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
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
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
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
By Mindy MacLaren For the past several months, the Penfield Democratic Committee has been working diligently creating a survey to gauge where residents stand on a variety of local issues. While we will use the feedback gleaned from this survey to develop a platform for future candidates, our hope is that Penfielders of all political … Continue reading Have Your Say!
By Mindy MacLaren The recent overwhelming response in favor of Saving Shadow Pines from development is proof that Penfield residents care about how development impacts quality of life, including natural spaces. While many of us were focused on the fate of the former golf course, other issues of concern were inching their way toward completion. … Continue reading Sensitive Natural Area to be Replaced by Parking Lot: a Call for Action!
By Mindy MacLaren When aspects of life combine in ways you could never have planned, it's an amazing thing! I definitely would call the intersection of my interest in Penfield's early history, my life-long desire to conserve undeveloped land, and the opportunity to do just that in honor of former Penfield Supervisor and Monroe County … Continue reading Upcoming talks combine topics of local history, land conservation & the legacy of Irene Gossin
At each legislative session of Penfield's town board, residents are given two opportunities for public participation: once at the beginning of the meeting and once at the end. So when offered the chance to let the board know their concerns regarding the potential development of 86 Ryan Homes at the corner of Five Mile Line … Continue reading Drainage Issues at New Development
By Mindy MacLaren After my own experience with multiple exposures to agricultural pesticides a decade ago, and the resulting awareness of actually how UN-aware we are as a society to what pesticides truly are (chemicals designed to kill), I've become vigilant in my stance against their use, especially in areas that are frequented by people; … Continue reading Pesticides on Little League Fields