Fifty-Sixth Annual Report (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Fifty-Sixth Annual Report We all realize that the well-being of any community de pends largely on the opportunities provided for its citizens to work, to establish and maintain their homes, to educate their children and to make some provision fon security in late years. A community with varied and prosperous industries provides those Opportunities and is a happy one. I think that the econ omie history of Somersworth is proof of what I say: It would serve no useful purpose to go into detail, but most of you can well recall that only a few years ago when our one and only industry first slowed down and then permanently closed - we were far from being a happy community. Since then there has been a gradual and complete change. We are no longer depen dent on one industry, instead we have a diversification that means some hope even under generally poor business conditions. This change was not without its price and its hardship. Many of our people were compelled to go elsewhere to make a living many of our small business went out of existence. Financial problems were faced and met in order to help where it was needed most and to maintain as well as possible the appear ance of a still hopeful community. Only the spirit of our citi zens and the effort of those who served before us in the city government made the burden seem light. Their courage and foresight opened the way for us to carry on. It is my pleasure to say to you that, in my opinion, Somersworth has never faced a more happy or prosperous future. The cost of our past ex perience has been mostly paid - today our city has outstanding one Water Works Improvement Bond in the amount of and a Highway Equipment note in the amount of issued last year in payment for badly needed equipment not available during the war. The change in our industrial picture, the opportunities now provided and those to come in the future will also bring new problems. New challenges will constantly appear and they must be met fairly and squarely if we are to keep the gains that have been made and if we are to continue to progress. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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- 26 Feb 2018
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