Vote ‘yes’ on May 5

Paul Mills
Milford

As a business owner and proud member of the Milford community, I cannot stress enough the importance of voting in favor of the school referendum on May 5th. Milford is growing, and in order to attract new businesses and residents that will enhance that growth, we must make an investment in our school district; otherwise, professional families who would have purchased homes in our area, will instead only commute here and live elsewhere, which means that they will be contributing to another town’s tax base and economy, and that takes away from Milford.

Is this going to cost money? Of course it is, and nobody likes to pay money out of their own pockets, but this is a community need, and it’s our duty as citizens to meet the needs of the community we live in. Just as we fund the hospital, the fire company, and the city government, we also have to fund the schools. We also need to remember that the schools give back to the community too. They host tournaments, art and music shows, and they are always willing to open their doors when there is a public need. Most importantly, good schools contribute to the community by preparing our young people to be future citizens and contributors to society.

The district has a plan that sets up our schools for the next 20 years. It’s a good plan, and it’s your duty to be an informed voter. Instead of getting second-hand information or relying on Facebook, come out to a meeting and get the facts. I’m glad I did, and I will be voting YES on May 5th.

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