Thursday, May 25, 2017

We Told You FIRST!!


WHEC-TV Report Exposes Gulen School Connection To Rochester Academy Charter School

SCATS BLOG Covered This Story Over One Year Ago

Who's Operating The Charter School In YOUR Backyard??

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Sheeple of Greece Should Be Ashamed!


As we predicted BEFORE the BOE changed the voting locations, Greece's taxpayers stayed home by the thousands! Only 2539 showed up at the polls! Could this be a new record setting LOW TURNOUT?? Largely, today's voters were likely the in-school vote ...  district employees, PTA promoters & sports booster types.

Here's the results of the vote:


Budget – passes, 1,740-799
Proposition 1: Bus proposition – 1,653-868
Proposition 2: Bus purchase capital reserve – passes, 1,678-861
Proposition 3: District clerk proposition – passes, 1,836-658

Sunday, May 14, 2017

It's "THAT" Time Of Year Again ...


On Tuesday May 14th ... 

JUST VOTE "NO" on The Budget AND Propositions 1 & 2 *

We suggest a "YES" Vote on Prop 3 regarding Voter Registrations **

* As usual, they seek a bigger budget & more buses for FEWER STUDENTS (enrollment forecast to fall again) and no performance related standards.

** When/why did they STOP doing what Proposition 3 supports? ?

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Meet The Latest, Local Party Flipper


TODD BAXTER 
He wants to be sheriff.


"I pledge allegiance to be a Democrat ... 
so I won't have to primary O'Flynn ... "
SCATS ~~ As we've said for many years, party affiliation means NOTHING in local elections, but the sheeple of Greece still refuse to vote for a non-Republican.

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Sewage Flows Down Long Pond Rd. *


"An alert from the state's Department of Environmental Conservation says storm water mixed with sewage was flowing down Long Pond Road. An estimated 600 gallons per minute flowed out of the system at one point. Officials say the discharge was partially treated with chlorine disinfectant." ~~ Spectrum News

* Though difficult to discern, it is merely rumor that local politicians were seen amongst the flow. Just remember, the big chunks usually rise to the top!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Is It Time To Rename Edgemere Drive?



Anonymous Anonymous said...
Hey SCATS.
Can you post up a Petition to rename Edgemere Oroville Blvd.

Bill Reilich and the Barry kid are walking around in sweatshirts we paid for posing for pictures and running their mouths while Lake Ontario is swallowing houses.

That so called sand bag filler got hauled back to the Democrat side of the River because Reilich has NO GRAVITAS in the political world. When the machine left, so did the ready supply of sand bags and sand, but there will be more Monday, if you can float to the Town Garage.

Meanwhile, the Highway guys who want to help can't till Bill gives the OK. Bill's doing his best, AT GETTING ON CAMERA while Edgemere drowns. We got more help in 72 when nobody knew the hurricane was coming a month in advance.    4/30/2017 3:31 PM

Friday, April 14, 2017

Say It Ain't So ...

Image result for todd baxter rochester ny images




"Sources" ~~ Todd Baxter may flip parties, 

Run for Monroe County Sheriff in the fall.

Decision to come after returning from 2 weeks in Haiti.
  

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Spread Of Illiteracy


Today, 40% of Greece students OPTED OUT from taking the state's English Language Arts (ELA) exam.

Does it matter? Probably not. Soon, it will be the blind leading the blind ... or perhaps more succinctly stated: the illiterate leading the illiterate in NY State.

The Regents recently decided that a teacher literacy exam was discriminatory, so they eliminated requirements for new teachers to take & pass the exam!

" ... just 46 percent of Hispanic test-takers and 41 percent of black test-takers passed it on the first try, compared with 64 percent of white candidates." 

If that isn't bad enough, then consider this: "A December 2016 study by the National Council on Teacher Quality found that 44 percent of the teacher-preparation programs it surveyed across the country accepted students from the bottom half of their high school classes."

Given that, neither students, nor teachers will be able to read & comprehend this BLOG in NY State within a decade!

READ MORE HERE

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