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School board should stay out of lawsuit

David Paterson

The school board may have some right to be involved but surely the board should be spending its resources, both financial and temporal, in managing the local schools and improving their facilities and performance and not in taking up the grievances of a local newspaper proprietor.Furthermore its right to challenge the validity of a contract fairly entered into by two willing parties must be limited at best.If there is another agenda which the school board is pursuing they should be made accountable or at least castigated for their faulty stewardship. However I guess this in unlikely, bearing in mind the names of the persons who are aggrieved and their influence with the local press.It is surely worth pointing out that the additional taxes which will be gained by the community as a result of the development of the relevant land will be partially available for educational purposes, but I for one do not wish these resources to be managed by the existing school board if they continue to divert their attention from the issues upon which they should be focused!David PatersonGreat jobKudos to George and Tom at the Vail BP/Amoco Service station on South Frontage Road. They took my car in time after time, rebuilding entire systems in order to get it right.My van had its fuel delivery system and air conditioning system rebuilt in order to get a difficult problem solved – and most other systems thoroughly checked and reconditioned.Not a penny was charged over the original invoice for doing so – and they were always friendly and helpful. Take your car to these guys.Hamish TearVailSpellers uniteOn April 12, the Literacy Project hosted its annual celebration of spelling, the Spellebration. Not only did those who really, really care about spelling unite, but community members who also try really, really hard to spell correctly and just don’t always get it right joined in on the fun!Of the many Eagle County businesses who donated, I would like to specifically thank the following Eagle merchants for their donations to the Spellebration’s Silent Auction: Alpine Ambiance, Aunt Betty’s Books, Bon Jour Bakery, the Broadway Bar & Grill, Cambria Coffee, City Market, the Eagle Diner, Eagle Eye Photo, Gourmet China, Kidtopia, Mountain Kids & Clothing, the Mountain Pedaler, Santa Fe Furniture, and the Second Time Around Boutique. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.The Literacy Project is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to enabling people to achieve personal goals through literacy by programs which include tutoring illiterate people and teaching English as a second language. Please call 949-5026 or email if you are interested in volunteering with us.Jenn RixLiteracy Project Board

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