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Letter: Will Angie Carpenter double-dip?

Islip Republican leaders have chosen Angie Carpenter to

Islip Republican leaders have chosen Angie Carpenter to replace Tom Croci as Islip town supervisor, News 12 sources say. Photo Credit: Ed Betz

The Feb. 15 "Politics & Power" column said that if former Suffolk Comptroller Joseph Sawicki is chosen as county treasurer, he "could legally double-dip for more than $300,000 in salary and pension, even though he is five years short of 65" ["Treasurer hopeful could double-dip].

I was not surprised at county GOP chairman John Jay LaValle's quip that Sawicki, a Republican, would be "a hog" to double dip.

I hope that LaValle holds that opinion if Angie Carpenter does the same thing when she leaves her job as Suffolk treasurer to become Islip supervisor on March 1. She made $189,248 a year as treasurer. Her salary as supervisor will be a mere $103,000. It would not come as a surprise to me to see her apply for her pension of more than $86,000.

Gaming the system is as American as apple pie in Suffolk County.

Joe Fritz, Brentwood

Editor's note: The writer, a Democrat, ran unsuccessfully for State Senate in 2014.


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