HARRISON: Railroad talk is being heard at some points, the item in the NEWS having attracted special attention. In the vicinity of the village the feeling is strong in its favor, and it quite possible that the matter will be brought before the town at the annual meeting. Outside of the village and its immediate vicinity those who have heretofore favored such a project have heretofore been few in numbers, and if the matter is to be pressed to a successful issue its advocates will have to do a big amount of work. A railroad would without doubt be of great benefit in starting new business enterprises, giving a new impetus to those already in existence; creating additional property to be taxed; increasing the number of laborers, and thus furnishing a better market for all kinds of farm produce, in having a tendency to increase the number of our summer visitors and develop our summer resorts, until they are brought into the prominence which their merits deserve; furnishing improved transportation facilities for both passengers and freight, etc. But to secure these advantages, Harrison will probably be asked to assume a burden which will rest upon its citizens for many years. The question for the voters to decide is, whether the advantages will be sufficient to compensate them for the burden which they must carry. It is hoped that, if the question comes before us, that all partisan feeling, all local feelings, and all prejudice, as far as possible, may be put aside, the matter be intelligently discussed and investigated, and finally decided in such a way as will be far the “greatest good of the greatest number.”
~ Printed in the Bridgton News, Jan 27, 1893.