Tonawanda News

June 1, 2013

Sound Off published June 1

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The Tonawanda News

Tonawanda News — I would like to know why the NT DPW does not follow up on complaints regarding residents putting trash out to the curb a week before the regular pick up or 3 weeks prior to a bulk pickup. They have written policies regarding both issues, but don’t follow through on them regardless of how many complaints are made.

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Just read an article in your “Reader Letter” section in Friday’s, May 24th edition. The article was written by Ed Slowinski. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Ed for quite a while in my life, from playing hockey, to his catering and restaurant businesses. He is a top notch man and a credit to Tonawanda. This article he wrote was just beautiful. I really wish everyone could read this and that people who chose to abuse their animals in any way, shape or form, read this article. They would realize just how important a pet is as a member of their family and what they can teach us. Well said Ed. Stop by the Boys & Girls Club...I’ll buy you a hot dog!

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Now with weather getting nicer,and more people spending time outdoors, I think it’s time for the police in North Tonawanda to start doing something with the group of drunks that hang out at Pinewoods park. Every day and night there are little kids at the playground, people playing Frisbee golf, families taking walks or things going on at the shelters.There’s always a group who sit at the back table getting trashed. Either they stagger away, or pass out there. People don’t need to see this.They also have little shanty’s set up in the woods with blankets. Get them out of there please. Don’t let them ruin this park.

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I agree with what I read in the newspaper the other day about Governor Cuomo pushing the tax plan. I agree with what people keep saying, “when is he going to help the little people.” This is what’s so important, there are so many of us that just have social security and it just isn’t enough, we need help.

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I think Tonawanda police do a relatively good job. Although one point that they lack is parking enforcement on Main St, where many make parking violations daily. All I ask is that they send one officer to Main St. once a month to ticket, and I think that would solve the problem.

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This is to the ignorant person claiming Bush flew over the hurricane in Louisisana. Cuomo asked Obama not to come to New York with the last disaster because of all the chaos it causes with secret service and all. Bush only flew over because the Democratic governor, I repeat, the Democratic governor did not want him to come using the chaos as an excuse. It was more a political move. Blame Bush. When are you idiots going to stop back talking about Bush? Obama is in office and he is the one screwing everything up