Tonawanda News

April 11, 2014

Sound Off published April 11

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The Tonawanda News

Tonawanda News — The TCSD want to increase our taxes. I’m on a fixed income and taxed enough. The school board and school board president support this but aren’t thinking about the little guys. It’s about time you started thinking about us.

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Now that the snow has melted, let’s see if the NT DPW goes around town to survey the lawn damage done with the snow plows. Will the superintendent voluntarily take care of it without taxpayers asking for property repair? I can’t believe how they tore up the lawns with and without curbs like on my street. Don’t the plow drivers practice to get a feel how far away to stay? The plow drivers need to be held accountable. 

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I see the state legislature and governor have given more aid to education. Here in NT, I’m assuming most of that will go to the teachers who are interested in the new contract. Please, board of education, put the money into the children and not into the educator’s pocket.

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Totally agree with Barbara Tucker’s column regarding the weathermen. My gosh, that’s all you heard when we had a little bad weather. Couldn’t get away from it. However, the advice she gave I thought was great. It doesn’t do any good to write letters, complain in Sound Off, write a note or an email to the managers or the advertisers. I would like Barbara Tucker to give the same logical advice to the people who keep complaining about the closing of St. Francis School in Tonawanda. The idea that you can write to the editorial, local newspaper, call in anonymously to Sound Off and complain that your school is closing. I totally sympathize and empathize with the parents. Airing you’re dirty linen does no good. Write to the diocese. 

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I drove by the Clinton School and see that the for sale sign is down. Can anybody tell me if they sold it?

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Why does the City of North Tonawanda bother with specific dates for large trash pickups? People around here just don’t read any information when it needs to be picked up. They put their large trash out a week earlier than necessary. Then when it’s regular garbage day, the regular garbagemen pick it up. Just go back to the regular system of putting out large trash whenever we have it. 

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I’m urging the North Tonawanda voters to show up and vote down this next coming school budget. They want more money again even though we’re losing students and closing schools. They recently reopened Pre-K in North Tonawanda. Even though it shows, study after study, that Pre-K does not help educate the kids. It is just a babysitting service that we the taxpayers will have to pay for. 

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It does seem that Mr. Saltarelli’s terrible comments about another Christian school offering to assist St. Francis is probably part of his political background and his need for grandstanding.