This kind of quality eduction in midtown Kingston brings something that generally is only afforded to children who have the monetary means, as a Montessori education can cost upwards to $10,000-$15,000 per year and more in larger cities. In Kingston, the school tax is a very large portion of the community’s burden, and it behooves the Kingston City School District to heed this trend by not only supporting the GW program for our own children’s sake, but in proudly promoting its asset to attract families to the city as is critical to our overall economic stability.

I encourage you to call Valerie who will happily take you on a tour of the school. Better yet, meet her out front of the school on any day of the school year when she greets students one by one with a hug or a handshake. You will be amazed at the overall quiet and calm of the students throughout the day that is not imposed by an adult. Instead, you’ll witness the students engaged in their work activities, supported and encouraged to be the very best that they can be.

Rebecca Martin, Kingston

Staying in, at a price

Although the New York State Office of Emergency Management has declared an emergency and asked motorists to stay off the roads tonight (Aug. 27) due to Hurricane Irene, the organizers of the Stevie Nicks concert at Bethel Green have refused to cancel the concert or agree to refunds to people who will not brave the hurricane for the concert. Their only concession to the emergency was e-mailing ticket holders at 7:30 p.m. informing us that Nicks’ performance had been moved up an hour (instead of starting at 9 p.m. it would start at 8 p.m.). There is a Facebook page voicing people’s disgust at the greed of the Bethel people who would jeopardize the safety of ticket-holders.

I am wasting my $240 worth of tickets because everyone from the president to the governor to the mayor of New York (which is where I live and where I would be returning to after the concert) have asked people to stay inside. It’s an outrage.

Cheryl Moch, Brooklyn

 

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