ComLinks CEO charged with DWI in comp...

ComLinks CEO charged with DWI in company car

There are 494 comments on the adirondackdailyenterprise.com story from Dec 9, 2008, titled ComLinks CEO charged with DWI in company car. In it, adirondackdailyenterprise.com reports that:

ComLinks CEO Nancy Reich is scheduled to appear in Duane town court on Dec. 11 to respond to a charge of driving while intoxicated.

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Since: Jun 09

United States

#488 Jun 30, 2009
When I got home from work today I was greeted with several messages on my phone plus several people called me tonight asking me if it was true that NR was no longer employed at ComLinks. They heard she had been let go.
I made a few phone calls and was not able to confirm this but the people I talked with heard the same thing.
Anybody out there have any direct knowledge of this rumor? Anybody from the Board like to comment on this? I am sure the community would like to know one way or another.
I also was told that the Director of the Domestic Violence Intervention Program resigned last week. This seems to be accurate from what I have been able to find out.
ALMOST ME

Central Square, NY

#489 Jun 30, 2009
cobra-1 wrote:
When I got home from work today I was greeted with several messages on my phone plus several people called me tonight asking me if it was true that NR was no longer employed at ComLinks. They heard she had been let go.
I made a few phone calls and was not able to confirm this but the people I talked with heard the same thing.
Anybody out there have any direct knowledge of this rumor? Anybody from the Board like to comment on this? I am sure the community would like to know one way or another.
I also was told that the Director of the Domestic Violence Intervention Program resigned last week. This seems to be accurate from what I have been able to find out.
Based on my interaction with her, it would be a shame if the director of the DVI program left. She was very qualified and had a positive background.
meme

Middleville, NY

#490 Jun 30, 2009
yes the dvi director is gone, and she left quickly to, startover again, i hear loosing 2 advocates as well...
ALMOST ME

Central Square, NY

#491 Jun 30, 2009
meme wrote:
yes the dvi director is gone, and she left quickly to, startover again, i hear loosing 2 advocates as well...
Not good - these are people it will be hard to replace.
sillyme

Middleville, NY

#492 Jun 30, 2009
Who was the director of domestic violence intervention program? I sure hope this is all ture and NR is out.
upset

Bridgeport, NY

#493 Jul 1, 2009
On the front page of today's telegram it states the probe continues and they should have a decision by July 17th. Wow, what a long paid vacation for someone who has taken so much from the agency already. So sad..........
Katsup

United States

#494 Jul 1, 2009
Published June 30, 2009 09:59 pm - Morale improving as the community-action agency's director is placed on paid leave, board vacancies are addressed, and staff shortages are advertised.

Decision pending on Comlinks director
Decision pending on longtime director, now on paid leave

By DENISE A. RAYMO
Staff Writer

MALONE ComLinks officials may make a more-permanent decision July 15 about the future of Chief Executive Officer Nancy Reich, who is out on paid administrative leave.

At the same time, a recruiting committee will be asked to find candidates for the 15-member Board of Directors, due to the resignation of three members earlier this month.

And a contracted employee-search agency will advertise two staff vacancies that have occurred since Reich was removed from duty at the Malone-based community-action agency.

DIFFERENT DIRECTION
Board President John Ray said he and the board met in executive session several times since mid June to gather information and speak with employees, but he declined to elaborate.

He said Reich is paid $80,000, plus benefits, but has never had a formal employment agreement.

"She is an at-will employee," Ray said. "There is no contract. She was appointed years ago with no end time to it.

"But I think we're at a point where we're ready to make a decision about a different direction and a different approach.

"I'm hedging because this is a personnel matter, but we're getting closer to a longer-term decision."

Ray said he has heard the criticism of the board as unresponsive or slow to action, "but not everyone has the information we have.

"And you have to remember, it's not one person making decisions; it's a lot of board members as a group, and there may not be a consensus."

CUT OFF
Reich was out of town and couldn't be reached for comment.

"Communication has been cut off" between Reich and the ComLinks staff since her departure, Ray said, with orders for her not to carry out any work-related business or be consulted on any ComLinks issues.

Chief Financial Officer Brenda Mallette-Glennon and Housing Development Director Brian Cassini have been appointed co-directors.

Each has filled in for Reich during vacations and other extended leaves, Ray said, so the transition has been smooth.

"I doubt anyone from the outside using the services and programs could tell the difference."

MORALE
He said morale at the agency is improving, "but there are still some underlying issues."

Three board members quit during the recent turmoil: Patricia Manchester, Fred Mueller and Shirley Morris.

Two employees also resigned in the past three weeks.

AUDITS UNDER WAY
And as if all that weren't enough, ComLinks is the focus of two independent audits one by the Internal Revenue Service and the other by the State Comptroller's Office.

Ray said there has been no word on the conclusion of either probe, but the IRS doesn't usually contact an agency after an audit unless it finds a discrepancy.

The state investigation is more far-reaching, he said, because it looks at transactions and payments from several years past.

"It's a worry, especially when your expectation is that they are not going to find anything illegal or unethical. But you give it your best shot, and we're hoping, so it is a worry."

The bottom line is the volunteer directors "are committed to the agency and to the lives of the citizens of Franklin County," Ray said. "And we're doing the best we can."
mr max peabody

Ithaca, NY

#495 Nov 9, 2009
i will never drink n drive NEVER
x drunk

Boonville, NY

#496 Oct 28, 2010
tis is a pufect examle of te powere that be.
i have stodied this case for 2 years.

xd
jeremy

Boonville, NY

#497 Jan 1, 2011
hee hee hee
jeremy

Tully, NY

#498 Jan 1, 2011
hoo hoo hoo
For what its worth

Tully, NY

#499 Jan 1, 2011
wah wah wah
jeremy

Boonville, NY

#500 Jan 1, 2011
I dont know what makes "for what its worth" so ignorant..but it works really well! LOL

Since: Sep 08

Silver Spring, MD

#501 Jul 8, 2011
Almost Me wrote:
The people at ComLinks are wonderful people. They work hard and do amazing things for the community. Many people would be cold or hungry if not for ComLinks. It is time for Nancy Reich to resign. It is unfortunate that she has become such a liability to the organization because she has done a lot to help ComLinks grow. Now she is an anchor and needs to do the professional thing and resign.
A big thank you to all the ComLinks employees for continuing to do their jobs while all this is going on.
Now you know she made a lot of people very missable and distroyed a lot for personal gain.

xd

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