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Richfield resident provides history of center

11/15/2012 - West Side Leader
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By Letter to the Editor

To the editor:

There are many assumptions made by Laura Frank in her letter in the Nov. 1, 2012, issue of the West Side Leader [“Bath senior responds to ‘wrong-headed’ comment about center”]. Richfield had the forethought and community mindedness to become a village in the 1960s to provide greater “home rule.” One of the greatest benefits is allowing collection of income tax as revenue. That’s the greatest difference between what Richfield can offer its residents over what Bath can offer. It has nothing to do with how “affluent” the residents are or are not. Also, our senior department was not started in a house. It was started in the old administrative building with Jan Weber. I started the Hilltoppers 40 years ago this year and it is still going. Bath started the Good Time Club about the same time. I don’t believe it still meets. And, my family ancestry in Richfield is as original settlers. You should be appreciative that our senior center is open to Bath resident membership in all of our programs and not try to tear us down to make your points and further your cause.

Pat Swan Healey, Richfield

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