POLL: Is Linskey justified with his federal lawsuit?
Last week we wrote how Tony Rostock, Billy Balchune and Red Paterson all got a piece of Bob Linskey and his lawsuit at 2011’s final meeting.
There weren’t many postings supporting Linskey.
As we wrote, this will be a long drawn out process. Even if the new incoming board majority puts Linskey back on as the LIU representative, the suit will continue.
Why, you may ask.
While I didn’t read the actual complaint, news reports say the suit was filed because his civil rights were violated and asks for an unspecified amount of money for punitive damages.
And, knowing Bob Linskey is the most qualified accountant in Luzerne County, he clearly understands when all this is added up it equals “cha-ching,” a payday for Bob Linskey.”
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Joe Valenti - 3 opinions posted
Exiting WA Board members did the right thing
DeAngelo, Valenti, Aritz & Alberigi
Over the past four years I certainly have had my differences with outgoing Wyoming Area Board members Toni Valenti, Nick DeAngelo, Sam Aritz and Dave Alberigi.
While I did not attend their final board meeting this past Tuesday, I understand they exited with a touch of class.
They very easily could have strapped the incoming board with a new contract for the teachers along with contract extensions for Head of Maitenence Dave Amico and District Police Chief Chris Alberigi.
They didn’t and hats off to all four along with board members John Bolin, John Marrianaci and Gil Dominick who could have easily rounded up the necessary five votes. Read More ...
Joe Valenti - 6 opinions posted
Incoming judges will have to select from pool for tip staff
Judge elect Lesa Gelb & Pittston City Dem Chair Phil Gianfacaro
Lesa Gelb supporter, Pittston City Democratic Chair Phil Gianfacaro, is going to be a bit disappointed when Luzerne County Judge elect Lesa Gelb takes office in January.
Strike that. Phil is going a lot disappointed when Lesa puts on her robe come January.
While the six new incoming judges will have their pick for their personal law clerks and secretary, none will be afforded to opportunity to appoint their own tip staff – the political patronage plum that has been afforded to the Luzerne County bench since time began. And, that’s exactly the position Phil was angling for, for his son. Read More ...
Joe Valenti - 1 opinion posted