State To Cut Funding For Sandwich High Field That’s Already Built… Wait, What?

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capecodonline.comG. Brennan – In a shocking development, the town has been told $500,000 appropriated in the state budget for a synthetic turf field at Sandwich High School is on the chopping block.

“This is baffling,” Town Manager George “Bud” Dunham said.

The money was put into the budget by Senate President Therese Murray, D-Plymouth, for the Capt. Gerald F. DeConto Veterans Memorial Stadium. Murray added the earmark after voters in Sandwich rejected a Proposition 2½ capital exclusion that would have raised taxes for a year to pay for the turf.

DeConto, a Navy captain was killed in the 9/11 attacks on the Pentagon.

The problem for the town is the turf is down, but Gov. Deval Patrick has targeted the money to make up a $329 million state budget shortfall.

Massachusetts everybody! This is your government.

Looks like we’ve achieved an entirely new level of ineptitude with this one folks. And we wonder where everyone in this country gets the idea that it’s OK to spend money they don’t have. This just proves that old saying…

“One in the hand is better than two in the bush”.

Which is especially true if you are talking about those recently busted Asian Rub and Tugs.

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