Tonawanda News — Western New York is the community of failed hopes and dreams and unfulfilled promises. Listen to the Sabres, minus the no show owner, talk about rebuilding. Rebuilding from a bad team to a bad team; we know we’ve been rebuilding our sports teams since their existence. When is this process ever going to look like it’s being completed? Kind of like Cuomo’s billion for Buffalo. I’m 100 percent certain we will never see that either. But we keep hanging on and waiting for these lies to come true.
Most of the time I read Sound Off for its entertainment value. It’s comical to read some of the things people write about. But one recent sound off really bothered me with the statement someone made about the lack of pictures from the Sandy Hook tragedy “most people think it was phony because they never showed any of the children.” Who in their right mind would want to see photos of massacred children published in the newspaper? It’s bad enough when sensationalistic photos are posted on the Internet. How do you think the families of victims feel having photos of something so horrific out there for the world to look at?
To the person who wrote in about the NT school budget asking the members of the NT school board to take a cut. Here’s something you may not have known, being on the Board of Education is a voluntary position. That means no pay, a lot of donated time and efforts and for what? To hear people complain about how you’re raising our taxes? Do you want your local school district to go through thinking about cutting Kindergarten? Cutting a child’s formative education? Is that right, all so they can save $100 in new taxes? In reviewing the local districts and their budgets, Tonawanda (City) did a great job. They knew they had to raise and did it, and they have the facts and figures to back their reasoning. My son and his wife are seriously thinking about moving to the City of Tonawanda.
It just amazes me the stupidity of people. The railroad crossing on Wheatfield was stuck down. Instead of everybody turning around and going to the next crossing, which is about 2 minutes away, they proceeded to go around the gates. Which is against the law by the way. Then after about 3 cars went around me to go around the gate I tried turning around and when I did a car decided to try and go around me to go around the crossing. They ended up having to back up because I was going to go to the next crossing. They didn’t look too happy having to back up. Well too bad. I wasn’t going to break the law to please anybody. By the way. If you get hit going around the gates when they’re down you can’t sue anybody. Especially if there is another crossing two minutes away.