Tonawanda News

Opinion

July 6, 2013

Sound Off published July 6

Tonawanda News — Welfare holders are constantly looking to be supported by the government.

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Paula Deen is a 66-year-old life-long Southerner. She grew up in racially turbulent times. Did she ever use a racial slur? Yes. Did everyone in the South? Probably. It’s still wrong and she realizes it. Is it right that the media, particularly the two hour story on CNN, decides to rip her apart to right the wrongs of all things past? Absolutely not.

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To the person who responded to the fact that there are no people downtown after the concerts because it is Sunday and people have to work the next day. Exactly! That is why having the concerts on Sunday evening away from the city’s main hub is stupid.

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Someone has a problem with the new police chief since he has 28 years of service and will probably retire in two years. So what? If he is the best qualified to be the chief what is your problem? Everybody has a goal to retire from their job.

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It would be nice if the City of Tonawanda police patrolled Clark Street on Friday and Saturday evenings after midnight there are neighbors drinking and people do like to have their windows open, the noise is ridiculous. They moved into a neighborhood that is nice and quiet. Now it turns into a drunken brawl every night.

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I looked online about the laws of discharging a firearm within the city limits, I have contacted the police before about it and my neighbor is doing it. Again I’ve heard gunshots this morning. If one of my children gets shot in my yard, I am suing the City of North Tonawanda. 

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What small-minded person is concerned about George Maziarz’s trip, a few hundred dollars o Arizona, which he’s more than likely paying himself, and not concerned about Obama’s many trips around the world? 

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