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Unaffiliated April 17, 2014 at 08:51 AM
On my way to work this morning I drove by a school and saw a notification sign telling of theRead Moreupcomi ng vote. Like I said earlier, Vavrek and friends in this second vote take hard aim at getting out the education vote while at the same time they do their best to suppress the remainder of the electorate. Notification signs at schools, emails to parents but no mailed notification to everyone and nothing in the CT post where most seniors still get their news. All very legal but rather underhanded. Vavrek he is our man! YES! Our taxes will go up again and again and again! “Thank you sir may I please have another!!!”
lmf59 April 17, 2014 at 08:55 AM
Umm...we vote at the schools.
Backward thinker April 17, 2014 at 11:43 AM
J Stone, I will answer your question, but I see you have not used ANY facts about storeRead Moreopening/clos ings per year....just the fabrication in your head. Stores I shop from with owners name first, David/Associated Appliance, John/Vazzy's, Larry/Pizzaland, Steve/Sunoco, Kevin/Wines Unlimited, Joe/Blue Spruce, Keith/TLC Landscape, Jeff & Chris/Mr Macs, Mike/Zoar Drive-In, John/Lakeside Wine, Mike/Sohon Law, Bobby/Fairfield cnty Flooring, Ganims/Dr Mikes Ice Cream, Frank/CT Gun Exchange, Christine & Mr. Bargas/Whitney Farms, Joe/Explosion Baseball, Lisa & her parents/Buffalo Bills and other Monroe shops........NOW PUT YOUR NUMBERS DOWN FOR STORE OPENINGS/CLOSINGS FOR THE LAST DECADE!!!!!!!! If not, your credibility is shot.
Jim Weinberg April 16, 2014 at 01:06 PM
Jay, Joe, by your comments you squarely put yourself in the same category as "Jane"Read Morewhoeve r that is. Neither one of you seems to give two damns about the real issue here, Common Core and the fact that it is being thrust upon an unsuspecting public; I will never the less point you to a Washington Post article listing eight very sound reasons for moving away from Common Core as quickly as possible. It is also written in quite simple language that even you might comprehend. In the meantime there is one word which describes you three quite well but probably shouldn't be used on here even in the face of your ludicrous insulting and bare contempt for volunteers who are willing to put their lives on hold to help our community; the word is defined as "a contemptibly foolish or stupid person; dolt; blockhead" and that pretty aptly covers it when dealing with the likes of you three. So instead of acting like one, how about trying to understand the subject matter under discussion and then maybe you can appreciate why someone would ask that it be presented in a normal fashion without all the politically motivated adjectives that do less then nothing to explain what CC is all about. Rob I think you have it exactly right....even the Soviet reference...
Joe Mancini April 16, 2014 at 05:43 PM
Jim Weinberg-your arrogance has interfered with your ability to understand someone else's point. Read MoreJa ne was concerned that people like Jeff Guttman do not have the capability to make decisions,as a BOE member, to properly represent the students. She wasn't agreeing/disagreeing with Common Core she just couldn't fathom that a person like Guttman was representing Monroe. Get off your high horse.
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"????
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.
Crown Royal April 09, 2014 at 01:19 PM
The newly proposed budget has a cut of just $120k, with a mill rate increase ofRead More2.2% http://monroec t.org/resources/2/14-15%20Budget/PUBLIC%20Proposed%202014-2015%20Annual%20Town%20of%20Monroe%20Budget%20for%20VOTE%20APRIL%2022%202014%202nd.pdf
Alex April 09, 2014 at 01:45 PM
Thanks Crown Royal, that's disappointing though.
Jebidiah Stone April 09, 2014 at 10:30 PM
Folks people from both parties said this was a great budget.....why cut it at all? It'sRead Morebasic...defe r some buying or make cuts in services being offered. Can't have it both ways can maintain services by cutting and aren't you tired of nickel and diming things and paying more to fix them after they break beyond repair...go head and slash the budget...nothing will ever get fixed right, more will fall apart but you people will be happy