We started thinking about that figure. Let's pretend, just for a second, that Dorchester leaders had paved our streets 40 years ago today. The town could have saved nearly three-quarters of $1 million on gravel (adjusted for inflation).
In addition, we are told village leaders are considering purchasing a new street sweeper for around $20,000. That's great -- but think about how much cleaner our streets would be if our side streets weren't gravel in the first place.
We just wanted to get that off our chests.
Hey, we love our town. We think our town leaders are top-notch, caring neighbors who do work few others aren't willing to do.
We just wish the paving discussion would get more serious consideration. Long-term thinking and planning make sense. And it's long overdue.