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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: News

Re: “Edgewater to present designs for port development

Did you go to the meeting at Charlotte High Kevin Allen?? Do you know that the condos are going to be on top of the hotel?? Who wants to buy a condo above a hotel with strangers coming and going???

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Posted by northernlake on 09/23/2014 at 6:32 PM

Re: “Edgewater to present designs for port development

Whatever happened to Pittsford developer? His plans seemed to be more well liked by everyone. Why not employee this local developer? Why use a developer from another country? There is money in it for someone. Guaranteed. I've been in Charlotte my whole life. It does need good development. The marina will be great and retail will be great, I am not a fan of these expensive condos. Why piss off a whole neighborhood for a few rich people to live in high rise to look at a dirty lake? Makes no sense. A lot of thing make no sense.

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Posted by Christine Young on 09/23/2014 at 5:49 PM

Re: “Preventing H.I.V., battling stigma

Overall this is an excellent article. I only have a couple of minor issues with it.

The author described the historical use of Truvada as being "taken by AIDS patients." Most people with HIV do not have AIDS. HIV and AIDS are NOT interchangeable terms.

The only people who progress to AIDS these days, are those who have not been responsible enough to get tested regularly. As they are unaware of their status, they do not seek treatment. Usually they only become aware of their HIV status after their immune system has been severely damaged, and they are diagnosed with an AIDS defining illness. Those people would have carried HIV for many years, without knowing it. People with undiagnosed HIV are responsbile for over 83% of new infections. Additionally there are some that progress to AIDS who may have known their serostatus, but have been unable to access treatment and medical follow-up, due to lack of insurance, financial reasons, or social situations such as poverty or homelessness.

Your article discusses the Stigma of HIV and PrEP. The acronym AIDS carries an even heavier burden of Stigma. Labelling those with HIV as "AIDS patients" contributes to a misinformed public, and a fear of HIV testing by those who may be at risk.

The story is about PrEP. It leaves the impression that Truvada must be used with condoms. Truvada for PrEP provides as much protection from HIV transmission as a condom, if not better. This fact is one of the reasons the CDC no longer describes all acts of condomless sex as "unprotected." PrEP is safer sex! The CDC and other medical professionals will always recommend condoms for protection from other STIs.

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Posted by PozSince1985 on 09/19/2014 at 5:28 AM

Re: “Making climate a career

First there was global cooling. Then Global warming. Now it's climate change. Can you please make up your mind? It's very hard to take you seriously. How about just living sustainable.? None of the (cooling, warming, climate change) solutions are sustainable and thus add to the problem.

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Posted by johnny on 09/18/2014 at 9:09 PM

Re: “Making climate a career

I agree with Susan Spencer that the technology is there to convert to renewable energy right now. But deniers and obstructionist will cite the perceived obstacles to getting this done. They say "how can you keep the fleets of our airplanes and automobiles, ships and trains running without fossil fuel?" We need an articulate and accurate response to these objections that resonates with consumers and investors alike. Producers and investors need to be convinced that renewable energy is more profitable than fossil energy. Then, like the LED light bulbs, they will build it and the public will buy it.

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Posted by John Jongen on 09/18/2014 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Edgewater to present designs for port development

You guys are all missing the point. $1m for a condo without supermarkets, not more than a few modest restaurants, no public transportation, no entertainment options, a commute through one of the toughest neighborhoods in our city and a lake that one often can't swim in. Charlotte is a blue collar community with a smathering of fat cats. We are no longer living in a world where "if we build it, they will come."

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Posted by Rando on 09/17/2014 at 8:57 PM

Re: “Making climate a career

Is RESET promoting a Vegan diet with its awareness with Climate change?

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Posted by Kevin R. Mabee on 09/17/2014 at 3:14 PM

Re: “Edgewater to present designs for port development

Are they going clean the lake too? It's disgusting...I can't swim today, but the bacteria in the water may be just at the safe level tomorrow...Yeah, that's worth buying $200,000 condo!

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Posted by sampanic on 09/17/2014 at 12:00 PM

Re: “Making climate a career

Powerful article about Rochester, NY local making climate a career. Should be an inspiration to all.

More on Climate Change in our area: http://rochesterenvironment.com/weather&cl…

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Posted by Frank J. Regan on 09/17/2014 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Edgewater to present designs for port development

The views would be pretty nice probably from the 3rd floor up.

