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Letter: Town needs residents' input

On Saturday March 17, a letter to the editor appeared headlined "Problem rests with MDE" concerning issues in New Windsor, and I want to respond to it.

The writer wrote, "There is a closed group of citizens who seem to be finding fault with just about anything that the present administration has done. I believe that they are somewhat uninformed and placing a lot of the blame where it does not belong. Answers to some of their questions were answered in Times articles in recent months."

We are not a closed group of citizens and we are very well informed. We did a lot of reading and research. There's a lot that doesn't add up with the explanations from our town government and we have not been invited in a way that gets the message to us to be a part of it all.

We pay our taxes for appropriate representation, not to have all of our lives dictated by the mayor and town coucil without reaching out to us for input.

New Windsor, based on the 2010 census, has a population of 1,396, which shouldn't be that hard to connect with and involve the tax-paying residents in the government regarding issues of such large impact to the community and to them financially. Many people in town are upset with our leadership and the position they have been put in. Other municipalities have either put off or avoided similar situations to secure more funding or finances, we did not do either.

Thomas Gubernatis

New Windsor

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