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Sadly ironic

November 24, 2013

How quickly recent events fade into forgotten history. And how sadly ironic it is that Bishop Dr....

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Capricorn1

Nov-24-13 4:43 AM

And even though Lycoming college along with Susquehanna Health consume blocks of this city, they are exempt from property taxes while many are struggling to pay their share. If you are going to have a property tax, it should be fair to everyone and everyone should have to pay their share. This city can no longer afford to grant exemptions to anyone, including religious organizations.

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sideliner

Nov-24-13 5:13 AM

Agreed, Cap. I think it is criminal what SHS has done to the neighborhood it is in. They have pushed out whole blocks of people, some of whom had lived in those houses for decades. Granted, many were blighted properties but some were not.

Eminent domain should have its limits. I am not completely familiar with how that all works, but I can not see how the building of a YMCA facility should take precedent over the interests of tax paying citizens. I just don't get that.

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eriklatranyi

Nov-24-13 7:15 AM

One only has to look at Kelo vs New London to see how far "eminent domain" has been stretched to accommodate our corrupt political system.

....and yes, it was rubber stamped by the Supreme Court.

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Fredzz

Nov-24-13 3:35 PM

MONEY.... AIN'T IT SPECIAL..??

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rmiller

Nov-25-13 11:01 AM

Excellent and enlightening letter!

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