Your Turn: Your Feedback On Furloughs, House Collapse & Bakery Fire


The official start of furloughs for civilian workers on Fort Drum has begun. That means for the next 11 weeks, they will have to take one unpaid day off a week and bring home 20 percent less pay:


My husband is being furloughed. He will be losing $1,600 a month. This furlough is ridiculous. All it is doing is hurting families.

Tina Alberry Brackett
from Facebook

What a shameful government we have.

Annie Rigabar
from Facebook

I am a DOD employee. I am looking at it with a silver lining because it means 3 day weekends during the summer and a little extra time to spend with my kids. We will adjust our budget accordingly.

Rhonda Hinkle Welsh
from Facebook

A vacant Watertown home collapsed last week. City code officials said they had been warning the owner about the unsafe condition of the home for three years and even took him to court once:


Maybe next time he'll actually LISTEN to the code officials. They're paid to know what they're talking about.

Noah McCarthy
from Facebook

Perhaps problems like this could be caught if the city's fire dept. was still allowed to do inspections.

Bill Stickel
from email

A building which housed the old Spaziani Bakery was heavily damaged by fire last week. That prompted some of you to share your memories of the bakery:


Sad day! As teenagers and young adults our weekend trip to the Spaziani Bakery was a must.

Judy Fiorentino
from email

I can remember, back in the 70's, when Spaziani's pizza was the best in town.

Jim Lucas
from email

Saturday, December 10, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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