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ejcassidy

6/4/2010
3:39:22 PM
Messrs. Barkett and Greenberg have penned a reasoned communiqu , and it causes me to write in order to express my appreciation to their committee, the School Building Committee, the School Committee, Capital Planning, the Finance Committee and the Selectmen, as well as all who have been involved in the exhaustive effort to do, and to build, what is best for our community.
As a lifelong resident of Greater Springfield and resident of Longmeadow for more than 20 years, as a former Longmeadow School Committee member (1995-2001) and Capital Planning Committee member (1998-2002), voter and enthusiastic Cheerleader for the wonderful town that I feel privileged to live and raise my family in, I send a heartfelt "Thank You" for the honest and complete effort made by those committees and the citizens of Longmeadow.
The timing for an investment of such magnitude is never evidently perfect; in fact, it may seem never to be "right". The informed investor knows that there is anxiety associated with any large investment. It is common to anyone who makes such an investment; every homeowner, business owner, or in this case, citizen. Those anxieties must be weighed against well reasoned investment decisions that are seriously discerned, and in this case, can be allayed by the knowledge that the town is investing in itself.
The 2010 graduating class of LHS announced last evening at their commencement in Symphony Hall that their gift to their alma mater and their community will be a black and white marble medallion of a Lancer to be placed in the foyer of the new school. I cannot wait to see it in place!
E.J. Cassidy
306 Ellington