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Newton Citizen Poll for Nov. 10, 2013

The Newton Poll is a weekly compilation of reader comments on subjects of local interest. The Newton Citizen publishes as many comments as space allows. Comments, which may be edited for space or content, are published anonymously on Sunday. To submit a comment, call 770-483-7108, ext. 403, email: poll@newtoncitizen.com or complete the online form.

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“I would like to know about the problem at my son’s school where a kid allegedly threatened a teacher with a pair of scissors? Did this happen for real and why have we not been told that this type of thing if true is going on in our school? This is the same school that never followed up with us on the bomb threat a year ago and the whole communication on that was another disaster. I do not understand why we don’t hear more from the school board members about all of the problems in Newton public schools.”

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“I will be 60 in two months. I was born and raised in Covington and I, as many others, have seen many changes over the years. Changes have come about due to many factors, one of which, many people have moved to the area from other parts of this country and from other countries from around the world. People bring with them their customs, which leads to my reason for writing. Apparently there is a large number of people in this area who have migrated from countries where they drive on the left side of the road. When growing up it was the custom at least in this area to ‘walk to the right,’ just as you ‘drive to the right.’ I, after doing this for 59-plus years, have too grown accustomed when meeting someone in an aisle of a store or entering a door of walking to the right. On more than a few occasions I have had to come to a complete stop because the person I am meeting chooses to walk to their left. Etiquette is another story, when I hold a door open for a female I am actually surprised if I hear the words, ‘thank you.’ Welcome to Covington.”

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“I hope the Newton conservative alliance sends a team to the 5 p.m. BOE public work session Tuesday night. Watch our money for us.”

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“Seven arrests last week at Newton High? Get your kids out of third-world Newton schools.”