Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Downtown development favored over Exit 7 in Town Plan

The development of the area surrounding Exit 7 of Interstate 91 should not come at the expense of downtown Springfield, the Select Board decided Monday.

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  1. This why the town of Springfield died. Protecting a select few while the town circled the bowl. The town should be happy to have anyone near the town build a business that will provide a growing tax base not raised by increasing tax rates, visitors and real growth and employment. Instead the town wants to protect what is left of a dead town. Looneyville!

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  2. RE: ......at one point the town plan included an outright ban on any new subsidized housing until other surrounding communities picked up the slack and offered subsidized housing.
    “We’ve taken that out,” Kearns said.

    I want to know exactly who the "we" is that Kearns is referring to. Someone who is directly benefiting form low income expansion is greasing the palm(s) of Selectboard members! To think otherwise is irrational.

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  3. To think that any palms of the select board are being greased is irrational and paranoid.

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    1. To think that those that have controlled the town for fifty years while the town was decimated are competent and not self-serving is irrational and brainless.

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    2. I am in general agreement with 6:19PM; just look at what is planned for the Woolson Block; our Board of Selectmen are the cheerleaders for turning yet another downtown building into public housing.

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    3. @ 4:24, The same is planned for both the Odd Fellows building and East School. Land lords, including Hunter are making huge profits off low income and prison housing while the rest of the community suffers the negative impact! Keep in mind all of these residents have no insurance or are on Medicaid. Our own hospital is financially defunct and no professional service can thrive. Our well respected optometrist office being a prime example. Someone on the selectboard/planning commission is in on the scam and I plan to publicly disclose who.

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    4. I am inclined to believe,at this point,that there is in fact, some secret agenda that we the taxpayers are not aware of. I would love to hear what you have to say @9:27.

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  4. Isn't the deal with the existing McDonald's no other fast food restaurant can be built in Springfield. That is what I have heard.

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  5. Springfield is going to regulate itself to death.

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    1. It's already a dead town. Short of a doomsday meteor, little could make it suck any worse. Yeah, let's lure in every lowlife, thieving, welfare scamming parasite in North America. The only viable enterprise here is collecting welfare rent, and someone on the Selectboard is in on the fix.

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    2. I'd like to see a Hooter's in the exit seven area. They have a lovely Sunday brunch for the after church crowd.

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  6. A restaurant would be a great idea more jobs for the area and another place to eat great for people traveling the old Ho-Jo's was always busy

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  7. 9:45 AM That is an excellent ideas for Springfield VT restaurant(s). Been there with Ho-Jo's restaurant always busy, too, but now have a Circle K with Sub-Way (24/7) with truckers kind of like P&H at Wells River VT, not quite like this. Perhaps perfect place would be Denny Restaurant, 24/7, as been there in Rutland and West Lebanon; however, TOWN frowns on this restaurant: McDonald's.......yawn and BORING!

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  8. Just what exactly are they trying to protect and preserve in downtown Springfield. A bunch of vacant store fronts? I think they've succeeded.

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  9. Any positive business development in Springfield should not be discouraged, no matter where it is. Its good for the tax base and jobs. Nobody should ever have entered into such an agreement with McDonalds

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