February 4, 2010

Bingham School to close on July 1

The Board of Education gave its blessing to a plan to shutter Bingham School after classes end this June. Read the whole story here.
Now the question for officials is what they're going to do with yet another wonderful old building downtown. Let's hope the answer isn't to let it rot.
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22 comments:

Positively Right said...

Just more evidence of the incompetence and idiocy of government.

Anonymous said...

Bingham would be a great Codo/Apartment possibility.
Easily accessible, walkable to the downtown area, space in back for parking and for leisure. Might be idal for young people.

Patterson is a good example of what can be done.

We MUST stop tearing down usable buildings and then complaining about destroying our history and past.

Even if we dispose of it for a minimal price, it will then be back on our tax rolls!

Bill Stortz

Anonymous said...

Let's hope the answer isn't to let it rot.

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Bristol is slowly rotting away , so why shouldn't a useless school building ??

Anonymous said...

That would be a great location for an apartment building! Lets see I wonder how many section 8 people that can hold? The only way that will be good for the people of Bristol is to make that a High-end apartment building - but that would never fly with nothing to offer for a downtown. I think they should just knock it down before it becomes an eye sore...We all know that it will sit there for years empty.

Anonymous said...

Bill have you been in a coma for twenty years dont you think our leaders can handle it. If you were mayor nothing would get done. So go back to sleep and leave Bristol leaders alone. Go back to kens office and blow smoke up his ass like you been doing.

Anonymous said...

WE dont need anymore wellfare in bristol high end housing willnever fly . Whos coming to bristol. NOT ESPN PEOPLE. Bill Stortz is living a nightmare or a fantasy world.

Anonymous said...

Bill maybe your wife will lend you some more money and you could build some housing in a town you almost destroyed.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Bill: do you think that retired people are going to be attracted to a facilty that houses a number of young people?

Carpenter did a great job with Patterson: something similar can be done with Bingham.

By the way, if I remember correctly, Stortz was on the council when the decision was made to go with Carpenter, even tho he wasn't the highest bidder.

Anonymous said...

Positively right has to use that name because he doesn't know how to be right. Again what have you done for our community or taxpayers except whine ? Good for what ?

Anonymous said...

How soon you guys forget.
Bill was the one, the only one, that spoke up at the meeting to ask what assurances would be in place to prevent section 8 and low income housing.

I don't hear or see the city leaders providing any direction, and they knew that this would happening, if not this year, next year.

Anonymous said...

Geez - all you people that have to slam Stortz every time he says something:
Where are your ideas and involvement? At least he cares about the town enough to make a suggestion.
Also - remember what Thumper's mother said in Bambi - "If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything."

Anonymous said...

Relax Bill, the idea of turning Bingham into condos or apartments has been tossed around since the first murmurings about closing it...hardly a novel concept. Finding investors during a recession...now that's a problem.

Anonymous said...

I'm very disappointed with the BOE. Bingham is a beautiful old building and should be used as a school. However, if it is not to be, then it would make a good Patterson-style apartment building or condos. Bill Stortz is right, and those who continue to disparage him should get a life. His knowledge of our city and his willingness to help out are to be treasured. You don't always have to agree with him, just LISTEN.

Anonymous said...

7:57

Glad to see a few people coming to Bill's support.

But the nasty uncalled for comments are coming from just a very few people who couldn't get Stortz to bow to their wishes.

Bill still has a lot of support in the community, but most of them don't bother with the blogs.

Mike Werner said...

They should give it to the Boys' and Girls' Club

Anonymous said...

9:55

What, just what, has any city official, elected or otherwise, done to promote/market this opportunity and the many others on the table?

We need someone in charge!

And, ESPN has been quoted as saying that their young employees are looking for places, in Bristol>

Pay attention!

Anonymous said...

OK bILL WE REALIZE YOUR BOOSTING YOUR MORALE BY WRITING ABOUT YOURSELF. TAKE YOUR MEDS AND GO TO SLEEP . You have no fan club its just you.

Anonymous said...

City hall should go into the old Bingham school. With the courts closing that will be a wasted building anyways, and do we really want to see City hall in our new downtown area - I dont.

Anonymous said...

What a dman shame that our kids can't enjoy the history of a gorgeous school building. But, then, Bristol's current education authority (BoE) don't seem to care about educating our kids. It's about warehousing them and simultaneously destroying the communities of Bristol.

Look what happended to Federal Hill after Paterson was closed. Say goodby to another neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

"Bristol's current education authority (BoE) don't seem to care about educating our kids"

Obviously Bristol's past education authority didn't have much luck either...

Positively Right said...

All the Board of Education members are pawns of the superintendent. Except in the case when union contracts come up, then they are either that or pawns of the teacher union. The BOE never represents the citizens.

Anonymous said...

"Positively Wrong" Still more useless whining I see!