Jamestown Mayor, City Clerk Eye Digitalization Of FOIL Requests

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first_imgWNYNewsNow Stock Image.App users, tap here to watch videoJAMESTOWN – Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist says his administration is working with the company NextRequest to digitalize FOIL requests and responses.Sundquist’s comments came during this week’s City Council Work Session. The Mayor says the City has received 150 FOIL requests in 2020 as of meeting time, an increase which he says is partially because of the change in laws regarding the release of police discipline records.Jamestown City Clerk Jennifer Williams says the utilization of NextRequest will simplify the process for the City. “The FOIL process is very antiquated in our office,” Williams said. “This will free up our time…..and should really streamline the process.”Williams says anyone who submits a request will instantly receive a response stating the City received the request, and the City will receive a message saying a request was submitted. From there, the official in charge of the department that the request involves can respond with the records if they’re releasable.Williams says that various “sensitive” matters, such as requests for police discipline records, are also forwarded to Corporation Counsel, Elliot Raimondo, for review to determine whether or not the request can be met.The service will be free to the City, according to Sundquist.The Mayor says anyone who is dissatisfied with the FOIL response can file an appeal with his office.Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more


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first_imgCVPS Aug. 30, 2011, noon ‘Entire lines have disappeared’CVPS says completely new systems to be built in some locationsLine crews across central and southern Vermont are building completely new lines ‘ often in new locations ‘ as they work to restore power in the hardest-hit areas. ‘We normally would rebuild lines where they previously stood, but in town after town, that’s no longer an option because roads are gone and the soil has washed away completely,’ said Bill Jakubowski, CVPS’s coordinator of capital construction and right-of-ways.  ‘The old locations, in many cases, are simply not an option.’ CVPS spokesman Steve Costello said customers in many areas will see new lines in new places over the coming days.  ‘Typically we’d have extensive discussion about the location of new power lines, but our focus right now has to be on getting service back to every community we can reach as quickly as possible,’ Costello said.  ‘This is not business as usual. Entire lines have disappeared.’ Costello said where possible the company is conferring with local officials, but in some cases CVPS will simply have to build the lines where they can find access routes.  CVPS employees will be out surveying new lines today and in the coming days in advance of construction.Up-to-date outage numbers (by town) can be found at: http://www.cvps.com/CustomerService/outages/(link is external) and http://vtoutages.com/(link is external)MEDIA ADVISORY: Press Conference Scheduled WHO: Governor Peter Shumlin; Senator Bernie Sanders; Representative Peter Welch; Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate. WHAT: Press Conference WHERE: Burlington International Airport WHEN: 4 pm, Tuesday August 30. BURLINGTON, Vt. ‘ Governor Peter Shumlin, Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Peter Welch will greet Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate at the Burlington International Airport at 11:30 a.m., tour the storm-damaged areas of the state via helicopter with Fugate, and return to the Burlington airport for a press conference at 4 pm, Army Aviation Facility, 142 Shamrock Drive, South Burlington.  Governor Shumlin will be visiting the communities of Pittsfield (approximately 2:45 p.m.), Stockbridge (approximately 3:45 p.m.) and Rochester (approximately 4:25 p.m.) this afternoon. In addition, Administration Secretary Jeb Spaulding and emergency officials will hold a press briefing to update on events at 4:30 p.m. at the Vermont Emergency Management operations center, now located in the FEMA offices in Burlington. Here is the most recent updates from various sources regarding the aftermath of Hurrican Irene, including emergency management action and news from some of the state’s electric utilities. Governor’s Office. August 31, 2011, 2 pm: CVPS Aug. 30, 2011 ‘ 7 a.m. updateIrene Restoration Day 2: More than 51,000 of the 70,000 customer outages restoredCVPS performs helicopter assessmentThousands will still be out for days, possibly weeks due to inaccessible roads Up-to-date outage numbers (by town) can be found at: http://www.cvps.com/CustomerService/outages/(link is external) and http://vtoutages.com/(link is external) As CVPS engineers and