jul 20, 2014
Spotty wrote:
Barret is the worst enemiy of all businesses. Typical socialist dictator.This
person never had a real job in free market. Always was on government payroll and as a result hates every person in business. The result of his activity is obvious. Nobody who knows anything about him will open ANY business in NA. That is why only out of town people got in NA trap.
North Adams is bankrupt.
cil

Albany, NY

#7 Jul 21, 2014
the slumlords arnt!
Landlord

Albany, NY

#8 Jul 21, 2014
cil wrote:
the slumlords arnt!
No such thing as a slum landlord. Only slum rats that destroy the nest as fast as the OWNER can fix it.
King Slayer

North Adams, MA

#9 Jul 21, 2014
Landlord wrote:
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No such thing as a slum landlord. Only slum rats that destroy the nest as fast as the OWNER can fix it.
Now,now we all know that there are slumlords and slum tenants.It is unfortunate that they seem to know how to avoid each other.
Jon Dinerstein

Albany, NY

#10 Jul 25, 2014
Part II wrote:
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North Adams is bankrupt.
Socialist?!! Try Reagenite.

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