“I don’t want to compete, or make it a zero-sum game, which has happened a lot,” Urbano said. “I’m hoping we can find it within our budget to do all of these things through bonding over time, and not [overburden] the taxpayers, of which I am one.”
Malagrifa said that the board’s decision not to bring the field proposal to Town Meeting should not be construed as a lack of support.
“Those stands are the same stands and it’s the same field from when I was a kid, and I’m 51 years old,” Malagrifa said. “I still think it’s the right thing to do. What we have is an embarrassment.”
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