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Something to Feel Good About

Those hundreds of Penfield residents who supported saving the property known as Shadow Pines Golf Course should congratulate themselves for making their wishes for its future known and their voices heard. At last night's Town Board meeting, Supervisor Tony LaFountain announced that the  Town has signed a letter of intention to purchase from Dolomite this … Continue reading Something to Feel Good About

Blocked Dem Sites Cause Concern

By TNPO and Erich Van Dussen Members of the Penfield Democratic Committee were recently troubled to discover that access to at least four Democratic websites- representing the people of Penfield, Perinton, Pittsford, and Webster- had been blocked on the Wi-Fi network of the Penfield Library and Community Center. The towns’ Republican sites remained accessible. The cause … Continue reading Blocked Dem Sites Cause Concern

2 Opportunities to Help the Community!

While at the Penfield Community Center for the August meeting of the Penfield Democratic Committee, two leaflets in particular on the bulletin board near the entrance caught my attention. I thought I'd pass these along... The first is an opportunity to help the elders in our town by offering to drive them to the places … Continue reading 2 Opportunities to Help the Community!

Election Inspectors Needed!

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!

Thanks to Irene L. Gossin!

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!

Breakdown of the March 22 Town Board Meeting

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

Why I Ran for Penfield Town Board

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

My Years on the Penfield Planning Board or, What I Learned about Local Government

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