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May 19, 2013

Letters to the Editor: May 19, 2013

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I find it appalling that we are required through excessive taxing to sustain such an expansive, elitist lifestyle. Many taxpayers can’t afford to send their own children to college or afford out-of-pocket prescription or health-care costs or save so they can afford to retire with dignity; yet we pay these obscene perks because taxpayers don’t vote.

This election we have a promising opportunity to chip away at the road to recovery and deliver a voter death to part of this dysfunctional board.

Walter Chmura and Ron Marino, both agents for change, will work to create a stronger relationship between the district and taxpayers through clear and open communication, transparency and long-range planning.

Committed to quality affordable education, both are dedicated to maximizing district resources for success.

If you have had enough and want to live your lives without fear of financial ruin, vote for Walter and Ron.

KEN BAKER

Plattsburgh

 

AVCS

candidate

 

TO THE EDITOR: I would like to ask for your support during the upcoming AuSable Valley Central School Board election.

I have lived in Jay for 20 years, having moved here with my wife after I was appointed as a New York State Police trooper. I served my entire career in Troop B and retired last year as a BCI lieutenant.

I am employed in a part-time capacity as a patrolman in Lake Placid.

I hold a bachelor of science, with a major in finance, from SUNY Albany. I am a graduate of Westchester County Police Academy, New York State Police Academy and FBI National Academy.

Before entering law enforcement, I worked at Moody’s Investors Service as a senior statistical analyst in New York City’s Financial District.

I am married with two children, age 10 and 13, who have been in AVCS District their entire educational careers.

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