No matter how you slice it, the recent legislation to destroy the sovereignty of Charlestown and Hopkinton in relation to their elementary schools submitted by Richmond and aided and abetted by Superintendent Barry Ricci is a supremely slimy political conspiracy!
Now since the legislation has failed to garner support, Mr. Ricci has submitted a new policy document to the Chariho School Committee to destroy by stealth the sovereignty of the towns in favor of Richmond’s population explosion! All involved should be forced to resign immediately!
Over the years, we in Hopkinton have learned to expect such behavior from certain persons in Richmond, but Mr. Ricci’s involvement is particularly heinous. We know he has never been what I call “a friend of Hope Valley School,” but now that it is a nationally recognized school of excellence by the U.S. Department of Education’s Blue Ribbon Program, he plans to push Richmond’s overflow into Hope Valley and destine more western Hope Valley kids to endless bus rides to who knows where?