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One voice can make a difference:

Impassioned speech changes Assembly vote


March 24, 2016

Petersburg Parks and Recreation Director Donnie Hayes helped save Petersburg shoppers’ money this year after voicing his opinion during this week’s borough assembly meeting where the assembly appeared set to vote against allowing two sales-tax free days.

Before Hayes interjected, Assembly member Cindi Lagoudakis said approving sales tax free days in light of the state’s fiscal challenges would send the wrong message.

“I understand merchants have said that it’s some of their best sales days of the year. It’s really unclear to me whether that shifts purchases from one day to anot...

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