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June 5, 2014

Sound Off published June 5

Tonawanda News — We’re supposed to take trust in our government, but the way things are going on with this government it’s getting ridiculous in the past four years. Obamacare is supposed to be great and people aren’t being cared for, and then you get the VA and people are dying waiting to be cared for. 


I can’t believe the riffraff living on Oliver Street, they rent from absentee landlords and neither one cares about the upkeep of the property, being respectful of the noise level and screaming kids and yelling adults. They always have room for a big dog or two, but never clean up after it. I think they’d all be better off living amongst themselves far, far away.


I see they’re paving Payne Avenue, and I don’t know if they are done or not, but they did a really bad job, because you can see that it needs another layer of tar that is going to deteriorate and get potholes, and the road is uneven. They should go over it again.


With respect to the authors/callers who wrote in about Canal Fest (or the Canal “detest” as some people are starting to say), I would like to offer this: I live in the City of Tonawanda. I am always happy to have visitors come in to our city, patronizing our shops and helping our small businesses survive. This is what helps our city and can help it to grow.


I was alerted to a website called that shows the salaries of current employees and pensions of retired employees. I couldn’t believe my eyes. Current officers in the NT police department who I know to be detectives and captains are making over $100,000 a year with overtime. Pretty sweet. This is NT not some big crime metropolis. In the pension sector there are recently retired patrol officers making almost $60,000 a year in pension. The system is broke. This must stop.

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