A 5.4 million gift to build a hockey rink is something Norwood can’t afford to miss out on. After much research, the site committee has come to the conclusion that Coakley Middle School is truly the best location in town. As a lifelong resident of Norwood, I too have fond memories of watching ball games and swimming at the old civic center. However, I also welcome progress, like having a cell phone and not having to walk to find a pay phone when I have a flat tire, and being able to go to a state of the art MRI center right here in Norwood when my child was sick.
I also remember as a student of the Oldham School going into a supply closet for glue, pens, crayons, markers and tissues. However, I have spent the better part of the last ten years, fundraising for these same supplies for the Oldham. As you all know, our school’s budget can only go so far. With that said, the one point that sticks out to me from the very well prepared presentation the Norwood Rink Committee gave, was the simple fact that we need to grow our pie. Norwood has a very unique opportunity to make an investment in growing our pie with no money down. Please don’t let the few who believe that they will be inconvenienced with a small traffic delay get in the way of progress for our great town.