Thursday, October 31, 2013

Greece Cops Searching Greece Ridge Fire Dept


 
 
SEARCH WARRANT ISSUED
FOR 1978 HOLIDAY INN ARSON FIRE
 

13WHAM ~~ Greece Police Department executed a search warrant Thursday morning and is the lead agency in the investigation and is being assisted by the ATF, FBI, New York State Police, and the Monroe County District Attorney's office.

The search started 9:30 a.m. and police expect it to take about four hours. That could go longer depending on what the agencies find.

The office of Fire Chief Bud Phillips and other buildings on the fire department's property are being included in the search.
 

SCATS ~~~ Pssst! Bud is probably over at Panera keeping his chair warm.
 
 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Dems & Reps Are Zombies ...

  
  Anonymous said...
COMIDA doles out a form of welfare... "Republican style." It's the Republican way using political power to give out "free stuff" and buy favors. A totally corrupt system that screws the taxpayer.

Democrats buys votes by giving out "free stuff" with social welfare programs. Republicans buy corporate political donations by giving out "free stuff."

AND... just like Democratic social welfare programs, Republican corporate welfare creates zombie dependency on the system. Have you noticed that NOTHING gets build in Monroe Co. anymore without some sort of COMIDA tax break or govt. subsidized loan !?!?

Sigh... there is no such thing as free-market capitalism anymore. We are surrounded my zombies. How can you tell who the zombies are? Ask this question... could this person do their job, run their business, collect their salary, etc. if their was no government?

Zombies are everywhere... Republicans and Democrats... and they are coming to get us SCATS!!! Ahhhhh!   10/30/2013 8:20 PM


SCATS ~~ To 8:20PM ~~ Sadly, I think they've been living unnoticed among us for quite sometime now. All I can suggest is to hold onto your wallet, vote for their opponent, and shoot for the zombie's brain to render it motionless.


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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Town Board Ignores COMIDA Questions


Dear SCATS,

I was depressed to read a flyer from a republican running for a county position bragging about COMIDA tax breaks for items like the Mall and LA Fitness as this great way to create jobs in our area. It is also depressing to hear ‘nothing’ from democrats on this item.
 
Comida= County of Monroe *INDUSTRIAL* development association. Because of their incompetence in bringing industry to our area and in order to show they were doing ‘something’ they began giving tax and finance breaks for RETAIL which of course WE the taxpayers pay for. Just as bad is that local politicians do not have to have their name associated – COMIDA answers to no one.
 
When finding out about ‘comida breaks’ being approved for RENTAL property being built on English Rd. I went in front of the town board in August to suggest that any breaks effecting Greece taxpayers like this should be reviewed and approved by our town board – THEY – should be on record not just some committee elected by no one. That was Aug.20th – I have not heard one word from anyone at that meeting. I went to the democrat get together at town hall recently – no mention of comida and I can assure readers they have been made well aware of this issue??? Are political donations part of this? I have no idea but because no ‘names’ are part of the approval it sure makes one wonder.
 
Charlie Hubbard
  

Monday, October 28, 2013

Greece Assessor Relies On Craigslist

 
Craigslist Ad Scams Homeowner Twice;
Assessor's Office: Guilty Until Proven Innocent




"The listing for Riess's house was posted on his realtor's webpage. The scam artist took the same picture and the same description of the house and put it on Craiglist as a $1,100 rental. A total fraud, but it's what the town used to say Riess didn't live at his home and the consequences would have been tens of thousands of dollars. By removing the exemptions, it doubled the amount he would have to pay taxes on from $65,000 to $119,000. Riess says no one came to his door. No one called him. They just sent the letter." WHEC-TV
  

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Mt. Read Blvd Subway Robbed


13WHAM news at 11PM reported that the Subway Restaurant on Mt Read Blvd was robbed on Sunday afternoon.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Slaughter Endorses Dick Beebe


 
Congresswoman Louise Slaughter officially announced her endorsement of Dick Beebe to be the next Supervisor of Greece, Saturday morning at Beebe’s campaign headquarters, 2888 Dewey Avenue.

