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Sarah Marshall: Would rather spend money on new schools

  • mactrunk


Sunday, March 04, 2018
Would rather spend money on new schools

Thanks a lot, Amherst Town Meeting. Thanks for rejecting $34 million of state money for a new school last year and thereby setting taxpayers up to waste money on expensive repairs to old, dilapidated elementary schools (“Big bills come due for school maintenance,” Feb. 23).

You can only spend money once, and I would certainly rather be putting my tax dollars into a new school than into new roofs for old buildings.

Detractors of the school project that was defeated in 2017 let the perfect be the enemy of the good, and now we will all pay for that uncompromising stance.

Sarah Marshall

Amherst