Commentary on today’s news and opinion, from readers and newsmakers.
A story explaining how the tax cap affects school budgets in the Lower Hudson Valley ahead of the May 15 election has left some LoHud.com readers checking their own budgets for evidence of a recent raise.
A lot of us taxpayers have had to make do with no increase in our own funding for multiple years now. Why can’t the schools do the same? And yes, we have to deal with rising costs and unfunded mandates too. … Here’s an idea — link my salary and my school taxes together. Whatever percentage change I have in one, I get the same percentage change in the other. Then I’ll stop complaining.”
— Jed Snole
“Time to make do with what you have.”
— Billy Lacerenza
Reader Joseph Severs offered an alternative to the headline, “Schools fear new cost of ‘no’ vote”:
Voters fear consequence of ‘yes’ vote.”
What more people are talking about today: The story on the Bronx River Parkway crash that killed 7 people Sunday.
My thoughts are with the family at this difficult time. May all who died rest in eternal peace.”
— Hope Klein-Andino
Today’s follow-up story finds that stretch of the Bronx River Parkway on the list of the state’s most dangerous roads.
Most popular story on LoHud.com: Bronx River Parkway fatal accident stretch among state’s most dangerous roads.
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One World Trade Center and 1 WTC, because today the so-called “Freedom Tower” under construction near where the Twin Towers stood becomes New York City’s tallest skyscraper.
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