Albany's most prominent newscaster, Elizabeth Benjamin host of YNN's "Capital Tonight," called the public-sector retiree health insurance cost "New York state's hidden ticking time bomb."
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LCSD administrators get raises
While largely ignoring the impending financial calamity, the Liverpool school board went ahead and approved raises for administrators last month.
School board member Patricia Rosier, a former teacher who lives in Liverpool, cast the sole NO vote against granting eight percent raises to LCSD executives.
Many parents and district taxpayers are upset that the board approved the increased spending, especially after laying off so many teachers. One parent in particular, Sharon Yager, urges district residents to attend the Nov. 8 BOE meeting at the district office at Craven Crawford to register their concerns.
"Is it right to be the owner of a business, lay off employees but give yourself a raise?" Yager asked.
Taxpayers who think enough is enough can contact Yager at LCSDvoices4kids@yahoo.com.
Ace Ward back from bypass
Former Salina Town Supervisor Richard "Ace" Ward, who lives in Liverpool, underwent quadruple heart bypass surgery late last month. The operation was successful, and Ace is now recovering at home said his wife, former Liverpool Mayor Marlene Ward.