I see some things have not changed. :-)
Hope y'all are doing well.
Dan, y'know, I am out of patience today. Really, I have seen this presentation several times. There is NOTHING to hide. All it does is BRAGG about us/Lewiston-Auburn!!
If you want to know, get off your butt and find out where there is a presentation- this one was open to the public as are all of them and go.
Why would any mentally healthy person complain about something that only serves to enhance our reputation and market our community?
Maybe it is the absurdity of Friday the 13th.
You need to have a psych eval if you think that this is some conspiracy.
Shame on you.
Thank you, Fred. To you and all Mainers who have the courage to stand up for love and acceptance in the face of fear and ignorance that only serves to divide us.
Progress. One step, One Heart, One Person at a time.
Thank you, Thank you!
tried to make a point with this true story: in Northern Maine at a gas stop, the clerk told him to fix the roads, but don't raise taxes, it like being told to get some food at the store, but you are not given any money.
Why I say this? Someone above said: The police should do their jobs.
I agree that it is getting more dangerous on the roads, with the state of the economy, the anger, fear, distraction ( and it seems, stupidity) dial has been cranked up super high. (plus other factors, of course)
Budgets have been cut and cut and cut. We expect all our emergency personnel to do more with less. Do more with less, so after they respond to murders, rapes, assaults, robberies, other violence, other crimes, then of course conduct interviews, investigate, research, file all the paperwork, testify, protect people, etc...and how I would LOVE if I could call and say: there is this idiot on the road who is tailgating, roadraging,etc...for that I would have to be willing to pay more taxes.
There is no dispute, no signal usage, having dogs on your lap should be just as illegal as texting!!!!, and the guy raging about the woman on the cell is just a road rager, and all of it just makes me want to stay home, which of course in Maine, one can't--
for the leaders of Auburn to step up to the plate and get involved in the process of selecting the next city manager.
Perhaps the correct decision was not executed well. The voters in Auburn need to remember these things on election day and choose wisely moving forward. 2012 is just around the corner. What a great opportunity to make great things happen!
I am sure there are several versions out there and yet there are only three people who know exactly what happened.
However, the reality that I experienced is backed up by emails and recorded phone messages. AND a couple people involved, one in particular who was pulled into it, was lied to and while she was a person "in charge" had no idea what had actually happened and made huge "assumptions" which she put in writing to me. From what happened I could actually see why she might be angry if what she thought was true. It was not. Those assumptions can be proved wrong by the other documents. And, I have witnesses to the events (involving a representative of the city of Auburn) that began the whole nightmare. It was clear that the supervisor mentioned above was never told those facts.
My feelings about the events is one thing and are subjective. The details that are recorded in documents are undeniable. The timeline of events and who perpetrated them is very clear. Never in any of that situation did I say or do anything dishonest. Yet, I do know that there are some very different versions of that story out there. There always are. That is why I kept all documents and recorded conversations. I learned that painful lesson a long, long time ago. He said she said is not evidence enough.
I am sure you are sincere in your belief that you know the facts,you seem very sincere. Sadly, believe me you do not in this situation. No one was more shocked or disappointed by his and another elected official's actions at that time.
I stated right up front that I did not know the details of Ms. Roy's situation. And I do not know the background of the funding "issues" regarding the laptops. I am not in support of dishonesty.
I believe the people of Auburn deserve better. I also firmly believe that there IS a pattern here that should not be ignored.
an email that stated that you had responded to my comment specifically. I re-checked this and the SJ email specifically stated that you were responding to my comment.
When I went to the site I saw there were all kinds of comments. I was only alerted to those that were responding to my comment.
If that information was not correct than I do apologize, yet once again, I just received the very same email and it clearly states you are responding to my comment. Which you are. I don't know. Was the SJ email wrong on 1 of the 4 emails? There are 14 comments... I did not get 12 emails, thank god!
In these two situations "hostile environment" was created. I could honestly use words; bully and intimidate are the first to come to mind.
So, I was writing to say that there is a pattern. The actions were intentional. Intentional. When one makes a mistake that is one thing, but a pattern of intentional aggressive behavior that is unethical and dishonorable is cause for grave concern.
The people of Auburn should be insisting on better representation. When he does this and it IS intentional, he does in in the name of the people of the city of Auburn. I believe they are better people than that.
THAT is why I wrote.
First, I am and have always been in support of computers for our children in fact, I have stated publicly and consistently that we do not do enough for our children in preparing them for the technology of the future so before one ASSUMES I am a Luddite, WOW, well we know what assuming makes one, Tron...
and Ms.Garey. I am speaking about a story that actually involved me. I was there. It is a horrible example that ethics/honor is what a man does when he thinks when no one is looking. I CAN say that this man engages in behaviors that are a unethical and dishonorable. He outright lies. I have proof of this in writing. The details I will keep to myself. There is another instance I know of and believe me that one I also know is very true.It is not I heard it from someone who heard it from someone, once again I have first person experience with the person involved. My two situations are just that,2. They are however, real. I chose to remain quiet then
It is amazing how you all just made assumptions about a couple sentences I wrote-- computers? where the ??? Tron? SMH....in case you assume, it means shaking my head...
For 12+years I have lobbied Augusta, spoken out nationally, and to anyone who will listen regarding my support for education and my firm belief that in L/A we are not doing enough for our children to prepare them for the technology of the future. Not nearly!! (see...I get going!) I came out in support of the K-Laptop program in Auburn and hope we will see it in Lewiston. Please understand, though - that is just a start! So, how could ANYONE miss that about me???? Like I said, shaking my head...