On February 28, 2024

We all win with a new school

Dear Editor,

I join my friends and neighbors to vote “Yes” on Article 7, the new school bond. I was initially skeptical but changed my mind for several reasons.

The new school is a bargain. It will cost less than maintaining the old one, which is already inadequate and beyond repair, and it will cost far less than if we delay.

The new school is designed for a wide range of learning. It will include spaces for arts, sciences, performing arts, agricultural sciences, and athletics.

The new school is safer. The old one was designed without proper ventilation or fire suppression, and before the unthinkable became all too familiar.

The new school will benefit the entire community. New construction means local contracts, local shopping, and local hiring. The positive impact will be felt even before opening day.

We cannot always choose the challenges we face, but we can choose how we face them. In this case, the choice is easy.

Vote “Yes” to save money. Vote “Yes” to prepare our students for life in Vermont or anywhere else. Vote “Yes” to keep them safe. Vote “Yes” to support the local economy.

Benjamin Brickner, Pomfret

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