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Joe's Viewpoint: New school year begins

Joe Sciortino Joe Sciortino

Classes start for schools in our area next week. So it is time to start watching out for kids and schools buses during our daily commutes. As a reminder, it is illegal to pass a stopped school bus when children are entering or exiting. Many school buses are now equipped with cameras to catch those idiots who cannot wait a few extra seconds to ensure the safety of our kids. Please don’t do this.

And if you are out shopping for all the stuff they will need for the school year, don’t forget the sales tax holiday this Friday and Saturday. The items exempt from state sales tax are the same as they have been for the past few years. Items of clothing and footwear with an individual item price of $100 or less are exempt.

Let’s all make sure we do everything we can to help our children stay safe and have a terrific school year.

This is today’s viewpoint.

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