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Re: “RHA scandal scoreboard: everyone loses

It is enough to say that this is merely the latest incident of scandal involving the Warren Administration, her allies and their mentor.
At worst, she has been aware of what was going on, but didn't count on the public outcry against it. Hence her "concerned" pose, demanding McFadden's resignation, which he won't give, and not demanding Moses' resignation, which he would have to give.
She is counting on her popularity to allow this thing to blow over, like everything else that has happened this year.
At best, she is like the "Sorcerer's Apprentice" and has summoned up demons she cannot exorcise.
Either way, her fitness to continue in the high office she has attained is questionable.

14 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Istvan Bathory on 10/29/2014 at 8:26 PM

Re: “O'Brien and Funke go on the attack at first debate

The Safe Act is about school shootings...why wouldn't those who supported it talk about school shootings?

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Posted by Tom Janowski on 10/29/2014 at 5:41 PM

Re: “Train station work under way

To Clint's point, I don't think anyone would argue that there aren't roads or bridges that need repair in our community. That said, we seem to spend quite a lot on maintaining and expanding that infrastructure (e.g. $100m for new 390 exits near U of R) and relatively little on things like rail. Replacing the fairly depressing 30 year old "temporary" terminal with something more functional and appealing will likely increase ridership and make it a more viable option for a wider section of our community. While a lot of us have cars, there are plenty of folks who don't or for those who do, would choose to use other modes of transport if they were easy and appealing. I am glad to see they've broken ground on this project.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Matt McDermott on 10/29/2014 at 1:40 PM

Re: “Best of Rochester 2014: Food & Drink


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Posted by Me on 10/29/2014 at 1:20 PM

Re: “THEATER | Gore Vidal's "The Best Man"

Thank you for pointing out the mistake, Penfield Players. The story has been corrected.

Posted by Jake Clapp on 10/29/2014 at 12:49 PM

Re: “RHA scandal scoreboard: everyone loses

Warren has showed remarkable "amateurism" to date. I have the utmost confidence in making the assumption that her mayoral term is all but done. No need to go any further w/this one.

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Posted by badthingk on 10/29/2014 at 12:18 PM

Re: “RHA scandal scoreboard: everyone loses

'Rob Warren of the benefit of the doubt'?

Maybe if the Mayor issued any kind of transparent and substantive statement a reasonable person could give her the benefit of the doubt. Until that happens one can only form an opinion based on the facts at hand and those are that the Mayor's self-appointed board terminated an employee with a long term contract without cause or explanation and immediately appointed a person closely aligned with the Mayor but completely lacking any qualifications for the position. Then lied about it. All of this could cost taxpayers close to $1 million.

I don't have a lot of love for appointees to important public positions that have zero qualifications - it doesn't matter who it is.

And I think it's telling that the Mayor did not ask for the resignation of Moses, who could not refuse but did ask for McFadden's, who could. Thinly veiled political cover as the article points out.

The entire affair is wrapped in corruption, incompetence, amateurism, half-truths and lies.

I hope this isn't what the public can expect from this administration.

27 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by mforken on 10/29/2014 at 11:37 AM

Re: “THEATER | Gore Vidal's "The Best Man"

Phone number for advance tickets is actually 340-8655.

Posted by Penfield Players on 10/29/2014 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Rainbow Theater Festival presents

Excellent write-up, looking forward to the interpretations.

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Posted by Nan Burgess- Whitman on 10/29/2014 at 10:06 AM

Re: “Train station work under way

Finally! This train station gets used a lot. Travel by train is cost effective, better for the environment, and a lot more relaxing than driving. I am GLAD they are building a new train station to promote train travel in WNY and beyond. If we only ever focus on our cars and our highways, then we will become isolated from the rest of the country. Safe bridges and roads are important. And they're working on it. But that train station has needed help for a long time. I am glad they finally got it together and are starting work.

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Posted by wingsofcolor on 10/29/2014 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Rainbow Theater Festival presents

Bravo! Looking forward to it...

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Posted by zirrus on 10/29/2014 at 9:41 AM

Re: “Rainbow Theater Festival presents

Tickets may be purchased online at We also have a policy where we will never refuse admission to a patron for an inability to pay the ticket price. Contact Bread & Water Theatre at 585.271.5523 for details.

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Posted by JR Teeter on 10/29/2014 at 9:38 AM

Re: “O'Brien and Funke go on the attack at first debate

Shame, shame, shame on Ted O’Brien for his disgusting use of school shootings in his campaign literature delivered to my house today. The ad shows images of Columbine, Sandy Hook and others with the words “12,000 school children have died” and stating “Rich Funke would be a dangerous man to send to Albany”. After Sandy Hook, Cuomo couldn’t let a good crisis go to waste and passed the NY SAFE act, in secrecy, with no public debate and with the support of Ted O’Brien. O’Brien had never acknowledged his support of Cuomo’s law, probably hoping people would forget about it. Now he’s implying, if not insisting, that Rich Funke will cause school children to die. Fifty-two of New York’s sixty-two counties passed resolutions against the NY SAFE act and the New York State Sheriff’s Association opposed it as well. I suppose Ted O’Brien could claim that the majority of NY Counties and sheriffs will also cause more children to die. Sounds a little desperate, Ted.

