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Community Preservation Act Stoneham
Stoneham, Massachusetts
Support Our Stoneham (SOS), a group of Stoneham residents, prepared all content on this website.
Interests: We are a group of Stoneham residents who want to live in a thriving community. Our goal is to educate voters in order to adopt the Community Preservation Act (CPA) in the April 2, 2013 town election. CPA leverages a 1% increase in property taxes to receive state matching funds for open space, recreation, historic and community housing.
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Below is a link to a joint article penned by the two in support of CPA. They discuss new changes to the program that make it more beneficial to Stoneham: Invest in Stoneham By Adopting CPA Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2013 at Community Preservation Act Stoneham
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Below is a recent piece penned by Martha Panther Buckley, an SOS member, that ran on The Patch and in the local newspapers. APRIL 2, 2013, QUESTION 1, STONEHAM TOWN ELECTIONS THE CPA WILL IMPROVE OUR COMMUNITY AND FUND PROJECTS THAT DO NOT RECEIVE REVENUE FROM THE GENERAL FUND. The... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2013 at Community Preservation Act Stoneham
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Photo Caption: CPA could fund modernization of turf fields in Stoneham. Below is a letter to the editor that was published in The Independent recently. Dear Editor, Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding has been misrepresented. October’s Town Meeting voters clearly called for a 1% surcharge on real property, not the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2013 at Community Preservation Act Stoneham
Heads up! If you haven't registered to vote in the April 2nd town election, tomorrow is the deadline. If you are NOT a registered voter, call the Town Clerk’s Offdice at 781-279-2650 and request an application. It must be returned/postmarked no later than Wednesday March 13. Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2013 at Community Preservation Act Stoneham
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Photo Caption: CPA could fund ballfield improvements. Immediately below is a brochure detailing the Community Preservation Act's potential in Stoneham. Feel free to share! Download CPA Trifold Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2013 at Community Preservation Act Stoneham
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If a majority of voters approve the adoption of CPA on April 2nd, here is the text of the Warrant Article that will be presented at May Town Meeting. Photo Caption: The Community Preservation Act has been around for 12 years, providing state matching funds for open space and recreation... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2013 at Community Preservation Act Stoneham
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Spoiler alert, below is the text of Ballot Question 1. If you're a geek like me, you'll read it in advance, so you know exactly what you're voting about on April 2nd in Stoneham. If you're also sentimental like me, however you vote, you'll have a tear in your eye... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2013 at Community Preservation Act Stoneham
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Here are common rumors we've heard about CPA around town. Below each rumor we set the record straight. RUMOR: No town has ever revoked or rescinded a CPA surcharged. TRUTH: This is correct. In fact, the Lexington Capital Expenditures Committee recently retracted its opposition to CPA. The board was largely... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2013 at Community Preservation Act Stoneham
Come on over to the Stoneham Middle School Auditorium at 7pm. Get the facts about CPA. Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2013 at Community Preservation Act Stoneham
Visit here for full blown details on the life of the Community Preservation Act: www.communitypreservation.org Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2013 at Community Preservation Act Stoneham
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Local Voters To Decide Future of Recreation & Open Space When you look around Stoneham, do you see the public amenities that a modern town demands? On Tuesday April 2nd, Stoneham voters decide the future of highly visible, intensely used but seriously under-funded cultural and recreational resources including, but not... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2013 at Community Preservation Act Stoneham
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Vote YES for the CPA, Community Preservation Act on April 2nd The CPA makes a difference to our deteriorating resources and treasures. CPA improves our community and funds projects that will never receive revenue from the general fund. CPA funds... ... open space & recreational, conservation, historical preservation and affordable... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2013 at Community Preservation Act Stoneham
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Mar 6, 2013