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Monday, June 9, 2014

Playground study has brought people together

Letter to the Editor

Last Friday, Nashua resident Francis Murphy took to this editorial page to perpetuate misinformation stemming from a meeting held at City Hall last Wednesday night at which were presented the findings of an independent study concerning the placement of Legacy Playground in Nashua.

In his column, Mr. Murphy implied that the Chamber of Commerce influenced that independent study, which ended up recommending Greeley Park as the best site. In so doing, Mr. Murphy ignored the facts shared during the public comment portion of the meeting, during which it was made very clear that the chamber had absolutely zero communication with the facilitators of the independent study during any portion of the study. ...

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Last Friday, Nashua resident Francis Murphy took to this editorial page to perpetuate misinformation stemming from a meeting held at City Hall last Wednesday night at which were presented the findings of an independent study concerning the placement of Legacy Playground in Nashua.

In his column, Mr. Murphy implied that the Chamber of Commerce influenced that independent study, which ended up recommending Greeley Park as the best site. In so doing, Mr. Murphy ignored the facts shared during the public comment portion of the meeting, during which it was made very clear that the chamber had absolutely zero communication with the facilitators of the independent study during any portion of the study.

It’s unfortunate that someone would exclude such facts in their column, thereby leaving readers with inaccurate conclusions. It leaves readers with the impression that this meeting at City Hall was negative and continued to divide interested parties, when the reality is the meeting was the most positive held on this issue in a long time. For the first time in almost a year, both those supporting and opposed to this playground left the room in agreement that we finally have a site for this playground that pleases almost everyone. This playground project is finally bringing all parties together, thanks to the study, and I hope Mr. Murphy will get on the bandwagon, rather than continuing to foster negativism and misinformation.

Chris Williams, President

Greater Nashua
Chamber of Commerce