Monday, December 12, 2016

TRUSTEE PUGH: PLEASE CORRECT YOUR GAZETTE LETTER

Regarding that recent letter in The Gazette from Trustee Brian Pugh, a word from the Croton United FB page:

TRUSTEE PUGH: PLEASE CORRECT YOUR GAZETTE LETTER

Several residents have contacted us about what appears to be a major error in Trustee Brian Pugh’s recent Gazette letter about “poverty” in Croton that highlights findings of a United Way study released last week. Pugh states that “the United Way found that in our own Village, 18% of residents live in poverty.” 

But a quick check of the United Way study shows that Croton’s real poverty rate is 4%—which is in line with what one typically finds in U.S. Census data and other similar reports. At least one resident has contacted Pugh about correcting this error but so far he has not responded.  Read more here http://bit.ly/2hkLVuM

5 comments:

  1. don't hold your breath.

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  2. Since no one has shown the web site where the Uniyed Fund Report is located, I did some research to help. The link is: http://unitedwayalice.org/documents/16UW%20ALICE%20Report_NY_Lowres_11.11.16.pdf

    You need to cut and paste this link in the URL space but be forewarned, the report is 301 pages so you'll need to scroll a log way. I haven't done that yet but my initial concern is that the UF numbers were derived from a new methodology that I'm not sure has been accepted by anyone as yet.

    Robert Wintermeier

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  3. I'm not surprised. No one denies that there is poverty in the county but Trustee's Pugh's figure of 18% poverty in Croton is just flat out wrong. I won't hold my breath waiting for a retraction. These days it easier politically to blame someone else.

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  4. Deflection of course. Well at least the Croton Dems took that other offensive post down on the Islamophobia resolution.

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  5. Still no correction. Anybody surprised?

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