As chairman of the Wentworth Intermediate School Building Committee, I feel compelled to write this letter in response to a recent opinion piece authored by Jeffrey Messer.
Simply stated, the piece contains many misstatements, is factually inaccurate, and misinterprets much of the information available to the public regarding this project. In an effort to correct this misinformation and to answer any questions regarding this project, the Building Committee has scheduled a public forum on Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Scarborough High School Auditorium. Members of the building committee will talk about the project and will answer any questions posed by the public.
Since receiving unanimous support from both the School Board and the Town Council this summer, the committee has been focused on educating and reaching out to the public about this project. The public information campaign began with a strong presence at Summerfest and has continued with attendance at a variety of town and school functions. At these functions, the committee has always been constructive and open.
The forum will allow the committee to continue this theme and to reach out to the citizens of Scarborough about the urgent need for a new school. The committee and I look forward to seeing all interested Scarborough residents at the forum.
Paul M. Koziell