Bourne Finance Committee chairwoman Mary Jane Mastrangelo has questioned the decrease for next year’s projected budget for human resources organizations. She said that the town used to allocate $6,000 a year for Gosnold operations. That has been cut by more than 50 percent, to between $2,000 and $2,500. Similarly, the town used to appropriate $5,000 to the food pantry, but that figure has also been considerably reduced.

She said, “These are small amounts but they can have a big impact.” Why does she continue to waste money on the commuter rail, over $40,000 per year and now to a total over $200,000, when we are not going to have commuter rail? We will not get commuter rail during the next 20 years or longer. Yes, Wesley Ewell has said three times we will get it in a year or two, and we still don’t have it.

Mary Jane Mastrangelo has said that the MBTA joining is only a small amount of money. Maybe the $40,000 would have been better spent on the human resources organizations instead of the wasted, impossible dream of commuter rail in Bourne.

William C. Stafford

Harmony Hill Road

Buzzards Bay

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