are you in favor of conte middle school?

are you in favor of conte middle school?

Created by curly on Jan 31, 2013

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Conte Defeat

Pittsfield, MA

#1 Jan 31, 2013
No and a petition has already been started

Since: Aug 12

United States

#2 Jan 31, 2013
Yup. It's already a GO.
Conte Defeat

United States

#3 Jan 31, 2013
It is far from a go
Hello

East Otis, MA

#4 Jan 31, 2013
When its done its not going to be a middle school its a k-7
Umberto

Pittsfield, MA

#5 Feb 1, 2013
You folks in N.A. fight back when they try to tax you to death. Here in the Pitts the taxpayers just roll over and ask for more abuse. Kudos to you.
chbpod

Narragansett, RI

#6 Feb 1, 2013
Umberto wrote:
You folks in N.A. fight back when they try to tax you to death. Here in the Pitts the taxpayers just roll over and ask for more abuse. Kudos to you.
This is not about taxes- there should be no tax increase and it can be covered within the existing budget==the oposition comes essentially from parents (particularly in the Sullivan School area) who do not want elementary age kids so close to downtown and on a well traveled street---and those "antis" who oppose everything the Mayor wants to do
Santo

Pittsfield, MA

#7 Feb 1, 2013
No tax increase? I suppose you believe in the tooth fairy and Santa Claus, too.
chbpod

Narragansett, RI

#8 Feb 1, 2013
Santo wrote:
No tax increase? I suppose you believe in the tooth fairy and Santa Claus, too.
No tax increase with a Conte bond--nada-- nil--amd yes I still believe in the Tooth Fairy-- Santa Claus--and the Great Pumpkin

Since: Nov 12

Amsterdam, NY

#9 Feb 1, 2013
Downtown is a perfect location, with access to the public library, MCLA, Mass MoCA, fire and police stations, etc. All within walking distance at a time when the cost of busses is out of reach for field trips. In Adams, CT Plunkett and BArT are downtown, as was Memorial School, Notre Dame, Renfrew, and possibly others I am forgetting. I don't understand why downtown is seen as a negative.
chbpod

Narragansett, RI

#10 Feb 1, 2013
Wondering_1 wrote:
Downtown is a perfect location, with access to the public library, MCLA, Mass MoCA, fire and police stations, etc. All within walking distance at a time when the cost of busses is out of reach for field trips. In Adams, CT Plunkett and BArT are downtown, as was Memorial School, Notre Dame, Renfrew, and possibly others I am forgetting. I don't understand why downtown is seen as a negative.
Did you mean Notre Dame in North Adams which was a satellite for East (Sullivan) School???-those were elementary kids---in this respect Conte is probably better for K-7 than as a middle school--fewer kids on bikes on Main St. and atking up space on benches-- while leaning their bikes up against store windows--this is a different parental culture today-- helicopter parents hoping that their precious snowflakes don't melt---even on the college level--chill out parents-- chill out----of course maybe theparents are too young to remember the term---- chill out

Praxis33

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#17 Feb 1, 2013
chbpod wrote:
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no I didn't notice--- I have a hard time keeping up with so many redundent threads
No kidding. What is it with all the negativity around here anyway? In Williamstown, there was not a huge hue and cry when the elementary school was constructed. Goodness, when I was a kid (not from the Berkshires) I had to ride several miles on the bus just to get to school. Now, people whine if their children have to take a 10 minutes bus ride. While having a school right down the street is nice and all, it's not all that common.

And, as you say, there are no tax increases associated with this project. To state anything to the contrary is a lie. The override failed, and there is not another one in the offing. Would a brand new school at a different site be ideal? Yes, but that's not going to happen now. To walk away from $25 million from the state for a newly renovated school is, in my judgment, foolhardy.
chbpod

Narragansett, RI

#18 Feb 1, 2013
Praxis33 wrote:
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No kidding. What is it with all the negativity around here anyway? In Williamstown, there was not a huge hue and cry when the elementary school was constructed. Goodness, when I was a kid (not from the Berkshires) I had to ride several miles on the bus just to get to school. Now, people whine if their children have to take a 10 minutes bus ride. While having a school right down the street is nice and all, it's not all that common.
And, as you say, there are no tax increases associated with this project. To state anything to the contrary is a lie. The override failed, and there is not another one in the offing. Would a brand new school at a different site be ideal? Yes, but that's not going to happen now. To walk away from $25 million from the state for a newly renovated school is, in my judgment, foolhardy.
I think that there is another override in the "offing"-- if "offing" extends a couple of years---for a public safety facility-- of course maybe through some grants to help- it may not be neccesary---no matter the renovation job-- that building will always be known as Dreary Drury--I think the building is too imposing on little tykes (but I have long since being a little tyke) to me the building looks very Brontesque
chbpod

Narragansett, RI

#21 Feb 1, 2013
Praxis33 wrote:
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I agree; the building is rather austere. But, look at this way: it'll be a lot of fun on Halloween. Forever to be haunted by the ghost of Barrett. Perhaps he could dress up like Jacob Marley, with pages of Scanlon's audit festooned around him instead of chains?
Geezus Crisp-- he'd scare the bejeebers out of those tots as well as the teaching staff----or he could always hold one of the tots out the window as part of the thrill ride
chbpod

Narragansett, RI

#23 Feb 1, 2013
of course Drury (Conte) does look like a fortress--just dig a moat around it and populate it with alligators--and you won't need armed faculty--of course the drawbridge must be raised after the kiddies go into school
truthsayer

Great Barrington, MA

#24 Feb 1, 2013
Praxis33 wrote:
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He'd be the Ghost of Audits Yet to Come.
And, the Bedard & Cardimino thread has disappeared. What a shock.
They should remove all the posts you put here about your mother. You are a real POS, the site idiot and the most hated yet you come back. What you do and say about your mother is pitiful.
truthsayer

Great Barrington, MA

#26 Feb 1, 2013
Praxis33 wrote:
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Haven't you seen your disgusting posts disappear, Flobaeker? Take the hint, you pitiful scumbag.
I was pointed to as the site scum bag. One that should not be allowed to post but does. They say you love to have sex with your mother and children should keeo their distance. They say you don't want to be found because you are such a loser. If I remember right floabaeker was one of your many names, but nice try.
chbpod

Narragansett, RI

#27 Feb 1, 2013
There are two Praxis 33's that post one is registered the other is not-- it is the unregistered Praxis that spews vomit--you apparenbtly think that they are the same individual--wrong
truthsayer

Great Barrington, MA

#28 Feb 1, 2013
Same praxis33's same dirtbag. Also posts on the pittsfield site as flobaeker and others. He has been caught actually responding to himself. I have pointed this loser out to the mods but all they do is delete his posts. They need to delete his account and ban his IP.

Praxis33

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#29 Feb 1, 2013
chbpod wrote:
There are two Praxis 33's that post one is registered the other is not-- it is the unregistered Praxis that spews vomit--you apparenbtly think that they are the same individual--wrong
Clark, this is the same whacko who posts as the unregistered Praxis33. He is obviously deranged.
chbpod

Narragansett, RI

#31 Feb 1, 2013
Praxis33 wrote:
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Clark, this is the same whacko who posts as the unregistered Praxis33. He is obviously deranged.
I agree--they just don't like your politics-- and/or have you confused with the incestuous one

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