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What Would You Improve in Farmington in 2013?

If you could make a New Year's resolution for each town, what would it be?

More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money.

As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in Farmington to make it an even better place to live?

What is on your town wish list? What is one thing you would improve in 2013?

Tell us in the comment section below or blog about why you love living here!

Vanetta Hayhurst December 26, 2012 at 11:18 AM
I love living in Farmington. The only disappointment about our town is that we have no public swimming pool.
Daisy Mae December 26, 2012 at 01:07 PM
I love this town but would like to see a skating rink at Union School.
Barnaby Jones December 26, 2012 at 02:35 PM
I'd like to see the corner where Parson's Chevrolet was originally on RT. 4 at High Street redeveloped, it's a disgusting shame what became of it. I'd also like to see the Chuck's Steak House remodeled and reopened as a similar establishment to what it was. And lastly, I hope a decent and popular restaurant occupies the space at Post Office Square that will be soon be vacated by CVS.
Nancy Miceli December 26, 2012 at 07:02 PM
I also love living in Farmington but as a transplant from Southern California, I desperately miss bike lanes. My kids could easily ride bikes to East Farms and IAR or to their friends' houses if there were SAFE bike lanes. I get it that logistics make it difficult but if we want healthy kids and a healthy lifestyle, biking is a way to do it.
Ray Elling December 26, 2012 at 08:38 PM
Farmington is making progress with installing power doors to allow access for wheelchair users, frail elderly and, for that matter, everybody -- e.g. the two post offices and many of the buildings in the Stop and Shop Plaza renewal in Unionville. But many important commercial buildings still lack equal, dignified access for all -- e.g. Farmington Bank on Mainstreet. All building which offer services or goods to the public should have power-assisted doors and properly sloped ramps, etc.
Bill Stanford December 26, 2012 at 09:25 PM
I would like to see full day Kindergarten available for parents who want it for their children. For parents who don't want it, their children would not be required to attend.
Barnaby Jones December 27, 2012 at 02:08 PM
I'd also like to see the old Lithomart Printing Building along Main Street refurbished into something viable. One franchise that Farmington could really use is a full scale year-round Dairy Queen Grill & Chill. I believe that business would be a gold mine establishment if properly located in town.
Teresa Pelham December 27, 2012 at 02:10 PM
How about recycling pick-up every week?
C. Noujaim December 27, 2012 at 04:32 PM
I would love to see some kind of compostables pick-up as well. And I agree about the bike lanes (also more sidewalks! I'd love to be able to walk to Trader Joes or the mall)
Cornelius (Neil) Lynch December 31, 2012 at 11:46 AM
I'd like to see a sidewalk from Farmington Center to Unionville Center. I'd like to see greater use made of Farmington's Town Green inspired perhaps by what the Unionville Association has done in Alice Clover Pinney Park.

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