Friday, November 30, 2007

The Brian Dunn Emails!

I got several emails from friends on recent postings about this character, Brian Dunn.

I get the impression Dunn really has ignited some interest in his activities based on these emails.

I myself knew nothing of his getting his wife a job as a "consultant" at the Wilkes-Barre Voc Tech at the same time she is employed at the Wilkes-Barre School District. I've asked in past postings how the two school officials--Dr. Namey of the Wilkes-Barre School District and Mr. Halesy of the Wilkes-Barre Voc Tech--would account for Mrs. Dunn's hours so that they would not overlap in her duo employment.

This is a valid question and a fair one--if you have two jobs at two local school organizations and they both mainly have people working in the day then how is Mrs. Dunn going to accomplish her putting in time at both the W-B School District and the Wilkes-Barre Voc Tech without being paid for the same hours at both locales?

Also, how can Dr. Namey of the Wilkes-Barre School District and Mr. Halesy of the Wilkes-Barre Voc Tech supervise Mrs. Dunn to see that she isn't being paid for working the same hours at the same time at both employers? This seems tricky to me to accomplish but if Mrs Dunn works Saturdays then this seems to be one way it can be achieved.

The "consultantship" of Mrs. Dunn at the Wilkes-Barre Voc Tech and her employment at the Wilkes-Barre School District are demanding of both media and public attention to see that the public is best being served. It is important that the soft and sleepy media start focusing on this matter as thousands of public dollars are involved.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Is Anyone Checking In On Brian Dunn?

I got several emails from friends telling me that they were familiar with this Brian Dunn character.

One told me that I should post the following about this mess Dunn has created with his wife getting plum political jobs at the two school boards he sits on--Wilkes-Barre School District and the Wilkes-Barre Voc Tech. So, here it goes.

Is Dr. Namey, Superintendent of the Wilkes-Barre School District, going to monitor Mrs. Brian Dunn's job hours to be sure that she is not working at the exact same time in the Wilkes-Barre School District as she is at the Wilkes-Barre Voc Tech?

Is Mr Halesy of the Voc Tech going to see that Mrs. Dunn is held fully accountable for her hours at his school which means that Mrs. Dunn will have to work Saturdays so as not to conflict with her duo employment at the W-B School District?

Are either of these two men, Dr. Namey and Mr. Halesy, going to fully oversee Mrs. Dunn's work schedule so as to make sure that the public is getting their money's worth from her duo employment as a "consultant" at the Voc Tech and her employment at the School District? How will her hours be held into account? How will we, the public, be protected from Mrs. Dunn getting paid for working these two jobs for the same hours?

Why has the local press completely failed to scrutinize the Brian Dunn matter with his wife's employment? Why have they gotten so soft and lazy here and not done their job by protecting the public and allowed this Brian Dunn character to employ his wife in the manner that he has done (no pun intended).

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Tell me--Just Who is Brian Dunn?

I was stunned to learn that some local school director named Brian Dunn got his wife a "consultant" job at the Voc Tech Board he sits on when this same wife is also an employee of the W-B School Board he sits on. Is this proper? Why doesn't our local media dig into nonsense like this when it begs for examination. I admit that I'm not all that familiar with school board activities in this area and I'm not proud of that but when I got an email from a friend passing this info about this Dunn character on I was floored that this could be happening and equally amazed our sleepy press/media justs lets it all float by.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

No Shows at a Local Debate

A few friends and I had the chance to take in the recent debate that was held by the South Wilkes-Barre Business Association in the basement of a local church. What really bothered me was the arrogance and indifference shown by candidates Rick Cronauer and Leighton the Mayor. Now a fool and dumbo like Leighton the Mayor we can understand not being at a debate but what's up with Cronauer?

They said Cronauer had turned the invitation to the debate down. Who is this guy? This debate was about the future of the city of Wilkes-Barre and he was a candidate for council with the debate in his district and he chooses to not go? And this idiocy is ok with the voters??? This man is obligated to be at all debates for an office he is running for but especially one that is held in his council district.

Folks, this is part of the problem that Steve Urban unearthed in the fall with Leighton the Mayor and the Vounteers for America Building on River Street. As you remember, Lehighton's Realty firm was involved in the business dealings with the Volunteer of America site and no one aside from Urban and Todd Vonderheid objected to the shennanigans. The press said little and all was well but it doesn't make the matter right.

Back to Cronauer. The voters should demand better of their candidates and should call to task the antics of Cronauer and others who fail to participate in debates that involve their office, especially, when the debates are in their district.