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To the Editor,

I have been following the discussion about the closing of the pool at the Amherst YMCA with considerable concern.

To the Editor,

I have been following the discussion about the closing of the pool at the Amherst YMCA with considerable concern.
I am a YMCA member and believe the pool to be an integral part of the services offered by the Y. I urge both the county and the town to develop an ongoing plan to guarantee the survival of the pool.
Many reasons have already been identified. I emphasize two.
Our municipalities should accept the expense involved in attracting active, capable young families who will contribute to our future prosperity. Such families will expect a pool for their children as well as for themselves.
Our municipalities should encourage participaction among our significant senior population, including those who are considering retiring in this area. Many seniors can remain active in a pool after other sports are too hard on their joints. Many other seniors depend upon the pool to help them recover from surgery and health challenges.
Clare Christie, Amherst

Organizations: YMCA

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  • enoughallready
    January 18, 2010 - 10:41

    Do you actually think the county is going to eat the cost of membership for people ? the county is a welfare state -
    The only way the pool will stay open to to get the users to pay double or triple what they are paying now - NO MONEY FROM THE TOWN OR COUNTY - that is a fact - personally I am sick and tired of the whinner coming on here begging for others to pay for your fun time - get over yourselves and pay your own way