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Posted 11/13/12

P&J asks: "In consideration of Middletown officials' assertions that the town is in dire financial straits and in light of several sweeping cuts undertaken in the borough, should Middletown's Borough councilors forgo their monthly stipend? …

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"I don't think that would be our call. I think that should be up to the individual councilor. I really don't think $12,000 will make or break Middletown." - Posted by Donna Caley Seiders

"In all honesty it should be an elected volunteer position and YES every dime should be returned to the borough. It is an excessive expense we clearly cannot afford!! We need to cut wherever we can:)" - Posted by Jenn Marie

"That $12,000 is total! Not per member! Shame on our newspaper for constantly fueling the fire! How about publishing both sides! You only publish the negative comments about council in the sound off section." - Posted by Lori Cyrus Shafaye

"Its not just 'save the libary'. They arn't helping make Middletown a great place to live, the electric is still too high, there are MANY condemed homes that arn't cleaned up or sold, I see too many cops in at 7 eleven at all hours rather than taking care of our streets. Need I go on? I mean come on, lets let these people keep taking our Money that we could actually use to better our fair town." - Posted by Laura Manley

"The abuses are rampant!" - Posted by David Gassert