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curious

United States

#1 Apr 30, 2010
???
Cicero

Ithaca, NY

#2 Apr 30, 2010
funny how no one has posted a comment yet here
wow

New York, NY

#3 Apr 30, 2010
check all the non profits
Radioman

Utica, NY

#4 May 1, 2010
Just Roefaros brand of Utica Community Action--they had the Julian bunch, now we have the Roefaro gang that cannot shoot straight. At least Julians ruined an agency that had a crook at the helm, GroWest ( and West Utica never looked so good)doesnt even have a Director to blame. Hey, isn't that the entire city administration at the Greyhound station.

Lets see how city hall swings this.
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Since: Aug 09

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#5 May 1, 2010
I'd love to see somebody go to jail over this - like Roefaro. This is just the kind of scandal Utica needs to put it on the map.

These idiots should know that you don't steal large sums of money from the government in the midst of a deep state and federal recession. Did they simply think people in Washington and Albany wouldn't notice that 300K dollars went missing?
bucks

Ithaca, NY

#6 May 1, 2010
didn't the Utica mayor say the buck stops here ?
Long Time Utican

Auburn, NY

#7 May 1, 2010
Roefaro is the Mayor and also responsible for the City's administration and their actions. Once the Feds start digging into the books, they are going to keep going as one theft leads to another.

Roefaro hired Hage to protect himself - NOT the City of Utica and us taxpapers.

This "investigation" is going to end up just like the Special Procecutor Fisher Investigation who was sent to Utica to clean up all the corruption back in the 60s and Utica got the name of "Sin City". Many went to jail, and many were forced to resign their positions or were fired.

This is Round 2!!!!!!
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#8 May 1, 2010
I wonder who blew the whistle and called the FBI? Do Roefaro and his cronies believe they have the power to make this person go away too?

And why has the OD and WKTV been mostly mute on the scandal thus far? I thought the media had an obligation to serve the public, but it often seems like the only ones they serve are the shrinking numbers of literate people in Oneida county who still work for a living.
utica

Auburn, NY

#9 May 1, 2010
They hired an outside legal firm to cover their own butts.
Java Monkey

Camillus, NY

#10 May 1, 2010
GroWest has been around for quite a while so I wouldn't be so quick to implicate the Mayor just yet. If it comes out then fine but I am guessing that any problems will pre-date his administration. But I am getting the feeling that it could be BIG with some big players. That we can hope for...
Beautiful

Watertown, NY

#11 May 1, 2010
Radioman wrote:
Just Roefaros brand of Utica Community Action--they had the Julian bunch, now we have the Roefaro gang that cannot shoot straight. At least Julians ruined an agency that had a crook at the helm, GroWest ( and West Utica never looked so good)doesnt even have a Director to blame. Hey, isn't that the entire city administration at the Greyhound station.
Lets see how city hall swings this.
all boarded up and run down crack heaven...West Utica! Nice job growest way to stick it toem! Nothing good left on the west side...whata joke, lets find some money and give it to the bosnians on the east side they will do something productive.
Scorpio

United States

#12 May 1, 2010
Beautiful wrote:
<quoted text>all boarded up and run down crack heaven...West Utica! Nice job growest way to stick it toem! Nothing good left on the west side...whata joke, lets find some money and give it to the bosnians on the east side they will do something productive.
not all of west utica is trash. I own a wonderful home and I am proud of it. GroWest has helped many neighbors of mine get wheelchair ramp and other adaptive equipment added to their homes.
bucks

Ithaca, NY

#13 May 1, 2010
Java Monkey wrote:
GroWest has been around for quite a while so I wouldn't be so quick to implicate the Mayor just yet. If it comes out then fine but I am guessing that any problems will pre-date his administration. But I am getting the feeling that it could be BIG with some big players. That we can hope for...
sullivan has been around for a long time
teo

United States

#14 May 1, 2010
There is a lot of condemnation on this thread, mostly uninformed.

It would be best to wait and see where this goes.

Just saying...
buffalo

Rome, NY

#15 May 3, 2010
A friend of mine recently received a check from gro west for a large sum of money and guess what . . . . it bounced - so therefore, they wrote a check to someone else and it bounced too
fuel injector

New York, NY

#16 May 3, 2010
I WONDER IF THAT TOOL RICHIE MOORE HAS ANY THING TO DO WITH THIS AND SOME HIS PERSONNEL CONTRACTORS HES ALWAYS LOOKING FOR A KICK BACK ON SOME OF THE HOUSES HE BUYS
FOIL

Ithaca, NY

#17 May 3, 2010
ITS foil how come the news org don't get a list of the bidders who bid and won the bids even the ones that lost the bids ? put them on the news? its foil or does every tax payer in utica have to go down there themselves to get this info the city should have this info since they are the overseers
Nick

Syracuse, NY

#18 May 3, 2010
So do it.
FYI

Rome, NY

#19 May 4, 2010
You are not going to like this but ...

Not for Profit organizations are not subject to the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL)

Only the records of the City can be obtained this way, not GroWest's records.
Hey Moron

Camillus, NY

#20 May 4, 2010
Tim Freeman wrote:
I wonder who blew the whistle and called the FBI? Do Roefaro and his cronies believe they have the power to make this person go away too?
And why has the OD and WKTV been mostly mute on the scandal thus far? I thought the media had an obligation to serve the public, but it often seems like the only ones they serve are the shrinking numbers of literate people in Oneida county who still work for a living.
I can't wait to hear about the scandal either, but after the investigation is complete.

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