Maybe our nightmare isn't over but I'm optimistic. Even though the leader of Save Westbrook left town, I know there are people who voted with him still living here.
What I'm angry about is Save Westbrook made such a fuss about bad school scores that some families moved out of town and new families were afraid to move in . That's why school enrollment keeps falling and then they complained about our new school.
I just hope the beachies learned a lesson. They should keep their noses and their mouths out of Town government. If they pay their taxes and keep quiet in a few years everyone will forget about Save Westbrook and their houses will be worth more. They can afford a few extra dollars of taxes.
If they don't like the way things are run in Westbrook they should follow their leader. Shoreliner, the rest of us want the nightmare to end.
I can only wonder if you graduated from college let alone high school as you are completely ignoring one of the most important tenets of the American Revolution:
'No taxation without representation'.
I can only surmise that in your view of the world, a certain group of people should just pay their taxes without any input as to how the money is spent. Sorry, but that is not how America is governed.
Your reference to 'beachies' suggests that you live north of Rt. 1. As such, I bet your property taxes declined as a result of the most recent property reassessment. If they did congratulations. But don't expect others to subsidize town services for you and not have a say on how they are delivered. Shame on you!
However, I am still trying to understand your statement about families leaving town due to the school system while other families, that were considering moving to Westbrook, being scared away due to the budget issues. It makes zero sense particularly when there has not been a surge of 'For Sale' sales around town.
As for high school enrollment, I can only surmise that you are a relative newcomer to Westbrook. Go back 25 or 30 years and you will see that Westbrook's high school graduating class size was generally in the high 30s to low 40s. 64 students? That is about a 60% from 25 years ago.