What Is The Whole Story?

When I read the article about the overrun on the budget for the high school renovation project, and a member of the building committee telling people they didn’t want to know the full story, I had to ask myself why? I am sure I am not the only one in town who feels that they got hosed on the high school debacle, especially to the tune of $18 million. You better believe I want to hear the whole story.

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I am also curious about the comment that “there was nothing wrong with the committee and that their hands were tied.” Now I know I want to hear more, like the whole story.

There appears to be a lot going on here that the people of the town know nothing about. I know, for one, I blamed the committee for going over budget, and felt that a close eye was not held on the project; to go over budget by such an amount is outrageous. As a matter of fact, I thought that it was the responsibility of the building committee to see that these things do not happen. Clearly there was mismanagement at the very least. And a cover-up for sure.

The building committee, at whatever the cost, owes it to the people who have to shoulder the building committee’s mistakes. To come out and make such statements and then walk away points another bad finger at yet another of the town’s committees whose actions seem questionable when they fail to be transparent.

Thomas A. Collini
Sandwich Road
East Falmouth

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