Once again, the people of Madison are being asked to pass the natural gas installation venture by the town. This referendum already was defeated, albeit by a small margin, in November.

Instead of requesting a recount, the powers that be decided to bring it before the citizens again.

We all know the drill — this will be repeated again and again until the end result is what the town officials want. If, as the Morning Sentinel reported on March 1, the town has entered into an agreement with Kennebec Valley Gas, why is another costly vote necessary and why the enormous sum of a $72 million bond? Officials admit that they don’t have answers to some important questions posed at the informational meeting.

Something doesn’t ring true with this. Is it a ploy to lure the “no” voters into complacency so that they won’t bother to show up at the polls? In my opinion, this circus has to be stopped, and the voters need to speak loud and clear that the town of Madison will not undertake this risky venture. I urge Madison residents to vote no on Tuesday.

Natalie McCarty


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