Thursday, September 12, 2013


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As many of you know, there was no moment of silence for 9/11 at the high school yesterday as has traditionally been the case ever year since this event. Attempts to find out why were less than successful.

Let it suffice to say that thanks to student Austin Croteau, about 50 of his peers, and resident David Tuttle who lent his support, the school admitted its error (Fuhrman etal.), allowed a moment of silence this morning, and the school will again continue this tradition every year from now on. Congratulations to them all for the respectful manner in which this unfortunate incident was handled. You do Croton proud.

9/11 - Never forget.

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  1. I honestly don't know what these people were thinking. They also didn't do this in the middle school where they traditionally have done so. Friends tell me the politically correct crowd felt it was inappropriate in light of the more global view we must take of the world and the current Syrian crisis. What I have to say on that is not printable here if true.

    My sincerest thanks to the Austin, Tuttle and the kids at the high school for saying enough is enough. You are a credit to the school and Croton.

  2. Whatever the reason, Furman admitted he was wrong. I'll cut him some slack there but let this serve as a reminder: there are still some people in Croton who will stand up to liberal pressure when it is so wrongfully applied, and you can bet that is exactly why this happened. Austin you are a true credit to your parents, the school, the village and some adults who needed a "kid" to help them understand the difference between right and wrong.

    1. Bravo Austin and all the students who accompanied him. Special note to my fave pie maker Dave Tuttle :) Linda

  3. And thank you Ralph Croteau and Everything Croton for bringing this to everyone's attention.

  4. Why on earth was this even an issue in the first place? Unbelievable.

  5. Why did this occur, especially since the tragic events of September 11, 2001 were always previously observed?
    Mr. Furman owes the Croton community an apology, as well as a complete explanation for his decision.
    Anything less, and he should be called upon to resign his position.

    We don't need people who lack good judgment setting bad examples like this for our children.

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