Friday, October 9, 2015

Springfield schools ponder joining solar system

Springfield schools could save upward of $86,000 a year on its electric bills if they endorse a solar energy consortium proposed by a group of southern Vermont schools.


  1. So if Garfield states “It feels almost foolproof” we taxpayers should be very weary! Maybe we should hear from other board members, Ed Caron and Stephen Karaffa appear to be the only board members questioning expenditures. All the times I have watched the board meetings, Garfield has never disagreed with whatever the superintendent has purposed, it’s time she starts watching out for us taxpayers who voted her on the board in the first place! Time for a change in March! Mr. Caron and Mr. Karaffa please do some research before you agree to spend our tax money in a 20 year contract. How about a public vote like the town did?

  2. What needs to be foolproof is an escape clause in the contract that allows the town to opt out if the projected savings do not materialize. Garfield is another perpetual town joke - just another character void of expertise or accomplishment who solves her boredom by serving on town committees for self-serving purposes. Springfield needs to do away with these hacks and find qualified individuals to serve.

  3. Well stated Anon 8:24 AM!!!

  4. @ 11:44, I couldn't agree more!!!!
    There are a number of independently successful citizens far more qualified than Garfield, but are reluctant to serve. Point being, life is too short to waste it arguing with under achieving, do-gooders intent on validating their own existence. Besides, the community must be proud of have one of the worst ranked schools in the state. They keep voting in the same board members.

  5. I agree it's time for a change and not reelect Garfield. Just watch and listen to her at board meetings, it's entertaining. Even other board members just shake their heads. Lets hope more qualified candidates run in March.

  6. I don't know Janice Garfield but one thing I DO know is she listens to the people and stands out in public to do so. That little beady eyed bald snake Karafa is someone I wouldn't trust to not steal corn out of a poop pile!

    1. NOT a polite comment...

  7. Ever buy snake oil from Karafa?

  8. Another not polite comment...


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