Greener Pastures Indeed for the Patriots

The ''Hail Mary'' pass may need more heavenly inspiration to make the sweetheart deal for the New England Patriots in Hartford a success (''Hartford's 'Hail Mary' pass,'' News: Analysis & Commentary, Dec. 7). If the governor is convinced the guarantee is unnecessary, there is no reason for a ''guarantee.'' Apparently, Massachusetts, with a larger population than Connecticut, refused to negotiate such a bargain. I guess, in a state with high debt and small election-year tax rebates, short-term promises rule in place of long-term thinking.

Robert M. Singer
Hamden, Conn.

Updated Jan. 7, 1999 by bwwebmaster
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