On Milton School Board talks compromise on teacher health insurance
Larger copays and increased premiums are the norm now across all industries; they are not going away. Even people who work in health care have large deductibles ($500-2500) per year, monthly premium costs between $65 single to well over $1000 for a family plus deductibles for every office visit, and co-pays for drugs. In many respects, the amount teachers are paying is less than the average worker, who has no negotiating ability whatsoever.
On Very inspiring, meaningful feature article by Dan Lassiter on front page of today’s Gazette, “Good-bye Mom: Family gathers to send mother on her final journey”!
I had no objections to the article. It was a moving tribute to their mother and how they reversed roles to care for her during her final days.
On Massive oak will be casualty of 'progress' on Highway 26
Can there not be a bit of a bend in the road?
On Janesville parks remain off-limits to dogs in summer
Very disappointed. I rarely pass anybody while walking on the bike trail near my home with my dog. Then when I pass through the neighborhood park, the only other people I see are also dog walkers. 90 percent of your summertime users were just eliminated. BTW, I never, ever see dog feces "all over the place" like some people would like you to believe. There is sometimes fox or coyote droppings, but nothing from dogs.
On What does city need in its next city manager?
Frankly, I'd be more interested in knowing what Levitt thinks about the council and general attitude of the citizens. You can be forward thinking, flexible, have great insight and initiative yet accomplish nothing if the council does not have the same qualities.
On Marriage debate persists locally
I look forward to the time when one's sexual orientation is of no significance and not worth mentioning. Because really, it's not.
On Janesville City Council to consider allowing dogs in parks, trails all year long
By the way, not every dog is a candidate for the dog park either. The Paw Print park is on the south side and can be a 15+ mile round trip for those living on the far east or north side of town. The Palmer park dog area is not fenced in, the Milton Dog park has a stinky, mucky swamp in the middle and if your dog likes water, they'll be in it. If you just want to walk your dog, you can't use the bike paths 1/2 the year.
We love using the bike trails for walks or bike rides and have no objections to well-behaved dogs on the trail EXCEPT when the owners use retractable leashes and let the dog criss-cross the trail. I've seen it many times and poses a serious danger to bike riders. I've also noticed that many of the folks using the trail self-police those that are not following the rules. If the dog owner carries poop bags and the dog is on a tight leash and not overly excited when other people or dogs walk/ride by, why not?
On Cellphone etiquette: Contradiction in terms?
I have friends in the medical field and they tell me it is not uncommon to have patients on the cell phone when they enter the exam room, only to hold their finger up in the "I'll just be a minute". They usually go see someone else and make that person wait at least 20 minutes. How inconsiderate to the the health care personnel and to all the patient's after them that now have to wait longer as a result. There is NEVER an excuse for that kind of behavior, Sigma40. What bother's me the most about this all is that some people just don't get it.
On Janesville School Board to consider expanding gifted student program
I agree completely with ipcmom and proartist. I would be interested in knowing the average per student cost for educating the various types of students in the school system; average, special needs and gifted or talented.
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