Thursday, March 17, 2016

Springfield to seek state planning grant for community center

The town of Springfield plans to apply for a state planning grant that would give a somewhat dilapidated building some attention.

www.rutlandherald.com    

16 comments :

  1. Springfield Family Center (365 Summer Street) is selling as apparently too costly of taxes; why not merge with Springfield Community Center to Springfield Family Center? Less hassles for the taxes and will blend with the Community Center AND Family Center. Plus, very easily to walk at Main Street with exercise! What a great idea for Springfield!

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  2. if that building wasn't owned by the town,it would be getting torn down

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  3. I would really like to see access to the second floor. I missed all of my granddaughters basketball games last year (that were held at the Senior Center) because I was denied access to the second floor due to my disability. I guess the Senior Center is just for some seniors, not those of us who cannot climb stairs.

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    1. Kate, you were not "denied" access to the basketball court any more than I was denied access to this spring's Everest assent from Nepal. Face it Kate, no one owes us anything, capisce?

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    2. chuck gregory3/17/16, 2:12 PM

      A noble sentiment, 11:57, right up to the moment you need but can't afford to buy the mobility you had when you were 20... Be sure to get back to me then.

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    3. 11:57 get real; no elevator denies one access; years ago there was an engineering study done that determined the center is structurally unsound for an elevator; the building is an old dump and should be torn down

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    4. anonymous 11:57. No I guess I don't "capisce". You don't know what my disability is or how it came about. I don't feel that anyone owes me anything, nor do I expect it….except when my tax dollars (and yes, I worked for over 40 years before I became unable to continue work) are supporting that building. I should have the same opportunity as anyone else to attend functions for the whole community. No, that does not include "the spring Everest assent from Nepal". What if I was to tell you that I was a wounded warrior? Would you still say, "no one owes us anything"?

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    5. This is a public building and not ADA compliant. I am surprised the town hasn't been sued over this - why and how does Springfield get to continue to be non compliant?

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    6. I would tell you I've never heard of a wounded veteran bellyaching about what he couldn't do or what's owed him.

      Face it Kate, you've been brainwashed by the Likes of Bernie that every shortcoming and limitation is someone else's responsibility. I've accepted mine and focus on my strengths as you should too.

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    7. chuck gregory3/18/16, 2:10 PM

      12:51, you need to meet an in-law of mine, a whiner and loser if there ever was one. You dispute him on anything, he'll shove his Purple Heart in your face, metaphorically speaking. He use it as a crutch and an excuse for the sorry life he lives. He gives veterans a bad reputation.

      One thing he doesn't do is lecture people about whether their handicaps deny them access. The other thing he doesn't do is conduct himself so people can be inspired by his quiet example.

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  4. We need to get free(taxpayer) money to tell us the building needs to be torn down, something that should have been done fifty years ago... Of course that money, once given, will find its way into someone's pocket for performing an almost non-existent unneeded service. Get rid of these scammers.

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  5. 10:40, right on, just like the $60,000 being done to study the parking in front of it. $60,000...give me a break. Might just as well stand on the bridge and toss the money into the river.

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  6. If you look at old pictures of Main Street, at one time there was angle parking in lieu of parallel parking. Maybe there was a study done back then on which way to park. While in my opinion they screwed it up cause I can't parallel park! So lets toss $60k into some consultants pocket for them to suggest angle parking! Such a deal...

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  7. The money spent last year to "shore it up" was a total waste of taxpayer money. Now we have look forward to more?

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  8. As Margaret Thatcher said many years ago...... "Socialism is great, until you run out of other people's money".

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    1. chuck gregory3/19/16, 9:37 AM

      She of course spoke for the greediest.

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