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April 27, 2014

Sound Off published April 27

Tonawanda News — This is in response to the person who thinks it’s “stupid” to change the name of Twin City Memorial Highway to Vietnam Veterans Highway. As a veteran of the Vietnam War, I am honored that Mr. Schimminger suggested this change. This highway was originally supposed to be named for the Vietnam veterans who gave their lives to protect all of our freedom, even yours. With the memorial plaques now moved, the name Memorial Highway has lost its original meaning and should be named to recognize those who paid the ultimate price. You know what would be a good “idea” for you? Instead of complaining, next time you see a soldier or veteran, go up to them, shake their hand and tell them “thank you for your service.” A proud Vietnam veteran.

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The Twin Cities Memorial Highway was so named in honor of Vietnam veterans in the first place and the Vietnam memorial originally was located under the bridge over the canal, later moved to Brauer Park.

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Hello North Tonawanda Code Enforcement/Building Code/Building Inspector. How many years do residents on Spruce Street between East Schenck and Rumbold Avenue have to wait for the owner of a two story to get siding on the front of their house to cover “foil?” I lack the actual address, because, of course, it is not present anywhere on the front of the house either. What does it take in this city to get homeowners to do at least the basics to make our neighborhoods look decent? Calls to Code Enforcement constantly seem to fall on deaf ears. Why can’t it be better? Why can’t it be better?

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