Inspectors are needed for the upcoming Primary and General elections. Tuesday, September 12 is the Primary election, with polls open from noon to 9pm. Tuesday, November 7 is the General, with polls open from 6am-9pm. Having worked as an election inspector for the General in 2013, I can tell you it is a long, but … Continue reading Election Inspectors Needed!
One year ago today, an article of tribute I wrote to Irene Gossin was published in the local "Post" newspapers. As the second Democrat supervisor in Penfield when she was elected in 1971 (although I have not been able to find anyone who can name the first), we have Irene (and her administration) to thank … Continue reading Thanks to Irene L. Gossin!
As of July 23, 2017, the Penfield Town Board will begin working on the next Comprehensive Plan, which it expects to be completed by June of 2019. Per the Town's website: "The Town of Penfield updates its Comprehensive Plan about every 10 years. The Town is currently working with the 2010 Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan … Continue reading 2020 Town Comprehensive Plan
Egads, it's been a while since I last posted and, for that, I apologize. Issues of interest and concern in Penfield continue for sure. Realizing that life does get in the way of writing, at times, and that I could use some help keeping up, I'd like to put out an invitation to anyone who … Continue reading Long time, no talk!
By Barbara Power & Mindy MacLaren The Penfield Town Board unanimously approved extending the moratorium and prohibition of golf course redevelopment for an additional year on Wednesday, during a March 22 make-up session. The special meeting was necessary because the two previous meetings were cancelled because of weather. Board member Linda Kohl chaired the … Continue reading Breakdown of the March 22 Town Board Meeting
By Tim Murphy I ran for political office because I really wanted to make a difference. After my unsuccessful run, I still believe that one person can make a difference, especially in local government; that is where it needs to start for most people: the strong desire to answer the call of civic duty and … Continue reading Why I Ran for Penfield Town Board
By Barbara Rickman Power In the late 1980s, when I moved to Penfield with my then-husband, two children, and dog, I had my own ideas on how to help Penfield retain the characteristics that made it attractive to us. I was very willing to share my opinions and observations whenever the opportunity came up during … Continue reading My Years on the Penfield Planning Board or, What I Learned about Local Government
By Barbara R. Power Public comments overwhelmingly favored continuation of the Town of Penfield’s moratorium against any land-use decisions for the parcel of land formerly operated as Shadow Pines Golf Course, during a public hearing on Wednesday, March 1, at the Penfield Town Hall. While the Town Board will not vote until March 15, an … Continue reading Breakdown of the March 1st Town Board Meeting
By Tom Trevett This is the first in a series of thumbnail sketches of the members of the current Penfield Democratic Committee. The committee is growing, and includes men and women who have been members since the early 1970’s. This first installment highlights Phil and Elsa Schaefer who have shared their talents and enthusiasm for … Continue reading Penfield Democrats at a Glance
By Mel Callan Running for ofﬁce can be terrifying and exciting; exhausting and enjoyable; frustrating and educational; mixed emotions that wax and wane from moment to moment and day to day. But in the long run, it is well worth the experience and rewarding beyond expectations. I ran for county legislature and state senate. Each … Continue reading My Thoughts on Running for Office