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Regarding Prop T

Letter to the editor

On Feb. 27, the Rockwood School District superintendant, Dr. Knost, made a presentation to the Wildwood City Council on Proposition T, the upcoming $95.5 million bond issue on the April 4 ballot. Several councilmembers had questions on the need for such a large funding request, and the answers provided did not fully address the issues. Dr. Knost stated that the bonds would not increase the tax rate and that real and personal property taxes would remain unchanged. He did not state that the tax rate could come down in the future without adding consistent debt as Rockwood has done in the ...

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Regarding Rockwood’s Prop T

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor, On the April 4th local election ballot the stakeholders of Rockwood School District [RSD] will face a very significant financial commitment question.That decision is whether to authorize $95.5 million of new bond funding in addition to the $69 million of bonds approved by voters only 2 years ago. My personal interest in this matter is based on the substantial economic impact on district taxpayers of school funding (i.e. 57% of my 2016 real and personal property tax bills goes to RSD and another 15% goes to the Special School District for a total school taxation level of 72%), ...

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Manchester ArtsFest, not what it was

Letter to the editor

To the Editor: During September, there were two excellent articles by your staff writer Bonnie Krueger concerning our Manchester Arts Council and its unfortunate demise. We members [now former members] appreciate her interviewing our officers and her presentation of the situation. Upon moving here about three years ago, I was delighted to find that there was an active, involved arts council. Having such an organization makes a big difference in the sense of community, and serves your public in many ways, including the opportunity to become a volunteer wherever one’s talents or personal interests may lie. Now, we have lost ...

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A waste of space

Letter to the editor

To the Editor: On Sept. 24, the Smithsonian opened the National Museum of African-American History and Culture. It is another act of unwarranted patronizing towards one specific group of Americans. The Smithsonian has many museums. Are black people not included in them? Are there no exhibits of blacks in museums across the USA? Is there not a statue of Martin Luther King in Washington, D.C. The history of black Americans is well-documented. There is even, quite absurdly, foolishly every year, an entire month devoted to black history. Why? Blacks deserve the same equality as all Americans. But, they do not ...

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September 14- Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor

Frivolous philosophies To the Editor: Dissipation: Any wasteful use of time or energy; frivolous diversion. The philosophies of the Democratic Party are ones of dissipation. Their agenda is anchored in concepts that are at best unrealistic and unproven and with a documented history of failure. Thomas Jefferson in his preamble to the Declaration of Independence wrote that all men have certain unalienable rights and that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. He did not venture as to how that was to be accomplished other than underneath the umbrella of freedom. His was an agrarian society where ...

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Thomas Sowell – The Dumbest Idea

Thomas Sowell

If there were a contest for the most stupid idea in politics, my choice would be the assumption that people would be evenly or randomly distributed in incomes, institutions, occupations or awards, in the absence of somebody doing somebody wrong.

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