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Posted by Adrian on 09/16/2014 at 8:47 PM

Re: “Edgewater to present designs for port development

This would be the view from the condo ( http://imgur.com/igDaPxc ) looks pretty nice to me.

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Posted by Kevin Allen on 09/16/2014 at 8:14 PM

Re: “Edgewater to present designs for port development

This parcel of land is not lakefront. To get to the beach, residents would need to traverse a parking lot and a treed picnic area. None of the condos would have good views of the lake. Lake lovers would also be dissatisfied that they couldn't hear the surf from their windows.

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Posted by Mike Bruton on 09/16/2014 at 4:27 PM

Re: “Edgewater to present designs for port development

Northernlake there's 210,565 taxpaying residents that live in the city of Rochester that can be considered owners of this property, 2,300 barely represents 1% of the total population against this project. But even if you take into account just the neighborhood of Charlottes population that survey indicates that 75% of the total residents are indifferent or perhaps even for this project.

As for this project I'm sure this project could be easily filled up, we have large scale waterfront proposals in Fairport, Brighton, Pittsford, Citygate, and even Canandaigua. I'm sure a lakefront property of the one of the largest lakes in the US is even more desirable than a view of the canal.

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Posted by Kevin Allen on 09/16/2014 at 1:25 PM

Re: “Edgewater to present designs for port development

How can you say (Kevin Allen) that it is a few that are not happy, when " the petition that Charlotte Strong gathered with more than 2,300 names asking the city for a new port developer." We are not saying we don't want development, just not this project. Have you sat in on any of Greg Weykamps meetings and listen to him double talk?? He spoke of cutting down the trees in the park, even Councilperson Palumbo said at the last CCA meeting that I attended that can't be done He talks to talk sometimes it seems..And I think John Smith is pretty ridiculous thinking the people who have lived n Charlotte (many for generations!) should move out if they don't like it!

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Posted by northernlake on 09/15/2014 at 8:30 PM

Re: “Edgewater to present designs for port development

Weykamp admits that the views aren't all that great. He wants to build only a few condos and see what happens.

Maybe he's starting to realize that this location isn't going to be right for luxury accommodations and amenities.

He should pull out.

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Posted by Mike Bruton on 09/15/2014 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Edgewater to present designs for port development

For Charlotte to succeed, they need to be competitive with their fellow city neighborhoods - namely, the attractive, vibrant ones like Park Avenue and the South Wedge, and not to mention our growing downtown. If Charlotte tries to emulate the car-centric, low-density suburban lifestyle, they will fail because people who want that lifestyle will NEVER move to the city. There are plenty of suburban neighborhoods on/near the water just like Charlotte is, so that's not a unique selling point either.

City neighborhoods have to appeal to city people. And a huge part of urban appeal is walkability, which requires a population dense enough to sustain retail, restaurants, and services in a concentrated area. And in an area with limited space, that means mid- to high-rise apartment/condo buildings. If you can't deal with that, then maybe a vibrant urban neighborhood just isn't for you.

And also, those vast parking lots belong to a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Henrietta. TAKE THEM OUT.

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Posted by Eileen on 09/13/2014 at 11:19 PM

Re: “Edgewater to present designs for port development

I have a feeling they'd consider anything over 1 story a "high rise". In other words, if any building is constructed, they don't want it for some odd ball reason.

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Posted by Jason Briggs on 09/13/2014 at 10:31 PM

Re: “Edgewater to present designs for port development

Why are they fighting this project? I would pay for a condo at Charlotte if I could get a nice lake view to wake up to every day.

I hate to say it but stubborn people that criticize the idea before it's even fairly presented are damaging the communities ability to revitalize it's self and be successful. This is the same attitude that brought Kodak into bankruptcy... don't let it bring Charlotte into mediocrity!

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Posted by Kevin Allen on 09/13/2014 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Edgewater to present designs for port development

10 Stories barely qualifies as a High Rise... the residents in Charlotte live in a CITY, if they don't like it they, should probably move to the town of Hamlin or sodus point.

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Posted by John Smith on 09/12/2014 at 9:23 PM

Re: “Fast food fight for $15

CORRECTION #2: It turns out I was wrong about that last point as well. If everyone was as self-interested, myopic, and resentful as some of the above commenters would like us to be, we'd probably all burn in a ball of endless hellfire. Again - my bad.

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Posted by Lyle Jeremy Rubin on 09/12/2014 at 7:00 PM

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