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Roasts and Toasts

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:09 PM

Toast good Samaritan George Van Dootingh Jr. for helping a woman and her daughter, who had a flat tire on March 1, writes a Reflector reader. They are so grateful.

A New London man has a toast and a roast at the same time. "First to Jim Sitterly, he writes, a toast for initiating the process of getting the real estate conveyance tax fee on the ballot. I would like to roast those voters that voted against it, because I know they had no clue what it was for. That only those buying real estate would be taxed. All they heard was tax, and was against it. Most of these people gripe about not bringing jobs to our area, and this tax would help do that for our county. I'm usually against any taxes, but I think this one would help our area."

A big toast, again this week, to all of the snowplowers who helped get us through this weekend's big storm. It was so bad Saturday, some trucks were pulled off the roads because of the blowing and drifting. And looking at all of the snow out there, the work is just beginning.

Toast all of the paper carriers who battled the weather to get you the Reflector and Sandusky Register. They all didn't make it, but they gave it their best shot.

Roast the prospect of $4-a-gallon gasoline just as the nation may be slipping into recession. The price rise will squeeze household budgets even more, compounding the slowing of the economy.

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