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Jebidiah Stone April 16, 2014 at 08:39 PM
John how many kids do you have and how many years did they attend Monroe Schools. And Backwards, do Read Moreyou shop in Monroe....the rest of you no voters do you? Ask any fellow Monroe business owner, very few of their consistent customers are Monroe residents. Face it you no voters will always vote no and figure ways to justify it but the second a service gets shut down, a police, emergency,fire person doesn't come, your road doesn't get plowed or paved or people need to get laid off you'll be the first to ask why.
john April 16, 2014 at 10:06 PM
JS This is not just about me or just about my family. What difference does it make if I have noRead Morec hildren or a dozen? This is also about my neighbors and friends, and the residents I have met thru out the years. You are the the one shopping to find an excuse to justify yet another yearly tax increase. No one is shutting down emergency service. The roads,schools, and parks will be fine at the tax rates we already pay. Your claims are just a silly attempt to scare other into believing you. This increase will disappear like all previous, leaving nothing but added burden on families. You will be back next year will the same old claims and tactics. It's very clear that you do not care at all about those families that can not afford another tax increase. Where is your morality and compassion? People vote NO because they feel we already pay to much already and they would like to stay in their home. No one should take from their family so a government can have more money to make vanish. Government should trying living within its means.
John Holmes April 17, 2014 at 12:01 AM
john, why do you feel taxes should stay flat as the cost of daily living increases? Did your billsRead Mores tay flat this year? Does the cost of up- keeping your house stay flat year to year? If you need a new roof will someone do the work for free? Has your health insurance stayed flat? Why do you feel the town and school system's bills should be flat? You don't offer any specifics? You seem like the type that votes no for the sake of voting no. If you are barely able to afford living here and are banking on your no vote to keep your home it is clearly the time to move to a community you can afford.
Jay April 16, 2014 at 12:16 PM
I watched it. Guttman sounds like an idiot. Later in the meeting, that is after he got throughRead Morecom plaining about big words, he announced that he has a pistol permit. Just what we need another moron with a gun, and on the Board of Ed too. What the hell is happening to this town?
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.
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