Steve’s knowledge, research, expertise and fiscal conservancy served all of us well over the years.
Paul would be an unequivocal asset to this community by holding a seat on the Webster Board of Education. He has our vote.
I personally lost count of the number of times Tom has gone to Albany to advocate for the children, our school district and the Webster community as a whole, using his personal time to do so.
In a time when the reform agenda is at the forefront and education in New York state is ever changing, Paul is the type of person who would be a steady and calming presence for our district.
Paul Benz will always put the needs of students first.
Knowing him for many years, we find Mike knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and interested in his community.
My remarks are not aimed at the wonderful public school teachers who serve our students daily, but at a system that many of them deplore as well (but fear to confront) because of the changes made over the last several decades by big unions and compliant politicians, who covet their support for re-election.
The scandal isn’t that some were wrongly investigated, but that almost none were busted. Political consultants and party hacks (of any party) shouldn’t get to pretend that all the dirt they throw is nutritious. Lobbying is not in the “public good” any more than shopping or kayaking.
Quiet hens or a 170,000-square-foot monster store? What would you choose to live next to?
I am humbled to have had the chance to work with the young men and women of this town for over 25 years. We tried our best to master the “X’s and the 0’s,” and be proficient at our ski racing. Along the way, however, we learned that sportsmanship is the foundation for all sports.
Do we screen for illegals coming into America enough? This writer believes that officials interviewing incoming foreigners are too politically correct to keep our homeland safe from people like the Boston Marathon bombers!
The district asked the community, and the answer was overwhelmingly: “Protect the excellence of our schools.” This budget gives the community what the community said it wants.
National Nursing Home Week, which began on Mother’s Day, May 12, and ends May 18, is a special week to recognize the theme “Team Care: Everyone Pitches In!”
A few Sunday Messengers back, an article from outdoors writer Len Lisenbee caught my attention. It was about how hard it has become to get any information from the DEC on upcoming events, changes in regulations and even how the fishing is in New York state. He goes on to say this is strange since Cuomo makes a big deal out of pushing tourism.
Of course, muzzling the DEC prevents any possible leaks on hydrofracking.
We were struck this week by one response to our broadcast last week on gun violence and the Newtown school killings. A visitor to the website wrote, “It is interesting to me that Bill Moyers, who every week describes the massive levels of corruption in our government… (and) the advocates for gun control, don't understand that we who own guns in part own them to be sure that when our government becomes so corrupt we have guns to do something about it.”
The memorial at the Copley Square finish line reflects the best of our values. But some of the sentiments being expressed these days aren’t so noble.
Richard Rosario, 37, a Sing Sing Correctional Facility inmate, is probably innocent of the murder for which he has been incarcerated since July 1996.
While acknowledging his ordeal “has been a very tumultuous experience,” Rosario writes that his wife, Minerva, and their three children “have endured even more pain and suffering than I have” because of his imprisonment.
At approximately 8:50 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, the first of two planes slammed into the World Trade Center. The Age of Terrorism had arrived on our shores. On April 15, we were once again reminded that despite our best efforts to insulate ourselves from terrorism, we live in an age where our safety is conditional.
All the current talk in Washington about tax reform is just that: talk. Presidents and Congresses for a century have uttered a bazillion words about tax reform, but anything resembling action to streamline or illuminate the aptly named Internal Revenue Code is less likely to happen than the Waltham Blue Bunnies winning the Stanley Cup.
How does punishing a person who stands on principle “nurture our children as they strive to become tomorrow's leaders?”