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Here’s a question for those people responsible for making decisions here at Lake Monticello: Why not put the safety of Lake residents first instead of last when tractor trailers are delivering construction material to the R&R project in section four? We have narrow winding streets with blind curves and dips on Jefferson Blvd. We have elderly people walking dogs, joggers, bicyclists and children playing in the street but no signs warning drivers. We have how many thousands of cars on roads not designed for year-round residents. Now we have tractor trailers entering from the Turkeysag gate or the main gate and driving up to four miles on these narrow roads to make a delivery.
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Okay, I can’t restrain myself any longer.
I have been reading about Donald Trump’s economic plan. “I would borrow, knowing that if the economy crashed, you could make a deal.” This completely repudiates the promise established over centuries of the full faith and credit of the United States. So, with Donald Trump’s deal, i.e., discounting the debt, the retirement savings of tens of millions of American’s would be wiped out in an instant. Not to mention wiping out the debt held by major institutions and foreign creditors. Do you really want to see what happens then?
Wow, and good luck to us all.

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I thoroughly enjoyed Page H. Gifford’s article about the middle school art. My daughter has been a student of Margie Kritzer for the last three years and is currently in her advanced art class. Kritzer is an absolute asset to the middle school and our community. Her enthusiasm for art is contagious and she consistently motivates her students to surpass their own expectations. Personally, I know she has encouraged my daughter to believe in her abilities. As a parent, I am consistently impressed by the teachers and staff in our schools. As my daughter moves on to the high school, I am going to miss seeing all of the very creative creations that come out of Kritzer’s class. I applaud bringing attention to this woman who gives so much to her students and publicly thank all who work in our schools!

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I am a new county resident with 22 acres, having just retired and moved from out of state. Part of my property is in land use with nearly 20 acres wooded, and so I have a vested interest in the recent discussion of possible scrutiny and increased taxation. Since I am not a county supervisor and on a modest pension, I hope I can be considered a regular person and outside government and political influence or power. However, I agree with supervisors Trish Eager and Don Weaver in their attempts to hold our taxes lower, fight other more free-spending supervisors, and keep our county rural. I hope to keep most of my land wooded and natural because I want to fit in with Fluvanna’s lovely agricultural base, rural character and lack of intense development. It is why I chose to move here instead of Albemarle, where major development is occurring.
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Well, I suppose when Ph.D. is part of your signature, there is nothing left to be said by the mass of uneducated, unwashed peasant class, but I’ll try.
The needs of the physically and emotionally handicapped as well as victims of liberal/progressive economic policies that result in layoffs and downsizing, should be met lovingly and with generosity. However, I see no reason to commit suicide. The prime directive should be preserve and enhance the lives of already working and struggling working men and women, and insisting, while assisting, that welfare and disability benefits have term limits.
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