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Re: “Morelle withdraws from Assembly speaker race

The idea that New York City Democrats would choose a Speaker from 250 miles away was absurd.

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Posted by Jim Harte on 01/30/2015 at 11:48 PM

Re: “Morelle withdraws from Assembly speaker race

All that butt kissing of Sheldon Silver, and so little to show for it. So sad, but Joey couldn't even deliver the mayor's office in Rochester, so maybe he was always a paper tiger.

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Posted by Animule on 01/30/2015 at 10:49 PM

Re: “Finger-pointing won't solve youth fights

Would neighborhood schools help?

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Posted by Adrian Martin on 01/30/2015 at 9:39 PM

Re: “Webster eyes water project

Love this! Im glad Rochester is not just sitting back and Doing nothing. Curious to see if this evolves into something bigger. The Great Lakes are an even greater resource than I had thought. I'm

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Posted by Wyatt_ROC on 01/30/2015 at 8:34 PM

Re: “Morelle withdraws from Assembly speaker race

Poor little Joe.

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Posted by rbj on 01/30/2015 at 4:37 PM

Re: “Concert Review: First Inversion's "Harmonic Splendor"

I thoroughly enjoyed the January 24 concert, and can't wait until the spring performance!

Posted by Theresa Schwartz on 01/30/2015 at 9:17 AM

Re: “Cost concerns about renovating School No. 16

Number 16 will be forgotten and buried under the East-U of R snow plow. Virtually anything not mandated will likely be eliminated or cut back-the arts, sports , extra literacy teachers-bye, bye.

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Posted by Gotta Say It on 01/30/2015 at 8:35 AM

Re: “Reed bill would compensate property owners for fracking ban

The government won't allow me to store radioactive waste in my backyard. If only I could, I'd be able to make millions in storage fees charged to utility companies looking to get rid of used reactor rods.

Representative Reed, where's my government handout?

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Posted by Mark McKinzie on 01/30/2015 at 5:48 AM

Re: “Moms mobilize against climate change

Great idea to enlarge the demographic pond to include young mothers and children, especially since they will actually confront the full impact of human-caused climate disruption (ACD). But lets not forget that ACD will affect us all and it takes a village to work on such a weighty problem together. As a member of self-described 'grandfathers out front ' for six years we helped stop fracking in Perinton and NY State. And I love mothers, fathers and their children too. Check our Facebook page for Citizens Alliance for a Pristine Perinton

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Posted by John Jongen on 01/29/2015 at 8:18 PM

Re: “Moms mobilize against climate change

Just when you think we’re out of ideas on how to mobilize folks to address Climate Change, ‘Mothers Out Front’ comes to Rochester.

One by one, day by day, women by women, there’s a powerful new voice rising, a voice of concern, demanding attention to the worldwide crisis of Climate Change.

This is a wonderful article about a new route in our region on how to address a problem that seems intractably unpalatable to the public.

More on Climate Change in our area:…

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Posted by Frank J. Regan on 01/29/2015 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Moms mobilize against climate change

I love this. When I worked for Habitat for Humanity, I saw people of all political beliefs, ethnic backgrounds, and religions working together for a common cause. I feel like Mothers Out Front has the opportunity to do the same thing to mobilize mothers around the common cause of protecting their children's future wellbeing, and the planet where their grandchildren will someday live.

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Posted by Sally J. Parrott on 01/28/2015 at 9:34 PM

Re: “Bike share closer?

Well, the meeting is today. I can't make it because I work evenings/nights. I hope someone from City Newspaper will be there.

I love outdoor exercise and think it must be encouraged. However, there are some concerns. How much is the initial start-up cost and who will pay for it? Who will benefit most? Poorer working city residents or professionals who might not even live in the city.

Maybe I'm just a naysayer, but I'm skeptical. I think young urbanites will save money and have a blast tooling around downtown. At the same time, I suspect, some residents of the poorer neighborhoods will still be walking and wishing.

