LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR:  Reminder to letter writers—The Rockford Squire will run no political letters the week prior to the primary and general elections. Please submit any political letters no later than 5 p.m. Monday, July 23, 2012.

Reader supports current Cannon Township Board

Dear Editor,

I noticed that a group is running against the Cannon Township Board. I looked into why they are running and found that one of them has never attended a board meeting. The person running for supervisor had only been to one before he filed his petition, and that was to introduce himself to the board when he ran for state representative in 2010. The slate also touts their integrity, which is interesting because Mr. Nelson, who is running for trustee, implies that he was endorsed by the Grand Rapids Press in 2010, when he too ran for state representative. The Press endorsed Pete MacGregor—not Mr. Nelson. This is misleading at best, like Mr. Carozza’s lengthy list of endorsements. He doesn’t disclose that only a few of them live in Cannon. That’s integrity?

Jon V. Coretti
Cannon Township resident

Readers appreciate school, arts coverage

To the Editor,

We want to extend a heartfelt thank-you for your continuing support of school and arts coverage in your paper. For many students in the Rockford Public Schools, music, drama and the visual arts are the primary means of expression, and we are glad that their accomplishments are recognized as just as vital and worthwhile as their on-field classmates’ successes.

Specifically, we want to thank Cliff and Nancy Hill, who went above and beyond covering the Rockford High School Women’s Chorus performance at the Michigan Music Conference, and Cindy Cranmer, who stayed for hours with her son at the Rockford Aces impromptu concert and get-together on July 9 to make sure she had the story of their trip to the World Choir Games.

Thank you again for your commitment to the arts and to reporting the successes of our students.

Mandy and Jed Scott
Rockford High School Choirs
www.rockfordchoirs.com 

Notice to voters in Comstock Park, RPS district in Plainfield Township, Precincts 1, 2, 9 only

Dear Editor,

Effective January 1, 2012 school districts are required to hold their school board elections during the general election in November of even-numbered years.

There are currently four school districts in Plainfield Township: Comstock Park, Kenowa Hills, Northview, and Rockford Public Schools, with some of these school districts falling into multiple election precincts. For example, Precinct 2 currently has three different school districts within its boundaries, therefore during an election we must provide three different ballots in order to accommodate each school district in that precinct.

In our continued effort to cut costs and simplify the election process for both the voters and the Township election administrators, we have rearranged three of our 11 precincts in order to consolidate school districts into single precincts, with the exception of Kenowa Hills (where there are less than 20 registered voters). Those precincts affected by the consolidation will be Precincts 1, 2 and 9 only. See changes below:
PREVIOUS Precinct Arrangements:
Precinct 1—Plainfield Township Offices
• Comstock Park Schools
• Rockford Schools
Precinct 2—Plainfield Christian Church
• Comstock Park Schools
• Rockford Schools
• Kenowa Hills Schools
Precinct 9—Grace Fellowship Church
• Comstock Park Schools
• Rockford Schools
NEW Precinct Arrangements:
Precinct 1—Plainfield Township Offices
• Rockford Schools
Precinct 2—Plainfield Christian Church
• Comstock Park Schools
• Kenowa Hills
Precinct 9—Grace Fellowship Church
• Comstock Park Schools
This change will be effective as of March 1, 2012. This will remain your precinct location for ALL federal, state and local elections from this point forward.

K. Scott Harvey
Plainfield Charter Township Clerk

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