Menu

September 19, 2019  |  

×
Contact
Your Neighbors. Your News.

My Account

To make updates to your Zip06 account or requets changes to your newspaper delivery, please choose an option below.

Welcome to Zip06.com!

If you have an account, please login! If you don't have an account, you can create one.

Login

Sign-Up!

A Zip06 account will allow you to post to the online calendar, contribute to News From You, and interact with the Zip06 community. It's free to sign-up!

Click here to get started!

Register for Zip06

We're happy you've decided to join the Zip06 community. Please fill out this short registration form to begin sharing content with your neighbors.

You must enter your first name.
You must enter your last name.
You must enter a username
You must enter a valid email address
Show password
You must enter a valid zip code

Submit to Zip06

Forget Your Password?

We can help! Enter the email address registered to your account below to have your password emailed to you.

Submit an Announcement

Vote with the Facts

Published May 01, 2019

Email This Story

Fill out the form below to email this story to a friend

×

Year in and year out, Clinton is the only shoreline town with a vocal “No” group that advocates for the failure of every budget, every year. They give you different reasons from year to year regarding why you need to vote down the budgets. One year they even told you it was because the town had a budget surplus the previous year, as if it were a bad thing to have not spent all that was budgeted, and to be able to place those funds back in the following year’s budget as revenue.

This year some “No” voices tell you Clinton should fund its schools at the minimum required by law. (Imagine how that would sit with new young families, who are the lifeblood of any community, as they consider coming to Clinton.) Other “No” voices are unhappy that with the closure of Pierson, they don’t see all of the previous Pierson funding removed from the budget, perhaps unwilling to acknowledge that the 4th and 5th grade students and teachers still exist, they’ve just moved to other locations.

Year in and year out, the increases to our town and education budgets are somewhere between average and low compared with other shoreline towns, and our per-pupil costs are among the lowest. Also, any realtor will tell you that if you were to pick up your Clinton house, and place it down on a similar property and location in another shoreline town, your taxes in that town would be the same if not higher. Context matters.

Any realtor group in the country will also tell you that strong school systems drive strong property values. I encourage your readers to vote with the facts, and support the town and education budgets at the polls on May 8.

Maria Moran
Clinton

Love Local News?

Get it Delivered Right to Your Inbox!

Sign-Up for Weekly Newsletters!