8 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Stu on 10/29/2014 at 6:56 AM

Re: “Train station work under way

I like anything that gets built in Rochester, but, I think this is the wrong thing to build when the money should be used for our bridges that are falling down and roads that are in disrepair. I heard the opponent of Louise, Mark Assini in an interview talking about bridges that are falling down and unsafe. He also talked about major highway intersections that are unsafe and our streets are full of potholes. During their debate on television, Louise said 129000 (I believe that was the number) people ride the train every year...but all of us drive our cars. I would rather have safe bridges, repaired pot holes and safe highways than a train station few will ever use.

7 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by clint on 10/29/2014 at 5:11 AM

Re: “Cuomo deserves our vote

I will vote in protest for Hawkins, Green Party. Let us not forget that Astorino or Cuomo cannot do anything without the full cooperation of the Assembly and the Senate together... If there is cooperation then all of us will benefit in the end.

When will the executive and legislative branches work together to make our great state prosper for all people ? When will our elected officials stop thinking in terms of Republican and Democrat ? What happened to a good solid set of ideas that work well for all of us ?

Craig R. Moffitt

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by crm135790 on 10/28/2014 at 10:03 PM

Re: “[UPDATED] McFadden declines mayor's request to resign RHA post

I attended that meeting last Wednesday as a representative of a landlord who rented to an RHA recipient. I was shocked and saddened to see that it became a race issue, as well a political issue...instead of a procedural issue, which in my estimation is exactly what it is on a myriad of levels. I hear the complaints tenants have that they live in squalor in homes not taken care of by landlords. I believe this happens. I, on the other hand, have rented a beautiful, clean, lead free 5 bedroom home in the suburbs to an RHA recipient who caused over $12,000 worth of damage. Nearly $2000 of it was just to remove the garbage left behind so that we could even begin the turn around process. 'RHA supports people with tax payers dollars to destroy taxpayer property' is what I said. Unfortunately, there is no recourse for the landlord I represent. RHA is a GREAT community asset for the city of Rochester, and my experience with them has been a positive one in that they are VERY concerned for the safety of their tenants. Landlords? Not so much. This is simply, in my mind, indicative of a need for change of procedures all around. Good tenants, Good landlords and for those who are less than stellar? They need to be booted out of the program. Immediately. The problem is I see a publicly funded group who seek housing on behalf of their tenants signed up for the program, and not enough properties to serve the needs of their clients. they have to 'settle' . Perhaps if RHA fostered a program in which Landlords (taxpayers) were as well cared for as tenants, perhaps they might find more people willing to open up their rentals to them. But it's not fair or just to put the blame on race, economic resources, RHA, employees, tenants, landlords. It's is a breakdown of all of those factors combined. It's a breakdown of communication, a breakdown of a systemic application. And I believe it can be fixed. Pronto. With a calm understanding and a holistic approach. I plan on attending the Nov 19 meeting, I don't need to stand behind a podium and yell, I simply need to listen and understand....and that's what I will do.

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Posted by Jennifer Olson-Stuckless on 10/28/2014 at 6:59 PM

Re: “RCSD and non-teaching staff fight over wages

To me.... the City of Rochester and The County of Monroe are or should be one cohesive unit working together. Unfortunately, Democrats control Rochester and Republicans control Monroe County. Monroe County has no say in any school matter and the City of Rochester has no say in the RCSD. If I live in the suburbs or the City I will have my say, or opinion, about any matter that is of consequence to City or County residents. And, I will equally criticize and praise the Mayor, County Executive, RHA, County Legislature, City Council, David Gantt, Joe Morelle, Ted O'Brien, Adam Mc Fadden, unions. non-union folks, Jeff Adair or any other elected official in my district or other districts if I believe, with fact and good reason, that the elected official (s) is not doing their job properly, with balance and fairness to the entire community first...putting his / her personal feelings aside in the best interests of the majority. Our Mayor ??? I helped her get to that office my friend. And, her job is to listen to you and me first...then make the "best" decision possible.

Craig R. Moffitt

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Posted by crm135790 on 10/28/2014 at 5:49 PM

Re: “[UPDATED] McFadden declines mayor's request to resign RHA post

The process described in the article is disturbing on a number of levels. Most tragic is the loss of time, resources, effort towards providing quality affordable housing to the citizens of Rochester. Pull it together and return the task of housing creation and maintenance entrusted to the board!

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Posted by Stephen Karl on 10/28/2014 at 12:17 PM

Re: “Concert Review: Deftones

Deftone's first album isn't post-hardcore, and post hardcore shouldn't be associated with Nu metal. If anything, you shouldn't have talked about Adrenaline when this article should have been just about that concert. They've always been more associated with Nu metal and Alternative metal, and experimental rock, not post-hardcore.

Posted by Matt on 10/28/2014 at 1:24 AM

Re: “Feedback 10/8

In August, you wrote an article about Gannett spinning off its publishing business, including the D&C. You posed the question of what it might mean locally. Well, today they announced that there will be layoffs coming this year. Of course, the words used were efficient, lean, and nimble. This is the first shoe to fall, and there will be more over time. You would benefit readers by putting into perspective exactly what changes are coming.

Posted by Michael on 10/27/2014 at 9:18 PM

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