Your Turn: feedback on assessments, NY happiness & earthquake

Published: Apr. 17, 2023 at 10:32 PM EDT
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WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - If you live in Ogdensburg, chances are you got a letter in the mail showing what a city-wide reassessment has done to your property value. For some, their assessment doubled:

Many ghost towns of the past started this way.

Rita Alexandrea

It’s the tax levy you should be concerned with...That determines what your tax payment is.

Nick Kocher

According to a Siena College poll, 70 percent of New Yorkers say they’re happy living in the Empire State. We received more than a thousand comments:

By the same math, that means that a third...are NOT happy in NY. That is HUGE.

Tim Damon

I love living in NY! We have 4 seasons, the best pensions and unions, great public schools and more rights than people in other states.

Kristie Storie Winston

I love it here, but the taxes and high price of living make it hard not to wanna leave.

Stan Spencer

It’s a great place to live if you know how to live off the system or participate in a criminal enterprise.

Jason McDermott

A 2.6-magnitude earthquake was recorded in the north country last week. The epicenter was near Adams Center:

I live in Sackets...The whole house trembled for 5 or 6 seconds. It was disturbing!

Kathy Killeen

Was incredibly loud and shook my entire house in Adams Center! I was a little freaked out.

Shelina Marie Burnham