by Mindy MacLaren It's October, leaves are falling, and residents will be looking to clean up their yards. Each Fall, and to a degree, in the Spring, thousands of bags of leaves and yard debris are put to the curb to be taken to landfills by local garbage service companies. Penfield has already undertaken steps … Continue reading Alternatives to Leaf Pick Up
Political Musical Chairs has Consequences
Edited to add by Mindy MacLaren: As a candidate for office, communicating one’s platform is vital and is the responsibility of the candidate to do in a complete way that voters can understand, to give them enough information to make an informed decision. Although we have seen Republicans explaining to the rest of us what … Continue reading Political Musical Chairs has Consequences
Meet Mindy MacLaren
I was born in Buffalo, where my Dad's family lived, in 1971, was adopted by my parents, Jane and Larry Glazer, and grew up in Pittsford with my 2 younger brothers, Rick and Ken. Around the age of 11, I began to notice the loss of so many area farms to housing developments, including the … Continue reading Meet Mindy MacLaren
My Comments on the Shadow Pines Master Plan
By Mindy MacLaren I attended last night's public informational hearing on the Shadow Pines Master Plan, designed by BME Associates, and presented by landscape architect, Andrew Spencer. The Town Hall auditorium was full of interested residents and four of the five Town Board members were present. While those who spoke or asked questions after the … Continue reading My Comments on the Shadow Pines Master Plan
My Experience as an Historic Preservationist
(Pictured above: the 1847 William Higbie Homestead and my home). By Mindy MacLaren As the daughter of a visionary leader in the revitalization of some Rochester's oldest industrial buildings, the idea of them as important pieces of the landscape, history, and future of a place was instilled in me from a young age. In my … Continue reading My Experience as an Historic Preservationist
My Comments at the 2020 Comp Plan Meeting
By Julie Mitchell Last evening, I spoke at the Town's 2020 Comprehensive Plan community input meeting. If elected, with YOUR help, I will work for: development that fits with our community values and does not overload our infrastructure; development that values our green spaces for recreation and their unique beauty; and, development that does not … Continue reading My Comments at the 2020 Comp Plan Meeting
My Comments to the 2020 Comp Plan Committee
By Mindy MacLaren On Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, a public hearing was held to give Penfield residents the opportunity to speak to their neighbors who have volunteered to sit on the 2020 Comprehensive Plan Committee; the Town's planner (Zach Nersinger), engineer (Mark Valentine), and Director of Development (Jim Costello) were present as well. My comments … Continue reading My Comments to the 2020 Comp Plan Committee
Penfield Deserves Proactive Leadership
By Mindy MacLaren As a founding member of the ‘Save Shadow Pines’ group, now known as the ‘Friends of Shadow Pines’, I take great pride in what our grassroots group of Penfield residents was able to do regarding the 211 acre former golf course. We effectively communicated to the public why it should be purchased … Continue reading Penfield Deserves Proactive Leadership
PenDems Wants You!
Are you interested in politics? Do you want to make a difference in the Penfield community? Have you ever considered running for local office? If so, local elections are coming up in November, 2019, and the Penfield Democrats wants you! Seats up for grabs are those of town supervisor, two board members, and one town … Continue reading PenDems Wants You!
Watch the Candidates’ Forum!
On Monday, 10/22, a candidate forum was held at UR Medicine hosted by the League of Women Voters of the Rochester Metropolitan Area. Prior to Election Day, this is the closest thing we're going to get to a debate between candidates Lunsford and Cooney and incumbents Funke and Robach for State Senate seats in the … Continue reading Watch the Candidates’ Forum!