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Re: “Henrietta board united against casino

the state can still allow the senaca nation to build the casino in Henrietta so don't relax just yet. call your congressman and spread the word.

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Posted by savemonroecounty on 03/21/2014 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Henrietta board united against casino

it is not over yet

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Posted by henrietta resident on 03/21/2014 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Parsing O'Brien's recent independent streak

Where is the Ted O'Brien I once knew?

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Posted by Tom Janowski on 03/21/2014 at 2:19 AM

Re: “Henrietta board united against casino

4-0, I though there'd be 5 votes. Anyone absent?

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Posted by Henrietta resident on 03/20/2014 at 4:14 PM

Re: “Henrietta board united against casino

Thank God...

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Posted by Henrietta resident on 03/20/2014 at 3:47 PM

Re: “More Big Five mayors interested in mayoral control

It truly is up to the mayor Howard to make the decision. If she chooses to take over the district as mayor, that choice would be hers and give her the controlling interest. Should the mayor model Buffalo and the other, she would first make that decision and then provide the way to do it in Rochester. Why does Rochester, NY need a state takeover of their school district? They should opt for a City Mayoral takeover and establish a qualified sub section/agency in city government to run it.

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Posted by Yvette Singletary on 03/19/2014 at 7:45 PM

Re: “More Big Five mayors interested in mayoral control

Some of you might recall that I complimented City Newspaper reporter, Tim Macaluso for getting it right regarding the potential paper-tiger-subterfuge, which Board of Education Commissioner and president Van White is attempting to run on the community. See the COMMENTS portion of the article at following link:
http://www.rochestercitynewspaper.com/News…

I had also noted in my above referenced COMMENTS, that "at times, I have been among City Newspaper reporter Tim Macaluso's biggest critics." Well, this article represents a classic example of why I frequently criticize Mr. Macaluso's reporting. Sometimes it's difficult to determine if the guy is really paying attention to what's going on around him, or if he is just plain dauncey, or a shrewd and calculating operative who formulates his reports in a manner aimed at soliciting specific types of responses.

For example, why would any education reporter write: "It’s hard to imagine why Warren would leave lawmakers in other parts of the state to decide what’s best for Rochester’s students, or why lawmakers would take action of such magnitude on their own." This guy is kidding, right? I mean, first of all, even though I'm sure they would confer with her, ultimately it's not up to Mayor Warren whether or not "lawmakers in other parts of the state [specifically, in Albany] decide [that] what’s best for Rochester’s students" is for the State to take control. Anyone who has been paying attention knows that there have been ongoing discussions for many months, if not years, regarding the possibility of a State-takeover of public schools in both Rochester and Buffalo, and we know, with regard to governance --- "lawmakers [and policymakers] in other parts of the state [specifically in Albany, i.e., the New York State Board of Regents and New York State Legislature actually have the power to] decide what’s best for Rochester’s students." So, what is this guy talking about? Is his question simply a matter of being uninformed, dauncey, or shrewd and calculating? Does anyone know?

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Posted by Howard J. Eagle on 03/18/2014 at 4:02 PM

Re: “Parsing O'Brien's recent independent streak

Jim Alesi turned out to be a RINO (Republican In Name Only) who went against his promise to oppose gay marriage and was turned out of office. Ted O'Brien is looking like a DINO (Democrat In Name Only) trying to distance himself from Cuomo as re-election time appeoaches.
O'Brien announced he's against Gov. Cuomo's plan to give free college degrees to prisoners, then votes against the so-called Dream Act to give college tuition to illegal immigrants! He stated in both cases that he was acting according to the wishes of his constituents who have expressed their opinions on the subjects. I wonder what they've done with the REAL Ted O'Brien, the one who voted for Cuomo's NY SAFE gun control act WITHOUT any debate or input. Oh, right... that was the Ted O'Brien who wasn't yet running for re-election. Now Mr. O'Brien has to give the appearance of listening to his constituents and hope they'll forget long enough to re-elect him so he can go back to Albany and ignore them until the next election.

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Posted by Erik on 03/18/2014 at 11:25 AM

Re: “[UPDATED] Funke announces Senate run

WOW! State senator Ted O'Brien (D) announced he's against Gov. Cuomo's plan to give free college degrees to prisoners, then votes against the so-called Dream Act to give college tuition to illegal immigrants! He stated in both cases that he was acting according to the wishes of his constituents who have expressed their opinions on the subjects. I wonder what they've done with the REAL Ted O'Brien, the one who voted for Cuomo's NY SAFE gun control act WITHOUT any debate or input. Oh, right... that was the Ted O'Brien who wasn't yet running for re-election. Now Mr. O'Brien has to give the appearance of listening to his constituents and hope they'll forget long enough to re-elect him so he can go back to Albany and ignore them until the next election.

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Posted by Erik on 03/18/2014 at 6:39 AM

Re: “[UPDATED] $12.4 million is nice, but...

"More money for Rochester, of course, would probably also mean less money for somebody else. "

Very true statement. Let's just look at the "Buffalo Billion" for instance, where NYS taxpayers are GIVING a billion dollars to the Buffalo area. Rochester is about 5% of the population of NYS, so we in Rochester are forced to give Buffalo $50,000,000. How is that fair? Add the $125,000,000 for their football stadium and hundreds of millions for other projects and ...wow. We being screwed in Rochester.

Posted by johnny on 03/17/2014 at 10:20 AM

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