Add the number of news seats to be absorbed by a pool of already extremely competitive entertainment dollars and you have guaranteed financial issues.
A probable annual deficit SHOULD be a sticking point.
(*steps on soapbox*) Even though I like the story part and appreciate the efforts to draw attention to mental health issues, I feel like there should be a third part of this series talking about the sheer LACK of resources in Rochester. Putting a list at the bottom doesn't really help. Once someone finally works up the courage to reach out for help, they don't want to be given the runaround. Most of the places listed have a several month waiting list. Most independent psychologists in this area also have waiting lists, and forget even trying to find a psychiatrist for medication management. Everyone I talked to told me to go through my PCP because of the lack of psychiatrists in this area. Also, having to wait several months to see someone can be the difference between someone starting to get better and slitting their wrists. They also don't mention eating disorders and related resources anywhere. Considering ED's are mental disorders and it's NEDA Week, it seems poor form not to call that out somewhere. (*steps off soapboax*)
I like the idea's and the future potential of all. ! <3
What shortage? We are producing more domestically than we ever have before. We import a lower percentage because we are actually starting to use less! The oil to be transported by the Keystone XL pipeline isn't even intended for US consumption. It is Canadian oil being moved through our backyards , at our risk, to be sold on the global market. Canadian oil obtained in a way that is devastating Alberta. The toxic tailing ponds are already one of the biggest man made structures in the world and they are getting bigger every day.
You are right. I don't want their oil transported at all. How about we build a pipeline to North Dakota instead so we can harvest the natural gas from the oil wells instead of burning it? We can't replace fossil fuel power plants yet, but that doesn't mean that we should let multinational companies like TransCanada ruin our water supplies in the name of "progress"!
The oil industry has pointed out in the past that the oil being produced in Canada will likely end up coming to the US via rail or ship if the Keystone pipeline is not approved. And they have made the point, ignored by environmentalists and legislators, that such modes of transport are both less safe and result in higher environmental risks than transporting the oil by pipeline. So while I feel for the people directly impacted by a rail accident, they need to point the finger of blame where it belongs.
For the most part, environmentalists have no interest in transporting crude in the best way; they do not want it transported at all. Many prefer to create a shortage to force people to change their way of life. They do not want transportation fuel made of crude, and they do not want electricity that comes from oil, gas, coal, or nuclear.
The school used to have a Student & Family Support Center, staffed with RCSD and agency staff who were there, in part, to provide immidiate crisis intervention (ex - mediation for students in conflict). However because of Vargas' emphasis on expanded school day, the agency staff have been reassigned to teach classes (that's right, RTA) during the school day and are not available in times of crisis. Vargas has cut SFSCs in just about every school, and I expect to hear more about this type of incident as a result. (Keep in mind that the public hears only a very small fraction of what really goes on in the schools - those without SFSCs have been suffering tremendously).
So it takes a college professor to tell us how poor attendance connects to kid not learning. How did this dumb- numbing information make it to print? Nothing else going on at the lowest ranked school district?
How can this really work? Colleges are being critiqued for graduating students who are not work ready, and don't possess the skills needed for the 21st century job force. Edward snowdon ( NSA hacker) got a job without college as a IT worker making 200,000k a year. Education as a whole needs to be reworked. Specific vocational programs that focus on 21st century skills should be introduced. Many young people are skeptical of college because of the ridiculous price and lackluster job market. Jobs have changed and education needs to change with it. The math that is being taught is not used in today's work force. Why do students have to pass 2 rigorous regents social studies exams ( us history and global) what kind of job requires the knowledge of this topic unless you're going into the field? Regents is dated, unnecessary wasteful and pointless. I have to ask, does the college community or business after the RCSD purse strings? If you look at the RCSD board of resolutions, you will see that the RCSD has some of the local colleges on their payroll. Come on media - city newspaper start investigating. Follow the money, as they say.
I just want to mention that the neighborhood association along with the Mt. Hope Business Ass. worked hard at trying to control the number of drive thrus. We spent over $8000 in lawyer fees from money we raised but unfortunately it was the city and the corporations that had other ideas.
Well said Carrie. This reeks of corruption for all to see. If the mayor had pulled this crap, it would be headline news. Van white is trying to expose something so unbelievabably
Damaging that a bunch of inept cronies will resort to ill moral tactics to cover it all up. Is anyone paying attention to this? Or will the likes of Mary Towler keep saying that they don't know what the problem is? To push this blatantly obvious manipulational act will be the real disgrace. Lent does she get an iron clad contract and the teachers get blamed for everything under the sun. Maybe someone needs to suggest that the big decision makers must have some accountability. What a formula for disaster. Look no further folks, the problem is right in front of your eyes.
