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Eat, Stay, Play and Shop!

Dear Editor,

It is mystifying why we keep discussing using the Prescott building as a community center when the taxpayers have spent a small fortune to maintain our Country Club facilities and property.

The Country Club, already recreationally focused with its pastoral setting could easily become the perfect setting for additional community center space and usage. Why do we need two recreational community centers? We don’t. How does a community center at Prescott generate any tax revenue? It doesn’t. What is the lifetime taxpayer cost to maintain the Prescott as a community center? Enormous.

I recently saw a repeat episode of Channel 5’s Chronicle which featured various New England Country Stores and focused on the huge demand for such venues.

I would love to see the Prescott School building used in such a way, for business and retail.

I can easily envision the first floor with numerous small boutique stores, perhaps a Mercantile on Main, if you will. A community of small businesses would keep our town unique and vibrant.

Such a usage in the center of town would be such a wonderful attraction for visitors, and residents. And if no one minds, let’s make that Eat, Stay, Play and Shop!

Janet Landry Shea
Paquawket Path

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