Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Town moving forward with streetscape projects

At Monday’s selectboard meeting on Monday, several projects were approved that promise to beautify the town, including two projects that will directly follow the streetscape master plan.



  1. “Each one of these small projects has an overall effect on the town,” Martone said. “It’s contagious.”

    Oh, it's contagious alright. It's damn near killing any chance of the town ever recovering from its laughing stock reputation as a hopeless haven for haplessness and helplessness. No amount of wasteful beautification projects are going to restore the town, particularly when the illicit drug trade and other of the town's abundant supply of ne'er-do-wells will be conducting transactions in direct proximity to these crackpot ideas.

    Get real Springfield. Quit trying to induce a placebo effect using eyewash and garnish. Go out and recruit more industry and police to stimulate jobs and the economy and protect the town. And give twits like Martone the boot while you're at it. Otherwise you'll continue to sink further in the quicksand that Polyanna's like him have been blithely leading the town into for years.

  2. chuck gregory7/15/17, 8:11 PM

    Excellent idea, 3:49, "recruit more police." We could have a Gestapo-- oops, ICE training facility here, which could produce stores selling fashion gear to take advantage of the new theme for the town-- Ranks of very shiny jackboots, racks of official headgear in field gray and a broad array of handcuffs in display cases.

    We have to be smarter than settling for "attracting industry," too.


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