I have been reading the
steady debate over the railroad bridge graffiti for the last several months. I am confounded by the attention it has commanded from some very articulate people. I don't have an opinion on this $200 - $1,000 problem because I am much more interested in the renewal of the teachers' contract with the Hudson City School district, set to happen in the next month. That contract represents something between $40 million-$60 million of taxpayer money.
This newspaper has been complicit in distracting the people from important issues by running months worth of graffiti letters and not once mentioning that the school board has met in executive session -- during that whole time -- about the contract.
Well played, graffiti artists. The contract will slip right by the public without so much as whisper until it is a done deal -- just the way the union and district would like it.
One eyesore will do far less damage to this town than the unrelenting tax burden has already done.
Wake up, Hudson.
Sarah G. Norman, Hudson