“Greece needs Dick Beebe’s Brand of Open Government,” said Congresswoman Slaughter. “I’ve known Dick for years. He is dedicated, hard-working, and honest. He is exactly the person Greece needs in the Supervisor’s office at Town Hall.”

Friday, October 25, 2013

Town of Greece Wastes Tax $$s


Today, a friend gave me a heads up that the Town of Greece was busy cleaning streets in a certain residential neighborhood. When I had a chance, I took a drive to check it out. Sure enough, I spotted a red street cleaning vehicle with the town's emblem on the cab of the truck. Around and around and around the streets in the subdivisions the driver went, sucking up leaves many had obviously blown/raked/mowed into the gutter on purpose.

The question is "WHY clean the streets today??" ... especially given tomorrow's forecast which calls for very strong gusty winds from 5AM to 6PM. What a huge waste of $$s!!

Maybe the Republicans are trying to convince us that they really can "clean-up Greece."

Greece Police: "SHOP IN GROUPS"


13WHAM: "With the holiday shopping season around the corner, police anticipate thieves taking advantage of crimes of opportunity.

“The basic common sense is the best thing. If you're out and something doesn't seem right, don't put yourself in that situation,” Lt. Casey Voelkl with the Greece Police Department said.

Lt. Voelkl urges shoppers to keep their personal belongings out of sight. And shop in groups if you can."

SCATS ~~ Who knew that we've gone from locking your car & trunk to parking in lighted areas to shopping in groups to stay safe shopping in Greece? Why not just go to Eastview Mall instead?
  

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Take The Day Off For Babs


Supt. Barbara Deane-Williams and Deputy Supt. Shaun Nelms invite all interested residents to join them at the Greece Community Center on Tuesday, October 29 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Guests will be able to speak to district leaders on any topic of interest.

SCATS ~~ This is great if you are a shift worker, unemployed .... or retired ;) It's not as if they REALLY wanted to hear about any problems, ya know?
 
  

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Residents "Appreciated" Beebe's Forum


Many aired their concerns about town government in Greece

Dick Beebe and his running mates wanted to hear from residents about their experiences with town government in Greece. The forum, which was open to the public, took place at Town Hall this afternoon. Approximately forty people attended.
 
After a brief welcome, Dick Beebe opened the floor to residents. Several people spoke, on topics ranging from snow removal, to flooding, to problems with police, to conduct of Town Board meetings. The common thread among all of them was frustration that Town departments and elected officials were unresponsive to their concerns.
 
“The people of Greece deserve to be heard, and we provided an opportunity,” said Dick Beebe. “People told me it was unlike anything they’d ever experienced at Town Hall before.”

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Panel To Discuss Greece Prayer Case

 
Upcoming U.S. Supreme Court arguments over prayers offered before Greece Town Board meetings will be the topic of a panel discussion at 6 p.m. Oct. 29 at Nixon Peabody LLP, 1300 Clinton Square.

The discussion is presented by the Genesee Valley Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union, Rochester Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society and the Monroe County Bar Association.

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in Town of Greece v. Galloway on Nov. 6.
The case is an appeal of a lower court ruling that said Greece ran afoul of the Constitution's ban on establishment of religion by allowing predominantly Christian prayers to be offered before the meetings. Two town residents sued over the practice in 2008, calling it offensive and exclusionary.

The Oct. 29 panel discussion will feature attorneys Brett Harvey and Heather Weaver. Harvey is senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, the Christian rights group that is representing the town pro bono. Weaver is senior staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union, which filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of the town residents who sued.

There is no fee to attend the discussion. Light refreshments will be served. Parking is available in the garage under Clinton Square. (SOURCE)
  

Beebe Hosting Town Hall Forum


Residents will voice concerns about lack of open government in Greece.

 

Dick Beebe and his running mates want to hear from residents about their experiences with town government in Greece. The forum, which is open to everybody, will be held at Greece Town Hall, Meeting Room A & B, on Wednesday October 23rd at 3:00 PM.
 
