Monday, March 31, 2014

Phelan Part Deux Takes the Reigns

Out With The "Old" ...
... In With The "New" ...
"Me Chief!"

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Stabbing At Horizon FX Rink

A fight between two men led to a stabbing shortly after 9 o'clock Saturday evening inside the Horizon Fun FX in Greece on Ling Rd.

Police say the victim has non-life threatening injuries. The suspect left the scene and is still on the loose. (News10 NBC)

SCATS ~~ Our town is being taken over by the thugs.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Special Town Board Meeting

                                    Monday, 03/31/2014
9:00am - 9:15am
In the Eastman Eoom
To appoint Patrick Phelan as Chief of Greece Police

Followed By Swearing-In Ceremony 

Greece Community & Senior Center,

Multipurpose Rooms A & B.

Citizens Fleeced By COMIDA

Letter To Editor: "It is time for our elected officials to be accountable for the taxes we pay. When a “committee” of unelected people like the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency are allowed to tell elected officials who will receive tax breaks, thereby telling the other taxpayers to pay the difference, that is disrespectful and needs to stop.

The disrespect shown to a school superintendent recently who was trying to look out for taxpayers said it all. COMIDA does not like to be questioned, and it appears they do not feel they need to answer to anyone, including taxpayers. Where are our elected officials?

Any adjustment of our taxes should have the approval of all elected officials in an open vote — not some committee."


Friday, March 28, 2014


The Board of Directors of Munipro, Inc. will meet on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Greece Town Hall.
The Board of Directors of Greece Economic Development Projects, Inc. (GedPro, Inc.) will meet on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. at the Greece Town Hall.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Baxter Talks About Holiday Inn Arson Case

Todd Baxter ~~The  Holiday Inn arson is the one case he really wanted to solve.

He describes it as: "The largest murder case in Monroe County history."

Greece Police Chief Todd BaxterWatch Video

Baxter told 13WHAM news*: "Baxter said when it comes to unfinished business, he does wish he could have provided answers to the families of the ten people killed in the 1978 Holiday Inn fire in Greece.

He hoped to meet them in person and give them answers about how the fire started and who started it. But he said the investigation will continue after he leaves the department. The two lead detectives on the case, Casey Voelkl and Pat Welch, will keep working and going through evidence.

The detectives have re-interviewed many people, but have not yet questioned Bud Phillips, the Greece-Ridge Fire Chief, who was first on the scene of that fire back in 1978 and called 911 to report it.

Baxter said in any arson investigation, it is routine to focus on people who are first on the scene of a fire.

Phillips was questioned in 1978 and Baxter said he will be interviewed again, but not until investigators go through evidence seized during a search of Phillips’ office at the fire hall back in the fall.

Chief Harold “Bud” Phillips was a Lieutenant with the Greece-Ridge Fire Department in 1978. He told investigators he was driving down West Ridge Road to his job as a security guard, when he saw the smoke. Phillips said he called in the fire and then told 13WHAM he helped people escape from the burning hotel.

Phillips told 13WHAM News during previous interviews that he had nothing to do with starting the fire and he maintains to this day that the fire was not arson.

Phillips declined to be interviewed Thursday.

“I am not alone in my feeling that this fire was not intentionally set, but rather a very unfortunate accidental fire that occurred thirty-five years ago,” Phillips said in a statement.

Chief Baxter said testing by the ATF and other members of law enforcement proved the fire was arson.

Chief Baxter called the case a homicide and said he still hopes there will be an arrest so families know who caused the fire.

“An arrest? Oh yes, that’s our grand slam. An arrest for the murder of ten people, I believe the largest murder ever in Monroe County. Absolutely. You want justice, that’s what we’re here for,” Baxter said."

* Bold added by SCATS

SCATS ~~ Well Mr. Phillips, please name three other unbiased observers who believe as you do? I'm betting you can't.

Louis Nitti Indicted On Drug Charges

WHEC-TV reports: "The son of a local town judge has been indicted on drug charges.
Louis Nitti was arrested in December during a traffic stop in Greece. Nitti is the son of Greece Town Judge Gino Nitti.

When they made the stop, police say they found several small bags of Ritalin pills, as well as cocaine and marijuana. A Monroe County grand jury also indicted Louis Nitti on a charge of criminal possession of a weapon. Police say he had a pair of brass knuckles.
The case was transferred to Parma Town Court because Nitti’s father is a town judge in Greece."

What Caused Baxter's Demise?

The majority of folks think Todd Baxter is being forced out as Greece's police chief, but few have said why they think that is the case.

I have my own list of reasons, but I want to hear yours.


