NEW CASTLE —
Editor, The News:
Why would our superintendent and school board protect those involved in the nonpayment of legally required tuition?
Is it possible that they willfully allowed this to happen?
The known violations of the public trust during George Gabriel’s administration makes it easy to believe that there was possible collusion.
Gabriel and a majority of the city school board have spent years embarrassing the district and city. The following are a few examples:
The attempted payments to the previous superintendent, the Roger Havey incident, million-dollar transportation deal, the abuse of travel allowances, swaptions, $100 million debt, sale of Ben Franklin, blatant nepotism.
The above are all documented in news articles and editorials.
Responsible public servants, when learning of the crime uncovered by the auditor general’s office, would have turned the findings over to the legal authorities for investigation, not hired high-priced attorneys.
It is inconceivable that we are going to have Gabriel representing us for four more years. He is a front runner for a position on the school board.
The only way he can be stopped is with a large turnout of independent voters and Democrats and Republicans who did not vote in the May primary.
Citizens should show their disdain for the political shenanigans that are ruining our community. There is no better way to stand up for New Castle than by voting for good government on Nov. 5.
Philip P. Conti
NEW CASTLE —
Editor, The News:
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First of two parts: His infectious smile can light up a room, but five years ago, Levar Ware was living in darkness. Except for his mother, concerned educators and a local attorney, the 6-foot-3, 225-pound senior who helped New Castle High capture its first state basketball title last month might not even have been on the team.
City presents commendations to ’Canes
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New Castle Schools: Razzano resigns in settlement with district
Robert Razzano has resigned from his position as New Castle Junior High School principal, effective yesterday. The school board in an 8-0 vote ratified an agreement between Razzano and the district that ends his employment and allows him to collect his pay through the end of the year, an amount of $29,610.
The Doctor of Style: Hooker not state’s top player? He was robbed!
There was a robbery Friday, and it affected the entire legion of New Castle High boys basketball fans. Red Hurricane standout Malik Hooker earned first-team all-state honors in Class AAAA by the Associated Press. But he was somehow snubbed for the Player of the Year honor.
High School Hoops: Hooker, Richards make all state; Blundo is coach of the year
Basketball season is over, but the honors keep rolling in for New Castle High. The Red Hurricane was well represented on the 2013-14 Pennsylvania Sports Writers All-State Boys Basketball teams, which were released yesterday. Seniors Malik Hooker (first team) and Anthony Richards (second team) earned honors in Class AAAA. Head coach Ralph Blundo was named the classification’s Coach of the Year.
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