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Thursday, May 26, 2016
Rockville Centre letters to the editor
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As it is our responsibility to stand up for what we believe in, it is also our responsibility to be informed. John began to gather information back in 2008; he knew we could do better. If you intend to make a difference, it is necessary to be armed with accurate information on not only the process but the bureaucracy which limits, delays and often prohibits our efforts. After challenging the board at countless budget meetings, John ran for trustee and won.

Implementing change on any board or in any public office, due to the process, takes determination and time. It took three years, but the line for capital improvements was restored, while many residents were completely unaware it was missing. In his tenure John has been the advocate for fiscal responsibility on the board, passing two budgets within the 2 percent tax cap, utilizing a duel fuel energy efficient system in each of our buildings without any additional cost to the taxpayer. He is promoting change, and we the tax payer have benefitted.

While our infrastructure is disintegrating, our high school students are nationally ranked and they deserve better. Our changing needs must be met with forward-thinking programs to promote growth while exercising fiscal restraint. John will press the state for answers, continue to be a conservative voice on the board and continue to fight for the education of our children. Please, on Tuesday , vote for John O’Shea.

Kathy LaMacchia

Rockville Centre


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RVC has pretty junky schools, no IPAD program, no real program for gifted kids etc. The majority of that budget is going towards, teachers salaries, pensions, medical, step increases, insurance costs, fuel etc.

Yet the PTA expects you to believe the lies it is for the kids. It is to pay the rich teachers benefits and even worse most of the money is going towards adminstrators and retiree benefits not even your kids teacher.

Vote No against this budget. The PTA should have allowed a representative of folks in RVC with no kids in school district to also comment.

Funny how the vote is on a school day when are parking spots are filled by parents and teachers so the folks with no kids who want to vote cant get a spot. Funny how no internet or write in votes so the elderly can vote.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 | Report this

The above post has some merit-The elderly are not considered except by Ms. Rubino and by the senior Bill Victor (myself) who is running against two incumbents who do not even return phone calls when citizens have suggestions or questions and they have OKd a salary of over $127,000 including an increase but not including perks for a Director of a small backward in technology library serving a small community -and closing Sundays after the summer in order to pay an inflated Director;'s salary and a very non transparent library government. I suggest you vote for change with Bill Victor (that is me aka William Victor on the ballot) who is first on your ballot in today's election, a lifetime resident who has practiced law in NY and other states to help taxpayers and all clients( young and old ) with consideration fairly for their economic means in NY and federal jurisdictions as lawyer , teacher , professor and part time arbitrator for decades. In any event the only way you can effect betterment and change is to vote today at the South Side High School before the poll closes at 9PM. The first step is having read this post for which I thank you. Bill Victor

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 | Report this

When have the School PTAs ever opposed the proposed budget?

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