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

How "Clean" Is The Greece Police Dept?

SCATS ~~ I am posting these links & the video to INFORM people about potential problems that currently exist within the Greece Police Dept. The views expressed in the linked BLOGs are NOT necessarily shared by SCATS. However, I will neither tolerate, nor post "sniper" type comments aimed at their author. Please keep your remarks civil, if you want them posted. TY.

Read Davy V's BLOG titled: Why I Crashed Greece, NY Police Chief Patrick Phelan's Big Day (VIDEO)

Read Davy V's BLOG titled: Greece, NY Police officer Sengova Sandi Illegally Detains, Handcuffs Woman Outside of TC Hooligans
Officer Sengova Sandi, GPD



Monday, March 24, 2014

Back To Future??

The "New" Greece Police Chief Is ...
Patrick Phelan
SCATS ~~ Is ANYONE really surprised??

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Top Cop To Be Named Monday

Greece Supervisor Reilich will name the new Greece Police Chief on Monday March 24th.

WHEN: 10:00 AM
LOCATION: Greece Town Hall Atrium

Members of the Community and media are all welcome to attend.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Watch Your Wallet Alert!

Mar 25, 2014 - BOE Special Meeting, 6:30 pm,
Executive Session, 5:30 pm

Budget Recommendation

Friday, March 21, 2014

Who Stole The Jewelry?

WHAM News reports:

Greece police are searching for a jewelry thief after an incident at the Greece JC Penney store.
On March 13, a man walked into the Greece Ridge Mall store and cut the wire cable that was securing a jewelry display case to the counter and then took $21,000 worth of jewels.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Baxter's Replacement TBA

Interviewing To Be Completed This Week

Reilich Plans To Swear-In New Chief April 2nd
Chief Todd
"We have candidates who are chiefs, from inside the department and outside the department. I'm confident in the level of talent that has applied for this position." ~~  Supervisor Bill

Mt. Read Blvd. Corridor Study

Community Input Sought TODAY!
Open house Thursday, 6PM
 UA local 13 Offices & Training Center 
1850 Mount Read Boulevard
Rochester's Architecture & Engineering Bureau will present the initial plans to make the area of Mount Read Boulevard from the Buffalo Road traffic circle to Stone Road safer and easier for drivers and pedestrians to travel. 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Schumer Wants Braddock's Restored

WHEC Reports:
Senator Charles Schumer will be in Greece Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. promoting funding for the Braddock Bay Restoration Project. The plan includes building a new barrier beach near the Manitou Road location to protect local wetlands, as well as opening new boating channels to the marina.
Senator Schumer says the improvement will boost property value of homes along Lake Ontario and restore game fishing to the area. Senator Schumer is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to fund the $9 million project, which would be carried out by the Army Corps of Engineers.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Town Board Meeting Tonight

Town Board
Location: Greece Town Hall, Eastman Room
Contact: Cheryl Rozzi
Phone: 723-2341
Tue, 03/18/2014 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Monday, March 17, 2014

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014

Phelan Part Deux ...

Earlier This Month He Took Civil Service Exam (Again) To Become Chief

Happy Pi Day!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

A Little Bit Of Insight ...

Seems VERY Clear-cut!
GCSD Policy #6121

The Board of Education affirms its commitment to non-discrimination and recognizes its responsibility to provide for all District employees and students an environment that is free of sexual harassment and intimidation. Sexual harassment is a violation of law and stands in direct opposition to District policy. Therefore, the Board prohibits and condemns all forms of sexual harassment by employees, school volunteers, students, and non-employees such as contractors and vendors which occur on school grounds and at all school-sponsored events, programs and activities including those that take place at locations off school premises. Generally, sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.

The Board acknowledges that in determining whether sexual harassment has occurred the totality of the circumstances should be evaluated. The Board recognizes that sexual harassment can originate from a person of either sex against a person of the opposite or same sex, and from co-workers as well as supervisors, and from a third party such as a school visitor, volunteer, or vendor, or any other individual associated with the School District. Sexual harassment may occur from student-to-student, from staff-to student, from student-to-staff, as well as staff-to-staff.

The Executive Director of Human Resources will insure that employees receive professional development on the prevention of sexual harassment.
Employee acts determined to be in violation of this policy will be subject to a review for disciplinary action per Education/Civil Service Law and the collective bargaining agreements.

The Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources is the official receiver of formal complaints for sexual harassment and is responsible for the coordination of reports.

The Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources shall be responsible to review this policy every three years.

