Very dissapointing…

July 1, 2008

The council vote 8-3 to redesignate Cushing Park for a senior center. Frankly I’m shocked that 8 councilors could ignore the feelings of an entire neighborhood. While there is some hope in the decision (they can still chose another site if one arises, etc) it doesn’t look good for the folks around Cushing Park. With 5 years to raise the required funds, I wonder if the council would change their mind when they see fewer seniors in Newburyport in 2013 than there are now? Who knows, but again, for everyone in that neighborhood, I’m sure the council didn’t mean to disenfranchise you…


One comment

  1. I agree. I graduated from NHS in ’99 and i would say, conservatively speaking, that at least 80-85% of the families of kids graduated with have moved away, the number is probably greater than that, and it hasn’t even been 10 years. Thinking that the folks who have moved to town recently will still be around, let alone use a brand new senior center, is a bit foolish.

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