“The people of Greece deserve to be heard, and we are providing an opportunity,” said Dick Beebe. “Bill Reilich and the Republican slate of incumbents have been giving lip service to the concept of interacting with the people of Greece. We are not aware of a single public meeting that’s ever been scheduled by sitting Republicans to hear concerns. Not once, not ever. We want people to air their concerns and interact with us. We will continue such meetings after we are elected.”
 
Dick Beebe and his running mates offered their Proposal for Open Government in September. The ten point proposal calls for Q&A sessions prior to Town Board meetings, open forums throughout the year, and establishing an Office of Public Integrity, among other ideas.
 
This election year, Greece Republicans are refusing to appear at events if questions can be asked of them in public. On October 9th Republicans declined to attend the Dewey Corridor Neighbors forum, citing the Q&A format as the primary reason. Republicans also refused to attend an event proposed by Greece Baptist Church, which would have been moderated by the League of Women Voters. They did accept an invitation to appear at the Holy Name Parish on October 20th, once the format was changed to “no questions.”
 
“Bill Reilich and his slate of incumbents have refused to take part in any events at which the public can air concerns and get answers in public,” said Dick Beebe. “The people of Greece deserve to be heard. We will be there on Wednesday to listen and interact with everybody who attends.”
 
Meeting rooms at Greece Town Hall are available free of charge to all local residents. Greece Democrats reserved the space at Town Hall for this event in mid-September.
  

Sunday, October 20, 2013

BOE Meeting Tuesday, 6:30PM

  
It is anticipated that the BOE will go into Exec. Session at 5:30PM to discuss collective bargaining, the employment history of particular person(s), & pending litigation.

AGENDA ITEMS of NOTE

Board Recognition

Enrollment Projections

Strategic Plan Performance Metrics


 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Greece Dems Complain About Reps Funding



Greece Dems file complaint on Republican campaign irregularities

Republican candidates Barry, Nitti & Antelli received significant support which was kept secret

The Leader of the Greece Democratic Committee sent a written complaint to the New York Board of Elections yesterday, asking for action on three Republicans who failed to disclose significant funding for campaign expenses. Timely disclosure of gifts and expenses is required by NY Election Law.

“These gifts and expenses should have been disclosed no later than September 20th,” said Dave Garretson, Leader of the Greece Democrats. “Hiding this required information from the public is illegal. I have written to the New York Board of Elections, bringing this serious breach to their attention. I expect penalties to be imposed.”
Three Greece Republicans competed in a September primary for the Independence ballot line. Each of them displayed lawn signs and sent mailings to voters. At least one mailing originated from the Monroe County Republican Committee. No expense for signs and mailings was disclosed in pre-primary or post-primary filings, by any of the candidates or the county committee. Full disclosure of expenses and gifts is required by NY Election Law.

David Michael Barry, Gino Nitti, and Rick Antelli are the Republican candidates who failed to fully disclose their campaign finances to the New York Board of Elections. Report filings for the primary were due on August 9th, August 30th, and September 20th .

Barry and Antelli filed their reports, but did not report their biggest expenses, lawn signs and mailings. The signs and mailings seem to have been donated to candidates by the county committee. The county committee filed no reports. Nitti filed no reports, and has not filed any reports in over three years.

“Sadly, this is how the Republicans campaign for office in Greece, and it is also how they govern,” said Dick Beebe, candidate for Greece Supervisor.  “The voters have suffered through enough secrecy and high-handed behavior from the current office holders. When elected, I will open all aspects of local government to public scrutiny and participation.

“People deserve leaders who are open and honest. Under Bill Reilich’s reign, the local Republican Party is a House of Secrets. We have no reason to expect better from him at Town Hall in Greece.”

Republican Party Chair Reilich is running for Greece Supervisor. Ironically, Reilich promotes himself as the candidate of “Openness, Transparency and Accountability.”


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Candidate of “Openness" Hides $$

  
Press Release: Oct. 15, 2013

Republican Party improperly funded Greece campaigns

Dick Beebe questions why Barry, Nitti & Antelli received significant support which was kept secret

Republican candidates in Greece received significant funding for campaign expenses which they did not disclose, a violation of NY Election Law.