Yes it should connect to Crittenden. In fact RIT should build a road going south to it's campus. The intersection then will connect 3 colleges. This whole huge undeveloped area could take advantage of gov Coumo's tax free plan. When you look at this area on a map, it is such a no brainer to really get Rochester's economy going
In the "Ghetto Rochester" link :23 is not Rochester, looks more like NYC - Lexington & E 131 St. Strange they would include it.
I disagree, Mr. Champoux. This isn't hand-wringing.
Serious questions about Dr. Vargas have been raised from many different parties. His handling of this seems to be another reason to worry about his leadership. The tension between Malgieri and White was an open secret. No reasonable person believes the wild coincidence the district is offering as explanation. Instead of telling the public to stop worrying about it, Vargas should have vowed to get to the bottom of it. This whole thing is a symptom of an absurdly dysfunctional system.
And there's a lesson here for the reformers among us too. We overlooked Malgieri's ironclad contract because we thought she was one of us. Not unlike reformers in NYC who turned a blind eye to Cathie Black's lack of qualification for Chancellor. Short of committing a felony or missing 90 consecutive days of work, Malgieri can't be fired. Not for poor performance or misconduct or insubordination, or any of the things we reformers like to yell is wrong with our current teacher/principal evaluations and tenure.
Did Malgieri's contract give her the reform super-powers we had hoped? Hardly, by all objective measures, the district is worse than ever. The only thing her contract did was assure her no consequences for the personal attack of her boss--and duly elected board member who's been critical of the administration and calling for change.
To paraphrase Saul Alinsky: how quickly the revolution becomes the establishment.
I hope everyone can see the irony here. D&C reporter David Andreatta asked Patrick Malgieri for clarification regarding his intention to remain anonymous. If Malgieri would have fessed up that he did in fact send the letter and also that he did in fact intend for it to be anonymous, then Andreatta would probably have promptly fed the envelope, note, and documents into the shredder.
This is disturbing, Tim. But is it really any different than the anonymity of City Newspaper's comments sections? Do you doubt that public officials and government employees anonymously do pretty much the same thing right here? And does City Newspaper accept anonymous tips? Certainly Gannet does. If you do, aren't you encouraging this? So... I don't like that this happened. It is gross and amateurish and unprofessional. But for City Newspaper to be wringing its hands and tsk-tsking the Malgieris and Vargas and the Board, is a bit hard to believe. Stop accepting anonymous comments if you do not like this behavior.
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Bottom line: Warren ran as a populist. Transparency was a central campaign promise. Those are colorblind principles. And yet, her press sec. has shown an utter contempt for the media and continues to throw red meat to Warren's base in order to deflect. The press office has brought a lot of this drama on itself and whipping up the base to cry racism is ultimately a very short-sighted strategy. Warren needs to be considered credible by the press and the establishment if she's to deliver the public policy change for her base she promised. This is all very sad, actually.
Bert: How do I know people the people making these unsubstantial criticism of our Mayor is white? Simple read through the comments mines are the only ones that show diversity all others are choir ready! Be honest do you think even a small percentage of these comments scrutinizing her for unsubstantial woes are from blacks? If so; laughable and it shows how much those are willing to hide their true feelings and intentions about the Mayor. Just Stop it you're sounding unintelligible and it's revealing.
Bert you stated me to Keep It Civil! look's whose talking. To me, speaking truth to racial hatred is Civil. Have you ever heard of the Civil Rights movement. You know the movement of those that laid their life on the line to confront racism and stereotypical bigotry. When those participants marched and were beaten and ravage with dogs those who did it and authorized it say they were doing it b/c the protesters were not acting civil eventhough it was done non violently. They called it civil disobedience. Sitting at a counter of a restaurant, riding in the front of the bus, acquiring a descent education to school of choice, the right to vote or RUN for public office; all was deemed uncivil; if you were black. Attacking the Mayor for unsubstantial crap such as speeding tickets which many mayors, government employees, EMS service members, fellow police officers and even Masons most always gets a courtesy pass on to you is CIVIL? It doesn't even adds up; so let's call it for what it is- Racist. And as far as you tell me not to bring down the name Mitt Romney a good man is preposterous and laughable in the eyes of Black America for very GOOD REASONS. Bert, you're so out of touch with the 2014 world. The days before 1964 will never return, so why can't we just all get along, stop attacking the mayor for speeding tickets and protecting herself and family. If you were mayor and received such credible threats you would be a fool not to unofficially hire someone promptly until you could officially knowing the process takes time. So stop it and either support the Mayor or take the advice of my grandmother, "If you can't say something nice don't say anything at all. Now that's Civil! What you're doing is not and what I am doing is just pointing it out b/c it has no place in the 21st century!
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