Letter to the Editor: Don’t delay on vets tax exemption

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A person must wonder just how long the veterans tax exemption issue has been under review by the Hyde Park Board of Education. Reading the recent article, “BOE delays vote on tax exemption for vets,” in your March 12 issue brought to mind the words of that worldly philosopher Yogi Berra: “When you come to a fork in the road…take it!”

No surprise, though, and typical, I suppose. As a former member (and president) of the Board of Education in the 1980s, I couldn’t believe how much of the board’s time it would take to decide on which ice cream product should be ordered for the cafeteria food services!

Seize the moment! Make a decision, for heaven’s sake! And support the exemption for all veterans who sacrificed precious time with their families for service to our country, regardless of whether they chose to volunteer or were conscripted.

Joseph Stagnitta
Hyde Park

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