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Voters rejected a $3.2 million Proposition 2½ tax override

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Voters rejected a $3.2 million Proposition 2½ tax override at the polls last week by a vote of 2,231 to 1,531.
SPThomp May 30, 2014 at 03:06 PM
George, That is frightening that you consider this "fuzzy logic." I am stating that you evaluate Shrewsbury's situation on its own. I'm sorry that you see that as too much to ask. There has been a lot of fact finding put into this, with independent committees coming to the same conclusion. Unfortunately, you've shown a propensity to reply with one of your auto-signatures ("Fuzzy logic, "override ostrich", "carpetbaggers") and stereotype people rather than actually evaluate a comment without prejudice. I can only hope that each individual takes the time to look at the complete picture and make an educated vote.
ron king May 30, 2014 at 11:28 PM
Sorry, these articles represent voter sentiment in this area. 15 miles south is just a stone through away. Natick is also a good example of what is coming down the line...Yes..FIRST of many...if this passes..... Just because this town, my town of 14 years, has a more motivated group, who should have moved elsewhere, closer to Boston, was not our fault. Live with it, and with in our means. I moved here for the low tax rate, and smart spending, not to pay unfunded mandates. Sorry if no-one wants to believe it till about 8pm next Tuesday. They are trying to take advantage of a senior population who just wants to live out the string, and afford food, housing, medication and give a bit to the next generation...not $400-$500 extra per year than now. Each year...every year going forward till they are forced to sell out.
George Sedares June 01, 2014 at 01:47 PM
Ron, You have it exactly right. It is a shame that in this day and age so many folks allow themselves to be dazzled by misdirection and evasive or vague answers. My above comment merely suggested that Worcester was not about to be led around by its nose by a few effete snobs and you can fill in the rest I am sure !
SPThomp June 01, 2014 at 10:25 PM
Sorry but geographic proximity does not equate to an identical situation as Shrewsbury. I've done my research and it is clear that the town needs to move forward with a yes vote. I take offense with the statement of trying to take advantage if the senior citizens. Many of my friends in town are seniors and many are voting yes. Other friends are not and I respect their choice. I don't wish hardship on anyone. I have been in town for over 22 years now. My children have graduated from the Shrewsbury school system and I am thankful for everything that has been provided to them BUT it is clear that our system is deteriorating. Funding options have been exhausted for the schools and for many other town departments, including police, fire, and DPW. we can't ignore that. I'm voting YES despite being within 15 miles of Northbridge.
JT June 01, 2014 at 10:38 PM
I too have grown children and do not see this as a battle between the old and the young. It feels more between reason and rhetoric. A reasoned person can see the need, I have not voted so in th past but will definitely vote yes on Tuesday. I look forward to doing so

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