Keep on freeing up the rock world.
Sounds calculating and self absorbed. name dropping and a pretty transparant bid to find a rich benefactor. Get a life
Fa$$$t lanes? where they who 'have' get and they who 'have-not' don't get; talk about antiquated!!! These current cell fi signals are so appalling, people have to repeat themselves 4 times to hear the range of consonants in a basic conversation, or ugh, try that on voice mail. Moving AHEAD means at long last a decent quality basic phone interaction. Improvement means digital quality should exceed that of analog, for EVERYONE. When such results are so, it WILL be mortifying; for the corporation$ and republican$ who thought they were going to make back on their "earned" investment, bleeding the public or restraining the band width, while people still can't hear each other. No wonder people text! That phone coherent communication between persons is so low a priority is unsatisfactory.
Note the responsive opinions above. Equal rights for quality service and speed for all is considered parti$an and old fa$hioned. Gotta love our old boy sy$tem.
'Bout time Mr Prez. Finally get some stuff done while you're still in office. Make those improvements the people need. Finally, stop dilly-dallying with the wing nut$ and get some people- and earth- care handled. Once you're gone, support for regular people is going to be a hard, hard sell.
Oh please... you're "sad?" Republicans love to play the welfare game. They blast people for being "lazy" when they collect $300 a week unemployment which they EARNED by paying taxes for when they did work. When Bob makes $123,000 in salary (TAXPAYERS' money) as "security" director for the Water Authority and a $62,600 pension from his time at R.P.D. (when he was demoted for disciplinary reasons) and Maggie's $120,000 a year as county executive, they are grossing over $300,000+ a year. No wonder Maggie's mantra is "The taxpayers": She wants to make sure the taxpayers first fund her and her husband's trips to Florida every year before paying for daycare for poor black kids in the city. When the taxpayers have shelled out over $2 million to these two people over the course of their public "service" "careers", it should be crystal clear to everyone who the real welfare queens are.
Sad to learn of this second time indictment. And I would like to know the truth...did Robert have inside information from Maggie to even pull off this alleged crime (s). If so, then I am very disappointed in both of their behaviors.
Money is and can be tempting to all of us because 90% of us in Monroe County do not have any money. We are struggling to put food on the table and pay for car insurance as well as fuel.
If it is indeed a politically motivated action then I am even more disappointed in the sate comptrollers office and the attorney general's office.
" The Cuomo Win"
Let us not forget about Elliot Spitzer, Patterson and Pataki... because these three could not get a budget passed to save their lives let alone our lives in NYS. And, if it were not for Bob Duffy and Cuomo, Upstate would be in much, much worse shape in my opinion.
No one governor can be agreed with on more than 50% of the issues... as all of us can only be 50% right. However, at the very least ,the current governor has made a good case with two layers of Gov't right here in Monroe County. Mendon / HF, Pittsford / Village of Pittsford, Wheatland / Scottsville, and so on. Two layers of property taxes that cost much more for no real good reason except that it has been since I can remember ( 58 years ). And , perhaps the biggest mistake is Rochester / Monroe County... the same old Democrat - Republican control issue with "silos" being built as we speak.
WHEN ON EARTH WILL THIS AREA WAKE UP AND START THE PROCESS OF MAKING GOVT" SMALLER (LOWER TAXES AND LESS SEPARATION in EXPENSIVE REDUNDANT SERVICES ). AND, to stop SPENDING so much on the duplication OF THESE SERVICES THROUGH TOO MANY LAYERS of GOVT'.
When these changes; and, along with the demise of the most antiquated system of budget reporting and planning that I have ever seen; only then...will ( UPSTATE and Western NY ) NYS become the most respected state in the Union again. And, we will have more jobs as a result of less taxation.
