Hurry up and wait

There are 3 comments on the North Adams Transcript story from Aug 5, 2008, titled Hurry up and wait. In it, North Adams Transcript reports that:

State Treasurer Tim Cahill and Katherine Craven, executive director of the Massachusetts School Building Authority, would like us to believe that new school-building projects across the state are on the fast ...

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Springfield, MA

#1 Aug 5, 2008
What does the building authority have to do with closing Conte? Aren't they only involved in the planning and funding of renovations to existing schools and new buildings? Are the three elementary schools going to have to build-out to accommodate the middle schoolers?


#2 Aug 5, 2008
Good questions. It will probably take 2-3 years for those answers to be provided. In the meantime, Conte will be condemned.
Ed Driscoll

Hyannis, MA

#3 Aug 6, 2008
"That is neither fiscally responsible nor providing a strong foundation for our children."

The Adams Cheshire District should heed the last line of your editorial. They and the Selectmen of Adams and Cheshire still have not fixed the "financial error" made by the business manager, that cost homeowners in Adams an average of $225.00. They have re-imbursed the town $70,000 but that was money that was paid by both Towns (48,000 from Adams and 23,000 from Cheshire.

I'll bet Mr Hinkle recieved his merit raise, in spite of this gross error. I don't think the taxpayers of Adams will be willing to pony up to pay for a new school until the school board changes their cynical attitude.

Ed Driscoll

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