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kay inderdohnen April 19, 2014 at 08:21 PM
Congratulations, Diane! Monroe appreciates your gracious generosity and recognizes all you haveRead Moredon e for our Town! Kay Inderdohnen
Jebidiah Stone April 19, 2014 at 05:17 PM
John it's real easy. Get involved or at least try to learn the facts. You seem not to want to butRead Moreye t don't trust the people who you elected. You have yet to say where to cut. Why? Truth be known there are many flaws in the charter that have nothing to do with the referendum. There was a committee in the early 2000's that produced our current charter. As I remember those meetings were very public....where were you then. The budgets the last few years together don't add up what this town used to have passed after multiple referendums and btw student enrollment started declining in 2005. If you want facts, listen if not....ah why bother, you don't seem to want to listen
Joel Leneker April 19, 2014 at 08:08 PM
Jebidiah: John is trying to help you get past the business as usual approach to the buget process.Read MoreW e have been trying to help yiu understand that those who put together these budgets need more information from the public. They need to reach out to all sectors of the community instead of making the community come running to town meetings that are preprogrammed. Change is difficult for politicians. So why don't you take up the lead and convince the elected officials to hire a third party to at least conduct a thorough and extensive poll for ALL property owners. This would be a good start. As for unfounded mandates, it might be time for elected officials to form a coalition and start demanding the State if CT to revise these laws. Regionalization if school districts would also be a good step as our population continues to decrease in CT. Time for some change.
john April 19, 2014 at 08:48 PM
Oh look more proof of the problem in Monroe. A totally useless political response, totallyRead Moreignorin g everything I said. I am not really surprised look at the source. BTW JS from what I have seen you are D. hope this is not typical of your party. It's not about what the our families/citizens need or Monroe's future, its' about ego's and politics and their supporters/unions. How is that we have all these meetings and commissions and procedure but no one has EVER polled ALL taxpayers?? The families/taxpayers of Monroe are giving their hard earned tax dollars to politicians that do not even care enough to ask what we need or expect or think.
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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