Let’s talk some more about our Town.
Last week’s issue of the Barrington Times detailed for us what is currently being proposed for land development. I read with interest the plans for the projects at George St. and Sowams Rd.
George St. – 1 and 2 bedroom cottage style units – sounds perfect for seniors !!
However, the location would not be suitable for seniors as it is much too remote. And, I don’t really think that seniors want, or should have to, worry about septic systems, well water (including drinking), and water storage tanks in case of fire. Really sounds more like boy and girl scout camping units.
However, Sowams Road is of GREAT interest. Now, if we could move those cottage style units to Sowams Road, we would have hit the target !!
6+ acres, with the possibility of expansion onto the west side of the road !! WOW !! I think we should get out the signup sheets for all our seniors, ---Sowams East and Sowams West – No one will want to mss this opportunity. Covers everybody, the morning people and the night owls.
My next letter will cover the retrofitting and rehabilitation of existing dwellings for low and moderate income housing to reach our ”suggested” ratios. I think we can reach our goal in many ways – seniors should not be pushed into the back ground – we have a many rights as anyone to have housing with our peers and friends of many years without being “kicked out of town.”
How does that sound to all of my followers -- at least I hope I have some followers !! Can’t do this without you – make that call, write that letter, come to a meeting – we are many – let our voices be heard.
Barbara Donovan, 12 Manning Drive