May 15, 2014

Letters to the Editor: May 15, 2015


Bonnie already has a vast knowledge of curriculum and working within school budgets for many years, so she will be able to be very effective from day one. Her long and continuing envolvement with education has prepared her for this challenge.

She takes the time to assess situations and do things right the first time. That is what we need to attain excellence in education at Peru.

Please join me in voting for Bonnie on May 20.




Stone, Coakley support

TO THE EDITOR: The excellent field of candidates running for the Beekmantown Central School Board bodes well for continued financial stabilization and educational enhancement in the district.

This is especially true of candidates Joseph Coakley and Pauline Stone, who both bring a proven blend of educational, administrative and financial experience with them.

Help continue the positive trends at Beekmantown Central School by supporting Joseph Coakley and Pauline Stone for the School Board on Tuesday, May 20.




Community safety

TO THE EDITOR: If you care about our community’s safety, vote for the Malone Central capital project.

It will save money with installation of natural-gas-heating systems, high-efficiency lighting and a washing facility to remove salt, a major factor in replacing buses.

More importantly, it will address an area our children pass every day that has turned into a site of drug use, arson, vandalism and burglaries. Village Police responded over 50 times in the past 24 months to these condemned buildings.

The cost for taxpayers on a house assessed at $100,000 is 19 cents a year. Is the cost of a rape, abduction, death of a trespasser or death of a Callfireman responding to another arson worth one dime, one nickel and four pennies a year?

From a public-safety standpoint, this project is long overdue. As we face a new heroin epidemic, do we want our children playing soccer, baseball and softball on new fields or becoming addicted to drugs and incarcerated at $60,000 per year?

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