Letter to the editor



To the Editor:

The Community Coalition of the Five Towns wishes to thank all residents of the community for their support in defeating the March 20 public referendum to sell the Number Six School to Simone Healthcare.

Thank you for waiting patiently in long lines to cast your vote and for making this the highest school election turnout in recent memory. Thank you for defending the interests of our families and children, and for protecting the future of our neighborhoods.

Thank you for sending a clear message to the Lawrence School District 15 Board of Education that we will not accept secret or one-sided deals and that our quality of life is not for sale. And that we will never put up with voting hurdles that threaten our right to have a say in the future of our community.

Thank you for telling would-be developers that their plans must benefit our community, not just their pocketbooks, and that they must preserve our children’s ball fields and precious open space. And thank you for giving Five Towns residents a second chance to use the Number Six School property to benefit our neighborhood.

Most importantly, thank you for standing alongside your neighbors and friends and for coming together as one community.

For the Community Coalition of the Five Towns this is only the beginning. We are committed to continuing as a force for good in the community. We want to preserve and improve the quality of life for all who live here by being a positive and persuasive influence on our school board and on local government.

Thank you for giving us the privilege of standing shoulder-to-shoulder with you. You can learn more about us at www.CC5T.org.

Joshua Schein

The Community Coalition

of the Five Towns