Tonawanda News

November 30, 2013

Sound Off published Nov. 30

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The Tonawanda News

Tonawanda News — To the Republican who took a third of the column in Sound Off today. Why can’t you just say this in just 10 or 20 words. Do we need a recital from you?

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To the person who called in about the prices at Tops. Thank you very much. It’s about time that someone spoke up about their outrageous prices. Thank you.

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I totally agree with the caller about the trucks going down Robinson Street. It has been an ongoing problem. They pay no attention to any of the laws and the laws aren’t enforced by anyone. Recently, we were going west down Robinson Street and a huge, seemed like extra long, semi made a turn onto Robinson Street. And the line of cars had to move over to the parking lane so it could get by. I feel sorry for the people who live on Robinson Street, their houses must shake.

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Calling in response to a Sound Off that was in Friday. It is very obvious that these are the same people that continue to call in that the city is not being run right and that the politicians are all puppets. It’s all nonsense. It is very obvious that the politicians that are in power are doing an excellent job. 

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My opinion is a retirement incentive to get rid of higher paid employees to not fill positions in the future is a good thing. The retirement incentive of 13 employees in 2012, a critical mass, makes sense.  It makes no sense at all to offer an incentive of $15,000 for two employees!  Unless, the city plans on not filling the positions at all. I expect that the positions will be filled with political insiders with little or no pay reduction.  If so, the incentives are just unnecessary gifts and Mayor Ortt you are giving my taxpayer money away plain and simple.

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Congrats whoever you are that spoke up to defend the former Mayor Soos and the FACT that the Republicans did everything they could to derail any progress he tried to make on projects.  North Tonawanda did not start to make progress as of the election of Mayor Ortt, even though his publicity machine makes it seem so.