Title VII of The Civil Rights Act of 1964,
42 United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 2000-e et seq.
The Civil Rights Act of 1991
42 United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 1981(a)
29 Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) Section 1604.11(a)
New York State Executive Law Sections 296 and 297
Approved: January 11, 1994
Revised: March 12, 2002
Revised: June 9, 2003
Reviewed: May 10, 2006
Reviewed: February 13, 2013
Next Review: 2015

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Duffy Supporters To Petition BOE

They Want Her Re-Instated

SCATS ~~ The BOE might be able to undo a firing. I don't believe they have the power to undo a resignation. However, if Julia likes the idea, she will throw the laws, rules, etc. out-the-window, as usual ;)



Monday, March 10, 2014

How Do I Get To See Babs?

Miz Dee-Dubbya ~ "Babs"
Anonymous said...
A bit off topic here but hope someone can point me in the right direction... How does one get an appointment with the superintendent? I've called and left several messages, never receive a call back. My next step is going to the media, but I'd really like to talk with her privately before I do that.     3/10/2014 2:26 PM

SCATS ~~ Actually, I was wondering how the parent was able to actually talk to Babs regarding the ASL teacher, too! I know in the past, people are ALWAYS referred to some lower level peon. I know Babs' attitude is that her staffers get paid to do the dirty work. She must have realized Greece Central's legal culpability and decided it best to deal with the parent upfront, despite it being out of character for Babs. If anyone knows the secret to getting Bab's personal attention, please share it!

Sunday, March 09, 2014

SAT Revamped ...

BOE Meeting Tuesday, 6:30PM

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


Preliminary Budget Presentation

AP Program Evaluation

2014-15 School Calendar

Audit Committee Update

Friday, March 07, 2014

GCSD Bans Cell Phones In Classrooms

According to a Facebook friend, Greece Schools today told students that cell phones are no longer permitted in the classroom.

Is this their "unofficial" response to catching ASL teacher Sharon Duffy with her professional panties down?

When did the school board vote on this policy change?

Why are teachers so afraid someone will show the world how they behave behind closed doors?

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Will Greece Schools "Do The Right Thing?"

Good Deed Award Should Be Given
To Mary Jo Norgaard's Daughter

"On February 27, Greece Central School District officials became aware of a social media post that included an image of  Greece ASL teacher Sharon Duffy allegedly using inappropriate and offensive language during instructional time. Immediate action was taken to address the situation. Late today, the teacher submitted her resignation."

"As educators, we are advocates for students, their safety and achievement and can expect to be held to high standards of conduct at all times. We thank those who brought this troubling matter to our attention." ~~ Supt. Barbara Deane-Williams (Babs)

SCATS ~~ So Babs, if you REALLY mean what you say, then the PTA should be certain to include this brave kid in their next round of awards, right??

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Olympia ASL Teacher Resigns!

News 10NBC just reported that Sharon Duffy has resigned her job as an ASL teacher with the Greece Central School District.

GTA's Statement: "Greece teachers embrace high standards of professionalism inside and outside of the classroom. Unfortunately, a teacher who dedicated years of exceptional service to the school district, its students and the community made an error in judgment and has resigned her position. The Greece Teachers Association was aware of the issue, and worked collaboratively with the teacher and administration to resolve this swiftly and fairly. Teachers in Greece are caring and dedicated professionals, and this isolated incident is not going to distract them from what is most important – their work in the classroom helping all students to achieve at high levels."

GCSD Investigates Olympia ASL Teacher

News10NBC has learned the Greece Central School District is investigating one of its teachers after officials became aware of a social media post that included an image of a teacher allegedly using inappropriate language during instructional time.

School district officials tell News10NBC the teacher was placed in an alternate, non-teaching assignment pending the outcome of the investigation. We are told she will not have contact with students.

Brett Davidsen is working on this story and will have an update tonight on News10NBC at 5 and 6.

Monday, March 03, 2014

Phelan, Part Deux?

Will He Be The New
Greece Police Chief?


"Now I'm Looking For Someplace Positive." (WHEC-TV)
Mission With Greece Police:
Joining Veteran's Outreach Center April 2nd
Will Be Their Executive Director
SCATS ~~ Is it fitting that his last day at GPD will be April 1?
Anonymous said...
BaxMan just BAILED.
Taxpayers of Greece must have cut the check for his latest Diploma.

Will Little Ricky become Public Safety Comish?

Greece is a SAFE town now.

Only The Shadow Knows.     3/03/2014 3:20 PM

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Olympia Classroom Pic "Appalling"

Mother Wants Answers From Greece School District
Daughter Describes Charades-Type Game
Says She Learned "... some very vulgar words through this teacher."
TWC News