by Sheila Gardner
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Town turns down playground funds

Government intrusion into childhood play combined with the loss of the iconic swings and monkey bars at the old Minden school prompted the town board to deny a $10,000 request to replace the equipment with something safer. School Superintendent Lisa Noonan appeared May 1 before the board to ask for a donation to purchase a playground structure on the school district administrative office grounds, the site of old Minden grammar school on Mono Avenue. Noonan told the board the federal government issued guidelines 18 months ago — without any funding — that the old playground equipment failed to measure up …

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The Record Courier Updated May 7, 2013 05:30PM Published May 8, 2013 11:21AM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.