Friday, May 30, 2014

Old schoolhouse to be Chamber welcome center

The Springfield Chamber of Commerce said this week it is interested in helping operate the historic Eureka Schoolhouse as a welcome center, but it is not interested in owning the state’s oldest surviving one-room schoolhouse.
http://rutlandherald.com/article/20140530/NEWS02/709269943

7 comments :

  1. It's the old "We'll run it, you taxpayers pay for it" strategy!

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  2. The Chamber has been running the Eureka Schoolhouse as a visitor's center for the Town of Springfield for years while it has been owned by the state, The State no longer wants to own the property, it would make sense for the town to own it.

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    1. No, it would "take cents" (many, many of them) for the town to own it. I don't suppose you'll opt to pay for the first year's upkeep, would you?

      Thought so...

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    2. Don't forget the machine tool industry will be back any day! We don't need to worry about making any kind of positive changes in Springfield....

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  3. Surely there must be some kind of scam, er...investment strategy funded with tax dollars from unsuspecting citizens that can be used here. I wonder what our man Flint can come up with.

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    1. Flint will undoubtedly come up with his usual (justifying his own job)

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  4. If the town takes ownership of it its another building they will have to maintain it, wouldn't it be better for the state to continue to own it? The state has not kept the property up, so will the town get stuck bringing it up to standards? It will if the town takes ownership of it How much funding is going to be required to bring it up to standards? Another expense the state is forcing onto the local communities in Vermont.

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