As I sat in the Falmouth High School auditorium the other night and listened to people plead for the importance of a fire rescue station in West Falmouth, it seemed that we had been through this same discussion just a few years ago. How is it that in a town like this we do not have sufficient firefighters on staff? It strikes me that we pay enough taxes to make our most basic needs fundable. And why will our leadership not consider volunteers? It sounds as if we have people who are willing and able to donate their time, but such offers fall on deaf ears.
Who has been overseeing the running of Falmouth for the last two decades? How is it that the water department ignored the condition of pipes throughout town until they deteriorated to the point that they were no longer viable? Did anyone notice old asbestos being stored near our water supply and think it should be properly disposed of?
Where are our priorities? We have lots of intelligent people in this town, and we should be running it accordingly.
Lee M. Drescher