Work together to the benefit of all
To the Editor:
I am writing in response to an article in the Rumford Falls Times dated April 10, 2013, titled, "Hope of sharing services?"
I have lived in this area all my life. I have operated a business here, have been involved on several municipal boards and have talked about "sharing services" for years. It has always seemed to fall on deaf ears.
Now I'm reading about it again. How much longer is it going to be before people are going to start realizing that our area towns are decreasing in population and have been, yet the cost of doing business continues to increase. I doesn't take a "Philadelphia lawyer" to figure out that if population goes down, cost of doing business goes up unless you are ready to eliminate some of those services or at least be willing to "share the load."
We seem to not want to let go of our individual identities. But if we don't start somewhere, we run the chance of possibly losing it all. Our residents will be able to afford to stay here. Therefore, the domino effect -- less population again; high cost of doing business again. And the beat goes on.
Do we owe this to our residents, our taxpayers, our families? Continued higher prices, or are we finally going to commit to working together for the benefit of all!
Ernest A. Robichaud