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Letter: Sad and stupid

Franklin County is the poorest county in the commonwealth. And yet so-called leaders could find no housing closer to Boston than Greenfield? Or did no one expect Greenfield to question this? Does anyone else question the sense (or lack of) how a homeless person who works in Boston is driving to Boston from here? Where were all these families living six months ago? Could the state allow family members to take in homeless relatives and be paid the motel fee of $89 per night? Families doubled and tripled up after the end of WWII when there was a housing shortage for example.

What do the school records show in terms of previous schools, overall stability, attendance or grades? Will the Greenfield schools’ MCAS scores suffer with no accountability for this strange, unusual, unexplained development or recent surge? I suspect that there is more to this story than is being told but so-called privacy issues will stymie any meaningful investigation.

I know I am my brother’s keeper but this is another failed social experiment with children, again, caught and trapped. This is sad and stupid.

MARGUERITE MORRIS WILLIS

Charlemont

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