Here is a letter I sent to Governor Baker regarding the Stone Zoo:
Dear Governor Baker,
I am writing today to urge you to release the $3 million of previously authorized capital funding for Zoo New England. This money will address important deferred maintenance issues and will set the stage for the zoo to move forward with public/private partnerships in the future.
The Stone Zoo is an important recreational resource for families in our area, as well as an attraction that brings visitors and benefits the local economy. It is a valuable resource for all our Melrose families, as well as those who live in surrounding towns, and I hope you will provide this much-needed funding so the zoo can continue to provide educational, economic, and recreational benefits for the families of the North Shore.
Robert J. Dolan