Your Southbridge Little League All-Star team is
looking to break a 59 year-old drought and go to Williamsport!
This Monday, we take on Oxford in Oxford at 7:30 PM.
This Wednesday, we take on Northborough, a very good
team, in SOUTHBRIDGE! Please, come out and support the boys.
We have a great mix of kids...a true story of
courage, as you'll find out in the upcoming weeks!
Let's focus on the
kids... if you post this to your account on Facebook, etc.. and we get over a
hundred people at Henry Street this week cheering on the kids, it would mean so
much to them! Bring home-made signs, and be upbeat and positive!
Of all the issues that confront us as voters next
Tuesday, this has given me the most pause.
Frankly I have never seen such a sad lot of
candidates for town council.
Let’s start with the obvious.
I eliminate Joe Marino and John Pulawski first and
foremost because they are essentially stalking horses for the referendum to
alter the form of town government. Additionally, as regards Mr. Marino, he has
already demonstrated his contempt for the rules by having confessed to leaking
executive session minutes. Those who want to look past this seem to overlook
the reality of the situation. Mr. Marino did not confess until he was faced
with the imminent threat of a full blown investigation and the resulting consequences.
So now we get down to the remaining three running
for town council.
Specifically, Miguel Estrada, Paul Zotos and Gus
Frankly, I don’t know Miguel Estrada. Therefore I
can’t say anything negative about him – but by the same token, I can’t say
anything positive either. As far as I’m concerned, that leaves a net zero. That’s
hardly a reason to vote for someone.
The School Committee has moved on – and so should
The fact of the matter is that they have decided to ignore
the will of the public.
We, as the voters, have no choice left but to
deliver our verdict.
First, and foremost, we have no choice but to elect
Ray Page, Scott Lazo and Christopher Olivo.
The remaining two candidates, LeAnn Pate and Bent
Abrahamson, simply have no place on the committee.
LeAnn is, more than anything else, an advocate for
special ed. While I realize that this is an important issue, the reality is
that 20% to 25% of school spending nationwide is devoted to this issue. We need
people who will focus on the needs of the core constituency of the district.