Letters

Readers’ Column for the week of April 19, 2015

You may call the Owego Pennysaver Readers’ Column at (607) 687-2378 24-hours a day, or e-mail comments to readerscolumn@stny.rr.com. We reserve the right to revise or reject any message. This is to the person “who doesn’t even live in Owego” and thinks Mr. Chartrand’s letter is ridiculous. If you don’t live here – then, what’s […]

Why isn’t Mr. Chartrand happy?

Dear Editor, Once again Mr. Chartrand has misunderstood the operation of the OACSD. He commented last week that the school claims to have reduced teaching positions yet hired new teachers. He is confusing positions with the people occupying them. Example: In 2009 the music faculty numbered nine positions occupied by nine teachers. In the first […]

OFD to separate from Owego Village Board

Dear Editor, On behalf of the Village of Owego Fire Department I am writing this letter to inform the public on a decision that the Owego Fire Department is looking into forming a Joint Fire District and separating from the Village of Owego Board as an overall governing body. As it currently stands the governing […]

Readers’ Column for the week of April 12, 2015

You may call the Owego Pennysaver Readers’ Column at (607) 687-2378 24-hours a day, or e-mail comments to readerscolumn@stny.rr.com. We reserve the right to revise or reject any message. Do people in Tioga County realize that when a law enforcement officer – state, sheriff or Owego Police pulls you over, comes to your residence, etc., […]

Readers’ Column for the week of April 5, 2015

You may call the Owego Pennysaver Readers’ Column at (607) 687-2378 24-hours a day, or e-mail comments to readerscolumn@stny.rr.com. We reserve the right to revise or reject any message. Spring is here! Please help with how your cemetery looks this spring and summer! Ask if you can volunteer to help clean up the grounds. Many […]

Why you should vote ‘yes’ on school tax increase

Dear Editor, The Tioga Central School District held Budget Informational workshops for the 2015-16 school year. Approximately 200 attended last Thursday’s meeting. The school district is considering an annual tax increase of 30 percent over the 2014-15 rate. It is the opinion of this property owner with a proposed average of $20 a month increase […]

Now we need the ‘rest of the story’

Dear Editor, At the March 26 meeting of the Owego Apalachin School District, Dr. Russell presented his 2015–16 Budget. He asked YOUR board to approve a $43,705,160 dollar spending plan. That’s $1,313,225 over this year. This 3.1 percent increase will require a 3.95 percent increase in YOUR Tax Levy, $626,447 dollars in additional taxes from […]