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Letters to the Editor

Readers’ Views

We can’t afford to wait To the Editor: Last November, Martin County West School District voters went to the polls regarding a referendum with two questions: the first to approve $63 million for a new pre-K through 12 facility in Sherburn, and the second, contingent on the first passing, to ...

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New school will not resolve operations budget deficit To the Editor: Citizens of Martin County West (MCW) school district, are you aware the MCW school board is planning to have another building bond referendum election on May 14, 2024? Are you aware the school board will be asking for a ...

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Bees in Fairmont To the Editor: I recently inquired of the City of Fairmont if I could have bees at my residence in Fairmont to benefit plants in my yard and the surrounding area. I was advised that bees were not allowed by city ordinance. On Feb. 12, I appeared at the regular City Council ...

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Reasons to vote no on referendum To the Editor: I’m voting no on the MCW school referendum for three main reasons: 1. We simply cannot afford it. $63 to $72 million plus $40 million interest over 20 years is not fiscally responsible. MCW enrollment is 630 and declining. 2. It is ...

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Your voice matters To the editor: MCW CARE seeks an alternative bond referendum aimed at enhancing our existing facilities. These structurally sound facilities date back to the 1950s and 1960s, and the district still carries a substantial debt of $7.7 million from previous facility upgrades ...

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From the outside looking in To the Editor: I have questions and dreams for the children in our community that don’t exactly line up with the 2023 MCW bond referendum on Nov. 7. Some of them spill over to the levy in 3 years. But I’ll put this out there. Seldom over five decades have my ...