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people’s money. They also enjoy the great photo ops that arise when taxpayer-funded programs are first implemented. A great example of this was in
the Reminder on Monday [April 2]. Under the headline “Fire Dept. secures grant for radios” is a picture of three politicians standing in front of a fire truck. Foremost in the picture is Rep. Brian Ashe. Anyone seeing the photo
would assume that Ashe played a major role in securing the $320,000 fire-department grant discussed in the article. Ashe, however, did nothing to secure the federal funding.
The money was fought for and
obtained by Selectmen Driscoll, Congressman Neal and Chief Brady. Mr. Ashe did nothing but arrive in time to have his picture
taken with a fire truck. I realize it’s an election year.
But let’s reserve our praise and respect for those who’ve earned it. If you had nothing to do with someone’s accomplishments then keep out of their moment of recognition. It’s the least you could do.
J. R. McCarthy Wilbraham
PVTA is too expensive
Lots of us are pretty upset about the rising price of gasoline for our cars. But those increases are nothing compared to what the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority is asking persons with disabilities to pay to get to doctors’ appointments, work, or the grocery store. Today a round trip on a PVTA
paratransit van costs between $5 to $7 for people who live more than of a mile off a bus route. That covers a lot of people, because there just
isn’t much in the way of accessible, affordable housing in the Pioneer Valley: you live wherever you can find a place.
If the PVTA fare increases go
into effect, those same folks will be paying $14 for a single round trip. Fourteen dollars! With many folks with disabilities receiving less than $800 a month in benefits, and with most of that going to rent and food, well, how many rides can they afford?
The PVTA is headed off down the wrong road. There are more riders on all the routes than there were two years ago, and those rising gas prices are a guarantee that there will be many more. We need more public transportation, not less, and we sure shouldn’t be pricing out the ones who depend on buses and vans the most. Come on, folks. Tell the PVTA and your state legislators to GET ON THE BUS!
Director of Independent Living Services at Stavros Springfield
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The deadline to request absentee ballots for the Annual Town Election on April 10 is by noon on April 9. For more info, call 525-5400 ext. 1000.
ELECTION DAY BAKE SALE The Parent Teacher Organization at Birchland Park Middle School, 50 Hanward Hill, will be sponsoring a bake sale on April 10 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
FALL FESTIVAL St. Paul Lutheran Church, 181 Elm St., is seeking artists and crafters for its Fall Festival Juried Artisan Fair on Oct. 20. To request an artisan application form, call Joyce at 525-2045, Connie at 525-1290 or Betty at 567-1318.
MUSIC FOR LITTLE PEOPLE Music For Little People, established by Bonnie Light, will be offering a free trial classes at Little Red School House (LRSH) on April 11 at 6:30 p.m. and April 12 at 10 a.m. Spring sessions run from April 17 to June 21 at Heritage Academy in Longmeadow and LRSH. Classes are for parents and kids age birth to 5. To register, call 782-3308 or visit www.bonnielight.com
CRAFTERS, VENDORS NEEDED East Longmeadow United Methodist Church, 215 Somers Road, is seeking craftors and vendors for its annual Spring Fair on May 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rental fee: $35 for an inside space and
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