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Kalyn November 25, 2013 at 02:33 pm
Hi I am looking to Volunteer and I have not been able to reach anyone at the number listed above. IRead More have left a message with my name and number but If you could let me know a better way to contact someone that would be great! Thank you.
Patches September 10, 2012 at 04:39 pm
People do not need a community center to talk to each other. The the life you describe forRead More Barrington residents may be your life or you description of life in order to fill your agenda but it is not ours I am insulted at the zombie life you describe for such a vibrant engaged comunity. If the financial cost is minuscule you should pay for it yourself. The rest of us are having our economic troubles and cant afford another tax increase to pay for you vision of comumity
Gary Morse September 10, 2012 at 05:04 pm
Patches, Your points are well taken in this dismal economy. This brings up a central question, howRead More are we prioritizing our needs in the Barrington community. I heard from our majority council members (Councilors Speakman and Weymouth) in the July 2012 council meeting that in order to make affordable housing rentals work in town, all of the residents had to pitch in together to subsidize the affordable property taxes even if they don't have to. The average tax bill in town is now over $9000 per year. An affordable "condo" being rented out pays as low as $500 per year in total annual property taxes. That subsidy will continue as more and more projects are brought on line. The issue is prioritizing our needs in town. If you think taxes are high now, best to consider your vote in November.
Ignorance is not bliss September 10, 2012 at 05:51 pm
Not only does the town want the taxpayers to subsidize affordable housing the state does as well.Read More The budget for the next fiscal year includes a provision to borrow $25 million for affordable housing, a bond issue that would have to be approved by voters in November. VOTE "NO" for hte affordable housing bond and elect new town council memebers!
Local Mom August 24, 2012 at 10:31 pm
John, you did a great job as Rec Director - hopefully, whatever comes next in this department forRead More the town will have an easier time for the trails you blazed!
James Cornelison August 25, 2012 at 02:46 pm
Thank you, John, for all of the work and tireless effort you have expended these past five years.Read More The residents of Barrington appreciate all you did. You have shown what should and can be done, and have set a high standard for your successor. We wish you much happiness in your retirement.