Fire chief, former official to donate ambulance to Afghans - Se...

Former Ashburnham Town Administrator Kevin Paicos will return to war-torn Afghanistan on Friday, but unlike his last visit -- a tour of duty as a Special Forces medic -- he won't be carrying a gun. Full Story
taxpayer

Montgomery, AL

#1 Mar 5, 2009
Well I am sure to be blasted but is the Chiefs trip at the expense of the Ashburnham Taxpayers?
Jim

Gardner, MA

#2 Mar 5, 2009
and I'm sure with all their oil profits, they could have easily afforded many ambulances, we are talking about a rich country that has now formed it's own government
doubt it

AOL

#3 Mar 5, 2009
Afghanistan has no oil.
They have poppy fields.
Are you high?
Say What

West Newbury, MA

#4 Mar 5, 2009
taxpayer wrote:
Well I am sure to be blasted but is the Chiefs trip at the expense of the Ashburnham Taxpayers?
I am not going to blast you, as it is a fair question. The answer is no, it is not. It is being funded by Mr. Paicos and private donations.

Truly this act of donating the ambulance is noble and I hope that other communities follow our example. This is one of the brighter spots that Ashburnham has had in some time.
Frustrated

AOL

#5 Mar 5, 2009
Tax payer asks, "Well I am sure to be blasted but is the Chiefs trip at the expense of the Ashburnham Taxpayers?"

The Chief is too honest to do something like that. That is part of the problem in Ashburnham these days, few people trust anyone.
Taxpayer Ashburnham

Fitchburg, MA

#6 Mar 5, 2009
Funded by Mr. Paicos yeah after we paid him his buy out so guess what the taxpayers are paying for the trip just not directly. As far as the Chief he will do anything for a photo op and he better be taking vacation time for this trip or the town is paying again but this time directly.
reply

United States

#7 Mar 6, 2009
Fire chief, former official to donate ambulance to Afghans

Why do a bunch of long-haired dogs need an ambulance?
Jim

Worcester, MA

#8 Mar 6, 2009
Im happy Ashburnham has all this money for the kind act. I do not expect a tax increase for the next FIVE years!
doubt it

AOL

#9 Mar 6, 2009
Jim wrote:
Im happy Ashburnham has all this money for the kind act. I do not expect a tax increase for the next FIVE years!
Read the article-Ashburnham had nothing to do with the donation other than the Chief finding the ambulance in the Southboro/Hopkinton area.

Funny how the loudest negative voices so often have their facts wrong.
dee

Concord, MA

#10 Mar 8, 2011
no wonder the country is is the shape we are in.
so muc h negativity.... phew....

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