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Don’t cut the Ti PD

To the Times of Ti:

As a taxpayer in the town of Ticonderoga I have a question I’d like answered.

Why is the town of Ticonderoga cutting jobs on our police department?

I work shift work and I hear on the scanner all night 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. the police being called to domestics, bar fights, down to the park where kids are smashing things up because they sneak out of their houses at 2 a.m. Then when things start to calm down they get called again. Maybe the town board needs to start working the midnight shift so they can see just how much our officers do.

They want to cut jobs, why don’t they start at the Community Building? Why do we have to pay town taxes to one clerk and water and sewer to another? That job should be one. Eliminate one position there! Why do we need so many on the town board? Cut jobs there and why do we need more than one building code enforcer?

There are plenty of other places to cut jobs. All they need to do is look around them! Leave our local police department alone! Kick the state troopers out of town and let our officers do the great job they are doing.

Judy Barber, Ticonderoga

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