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Nicholas defends council members called out by Fogle

Nicholas defends council members called out by Fogle

by Joseph KisselFebruary 16, 2017

“I want to address the article in today’s Lockport newspaper on the opinion page panning three of our council members for not attending the Mayor’s charity ball,” said Shirley Nicholas at Wednesday’s common council meeting.

“This is the right of our mayor to have this, but is it necessary for council members who have important jobs or a business to run to attend? I think not as this is merely a political event.”

“By attending, will it help to fix our roads, our aging water lines, help a church in need or the extremely important work of cleaning up the pollution in our city, which is making our citizens sick and dying.”

“I would think people who do not and have not contributed something really positive to keep quiet as they did nothing, especially when it comes to the pollution. They attended meetings but it was only me and Jean Kinney who got Kathy Hochul to get it on the Superfund list and Senator Schumer to move the five families. Jean and I did it without any of the previous council’s help.”

“So you tell us how would attending a charity ball help us with any of the city’s problems? It was a party not a workshop. As for donating to a charity, you can do that without attending.”

“Some people are confused, and it’s no wonder we got into the mess we did. You know it’s an election year when Kitty Fogle starts with her political fodder.”

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Joseph Kissel
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  • Joseph DiPasquale
    February 17, 2017 at 6:30 am

    Shirley Nicholas is a Lockport treasure. She gets things done because someone has to. I love the way she calls it the way it is much to our political leaders’ dismay. Truth and transparency seem to be ugly words for this mayor and her henchmen. I applaud you, Shirley Nicholas. You moved me to tears as I watched you deliver your no holds barred speech on Wednesday night. You are my hero, and your fearless determination to do the right thing inspires me. Fogle’s piece attacking the actions of three alderpeople, one of whom destroyed her in her bid for re-election, was pathetic and desperate. No one cares about her inane and transparent partisan views, and Shirley Nicholas delivered that message loud and clear and with her own brand of eloquence. Brava!

  • Kevin W .Pratt
    February 19, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Kitty Fogle is a HYPOCRITE. When I was an active fire fighter I spent many hours standing in the intersections of Lockport participating in the Lockport Fire Fighters annual “fill the boot” campaign for M.D.A. With a sign in one hand and a boot in the other I have personally witnessed, and other fire fighters have witnessed, Kitty Fogle drive through the intersections we were collecting donations at and not even roll down her window to contribute a dollar, or even loose change for that matter to Muscular Dystrophy Association, aka Jerry’s Kids.

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