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EDITORIAL: This Is How Good Government Works

  This week’s front-page story on the replacement of the Senior Center roof should give every taxpayer heart. This is how good government should work: it faithfully and carefully oversees taxpayer funded projects. When things go awry, the problem is acknowledged forthrightly, without embarrassment.  Then decisions are made for the public good, even when inconvenient or disappointing. Equal measures of courage, honesty and technical skill are needed.

   Groton resident and Project Architect Gregg Yanchenko points out that every construction project has its share of problems. It’s not whether there are problems, he says, but rather how they are resolved. This kind of common-sense wisdom should always be the basis on which planning and decision-making is made.

   Mr. Yanchenko is also the architect designing the DPW garage. If voters approve construction at Spring Town Meeting, we are confident that a solid well-built project will be the result at a reasonable price.

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