I really enjoyed the discussion about regionalization by Jeremy Pare in his Talk of the Town column. It was an excellent and concise presentation regarding the most important pros and cons on this issue. It made me wonder, however, why the Kennebec Valley Council of Governments (or Kennebec County itself) doesn’t have a full-time administrator to identify, develop and coordinate regionalization projects.

Obviously, if such a position already exists, my point is moot, but the column didn’t make it clear that is the case. It’s great that the cities and towns in the region meet occasionally for discussions such as the one described, but I would think the benefits of someone working full time and almost exclusively on regionalization potential would greatly exceed the cost of the position.

Kevin MadiganCoventry, R.I.Formerly of Albion

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