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Athletes should insist on Breen Field maintenance

Carlos Gonzaga, Staff Contributor

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Breen’s Field is used for sports and activities. The field on High Street in Naugatuck has been long used for youth sports. However, it has been falling into disrepair and has not been receiving the necessary maintenance.

It is the job of the town to maintain the town’s parks and recreation fields.Currently, there are plans to improve the field; however, the budget continues to be cut and those plans are thwarted. Lighting, parking, and a concession stand have yet to be renovated.

The field is not in great condition. One problem with the field is it is all torn up from sports use, such as soccer, baseball, kickball, and sometimes even football. Unfortunately even those in the Park and Rec department believe the field is in working condition. Robert Roland is the superintendent of public works in Naugatuck.

“I would disagree on this [disrepair]. It gets a lot of play..the field is maintained everyday by our crew in addition to line painting for soccer. We mow, sod, cut the in-fields aerate, seed and fertilize,” he said.

Perhaps this is not enough for the young athletes of Naugatuck .If we were to keep an adequate budget, the fields could be better maintained, the goal nets could be replaced every year, the roads could be fix where all the potholes are and the lights could be changed when they go out.

Students should attend the town budget meetings to insist on care for Breen’s field. Without a budget increase the field will continue to worsen. Students can make a difference in the field’s budget allotment by attending the budget meetings and speaking for a higher budget.

 

 

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