Saturday, May 27, 2017

How Springfield hopes buying drug houses will keep kids safe

Springfield residents say Union Street is one of the worst streets in town.  


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11 comments :

  1. Maybe the Superintendent of Schools should do press releases, he seems to have a better grasp on the drug situation and what needs to be done. "Good ole boys" have been fumbling for years.

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  2. Maybe they are focused on kids who come from families with parents who are druggies, but they are useless when it comes to kids who get hooked on drugs and families who are looking for guidance to get the kid back on track. I had a very poor experience with the HS. They don't care or want to help.

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    1. I don't believe it is the High Schools responsibility to solve an individuals drug problem. Their job is to educate. Not to treat. There are may other state provided programs to help kids with addictions.

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    2. I agree its not their responsibility to treat, but a list of resources would be helpful as opposed to a shrug of the shoulders. And it is not easy to get someone into treatment, particularly when under 18.

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  3. Yeah, it's the "good ole boys" and the High School's fault for being an idiot and injecting heroin, one of the most known addicting drugs on earth, into people's arms. Pathetic.

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  4. DATELINE SPRINGFIELD 2027: Hapless authorities raze last remaining residence. Conclude they're stumped to deter opiate distribution.

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    1. I do hope that you don't believe the opiate issue is secluded to Springfield, Vt..? The issue is much larger then Springfield. If you have any realistic solutions to the national opiate issue at hand, feel free to fill the rest of us in. I am sure the rest of the world would love the solution.

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  5. I am just glad those shacks will be torn down.

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  6. George T McNaughton5/30/17, 12:35 PM

    Not sure I understand some of these comments. The Supt. is correct that the children in the custody of heroin addicts are streaming into the schools without social skills capable of coping with the traditional school. The costs of trying to remedy this within the school system and outside the school system is astronomical. In addition, the emphasis has been aimed at blight zones which are in essence the school zones. Eliminating the blight in these areas reduces the amount of exposure the students from all over the community have to the drug culture (needle debris, seeing people dealing and high, and watching people shoot up) -- I would think that would be considered a positive.

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  7. And in other news, while druggies run amok in town, Chief of Police Doug Johnston continues to battle to keep big trucks off of Springfield streets, complaining that their constant rumbling down Clinton Street prevents him from taking his daily naps.

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  8. There was a meeting tonight from 6:00 to 8:30 at RMS, where you there to voice your concerns? I'm guessing not.

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