Tonawanda News

Sound Off

May 19, 2013

Sound Off published May 19

Tonawanda News — I thought Friday’s Sound Offs were kind of mundane until someone posed the question that’s been on everyone’s mind. I wonder why all the contestants on “Jeopardy!” are the same height? That made me think, yeah. What’s up with that?

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Niagara-Wheatfield taxpayers remember last year’s budget that got turned down. They got rid of things then when the revote happened they got the things back. This board is out of control. Don’t be fooled by them. Stand up and vote it down and remember those faces when they run for re-election. Get rid them too.

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I saw a small blurb in the Tonawanda News about upcoming endorsement interviews by the Independence party for local election offices. I expect as per usual that the Republican party candidates will get the Independence party endorsement and maybe a few Democrats who are Democrats in name only. See the City of Niagara Falls where the Republican party gets weak-kneed Democrats to run as a Democrat with Republican backing. The Republicans have infiltrated the Independence party over the years.

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Interesting to hear the person explain about Division Street. However, if those coming off the expressway are to yield, what is to prevent them from causing an accident on the expressway by stopping to yield on an exit to Division Street? Also where are the police who could ticket those traveling the same speed or faster on Division as those on the expressway? The expressway speed limit is 45 mph and Division is 30 mph. The city could add to their coffers greatly by arresting those who are exceeding the speed limit on Division Street. And those refusing to yield on Division should also be ticketed.

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I listened as the candidates for N. Tonawanda’s Board of Education gave their qualifications and goals. What I never heard from the three new candidates was why they felt qualified for a position when they had never been to a board meeting. How can they possibly know what to expect or what will be expected of them? How can they know how much time will be required of them? I know they receive training after they are elected but isn’t that like letting the horse out after the barn door is closed?

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I wonder why was the traffic signal at Payne and Tremont replaced with two stop signs instead of four? Our NT Traffic Safety Committee probably recommended the change. But why? Do you feel safer now? I know I don’t. What were these people thinking? Apparently they run collision shops and are looking for more business.

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