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Thursday, May 26, 2016
Rockville Centre Herald
Letters to the Editor

We support the bond

To the Editor:

We did not raise our children in Rockville Centre but moved here to be close to our daughter and our grandchildren. We have come to appreciate this community for its strong sense of family, friends and faith. We have watched it come together in the aftermath of September 11 and more recently, Hurricane Sandy.

It is now time to come together and support our schools. It is time for the pride we have in our schools to equal the pride we have in our community.  

Like so many seniors, our income is limited, but our primary concern is the health and safety of the children. We have watched our grandchildren flourish in our schools. We will do what we need to do to support the bond that the school district has proposed and we encourage you to do the same.

Lil and Joe Iannucci

Rockville Centre

It’s our money

To the Editor:

Record government debt on the national, state and local level, combined with corresponding budget deficits makes every citizen favor fiscal prudence and austerity — as long as it doesn’t affect them. The proposed 2013-14 Rockville Centre school budget is a case in point.

There are approximately 3,600 students in the Rockville Centre School District with a proposed budget of $102 million. That’s $102 million! Break it down in its simplest form, and it comes to roughly $28,000 per student. You think college tuition is costly, just wait. The difference is that with college, you won’t have your neighbors’ help in footing the bill. My children did not attend the public schools in Rockville Centre; paying tuitions for parochial education was our choice, yet I know as part of a community I am responsible to pay taxes in support of our schools.


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RVC is most likely the worst selfish in the world. In the aftermath of sandy, filthy dirty hungry folks whose homes were destroyed found out a week or two later that RVC folks were in the bars, out to dinner, laughing and enjoying life.

Red Cross, Fema, Mormans, folks from all over USA flew to Southshore to help in devastation

Selfish RVC could care less. RVC rec was too buy doing gymnastics to volunteer space, laundermats would not stay open late to help us wash clothes, RVC police would give out tickets to folks trying to use station while long beach line was closed.

I would never live or raise children there.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | Report this

Sandeep - This is probably one of the most disturbing and disappointing things to see in an editorial. Rockville Centre residents have helped countless victims of Sandy by providing food, clothes and shelter to those in need. Rockville Centre Recreation Center opened its doors with donations (food and clothing) as well as vans and trucks. Rockville Centre opened school availability to misplaced students for months and continue to do so. This was all done even in the face of RVC residents losing their own homes or their parents homes. I understand you have gone through an awful situation but your anger is unfounded and pointed in an incorrect direction.

Friday, April 19, 2013 | Report this
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