transmission supervisors performed helicopter flyovers Monday to assess the damage from the air, crews assisted by hundreds of outside line and tree contractors restored more than 51,000 of the more than 70,000 CVPS customer outages from Hurricane Irene. About 19,400 CVPS customers are without power this morning. CVPS support staff continued to work with state emergency management officials and the Vermont Agency of Transportation to develop travel and road work strategies to access customers. Route 4, East of Rutland on Monday. Photo: CVPSAn emergency bypass where Route 4 was washed out in Mendon will be completed today. Construction contractors worked through the night on the road. In cooperation with the Agency of Transportation, CVPS hired Belden Construction to build the emergency bypass, which will be available only to utility and emergency vehicles and will be monitored by law enforcement. A more permanent repair will require substantial planning and construction by the state.  Devastation is extensive across the CVPS system. A handful of examples among the dozens of major issues include: The near destruction of the Rochester Substation. Royalton Operations Supervisor Ben Bemis had to ride an off-road motorcycle to the site, which was inaccessible to trucks.  ‘The fence is gone, the transformer has been undermined, and debris is scattered all over the place,’ Bemis said.  ‘It’s looking pretty sad.’Numerous sections of Route 107 in Bethel virtually disappeared. The White River flooding took out numerous poles and hundreds of feet of line.The loss of a key bridge on Route 73 between Goshen and Rochester.  One end of the bridge supports washed out, dropping the span into the water below.  ‘The Route 73 bridge looks like a boat ramp going down into the river,’ Bemis said.The loss of not only dozens of utility poles, but the scouring of all of the soil that held the poles up.  Springfield Operations Supervisor Ed Whittemore said in many cases, even if the road existed, there is no soil left to install new poles.Projects that will entail the complete reconstruction of entire sections of the utility system.  In Jamaica, for example, crews were able to feed the center of the village through a backfeed, but the lines heading in both directions from the village center were washed away. In Wardsboro, Brattleboro Operations Supervisor Dave Miller said they found one washout that included five utility poles, but workers couldn’t go any further because the road was gone.  ‘God only knows what washouts there are beyond that one,’ Miller said.Up-to-date outage numbers (by town) can be found at: http://www.cvps.com/CustomerService/outages/(link is external) and http://vtoutages.com/(link is external) FEMA to Deliver Aid to VermontFEMA Distribution Center to be Established at Camp Johnson Monday, 10:30 pm: Thirty Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) trucks carrying emergency supplies are scheduled to arrive in Vermont tonight to provide aid for the thousands of Vermonters affected by Hurricane Irene.FEMA vehicles, carrying supplies such as food, blankets and other necessary items, will be establishing a distribution center at Camp Johnson in Colchester. From there, the relief supplies will be distributed to the Vermont communities in greatest need starting at sunrise on Tuesday, August 30.  Some communities are unreachable by roadways, so helicopters will be dispatched to distribute those supplies. National Guard will distribute the supplies to the communities reachable by land. ‘Our goal is to reach all Vermonters who have been affected by the storm and find themselves in need at this time,’ said Gov. Peter Shumlin.  ‘We are utilizing all available resources ‘ local, state and federal ‘ to get commodities to those in need.’ ‘This identified objective of commodity distribution is consistent with the Governor’s goal of assuring the safety and stability of all Vermonters affected by this storm,’ said Department of Public Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn, ‘and is done with the cooperation of our federal, state and local partners.’ Officials ask the public not to come to Camp Johnson to pick up supplies but to wait for their distribution on Tuesday morning.  VTrans Announces Road Openings Montpelier, VT 8/29/11 21:00 ‘ The Vermont Agency of Transportation announces maintenance workers have restored travel on several roadways, including: Route 140 in the East Wallingford area, Route 302 in the Groton area (open to one lane only) Route 100 south of Waitsfield (open to local traffic only), Route 12 between Bethel and Randolph, and Route 17 in the Starksboro area (tractor trailers are not recommended). Waters have receded on the Battenkill River and VT 7A in the Town of Arlington is also open for traffic.  In addition, US 7 between Arlington and Manchester is opened now to two-way traffic.  