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A Golden Road For The Few.

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

It’s about time I got around to this column, I was slightly surprised to see that Jim McGovern was proffering a $250K “entitlement” to the town or in reality to the private enclave up on S.Meadow Rd.  A new road and culvert we read, the golden road for the few and connected. I could name many other roads in town that need help before this wasteful spending of OUR tax dollars.

Inserted into some “waste of money, spending bill”  is an earmark to please the SMPWA and the folks that want no one to make noise, use motorboats or target shoot near the NOW GATED South Meadow pond.

Talk about pandering to his “VOTERS” McGovern doesn’t even have the  money in hand or approved. This is a waste of out tax dollars as the causeway is  intact. This money would widen the culvert and it would also repave and widen S.Meadow Rd… Wahhhh, the road flooded once during a 100 year flood and now we need a new one…give me a break, the culvert works fine on the other 99 years and 364 days.

If these proponents of free spending do get the money that’s supposedly allocated, the least they could do is construct a new boat ramp that would allow the now locked out senior citizens and handicapped with renewed access, this is a must. With a widened road it would be possible and with the large sum of money it is financially able to be done.

But, and this is a big but, I doubt the residents of the more and more restricted area would approve. Seniors and handicapped with large motorized boats would break the deafening silence and the petulant anti-public access folks would have a hissy fit.

Let’s hold their feet to the fire and if the money is approved, request a boat ramp, for our handicapped and elderly friends and neighbors who are now on the outside looking in!