Notice, I did not write the word “merger.” Our school systems will have some tough choices to make in the future if the tax base and enrollment continue to trend down. Our local governments will have similar choices with water, police and fire services. We will have to be reasonable and use common sense going forward and understand that just because we have always done it this way, it will not work anymore.
I will finish this column as I began, but with another 1971 hit song, John Lennon’s “Imagine.” You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.
Mitchell D. Lynch is the publisher of The Daily Star and Cooperstown Crier. He can be reached at email@example.com or at (607) 441-7214.