Route 7 in  Brandon and Rutland still has closed areas, but traffic (excluding tractor trailers) can detour around the closed areas. VTrans has also hired four contractors to begin expedited work needed to address the washouts across VT9 between Marlboro and Brattleboro.  Work also began on a portion of VT9 this evening and more work will commence tomorrow. The VTrans district crews are working hard to get resources in place to begin the repair work on all damaged roads and bridges across Vermont.  Priority is being given to re-establishing access to several towns that are cut off due to downed infrastructure. VTrans will continue to notify the press as roads and bridges are being opened, and update the www.511vt.com(link is external) map as well. GMP As of 9 pm on Monday, Green Mountain Power had 1,154 outages, down from 12,000 last night. Crews will be working into the night to restore power. We expect to restore power to all customers  by the end of the day Tuesday, with the exception of those customers who experienced flooding and need electrical inspections before their power can be reconnected. About 150 of the outages were in southern Vermont, while the remainder were in Chittenden, Addison, Washington and Orange counties. Current numbers are available at www.vtoutages.com(link is external). Vermont Emergency Management as of 4:30 MondayEfforts continue around Vermont to clean up and dry out after Sunday’s flooding.  State officials have spent the day ensuring the safety of citizens, assessing damage, and beginning repairs wherever possible. Vermont State Police now say three people have been killed and one is missing as a result of the storm.  A female was killed in the Deerfield River in Wilmington; a man was killed in Mendon after being swept away by floodwaters and his son is still missing and feared dead.  A male in his 40s was found dead in Lake Rescue in Ludlow earlier today. Floodwaters have receded, but most rivers and streams remain above normal levels, and some are still dangerous in many areas.  Vermont officials recommend staying away from rivers that are still high and flowing rapidly.  You should stay out of all floodwaters because of pollutants or debris. Motorists are still encouraged to stay off roadways as many are unsafe and what roads are open are needed by emergency responders, road crews, and utility crews. Road closures are still too numerous to list.  Please call 511 or visit www.511vt.com(link is external) for updated road closures.  The public is asked to NOT call 211 for road closures ‘ those calls are hampering 211’s ability to help those who need shelter or other resources. State Police also ask that you only call 911 if you have an emergency. Around 35,000 power customers are without service.  Restoring power may be slowed for some utilities because of road conditions, so patience will be necessary. Before returning to your flooded home, you must have a licensed electrician inspect your electrical system.  Wet wiring can cause electrocution. Red Cross shelters:Brattleboro ‘ Brattleboro Union High SchoolHartford ‘ Hartford High SchoolBarre ‘ Barre AuditoriumRutland ‘ Rutland High SchoolBennington ‘ Mount Anthony Middle SchoolSpringfield ‘ Springfield High School There are still local shelters, call your community offices for information. Vermont Emergency Management will operate its Emergency Operations Center at the FEMA offices in Burlington at least until the end of the week.  Contact information for the media is 802-951-2708.  The VEM e-mail server is also down; a temporary e-mail address for the press to contact the information office is [email protected](link sends e-mail) .Killington Mountain School Monday nightIrene slammed Vermont with mind-numbing force on Sunday, and Killington is among the areas still cut off from the state highway system.  Pedestrian traffic to Rutland is possible, but vehicles are not currently allowed through.  Route 100 is washed out at numerous points between Killington and Stockbridge and at numerous points further north.  It is also washed out between Killington and Ludlow.  Route 4 between Killington and Woodstock is treacherous at best and passage has been restricted to emergency vehicles.  The Ramshead, Snowshed, and KBL base facilities at Killington received significant storm impact.This may seem like a dire report, but the reality for many of us is far brighter.  KMS did not sustain any wind or water damage during Irene and power returned mid-day Monday after dropping out at 10 p.m. Sunday night.  We consider ourselves lucky to have running water when many in town do not.  With working Internet and cable connections, we are able to stay connected with the outside world.Through those connections, and through travel within the bubble that contains Killington, we know that we are lucky.  