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Newsletter 12/13/17

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100% Transportation Funding Campaign – It’s working!!!  We are so happy to know that Rep. Ferguson and Rep. Naughton have already heard from Rep. Peisch about hearing about our community’s demand for this funding.  We must continue to communicate with our 6 targets as the budget process continues through the first…

Fourth Meeting Notes (Sterling)

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Below are the notes from our fourth meeting which was held in Sterling.  We were lucky enough to have some special guests who were able to give their unique perspective from the state and from Sterling itself.  The special guests were: Town Administrator – Ross Perry, Maureen Cranson – Chair of…

Newsletter 12/5/17

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100% Transportation Funding Campaign – If the goal of starting our campaign with an on-line petition was to quickly spread the word about I Am Wachusett itself and one of the district’s revenue problems, I’d say we reached it.As of this newsletter, we have 672 supporters of our change.org petition and this newsletter…

Help Restore Required State Funding

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In 1949 The Massachusetts General Assembly passed a law to encourage smaller towns to share resources by creating regional school districts.  The cost of transportation in regional school districts was promised to be covered by state funding to decrease the burden of these increased costs due to the larger size…

Newsletter 11/27/17

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With Thanksgiving behind us, the holiday season rolls along…..and so does the budget process. Spreading the word – Our plan to use this season of holiday fairs and festivals to spread the word is moving along. So far we have plans to get the word out at the: Rutland Festival…

Newsletter 11/15/17

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WEBSITE!!! – iamwachusett.org  – We’re so excited to have another way to connect with people.  Check it out and if you don’t have Facebook, you can connect to us on Instagram and Twitter from there.  Please share with your friends and neighbors and even your kids if they are older.  With the success…

Third Meeting Notes

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Below are the notes from our third meeting in which was held in Rutland.  It was so helpful to have some people from Rutland there to give us more insight into the town’s issues and better ways to reach out its citizens.  The main highlights are: We are starting the…

FY19 WRSD Budget Roundtable Meeting Notes 11/2/17

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Below are the notes taken at the FY19 WRSD Budget Roundtable Meeting on 11/2/17.  This meeting included WRSD admin, as well as the chairperson of the Selectmen, chairman of the Fincom, and town administrator of each of the 5 Wachusett towns, as well as a representative of Kim Ferguson’s office and…

Newsletter 11/3/17

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This week’s newsletter is dedicated to one topic and one topic alone…….the WRSD Budget Roundtable meeting on 11/2 at the Holden Senior Center. I was so excited to see so many people in the audience.  We filled seats in a big way and I believe that our presence made a difference. The…