To The Editor:
I read the Lowell Sunday morning and chocked on my Cheerios. Taxes are up 24% and home values are down 14%. The highest tax increase in the area.
The Friends of Tewksbury Athletic Complex approached Market Basket, Raytheon and a host of other large, charitable companies in the area. They said no. It was a business decision.
We must unite as voters and taxpayers and say “no” to the Athletic Complex. It is not personal, it is business. The “yes” folks are crying “invest in the children -invest in the future”. “For the children” is getting old. There will be no future for the children if the parents cannot afford to maintain a quality of life.
As a parent and a business person it is very hard to say no. I, like many of my neighbors and colleagues, work bell to bell, weekends, holidays and late nights, volunteer on boards and youth sports to provide for my family and strive to be a good citizen.
I ask my fellow Tewksbury neighbors to do something for the children. Review their homework, get involved in the classrooms, set academic goals, volunteer with them for community service, help the children achieve honor roll, go to college fairs and attend their after school activities.
“For the Children” starts at home, not on a 2 million dollar turf field.
Please join me and voting no on question 1.