(Host) A group of Springfield residents wants voters to choose between five proposals for a new town recreational center. The select board has decided to put just one proposal for the $3 million in state money up for a vote. The state gave the town the money in exchange for hosting the state’s newest prison.
The proposal to be voted on now calls for converting the old Foundry building on Clinton Street into a regional recreation center. Other proposals suggest an ice rink or a community center in a school. Leaders of a petition drive want voters to choose from among the five proposals.