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Don’t turn town into busy area

To the editor:

In response to Pat Martin’s Viewpoint, Tuesday, Oct. 29, Ms. Martin moved up here from Massachusetts. She wishes to transform Rindge into a busy area like the one she came from. Most have moved to, and stay in Rindge, because it is not like Massachusetts and because it is a bedroom community with little traffic and disruption.

Pat wishes to draw traffic into town and turn it into a small city like the one she is from. Pat also believes that Rindge should be run by grants, and right now, that is what’s happening. The conservative people of Rindge are now fighting against these HUD grants in order to save our town. Pat does not like it that we want to preserve Rindge and is now writing letters with little or no facts.

Just like Obama said, “If you like your plan you can keep it,” that turned out to be a lie. Now, Pat and her minions are leading you to believe that in accepting HUD grant money, “if you like your town you can keep it.” Well folks, the grants are deals with Feds and are designed to change our town. It is in the contracts.

What Pat fails to realize is that we are accepting grant money for future projects that we already cannot afford. These grants are not taken to keep us out of debt, they are putting us in debt. We should not spend on wants, rather concentrate on needs. The town needs to break the cycle of accepting “free money.” Where do these people think the money comes from? It’s us, the taxpayers. If you really want to know more about how dangerous these grants, and the planning commissions pushing them are, come to our informational meeting, Nov. 18th, 7 p.m., at the Meeting House in Rindge. The speakers will be State Rep. Jane Cormier and Windham resident Ken Eyring, who has dedicated the last year and a half, and over 1,500 hours, analyzing these HUD contracts that Rindge and several other towns are now involved in. Please come and bring a friend. You will be amazed.

Larry Cleveland


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