Dick Beebe, candidate for Greece Supervisor, pointed out that Republican candidates clearly received funding for campaign signs and mailers during the September Primary, then failed to disclose the transactions with the Board of Elections. The mailings originated from the Monroe County Republican Party, who also failed to disclose it.  

“Bill Reilich’s Republican Party is hiding campaign funding, in clear violation of New York law,” said Dick Beebe. “Full disclosure of how money is used in campaigns is not optional… it is a requirement. This is a serious violation of New York Election Law.”

Three Republicans in Greece – Gino Nitti, David Michael Barry, and Rick Antelli – competed for the Independence ballot line in the September primary. They each benefited from substantial expense for campaign mailings and lawn signs, items not disclosed in their campaign finance filings for the primary. 

These violations of Election Law could result in penalties up to $10,000, plus criminal charges.


“People deserve leaders who are open and honest, said Dick Beebe. “Under Bill Reilich’s reign, the local Republican Party is a House of Secrets. We have no reason to expect better from him at Town Hall in Greece.”

Reilich is running for Greece Supervisor. Ironically, Reilich promotes himself as the candidate of “Openness, Transparency and Accountability.”
 

Town Meetings & Code Violations


 
GREECE TOWN BOARD
OCTOBER 15, 2013 @6pm

AGENDA (Preliminary)


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 Leo Carroll Shuts Down Haunted House (WHEC-TV)
 


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TOWN OF GREECE
BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS
AGENDA
OCTOBER 15, 2013
WORK SESSION: 6:30 P.M.
MEETING: 7:00 P.M.
PLACE: COMMUNITY CONFERENCE ROOM, GREECE TOWN HALL



Applicant: Thelma Hiscock

Location: 85 Saint Andrews Drive

Mon. Co. Tax No.: 073.18-7-23

Zoning District: R1-E (Single-Family Residential)

Request: An area variance to allow five (5) dogs to be kept at a residence, where not more than three (3) dogs shall be permitted per dwelling unit. Sec. 211-30 A

 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Would You Vote For A Triple Dipper?


Anonymous said...
Greece voters, check this out. After a quick review of the state election law,the suburban town law and the public officers law, I have concluded that if he wins, Reilich will be able to substantially add to his classic car collection.

It would appear that Reilich will be able to retain three political position. Supervisor , State legislator and chairman of the Republican Party. Two of which are taxpayer supported.He would also be allowed to run his current private business. Three political pay checks and business profits. Not bad right! Proof of this lies in the fact that Morelle is paid head if the Democratic Party as well as a legislator.
The ability to triple dip on the public teet lies in the interpretation of two words in the law. COMPATABILITY AND INCOMPATABILITY. If the position are dreamed compatible , he can retain all three,
Here's the good part, the earnings derived from the public positions, will be counted toward his government pension. By my math, he would earn a combined yearly compensation of around 200K which would be factored into his pension account and payout 60% of that number in his yearly pension upon retirement.
It would also appear that Antelli will be able to continue to do hair as well as receive our taxes.
When you go to the polls, keep this in mind before you vote.   10/13/2013 6:55 AM
 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

How Low Can We Go?


Anonymous said...
 
Here you go Scats. Check where Greece stands in the rankings.

http://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/feature/schools/2013-upstate/2013/10/pittsford-is-no-1-in-rochester-area.html   10/10/2013 8:55 PM


SCATS ~~ 37 out of 67. Give them all raises ;)
   

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Beebe Challenges Reilich To Debate


Bill Reilich and his Republican running mates have avoided answering questions at public events with Democrats.

“It’s time for Bill Reilich to quit hiding and start facing the voters,” said Dick Beebe. “I will go any place at any time to meet voters and answer their questions in public. I challenge Bill Reilich to join me at an event run by a neutral and impartial third party, such as the League of Women Voters.” 

