Tonawanda News

November 27, 2013

Sound Off published Nov. 27

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The Tonawanda News

Tonawanda News — Mayor Ortt and his publicity machine’s credo “never let a good deed go unnoticed.”

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Glad to see that the Meadow Drive extension is proceeding. Curious to notice that it comes with sidewalks. Here’s a fun fact: No one lives there! Too bad more effort couldn’t have been exercised in areas where people actually live with regard to sidewalk upkeep. I guess the old saying is still true, “The only time NT wants to know Martinsville is when the tax bills are due.”

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To the person who likes to falsely smear someone’s reputation. I wasn’t president of CSEA during the first 3 1/2 years of Mayor Ortt’s 4-year term, so I wasn’t responsible for union decisions in NT. As far as when and why I decided to retire, I’m glad you know because I hadn’t made up my mind until recently. So check your facts the next time you make false accusations.

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To the leaders of North Tonawanda, I found it very disrespectful that the flags in our city were not flown at half-staff in honor of the anniversary of the assassination of a great American, John F. Kennedy. When I called the mayor’s office to inquire about this, the person in the mayor’s office I spoke with didn’t even know what I was talking about. The whole world knows about this date, except the leaders of the city we call home. Shame on you North Tonawanda.