Anyone who sees a glimmer of something positive is not really looking, but rather are simply buying the rhetoric being fed to them by RCSD administration & board. Unfortunately, I too have only wild guesses as to why voters haven't voted these incumbents out. What I do know is that RCSD is in the worst shape it has ever been in, at least in the 10+ years I've been in a position to know. Moral is at an all-time low. The extended learning program Vargas is touting is a joke & a huge waste of money - at least the way it's being implemented. Cutting Student Support Centers? Foolish. Attendance blitzes? Ineffective and only for show. Let's remember this superintendent has NO experience as an administrator - at ANY level. Nor does he have ANY experience working in an urban setting. Wake up Rochester!!
Tim Macaluso, and City Newspaper are literally making stuff up about the Rochester City School District:
"...you have to wonder what's really on the minds of voters when it comes to the school board seats. This is a wild guess, but voters may be seeing a glimmer of something positive in the district and maybe they want to give it a chance." WHAT??? WHAT??? !!! IT SURE IS A "WILD GUESS" REAL WILD!!!
"And Superintendent Bolgen Vargas seems more comfortable and confident after having made some dramatic changes to the district."
"DRAMATIC CHANGES"??? WHAT??? WHAT???
Just all of us get out and vote, we do not have to worry about Richards and his team anymore.
Unfortunately, We need to thank City Newspaper for pumping the worse aspects of this election up to a more bizarre and more divisive level by endorsing a candidate who endorsed someone else. Perhaps your ill-advised promotion of a secret campaign helped push this once respectable Mayor into becoming the central player of the ludicrous farce. This is the poorest example of journalistic judgement that I can ever remember coming from this paper. Your track record is much better, as you have often been one of the few media voices with sense of grass roots ethics. Please resume THAT course when and/or if you get back on the rails of common sense.
City should announce the retraction of their endorsement of Richards.
Please ...how can you be disappointed. He is the best choice and anyone who really cares what happens to this city for next 4 years knows this, We are incredibly fortunate that someone like him wants to do this job, You know there really are some honorable, truthful people out there ...even in politics. I say don't let a few thousand people determine the future of this city, Get out there and vote!
@Al His supporters won't respond. A lot of people speculated today's interview and follow up spin was in the works from the beginning. Anyone that believes otherwise, I have a bridge for sale.
Sorry Mr, Mayor, but the phrase "responsibility and honor" doesn't describe the games that you are playing with Rochester citizens. No one is buying your feigned surprise, either--two of the organizers of your passive aggressive campaign work for you. And no one is buying that this is a "grassroots movement"--it's ASTROTURF, funded by Koch brother-types who believe they are above those pesky campaign finance laws that the rest of us have to follow. Wake up Rochester--you're being played by the 1%.
Now he will collect his second defeat by himself. No need to send a proxy to do it for him.
He also said that he didn't know who was behind the turn out for Tom campaign. What? That may of made sense a few weeks ago, but now. Any supporters care to explain what he means by that statement?
"Your check is in the mail"
"I'll still respect you in the morning"
"If you like your health care plan, you can keep it"
"Patrick was asked why Massachusetts’ plan has been so successful. His response? Democrats and Republicans worked together to make the program operate correctly."
The Democrats created Obamcare all by themselves because they had the complete control of the government (at the time). They didn't want or need any input from Republicans on how to cover the small percentage of Americans who didn't have health insurance. The Democrats opted for the Big Government Solution and would have preferred the Single Payer Plan if they could have gotten all of their members to agree. Instead of allowing free-market insurance competition across the country they created government-controlled "exchanges", raised taxes, expanded medicare and forced mandates on everyone, creating the mess we are witnessing today. The creation of Obamacare was unilateral. Opposition to it was bi-partisan.
Now the Democrats want the Republicans to help "fix" and "implement" their disaster called Obamacare. However, the Democrats own Obamacare in its entirety. The Republicans won control of the House in response to the Democrats' creation of Obamacare. They weren't elected to help perpetuate a bad solution. The good news is that eventually the country comes to its senses. Prohibition was once "the law of the land" as Obama proclaims Obamcare to be. But prohibition was repealed when people saw it was bad legislation.
I think this is a completely fair review. I have enjoyed the beautiful location and ambiance and of course the beer selections and service are top notch, but I haven't had one outing (of around 5 total) that wasn't punctuated by a misfire on one or more cocktails or food pairings for myself or one of my companions. I love Joe's passion for his work and adore the Tap and Mallet. I believe Tap and Table will do just fine (it certainly seems to be already) but I think it has some way to go to reach its full promise.
And another reason to vote for Alex White.
It's all about the money.
Didn't see the Paul Haney meltdown coming. Wow, did Paul take the endorsement news hard.
Actually, Brooks' endorsement makes sense. Remember, Duffy/Richards pulled the plug on Ren Sq, a project she wanted. Second, Richards tried to get in the way of the MCC move and tried to align the County Lej Democrats to block the move. So, from her perspective, working with the last two Mayor's has been impossible.
In addition, she is term limited and can do what she pleases without the scorn of the Republican leadership. She probably also recognizes that , as Johnson said, this is a moment of change in city politics and that it will be easier to collaborate with a woman Mayor than the old, white, RBA controlled miindsetted current regime. And, finally, given her having a very low profile since the election debacle of her run against Slaughter, she has an opportunity to move towards the middle...where, if she ever runs again, she will need to be.
We have entered the Twilight Zone.
Hi La Moore, I just wanted to clear up some confusion. The "Critic's Picks" section is a space where some of City's writers (myself included) can draw attention to a variety of people, places and things in the area that they personally enjoy. I chose to write about Whatta-Bánh Mí's bubble smoothies.
I don't claim that they have the "best" bubble tea in Rochester; I haven't sampled nearly enough in the area to make that distinction. I picked them because I find them really tasty. This wasn't a consensus decision made by the entire City staff, so the "you guys" in this case is just one guy: me.
I'll definitely have to make it a point to try the bubble tea at White Swan Cafe, though. I look forward to broadening my bubble tea horizons, and theirs sounds like a good place to start!
Did we not vote on best local radio station this year? I don't see it...
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