Letter: Asks Neighbors to Vote YES

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To the Editor:

Somehow I have become one of those cranky senior citizens who are retired, on a fixed income and have no kids in school anymore. However, my family and I fully support the current plan to build a new and renovated Mount Greylock Jr./Sr. school. It is either pay now, with financial help, or pay MORE later, with no help. The long view wins.


A community is only as good as its public school system. Please vote yes on Tuesday, March 15.

Susan Schneski
Williamstown

 

 

 


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