Resident in favor of rebuilding Penfield Pavilion

To the Editor:

A recent reader asked the question, “Do we really need Penfield Pavilion?”  My answer is a resounding and supporting “yes.”

Think about it, do we really need the gazebo in the town green where we enjoy all kinds of musical presentations, all the open spaces that we have, our public beaches, the Durrell Pavilion, the fishing pier, the various parks around town, the town supported tree program, the lights on town trees at holiday time, the colorful banners on the poles in the downtown area, etc., and all the other services provided by our tax dollars.” My answer is “yes, yes, yes” to all of these things and I am a Fairfield taxpayer. These items and many, many more add to the quality of life that we enjoy living in Fairfield. And, it takes tax money to provide them for us.

Now, where I do share concerns with the writer is how we move forward with the Penfield project in an intelligent and effective manner. I have yet to see an analysis of what went wrong in the original rebuilding of the pavilion and where and how the decisions were made that resulted in our disaster. Let’s hope that safeguards are now in place that will result in an effective re-rebuilding program.

So, go for it people. I am looking forward to enjoying the pavilion next summer.


Hazen Goddard


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