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Posted by Mike Bruton on 01/28/2015 at 3:56 PM

Re: “Moms mobilize against climate change

This is awesome, and serves to address the clear widespread disconnect between American mothers and their children's futures. Too many American mothers go about their lives, being aware of climate change, yet continuing about their lives with habits that contribute directly to it. They want the world of their children and grandchildren to be, well, stable and livable. Very glad to see this sort of thing growing.

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Posted by Brian Milburn on 01/28/2015 at 1:44 PM

Re: “Bike share closer?

Why not just have RTS operate it?

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Posted by MrRoc on 01/28/2015 at 12:00 PM

Re: “Specialists for special education

I found this article a total propaganda piece. This is clearly an attempt by the RCSD to get ahead of all of the bad publicity this is going to cause. Prediction: this is going to be a total train wreck for every student affected. Not only do the current ICOT classrooms help support learning for ALL students, but they help control behaviors which lead to students being sent to an in school suspension room or suspended from school (which we don't do no matter how severe the offense). Both general education and special education students benefit from an ICOT classroom in many, many ways. Many elementary students with special needs require support throughout he whole school day in order to be successful. With the move away from ICOT where (in a good classroom) the teachers work collaboratively to make all student feel successful and make gains in the classroom, student with special needs will now have less support, which can only lead to less success. Parents are also going to be railroaded in this process, as every child's IEP will now need to be changed to reflect this REDUCTION IN SUPPORT.
Oh, and for the record, at our building we were told by our CASE worker that this was "solely a financial decision by the district" and a "long term money solution for our Special Education Department". So.... there's the truth, what we are being told, and what the RCSD is telling the public. Which one of those fits this article?

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Posted by WWTSD? on 01/27/2015 at 7:26 PM

Re: “Shelly Silver's sweet gig

Unfortunately Mary Anna I wish I could share your professed innocence. This is the same body (the Legislature) that are looking to raise their pay from $79,500+per diems for "living expenses" in Albany ranging from $71 to $165 per night, no questions asked, no need to produce receipts or evidence that they actually were in Albany. Many of them get stipends of thousands of dollars for chairing committees that seldom actually meet. Instead the chair of the committee gets proxies from all the majority members and the ranking member gets proxies from all the minority ranking members, they record the "votes" and the bill is given to the Speaker or Senate majority leader's office to work out with the other house and the Governor. The only reason we know the per diem game is going on, is because an FBI investigation caught Brooklyn Assemblyman William Boyland arranging from bribes from them, then turning around and charging the Assembly for having supposedly been in Albany when he was in New York City meeting with the FBI. The average income in NY, by the way, is $51,126. Also by the way, the State Legislature is supposed to be "part time".
Joe Bruno, a so-called "small government" Republican spent over thirty years taking a very nice government salary from the taxpayers and is now demanding that we give him $2.4 million to cover his legal bills from having been tried for corruption. I don't know from what rock you crawled out of as pure as the white snow but I am not surprised or shocked in the slightest bit. The people of this state are as dumb as the politicians they elect to office if not dumber. They can talk about smaller government and less tax money spent all they want except it seems when it's THEIR project or THEIR senator who's been there since most of them were in grade school. Then that person's as good as gold, trying to "fight" against the Democrats' incompetence or the Republicans' tyranny or what have you. Spare me. If people are dumb enough to elect the same people over year in and year out for 20 or 30 years, allowing them to pull down private no-show "income" from other sources, they deserve what they get.
No different here in Monroe County. Cheryl DiNolfo will claim to be "fighting" against "government" "waste" and "abuse". She's been County Clerk for a decade, taking over $800,000 in governmental salary in that decade. She's not going to trim the government, she IS the government. By the way, average income in Monroe County was $43,894 in 2011. Brooks hasn't saved taxpayers a dime, despite her profession to do everything for "the taxpayers", whoever they are. Rather she and her husband have made themselves public sector millionaires over her career. She hasn't worked in the private sector in 20 years.

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Posted by bj911 on 01/27/2015 at 4:45 PM

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