Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Portland Firefighters, Fireboats, and A Place to Stay
The City of Portland, Maine is buying a new fire boat for Casco Bay. The new fireboat will cost $3.2 million. A place for the firefighters to stay will cost a lot as well - possibly as much as $1.8 million. Hmmmmm. Didn't Portland lay off nine firefighters recently to save money? Let's put the firefighters up in a hotel room. I think that would save lots of money! Read more in "Are fancy fireboat digs too pricey for Portland?", Portland Press Herald, September 7, 2009.