Perhaps people who are so weak they need to take public money could try earning their living rather than being made weaker.
There is much misinformation written and or quoted in this article. Lima has always been a bedroom community of Rochester. Storefronts will never thrive in the village because of the lack of parking. The last major business development built in the village was in 1975. A new supermarket was built with ample parking on West Main Street. On East Main Street a "historical" house was moved to outside the village and a new diner was built with ample parking No, the new buildings did not match the "architecture", but it did bring many people into the village maybe because of the "ample parking" and modern buildings.
The Dollar General store repeatedly mentioned is 3/4 mile north of the village business district. The store sits among industrial buildings with steel roofing and steel/brick siding. The store fits the " architecture" that surrounds it. The print edition of this newspaper shows a good picture of the Dollar General storefront with many cars parked with the store's ample parking. Business is doing good there the picture shows
Lima's village storefront businesses slowly disappeared with the US recession in the 1970's/80's and never returned. They never will.
The pharmacy closed not because of the "big box" pharmacy in the next town. The bank closed not because of the lack of business. The hardware store (Western Auto) and dry cleaners closed 30 years ago.
Let's face it the modern living today will never bring retail business back to the storefronts in the village. The storefront signs say "No Parking".
So the self-proclaimed Duffy Era "Dream Team" will be coming to an end. It began with such braggadocio. I recall Walker, et al, taking Mike Caputo, then at WXXI, to task for questioning their bold claim. As always, history will be the true judge of their success.
What was it Gary that you called Mike? Oh that's right, a “nattering nabob of negativism.”
I voted for Lovely becasue she truly wants to be the Mayor of Rochester. Before the primary, I had never even heard of... now Mayor-Elect Warren. I just assumed that Tom Richerds would win and get my vote. But Richards didn't want the job and said " Of course, if I win... I will continue to serve as Mayor. Thanks, but NO!! We need a Mayor who actually wants the position. As a city resident, I am so glad that Lovely Warren is our new Mayor.
Jim, City Resident
What's wrong with CVS? I understand concerns about too many chains and big box architecture, but I think they did a pretty good job with the Rite Aid on Monroe Avenue. And the South Wedge currently has no drug stores.
YOU SNOOZE, YOU LOOSE, RICHARDS ASSUMED HE HAD IT IN THE BAG AND HE DID NOT. IF HE WANTED THE JOB HE SHOULD HAVE SAID SO AND PLAYED FAIR INSTEAD OF BEING SNEAKY!!!!! TEAM BELIEVE!!!!!!!!
Jeremy-They either have lived with Morelle at some point (ie. his namesake) or in the case of Bello, Seeley and Barnum, have all worked for him (Bello as Constituent Director, Exec. Director of the Democratic Committee, Democrat town leader and Morelle's spy in the DA's office, Seeley is Morelle's Senior Advisor and Barnum has been a long time member of Morelleland. Irondequoit residents now live in Morelleville. I know CITY is deathly afraid of Morelle's influence but get over it. You're an alternative newspaper, not an MCDC mouthpiece.
I participated in the charrette. I presented our groups findings at the end of the day. One interesting point I would like to make: there were some statements in presentations by folks that participated that tended to lean on some gentrification of the two mobile-home parks in the village. I intend to participate further. I hope we can do so without resorting to gentrification.
Yes, the print version is incorrect. Totally my fault. A million apologies to Jeremy, who wrote a terrific story that now runs the risk of being overshadowed by a stupid mistake.
The print version used reigning which is used to describe who is the monarch.
Yes, it should be reining in.
Thanks for using the correct word in this headline.
I suspect you're being hyperbolic, but none of the candidates live with Assembly member Morelle, and of the candidates, only one is currently a Morelle staffer.
Voters generally like party hacks and insiders. This is the only trend I see in the voting. Greece's answer to the town's notorious corruption was to elect the leader of the county GOP machinery. Even the winning challengers (in the city and towns) were mostly insiders. All school board members were reelected and the leader of Gates is so popular, no challenger existed--unanimous acclaim for the incumbent! The Town of Irondequoit wants the Morelle's to be its tax dependents for life.
Might as well rename Irondequoit Morelleville. Everyone elected either lives with Assemblyman (and MCDC chair) Joe Morelle or has been on his payroll for years.
I honestly don't think Warren's victory proves anything where the primary is concerned. Many who supported Richards in the primary (but didn't vote for some reason) supported Warren *now* because they either bought the notion that they couldn't or shouldn't vote for Richards or they felt loyalty to the Democratic party and won't break out of that habit for anyone.
Since she failed to garner the sixty percent of Democrats in the city, it seems pretty clear, to me (a non-Democrat) at least, that her victory was exactly what it's been said it was: a motivated minority defeating a lackadaisical majority.
Love to, Steve. But we've got to get it right. Better to be right, than first.
It's past 9 p.m. There are more races than Sheriff. Start calling 'em.
More sour grapes from the Eastman House.
Having failed in their previous underhanded attempt to gain possession of this property they now try (unsuccessfully) to claim they THEY'RE the victim !
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