After going through another night of trying to do the right things by both the children and taxpayers, the taxpayers of RSU 16 were given a deaf ear.
One of three different proposals was presented by a selectman of Poland to go back to last year's expenditures with a 6 percent increase — which gave the school board every position and number of new teachers asked for. All that selectman got for his trouble, from a majority of those present, was blatant hatred.
As the vice chairman of the Mechanic Falls Budget Committee, I would recommend to the citizens of Mechanic Falls that they vote "no" in a loud enough voice so a smaller version of the budget will be offered next time.
Ollie Emery, Mechanic Falls