All over Facebook®, local neighborhoods, and local print, the war
of words continues regarding the upcoming vote for the Port Chester School District
project. Despite what you may have read or heard, bond is not a four-letter
The Port Chester School District (PCSD) bond vote is scheduled
for Mar. 28, a mere one week after the mayoral election on Mar. 21. It is
important to use this space to highlight a few points.
When it comes to the forthcoming school bond, I hope that all
registered Port Chester school district voters will make an effort to come out
to the polls. The outcome of this vote will affect the education of children in
our district for years to come.
This past Sunday, the New York Times’ Real Estate section
included a showcase of Port Chester titled “Suburban Touches with a Bustling Downtown.” It highlights
our Village’s vibrant center of luxury rental buildings within walking distance
of the train station and the multitude of great ethnic restaurants, while
recognizing our diversity and dense population.
On Mar. 21, 2017, I
will cast my vote for Fritz Falanka for mayor of Port Chester. Mr. Falanka has
the passion and dedication to take a project from start to finish and see it
through to completion with a high regard of integrity to ensure it is done
properly and well executed.
Two months ago the international news magazine The Economist
published the results of the 2015 testing of 540,000 15-year-olds from across
the world in reading, math and science - the so-called PISA (Program for
International Student Assessment) exam.
My children and
I recently made Port Chester our home. The people here have been welcoming and
kind, but very smart and savvy as well. Having lived and worked in Westchester
most of my life, it is not surprising to see political and philosophical
divisions here, too – especially around issues like taxes.
It is an honor to give my support and wish my friend Fritz
Falanka much success in the upcoming election on Mar. 21, 2017. I have known
Fritz for many years now and I know how concerned he is about our community.
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