(This letter is in response to a letter printed in the June 11, 2010 issue of the Farmingdale Observer, entitled “Newsletter Sent to Residents is Wrong.”)
All of our elected officials answer directly to the taxpayer. My passion for my community runs deep and that was just one of the reasons I ran for public office, only once thus far, for trustee of Farmingdale Village. Since questioning several of the practices of our present village administration, I have been attacked personally on many levels by the mayor and his friends. His rants and waving of papers at the village board meeting are merely his tactics of intimidation and showmanship. He even threatened to sue me. Yet, that will not stop me from asking questions and trying to get answers about how our taxpayer dollars are spent in our village.
The Concerned Citizens Association of Farmingdale civic board has been and continues to be very concerned over the burden of very high property taxes in our community and on Long Island. Over the past year we have provided forums for discussion on many relative issues, including school taxes, NYS education mandates, illegal apartments/housing, housing affordability, foreclosures, local economic development and property taxes.
As we head into the warm days of summer, you may be wondering what resources and activities are available to you and your family. While funds for the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation have been cut 25 percent in the past two years, I’m pleased to say that Nassau County’s parks are open for business!
(This letter was sent to President Barack Obama by the New York chapter of the National Association of Jewish Legislators President Charles Lavine, NYS Assemblyman, 13th A.D. and to Anton Community Newspapers.)
I’ve been a patron of Starkie Brothers Garden Center for the last four years and have never met John Starkie. I know everyone by name (except the seasonal part-timers) and they all know my name. In fact, my mom calls the Garden Center my second home I’m there so much.
The family of Robert F. “Bobby” Taylor would like to acknowledge and thank all prize donors and participants in the Robert F. Taylor Memorial Benefit on Sunday, June 13 at the Changing Times Pub in Farmingdale. Attendance was standing room only and donations received from raffles and drawings was far beyond our expectations. Thank you family, friends and relatives for making this a very successful event!
The Taylor Family
(This letter is in response to a letter printed in the June 4, 2010 issue of the Farmingdale Observer entitled, “Arizona’s Immigration Law Is a Step in the Right Direction,” and a column printed in the June 4, 2010 issue entitled, “An Opinion: The Arizona Immigration Law.”)
Hooray, hooray; finally a great response, congratulations to Kevin Hassett’s “Arizona’s Immigration Law is a Step in the Right Direction.” Congratulations also to Robert McMillan’s column “An Opinion: The Arizona Immigration Law.”
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