CRaig R. Moffitt
I could not agree more with Chris Thompson that it tells much about our community when a chain grocery store is the place we choose impress guests. Affluenza. Want to really impress a guest with fresh food? Take them to the 109 year old Rochester Public Market. Buy them one of Juan's empanadas, get a fresh and inexpensive squash or bucket of local apples, maybe some bright fall foliage to decorate the table. Way better than any grocery store!
Agree with PixelHustler. Best breakfast sandwich, and a chicken-salad sandwich for lunch was outstanding as well.
The money from the red light camera program isn't used for anything in particular. It should be going towards improvements at the most dangerous intersections: traffic studies, more signs, fresh painting of stop lines, etc. This isn't happening!
Redflex chooses the intersections and sets up the cameras in a way that makes the most money. The most dangerous intersections stay that way. Redflex doesn't care. Their focus is on making the most money.
In my opinion, this program is highly flawed. I hope there's still time to end it. Anyone who's willing to spend 4 or 5 hours going online and studying the matter would reach the same conclusion.
Third time's the charm!
Poor people DO own cars. Should THEY be punished because they can't remember who borrowed the car?
regarding ms towler's 11/12 editorial:
thank you for clearly explaining the democratic loss on election day. the continuing attitude that we (democratic party) know what is best for you, and if you don't agree with us you are stupid, if not worse, is just the elitist attitude that caused the rout. any chance that the public does, in fact, understand the issues and that they have rejected all those positions you mention? of course not.. it has to be low voter turnout, ignorance, and, of course, republican issue spending (even though they spent less than the dems). rationalization is so much easier than re-evaluation.
Maybe research universities could try accepting US students into its graduate science programs in a fairer ratio than one per ten foreign students.
@andrew, so you're saying that people need to be able to see into the future to see if they'll be laid off, before they decide to have children? You should realize that people don't make the same amount of money their whole lives and that sometimes the amount of money they make goes down.
I can't help but think about what's happening in the RCSD when I read this article.
We stand at a critical juncture in our Rochester Community. Laws that could safeguard our children from pesticide exposure are under siege. Record numbers of schools are going up on contaminated land, without protective guidelines against exposure of children to soil, water, and air toxins. Delay in action exposes more children to toxic chemicals in school, day care, and Head Start centers. We must act now, before still more children are unnecessarily harmed.
Actually the Republicans wins mean they get to write whatever laws they want. Elections have consequences.
Why does the county pay for daycare anyway? If your child needs daycare, pay for it. If you can't afford it, maybe you shouldn't have had the child to begin with? Taxpayers shouldn't have to pay for some snotty brat to go to daycare. Either pay for it yourself or make other arrangements for your kid. Talk about a nanny state...
17 positions eliminated and 14 were not regular attrition which saved 850,000 dollars and 600,000 dollars cut from day care. The percentage of the total budget would be to divide the 1 billion by the aforementioned numbers...seems minimal to me. But why did Maggie have the 14 positions in the first place if she can do without the positions now ? I would like to know what the 14 people, that just got the pink slips, we doing and what their pay scales where last year ? Budgets are never fun for anyone but we shall see what the vote is in a month or two...hmmmmmmmmmm 17 Republicans yes and 5 Democrats no. But wait...expected revenue sharing after the Seneca Nation pays its share for the existing casinos to the State of $5 million. But Maggie does not want the newest casino in Monroe County or Henrietta. Assini wants the casino in Gates which would bring a result of no Town Property taxes in Gates and less than $8.99 per $1000 assessed home value in Gates too. What is the deal ?
If you go over the crosswalk line a little or make a legal right on Red then no more ticket for running a red light...sounds fair to me. As well, use the revenue generated to hire more police to make the streets safer so that business and home owners come back to Rochester. Current population is 210,000 down from 310,000 and there are just over 2000 vacant properties up from 1000 in 1993. Do we have a problem Houston ? Yes we do... so keep the Red Light Cameras.
Tim, nice analysis. But what about EDUCATION? City News has so many wonderful stories on the problems of our failing schools in Rochester. Why can't Obama focus more on schools?
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