Was Harassed by drunk.
- While watching a football game here with my son we were verbally harassed by a person that was obviously very drunk and did not like our team and seemed to want to fight. I told the owner that he needed to be cut off, but to quell the situation he gave everybody a free drink including the drunk! We only had one beer each and never took the free drink while the drunk downed his right away. We watched as the drunk left the building and my son followed him out to get his plate number and call the authorities. The owner then told us that we could cost him his license and demanded we leave. Wow! Just wanted to enjoy a football game with my son.
you're the BEST man for the job... i hope you run and get in again...you've done so much good for our city.. and you treated everyone FAIRLY> i don't think warren would do that !!i know where my vote will be on the 5 th...
I think the current Mayor has put us on a solid path. Lovely has already said she wants to take a closer look at some of the projects in the pipeline. That statement alone could disrupt the progress being made. If she wants to change anything, she should just say it up front before the election. Being on city council she already knows how she feels and should make a public statement.
It just stuck me today what happened. While the democrats voted for Lovely, the republicans can't vote in the primary. Apparently it is the republicans that support Richards.
Go to work and stop your crying. If you don't like what Wegmans is offering, go to work for someone else. That is what is great about America. Freedom.
Today's Turn Out for Tom Mailer was highly offensive. I guess desperate people can do those kinds of things.
In response to.....statement “(I)well intentioned but don't have the strength and insight necessary for the board." I would like to share more information about my work experience and community involvement. I have been in Management for 17 years, and have worked as a senior level manager for 4 years. As a senior level manager, I have to ensure that we are in compliance in all fiscal areas (budget, taxes, payroll…etc.). I work with a diverse and growing workforce, and I serve the members of the community who patronize our establishments.
In addition to my work in management, I have also served as a parent representative of the Rochester City School District's Audit Committee, where we assist the board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities for audit, internal control, and financial reporting processes. I am also the only person running in this election who has served on a board of directors for a successful education establishment (Geneses Community Charter School). I, reluctantly, did not seek reelection due to my desire to run for the Rochester City School Board. I felt that I would not be able to give my all while campaigning and working a full time job.
Also, as a parent advocate, who has worked with many of the children and parents of the Rochester City School District whom the Parent Advisory Council, the Office of Parent Engagement, and many school board members have neglected, I have a complete understanding of the issues that our district is facing and a solution-based platform to address these problems.
As a result of all of my experiences, I have interacted with every level employee of the Rochester City School District up to and including Dr. Vargas. I have offered viable solutions to address the many complex issues that our district is currently facing. We have low morale (from parents, students, teachers, building administrators and central office) due to an inept leadership, a lack of student achievement, and a lack of parent engagement.
This is a board that has continuously approved budgets that are flawed and misappropriated. Currently, we are $50.8 million in debt, which would be unacceptable in any other school district but ours. We have numerous administrators that are making over $100,000 a year and our results are the worst in the country. While the leadership in the Rochester City School District is looking to finance the employment of “high end-level” administrators, it is taking away the valuable supports that are needed for our children to be successful (such as teachers who specialize in Reading, Writing, Math, & Technology, as well as special education and social/emotional staff).
I do not see any media outlets truly focusing on the major issues that directly affect our children. So, as a result, I will.
I think you glossed over Tom Richards' supposed achievements by generalizing them, while giving specifics to the other candidates. It would have been nice for you to cite specific deeds Richards has done because I don't see that he's really any better than the other two. What is Richards' plan with Rochester? How does he intend to achieve these goals?
We can all agree that more people should vote. If for no other reason than that smaller turn outs tend to favor the fringe elements of the political parties.
As to the rest of Ms. Towler’s lecture...
Along with the right to vote comes the right to enroll in the party (or no party) of our choice. If this results in an overwhelming number of citizens being enrolled in the same party in a given area, so what? No one is shut out of the democratic process UNLESS their party-of-choice refuses to field a candidate. That there are no Republican or Conservative candidates for mayor or city council is the fault of each party’s leaders, NOT the process. The Greens haven’t a prayer of winning, but that hasn’t stopped them from running. That the Republicans and Conservatives consistently refuse to put forward candidates while consistently whining about the way the city is run speaks loudly about their lack of respect for their party members in Rochester, their lack of faith in the efficacy of their message, and speaks even louder about the fact that they’d rather complain then do anything to fix what they claim are the city’s problems.
And, at the risk of being called unpatriotic, the fact is that the oft-repeated statements about those who fought and died for OUR right to vote ignore the fact that most of those who died did so for THEIR right to vote. Namely the right of white males over 21. As to the rest of America’s potential voters, women did not gain the vote nationally until 1920. And blacks, despite the passage of the XVth. Amendment in 1870, realistically did not receive the permanent right to vote until the passage of the XXIVth. Amendment and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. And those between 18 and 21 did not receive the right to vote until 1971.
What is your point. The victory must still be earned. The status quo WILL be repudiated. The good ol boy network will be handed a bitter defeat and I LOVE it!!
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 !
Clearly another cry into the night to try and urge maintenance of the status quo! Sad but so true.
In the end Tom Richards is just playing games with the voters and the people trying to revive his campaign. He endorsed Warren and yet will not stop the last minute efforts to get him elected. Any respect I had for Richards is now gone.
Richards is just adding to the confusion and offers another reason why people are turning away from voting.
This will probably be censored, as so much of the real conversation about the mayor's race:
A hint of sour grapes?
The proportion of Rochester voters has gone largely unchanged--the population is declining, so too then, are absolute votes. Warren won the primary by the largest margin IN HISTORY-- a history that you deem insignificant, apparently. I know for a fact that Warren's camp did a ton of voter reg work. How much do you think Richards did? ZERO, because it wasn't in their interest to register voters.
Where is your outrage about the TurnOUt's unethical campaign practices: their lack of disclosure, the misleading information, not to mention THEIR LACK OF CANDIDATE? And where was your outrage when Duffy defeated Norwood by less than 2,000 votes?
It should be noted that your outrage over voter turnout lines up perfectly with the messaging of the TurnOutForTom crew, Rochester's own Tea Party. CityNews has become their echo chamber, their very own FOX news.
I thought City was the paper for the voiceless, willing to take tough policy stands for the people. You've become a mouthpiece of the establishment.. PERIOD.
Thank god, this NIMBY garbage needs to stop. When a developer comes along with a GOOD development plan and gets this level of hassle from the community, how are we ever going to turn things around in Rochester?
Welcome neighbors! Stop by 6 atlas street some time
Christine – I agree. Why would anyone suspect City of stacking the deck by their coverage of the Morgan project merely because Ms. Towler has already stated her NIMBY opposition to their proposal? Or because City recently opted for repetitive use of a photo of the Eastman House’s Mr. Barnes despite having used neutral photos of the property in past reports? Or because the Eastman House’s land grab is given current and repeated coverage whereas the opposition from the property owner is relegated to the occasional past mention buried deep within an article?
“So let's repudiate those who are trying to obstruct the victory that Ms. Warren will rightfully claim on November 5.”
Is this the same Bill Johnson who a couple of weeks ago was encouraging Warren’s supporter to go to the polls next month because her election WASN’T a foregone conclusion given the advent of the Richards’ shadow campaign?
Though voting is important, I detect a hint of sour grapes in that people didn't come out to vote for the "right" candidate, ie. Tom Richards. But I agree with the sentiment of voting. However after that, we all need to be quiet. This is a representative democracy, not the Athenian Assembly. Our opinion is irrelevant until the next election.
As they say in the meat processing business, no matter how you package it, it's still baloney!
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