Category Letters

READER FEEDBACK: 8/22/12

ENVIRONMENT: Get involved in anti-frack efforts In July, I traveled to Washington with a busload of other local people for a rally to help convince our government to protect its people for the devastating assault on public health and safety that is called hydrofracking. This national effort drew about 5000 people. Ten years ago, when […]

READER FEEDBACK: 8/15/12

EDUCATION: Malgieri and Urbanski Your August 1 article re. new appointments to the Rochester school district administration once again demonstrates one of the major impediments to better education in Rochester (“Vargas Heats Things Up”). Adam Urbanski does not consider Patty Malgieri “a friend of public education‚” based on his experience with her at the Center […]

READER FEEDBACK: 8/8/12

ART: St. Paul mural – lewd or cuddly? The mural project has brought some highly regarded muralists to Rochester to put up murals on walls around the city. Some of the murals reflect social commentary and some subjects that may be hard to stomach. Seen driving by or walking by, these subjects raise questions and […]

READER FEEDBACK: 8/1/12

CRIMINAL JUSTICE: The causes of violence You overlooked two primary causes of violence in our society, whether it be in or out of the city (“Facing Facts on Violence,” Urban Journal). The Democrat and Chronicle’s July 22 editorial pointed out the abundance of illegal guns that must be brought under control. But the prime focus […]

READER FEEDBACK: 7/25/12

POLITICS: The draft and its results Perhaps it’s best if Foster Rogers (“Bring Back the Draft,” Feedback, July 18) and all of us were reminded of the Vietnam War days when the military draft was active. The US government deceived its way into declaring and waging that war –or was it just a conflict? – […]

READER FEEDBACK: 7/11/12

POLITICS: Cities’ problem isn’t federal abandonment Urban Journal’s “What I Saw in Detroit” overlooks the fact that the federal government, through Johnson’s Model Cites Program, invested $450 million dollars to revitalize a 9-square mile section of the city (equivalent to $3.2 billion dollars in 2011), and in the past 34 months the federal government has […]

READER FEEDBACK: 7/4/12

ENVIRONMENT: Truth in labeling of fracking fluid While driving the upper west shore road of Keuka Lake, Yates County Road 76, I saw some old-style vertical gas wells that had obviously been “fracked” to extend the productive phase of the wells. Each has a white polyethylene tank labeled “produced water.” So there is a water […]

READER FEEDBACK: 6/27/12

CLUBS: The Bug Jar’s importance I understand that the recent events at the Bug Jar were tragic and jarring to our beautiful city. I hope that the cause of this incident is sorted out and dealt with in a timely fashion. I also want to express deep sympathy to the families and friends of those […]

READER FEEDBACK: 6/20/12

LGBT RIGHTS: Applause for same-sex stand Marvin McMickle’s guest commentary (“On Rights and Rites in the Same-sex Marriage Debate,” May 30) was the best article written in a very long time. It was calm, logical, and sane, and should be mandatory reading by everyone in this country. Thank you, Dr. McMickle. CANDICE ROGERS, ROCHESTER   […]

READER FEEDBACK: 6/13/12

FESTIVALS: Highland Park deserves better With better weather, and despite the lilacs blooming before its start, attendance at this year’s Lilac Festival rebounded from last year, when rain forced the event to close for several days. More than one week since the end of the festival, Highland Park still had not been properly cleaned. Pieces […]