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S P March 18, 2014 at 04:26 PM
CMP--you have continued to minimize the abutters concerns and to claim otherwise is preposterous.Read MoreIn addition to the selective hearing, please take some time to read all the letters that the abutters have submitted and you will easily see that "all of our concerns" have not been addressed, virtually or otherwise. A proposal much smaller in scope has the potential to gain support of the abutters but the likelihood of the required ROI by a 50-70 seat restaurant with less parking and operating with the same hours as Basil's or Zebra's, is slim to none. A reduction in the size of the parking lot to meet the lot coverage requirement for a residential zoned property and provide the required 25' buffer for the residential property in back would automatically reduce the number of seats in the restaurant and entire scope of the project. And, if the ROI isn't a driving factor for the Linnerts or could be minimized by partnerships, then it opens up the door for other potential business options that would be less intense and the over arching goal of saving the Tavern would be achieved. Ce serait une bonne vie!
C Wheaton March 23, 2014 at 08:41 PM
SP - your suggestions at the top of the page are representative of the idealism that is holding upRead Moret his project. You've made your points and we appreciate the humility with which you've delivered them.
S P March 24, 2014 at 10:27 PM
C Wheaton--Nothing is holding up this project except the process by which the ZBA must follow. DoRead Moreyo u really appreciate my suggestions!?!
MS February 08, 2014 at 10:47 AM
I absolutely agree! My 3 children have had the great fortune of being MAPsters since Kindergarten.Read MoreM y oldest is now a 6th grader and a CIT at the K-1 program, which he loves. MAP is more than just a stop-gap after school until work finishes, it's an incredible fun, educational, and nurturing environment. My kids still talk about the clubs, the monthly themes, building an igloo, creating a rainforest, the Talent Show, and the Olympics. I still have the CD from K-1 Rock Club, and just hung up the heart wreath that was made in 4-5 MAP. How may after-school programs use the Dewey Decimal System as a jumping off point for theme of the month? We have never regretted our decision to check out MAP, and 7 years later we are still amazed at the diversity and creativity of the program. The Spitzer Family.
KA February 10, 2014 at 08:02 PM
We LOVE MAP! Our most cherished memory is Christmas 2003. Our oldest son was in 1st grade and weRead Morehad just moved into our house in August. Just before the holiday our door bell rang and who was on our door step?!! A group of MAP teachers singing Christmas carols. Amazing, lovely - above and beyond! Our oldest attended MAP thru middle school and this is his younger brother's second year. The staff is incredibly talented and caring. MAP is a community treasure. The Andes Family
Kay Hoffman February 11, 2014 at 10:40 AM
We totally LOVE MAP. I have 3 kids currently enrolled 2 at Memorial and 1 at Wheelock. Both sites Read Morehave been absolutely amazing for my kids. The clubs, the group activities, the nurturing environment have been amazing. My kids often come home talking of the science experiments they did or the presentation that they prepared and gave to all their MAPster friends. One of my kids has Celiac and the Memorial team went above and beyond to understand her limitations and to make alternative options for her. I was moved beyond words. When people say it takes a village to raise a child, I am grateful that MAP is part of ours! - The Hoffman Family