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!

Have Your Say!

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!

Sensitive Natural Area to be Replaced by Parking Lot: a Call for Action!

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!

Participating in Penfield: a Challenge

You may recall a blog I wrote this past July regarding Penfield's 2020 Comprehensive Plan, and the Supervisor's request to residents, encouraging them to apply for the volunteer advisory committee. The deadline to do so was Sept. 6, 2017. A member of the Penfield Democratic Committee tried to apply, but was met with a lack … Continue reading Participating in Penfield: a Challenge

Pesticides on Little League Fields

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

Look in the Mirror

By Mindy MacLaren Election Day was held two days ago. For me, this is always an exciting day, full of pride in exercising my right to vote and anticipation while awaiting the results. This year was especially meaningful being that it marks the 100th year since women earned the right to vote in New York … Continue reading Look in the Mirror

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