Council ‘sold us down the river’

Council ‘sold us down the river’


To the editor:

Last week the East Bay Community Development Corporation held a meeting for the public to inform and answer questions concerning the newly proposed Palmer Pointe housing project.

I was shocked to learn that this land sits on accessible waterfront. I always believed the land on the waterfront was owned by the land trust, or conservation.

Not so — it now belongs to EBCDC.

The tenants of this complex will have the pleasure of living on the shore of a beautiful quiet river.

On a sunny morning, bring a chair to the shore and sip your coffee and perhaps watch the sun rise — no worry about taxes, we will pay them for you.

Or, perhaps take a kayak, canoe, or small skiff and take a trip up river on a warm summer night — no worry about taxes, we will pay them for you.

Or, a picnic followed by a cooling swim. Perhaps fishing in the quiet waters — no worry about taxes, we will pay them for you.

In addition, don’t forget that we are subsidizing all the children in the complexes being built and offering the best school system in the state!

No wonder there is a waiting list.

Not for seniors — we have been paying our own taxes for many years and this is our reward. We are being given the privilege of paying ours and theirs. Many of our own children cannot afford to stay in Barrington.

The town council approved this property for moderate/low income housing. They have truly “sold us down the river.”

Barbara Donovan