This evening, Reilich and his Republican running mates were unwilling to appear at a Candidate Night sponsored by Dewey Corridor Neighbors. Reilich’s associate, Greece Republican Leader Jerry Helfer, previously sent an email citing the event’s Q & A format as the primary reason Republicans would not attend.

A scheduled October 20th candidate forum sponsored by the Holy Name Parish was changed to “no questions” after Republicans objected to the original Q & A format. Democrats will attend.

“We accept all invitations, said Greece Democratic Leader Dave Garretson. “Unlike our opponents, we do not dictate terms to those who host events. Our candidates are eager to meet the voters and hear their concerns. Voters deserve the opportunity to compare candidates side by side, ask questions, and size them up. That’s the American way.”

“We want to hear your concerns and answer your questions,” said Dick Beebe, “Now, and after we are elected in November.”
  
 

Monday, October 07, 2013

BOE Meeting Tuesday, 6:30PM


 It is anticipated that the BOE will go into Exec. Session at 5:30PM to discuss collective bargaining, the employment history of particular person(s), & pending litigation

AGENDA ITEMS of NOTE

School Improvement Plan Summary

Course Offering Guide

Summer School Results

2014 - 2015 Budget Calendar Presentation

 

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Another Day, Another Robbery In Greece


YNN: "Greece Police are looking for a man they say pepper sprayed and stole cash from a cashier Saturday night at Game Craze on Stone Road.

Police say around 9 p.m. Saturday night, a white male in his 30's entered the store, pepper sprayed the cashier and left with video games and an unknown amount of cash.

Police continue to investigate and ask anyone with information to come forward."

 

Saturday, October 05, 2013

A Very Good Question About Buses


Anonymous said...
SOrry to change the subject SCATS, but I wanted to find out how far school buses can drive with the flashing yellow lights on. These are the lights they usually put on just before the red flashers to let drivers know they are stopping for a pickup or drop off. I was driving north on North GReece Rd on Friday morning, about 7:30, when a school bus approaching me has yellow flashers on, The traffic all stopped in anticipation of a pickup, but the bus kept going. It continued about two blocks past us. Meanwhile all the traffic heading north was stopping and pulling over. Isn't there a limit to how far the bus can drive with yellow flashers?
10/05/2013 8:27 AM

 
SCATS ~~ Good question! I'm sure there must be a guideline at least. I've experienced similar situations in my neighborhood, too.
 

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Greece Police Seek Robbery Suspect


Greece Police are looking for the man who stole money from a customer at the Key Bank on Dewey Avenue at Britton Rd. Thursday morning.  

The victim was about to make a deposit from a local business.  Police say that's when the suspect came up to him, showed a knife and demanded the money.

Police say that suspect was described as young and was wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans and a baseball hat. (WHEC-TV)

 

Arrest Made In Assault, Victim ID'd



Jacob Cary, 18, Wildwood Dr.

Greece police arrested Jacob Cary, 18, of Greece Thursday afternoon in connection with the severe beating of Blaine O'Leary, also 18.

Investigators say Cary and O'Leary know one another and the assault stemmed from a previous altercation. (YNN)
  

Barnard Park Reopens Following Assault


Greece police reopened Barnard Park to the public following their investigation into the beating of an 18 year old male Wednesday evening around 8PM.

The victim was assaulted at the end of a parking lot near a playground and suffered serious injuries.

Police believe others were in the park at the time.

SCATS ~~ Geeze! This sounds like a possible gang-related incident and it happened RIGHT UNDER THE NOSES OF GPD!! If you are not safe at 8PM in Barnard Park next to the Second Precinct office, then you are NOT SAFE IN GREECE, period!
  

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Creationism Comes To Greece


SCATS: I found out that WGMC now runs a "paid program" called Good News Rock and Blues which has segments promoting creationism. Here is a link to one of them: http://www.creationmoments.com/radio/transcripts/too-young-rings-uranus.
 
I don't think this is appropriate for our school station Is this something you would want to pursue?
 
Brian Caterino

 
SCATS ~~ No, Brian. I do not think this is appropriate! I'll bet this is yet another case where the powers that be are TOTALLY CLUELESS ;)