September 24, 2017
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Comments for: Education bond would boost economy

Question 2: Do you favor an $11,300,000 bond issue to provide funds for capital to build a diagnostic facility for the University of Maine System; for capital improvements and equipment, including machine tool technology, for the Maine Community College System; and for capital improvements and equipment at the… Read More
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  • Anonymous

    No.

    • Tom Harvell

      Penny wise dollar foolish ;)

  • Anonymous

    Yes on 2.

  • no!…stop wasting our money!

  • Anonymous

    No…No more Taj Mahals like the school in Hampden..Untill they start building sensible buildings I say NO…

  • FELT

    I feel there is a connection between these bonds and the skyrocketing cost of  UMS faculties and administrators; and a lessening of the overall productivity of the faculty; but I can’t quite put my finger on it.

    One can glory in new edifices….Orono and Portland are covered in them, large vast often empty spaces, build in hopes of housing this or that glitzy research program. Who can criticize the combination of two animal, plant and insect specimen diagnostic facilities into one laboratory that has quarantine capability. 

    The laboratory would continue to test for health threats such as avian influenza, Lyme disease and salmonella. The facility is necessary in order to continue protecting Maine people, animals and crops.

    Unfortunately, these is may not be in synch with the vigilance of the CDC or other large labs. Duplication?? Did the CDC endorse this bond issue or is there some Federal money promised to fund this and then we get stuck with yet another empty research lab.

    There are secure buildings at Brunswick’s naval air station, including a health complex with labs. Why not convert them, instead of pumping more money into Orono?

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