“We absolutely need a new school building ” says he, and a new pool and a new music hall and a new fire house and another new fire house and a new police station and and and ….
In fairness to Drew, his generosity with OPM – other people’s money – is matched by his Republican colleagues, but at least they don’t pretend that this can all be paid for with magic money. The result is the same, but Drew and his gang do incite ire with their pretend financing.
As the Board of Education considers a possible expansion of New Lebanon School, Selectman Drew Marzullo has announced he would support the construction of a new building to address overcrowding at the Mead Avenue school.
“This is unacceptable,” Marzullo said of New Lebanon’s current building during a visit Wednesday to the Byram school. New Lebanon PTA President Mike Bocchino and Samarpana Tamm, a Democratic Board of Education candidate, joined Marzullo on the visit.
“This now goes beyond the Board of Education,” Marzullo added. “This is a townwide commitment that has to be in play here. The Board of Selectmen, the RTM, the finance board and the land-use agencies all have to weigh in on this.”
Bocchino and Marzullo argued that “historically low” interest rates would facilitate borrowing for construction of a new building or a renovation.
Tamm, who chooses to use the cult name bestowed on her by her master, Jim Jones, ” Ramadamadingdong”, is also a strong supporter of a new building for New Lebanon.
“It would just be so great,” she said of a new building. “It’s such a great community, unbelievably wonderful, and no one wants to leave it. The folks out here just love it. We’re trying to provide a better school for our children here. And with crystals, pyramid power and deep, deep chanting, Krishna will see that that happens. Oooooommmm.”