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Jebidiah Stone April 18, 2014 at 12:20 PM
John, love is never having to say your sorry
John Holmes April 18, 2014 at 12:30 PM
John - why don't you attend meetings and make your suggestions? A survey is a simplistic idea for a Read Morecomplex set of situations. It will not take into account things such as state mandates that have to be funded, binding arbitration laws regulating employee contracts that have to be followed, educational laws and mandates that have to be implemented etc. What about the poor state of affairs of our roofs. Lets say a majority of people did not feel it was necessary to fix the roof at Fawn Hollow, should we just let it collapse? I once heard someone state that pre-school should be eliminated in Monroe. However, that is a state mandate covered by special education law. Last year people were posting in this forum that full day kindergarten was not necessary. However, the Common Core state standards curriculum was written for a full day program. Should we have just let the kindergarten students fall behind other towns? Why bother to elect people who study these issues?
Steve Kirsch April 18, 2014 at 05:38 PM
John & Joel, I have been thinking about this idea of a poll and I wonder what you would wantRead Moreto ask that would povide meaningful and usefull data. What if a majority of people said that they wanted something that would in fact raise taxes, and it was included in the budget, does that mean it would be supported? What if a majority of people said eleminate something that they don't use - should it be eliminated even though it might really help those it was designed to help? How would ensure that people answering the poll understood the possible impacts if their view was implementated? How would you deal with the idea that much of the actual budget year-to-year is driven by contracts or legal requirements? It seems like a poll would be a good idea, but I'm wondering how it would work in real life.
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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