Wednesday, January 12, 2011

And so it goes...

High noon


Yes, venerable Amherst Town Hall is closed. But the DPW is going great guns (if I dare use that metaphor these days) as is the Police and Fire Departments. Interesting how it's those on the lower end of the payscale who are considered "essential personnel."

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nailed it Larry.

Anonymous said...

Hear, hear, Larry.

Way to tell 'em, Larry.

Keep on pitching, Larry.

You are the greatest, Larry.

No one says "harrumph" quite like you, Larry, every single day.

Anonymous said...

It's good to be non-essential!

Anonymous said...

Info on a superintendent finalist:

"Kohn had long been criticized by Mayor Linda Thompson for his $235,431 annual salary and the district's failure to meet targets for PSSA scores during his nine-year tenure."

LarryK4 said...

But as a result probably retired with a hell of a pension, so whatever we would pay him is just icing on the cake.

Anonymous said...

Larry -- a rather obnoxious person whom any competent police officer would stop for general principle did put something disturbing on facebook -- allegedly the police stopped him for driving down Route 9 today?

I thought only the governor could declare it illegal to drive...

Please advise....

Anonymous said...

Larry:

Dr. Kohn was fired from his last two superintendent positions. He did NOT retire. He was fired.

So, one of our three Super finalists was fired from his last two jobs and one of the reasons he was fired from his last job was because the district's schools were under-performing.

He's also a very litigious person. He sued the Vineland chool Districts when he was fired. I am not sure if he also sued the Harrisburg school district but I did read he was considering it.

Yup! Just the person we want running our schools here in Amherst.

All this information about Dr. Kohn can be found by googling him and I encourage everyone to do just that and read the details for themselves.

Anonymous said...

Who the hell is running the search commitee? If it is that easy to find this type of info. they should know this. If they do know it and still think this is one of the best picks we have I hang my head in shame that I live here. Have we still not learned anything from our past selections. If we comtinue to consider misfits like this guy we are destine to fail time amd time again. It sounds to me like we either have a lazy search commitee that is taking the path of least resistance in making selections.

LarryK4 said...

I actually kind of like the fact he was fired from an overly sheltered, politically charged, expensive bureaucracy.

At least he lasted almost 9 years, and even our 'Golden Boy' Jere Hochman only lasted five (although he represented the Second Coming of Christ so obviously he was not fired and simply jumped ship for a better offer.)

Roach patrol said...

Jere and Elaine made a hell of a team.


Nuff said.



http://www.amherstbulletin.com/story/id/22285/


Oh, and fuck Amherst.

LarryK4 said...

Yeah, the only time in 30 years that my wife and I worked together as a team on a "political" agenda.

And we did kick their ass.

Roach patrol said...

As you guys should've, Larry.


Nice work.

Anonymous said...

What? so we're being set up to hire the interim?



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