Friday, March 24, 2017

Give That "DUDE" A Raise!


While watching tonight's news, a story about Lakeshore Elementary students thanking utility workers for their hard work after the windstorms caught our attention.

Principal James Palermo spoke to the reporter, as can be seen at the 50 second mark in the video contained within the link below.

http://13wham.com/news/top-stories/greece-students-thank-utility-workers

It's not what he said that grabbed our attention. It's how he's dressed!

Since when did it become part of professional attire for a school principal to wear a gray t-shirt with "DUDE" in big black letters across the chest? It wasn't field day! And he wasn't being taped to the flagpole again, either.



Apparently his salary, that's just shy of $100K/year, isn't enough to allow him to dress appropriately for the position he holds.

Give him a raise ... and a class on dressing for the job.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Reilich Should've Called On CERT/Special PD Volunteers


We heard on the news that Supervisor Bill Reilich requested volunteers from the community to step forward to help man the shelter at the Community Center that was set-up following the windstorm.

We can't help but wonder WHY WEREN'T CERT* TRAINEES & GREECE SPECIAL POLICE USED FOR THIS (or some other) PURPOSE?

They've already been trained and provided with basic equipment by first responders within the Greece community!

Tax dollars paid for their training, so why waste this valuable resource?

*Community Emergency Response Team - CERT

Thursday, February 23, 2017

SCATS' 11th Anniversary !!


11 years covering local ...

  • Political Buffoonery ...
  • Educational Crimes Against Kids ...
  • Serial Scandals ...
  •  And Other Outrageous Acts @Taxpayer Expen$e in Greece NY

Thursday, February 09, 2017

While You Were Sleeping ... ?

Anonymous said...
Scats, how true is the rumor of a kid with a gun at Arcadia HS? The kid apparently was tased. This is scary if no news has been divulged of this incident.
2/08/2017 7:35 PM

Friday, January 06, 2017

Are Odyssey & Olympia Merging?



 Anonymous said...
Off topic as I do not know how to start a new topic (so Scats feel free to start this as a new topic if that is the right thing to do) but I have heard several Odyssey and Olympia students state that those schools are to be merged into one. At least 3 students for each school, independent of each other, have passed on that news onto me in since mid-December. Any truth to this from what you or your blog readers have heard? My first question back to the students was whether there was going to be re-alignment of the schools making one a middle and the other the high school. Or was there going to be consolidation of the physical facilities. The students did not know the answers to these questions of course...
1/06/2017 9:27 AM

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Fire Taxes Continue To Skyrocket


Fire Districts Continue 

Thumbing Noses @ 2% Cap


Received our tax bill today – town taxes stayed the same. !!! Fire district (Barnard) tax levy only went up 6.7% !!! We are sooo thankful as last year it went up 11.4% – that’s over 18% increase over a 2 year period. At this rate in 2 years we will be paying more in property tax for fire service than we pay to run the whole rest of the town. Companies seeing these figures will be fighting to come here. Makes ya proud doesn’t it? Interested to hear what other fire districts increase is.

Charlie Hubbard