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John Holmes April 18, 2014 at 08:40 PM
john - what would you like input on? Will your input be realistic given all the state and federalRead Morema ndates and guidelines that govern decision making policies and principals? Are you an expert in educational laws and procedures? How about an expert in the laws governing planning and zoning regulations? What do you know about the laws mandating "bargaining in good faith" with town employees? Where is your expertise?
john April 18, 2014 at 10:50 PM
JH: You keep seeing this as about me? Its about how the residents of Monroe feel they are beingRead Moreser ve by their town government. What they like and dislike, what direction they would like to see the town move. Giving the real majority, those we never hear from, some input and maybe get them involved. How about suggestions of how to solve some problem no one else has thought of. You are simply afraid to find out that some disagree with you. OH NO what will you do? So you are here claiming everyone needs an expertise in every field and a law degree to have an opinion. That just silly. Do you? So by your own standard we should reject your input. The people of Monroe are far more intelligent then you believe, but of course you have no idea because you are to afraid to find out. This is their town, everyone of them is entitle to an opinion and to be heard. If our government wasn't so busy playing politics with every issue they would have asked already. A town should be about its people not politics.
Steve Kirsch April 19, 2014 at 10:00 AM
John, are you suggesting that the "real majority, those that we never hear from" have noRead Morew ay to make their feelings known today? What is keeping them from writing a letter (without name or address) and sending it to the town or BOE, or by e-mail, or joining Patch with an alias like you do, or attending a meeting at least once? Why can't they vote in a town election or during a budget referendum or attend a twon meeting and make their voice heard. The town just held a meeting for the Masuk roof project bonding - 62 people showed up. Nobody at the meeting spoke against it, yet 12 people voted no. People have so much chance to make their voices heard in this town, they just don't put out even the litte bit of effort to do so.
Jim Weinberg April 17, 2014 at 10:23 AM
Joey, Joey, Joey, ...its so nice you and Jane are learning big words! But lets try to use themRead Morecorre ctly ....I may be arrogant, that's for others to judge, but it has nothing to do with Jane, or your, ignorance when it comes to Common Core. We have representatives on the BOE who are supposed to be looking out for us, not pretending to understand something that is presented in such a way as to "obfuscate" the real issues at hand. Do you, and Jane, wish to have representatives that pretend to understand something just because they are afraid to ask for clarification and to have it presented in language that the everyday person can understand? I believe that you two, and others, are simply happy to sit back and let this happen. As I pointed out earlier the entire wave of CC slammed the states, 40 to perhaps 45 seemed to embrace it, but now understand that it is a horrific program being pressed on us and if we don't like what is happening its incumbent upon us to make sure we understand it and fight it off. For the every day parent in the system we need reps like Guttman to do their job and make damn sure they know what is happening. If you think differently then you spend your free time on the BOE or for that matter any other board or commission where you are away from your family for several evening a month and wading through issues that you might not understand. I would like to meet you someday and maybe even Jane, and see what drives people like you.....you can sit on here spouting off your leftist baloney but somehow I doubt you ever spend a minute of your time helping others in our community or anywhere else. How the devil do u have the "big ones" to draw the first breath in criticism of others who do?? Now...that would fit the definition of "arrogance" don't you think? Perhaps you are the proverbial "kettle"????
Jay April 17, 2014 at 06:29 PM
Jim sounds like you own a dictionary; maybe you could lend it to Guttman so that he could look upRead Moreso me “BIG WORDS”. Jim you’re a Republican and so I guess you’re going to support Guttman, but hey come on now the man is an idiot. Jim settle your self down, relax, turn on cable and watch the BOE and if you start to get worked up just wait a while, Guttman will come on and provide comic relief. If that doesn’t work try Town Council, Vavrek is always good for a few laughs.
Joe Mancini April 18, 2014 at 08:58 AM
Jim Weinberg-once again thanks for the laugh. "...we need reps like Guttman". Seriously,Read MoreI almost choked on my coffee. Please continue sticking your head in the sand while Monroe continues to become the laughingstock of the region. And by the way, I am a conservative and hold a Doctorate as well as a Masters so anytime you would like a proper education, I am available.
Unaffiliated April 13, 2014 at 12:51 PM
Vavrek is a Con Man. How is that for reporting, Jan? The reporting that was once done by a localRead Moreed itor can be picked up by readers if they would take time to write about something that affects Monroe. For example I wrote a piece in the Town Square section on how Steve Vavrek goes about scamming the public into paying higher taxes every year. If everyone would take some time to write about the various corruptions that permeate our town maybe we could make this a better place
Lois Spence April 14, 2014 at 07:55 PM
Something tells me that the OP was not talking about political mud-slinging. I agree with the OPRead Morein that there is no longer any coverage of Board or Commission meetings, local sports, human interest stories things that only concern those of us that live here. Bill Bittar was everywhere, and I miss his coverage.
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