Letter: City can afford to buy Metacomet

Posted 4/28/21

To the editor:

I read the above-mentioned editorial (“Metacomet meanderings,” The Post, April 22, 2021) and your comments regarding the Metacomet property. We all have  our own …

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Letter: City can afford to buy Metacomet

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To the editor:

I read the above-mentioned editorial (“Metacomet meanderings,” The Post, April 22, 2021) and your comments regarding the Metacomet property. We all have  our own opinions and certainly you are entitled to yours.

I disagree that Eminent Domain would not benefit the city or the taxpayer. I believe the city can afford to purchase the property.

When it comes to taxes, we have no control over that. As you know, taxes are raised when the city administration deems necessary.

One of the suggestions, that I particularly like, is that the city acquire the property and build a multi-purpose community center with a public golf course. The golf course could be leased to a golf management company. (This has worked very well for the City of Providence).

We only have two 18 hole private courses in East Providence, neither of which is affordable for the majority of our residents.

I am not a golfer but would certainly enjoy the community center.      

Rita M. Phillips

East Providence

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