Many families have suffered serious losses; I spoke with a women in Stockbridge who had watched her neighbors’ house wash off its foundation and go downstream.  Josef Podnecky, a former KMS chef, lost portions of his roof and some of his tools as the floodwaters surrounded his house; he may have also lost crops due to contamination from the floodwaters.  News reports indicate that the death toll in Vermont has reached three, with another person missing and feared dead.With the devastation around us, we do not plan to open for the ninth-month program as scheduled on September 6.  Instead, we plan to open on September 12, at which point we hope the repair crews’who have been hard at work since the storm struck’will have been able to restore access to the Killington area.  We hope that all of you have come safely through the storm, and we hope that those of you joining us for the ninth-month program will be ready to begin on Monday, September 12.For those of you in the area, if you are safe and your immediate needs are met, please consider volunteering to help with Irene cleanup efforts.  All indications are that as roads open, more opportunities to help will present themselves; vtresponse.com has been set up as a clearinghouse for those in need of help and those able to provide it.  If you are in the Killington “island” and need assistance, please contact me at KMS; we do currently have power as well as working vehicles and will do what we can.  Our landline phones are currently down; my cell has intermittent service (802.324.8307) and email has been the most reliable source of communication ([email protected](link sends e-mail)).For further updates on KMS, the Killington region, and the Vermont response to Irene, please keep an eye on our Facebook page as well as these other resources:Vermont 511’travel information from the Vermont AOTVermont Today’a Rutland Herald blog#vtirene on TwitterThe #VTResponse blog and #vtresponse on Twitter’providing information on ways you can help Vermonters recover from Irenelast_img read more


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first_imgFormer Barcelona and AC Milan forward Ronaldinho and his brother have been jailed for allegedly attempting to enter the country with ‘adulterated’ documents Arresting officers still found time to pose for a picture with Ronaldinho Ronaldinho has spent the night in a police cell after being dramatically arrested following a U-turn by Paraguayan prosecutors over his use of an adulterated passport. The former Barcelona and AC Milan star was told on Thursday after an eight-hour grilling that he would not face trial for entering the country with a falsified Paraguayan passport showing he was a naturalised citizen. But his hopes of returning home a free man were frustrated last night when prosecution chiefs reversed an earlier decision to offer him a plea bargain deal and police formally arrested him and his brother Roberto at the Sheraton Hotel in the capital Asuncion. They spent the night in a police cell and now face a second quiz expected to take place today. In a new development to the rollercoaster case a prosecutor specialising in financial crimes was brought into the ongoing probe, sparking local speculation the investigation would now be widened to look into possible money laundering. Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThese Maisie Williams Facts Are Bound To Shock YouBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made12 Marvel Superheroes Before The Fame7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone6 TV Shows That Got Better After A Major Character Had Left A Brazilian businessman named as Wilmondes Sousa Lira who has been accused of providing Ronaldinho and his brother with the adulterated passports they used to get into Paraguay, was arrested on Wednesday and has been remanded in prison. Two Paraguayan women thought to be the legitimate owners of the passports modified to show the former footballer and his brother as the holders, were also held. Ronaldinho was arrested after a judge refused to rubber-stamp the deal announced by prosecutors on Thursday, which involved the Brazilian co-operating with authorities and admitting to using an adulterated passport to get into Paraguay to escape trial and ‘get off’ with a fine. He now faces an extended period of time on remand in prison if the courts decide he is a flight risk and decide against bailing him. Read Also:Fake passport: Ronaldinho leaves prosecutors after eight hours of questioning A spokesman for Paraguay’s General Attorney’s office, confirming the prosecution U-turn in a statement, said last night/on Friday night: “Paraguay’s General Attorney’s Office has rectified its position. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more


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first_imgBen Stokes has ended Virat Kohli’s three-year reign as Wisden’s leading cricketer in the world after playing a starring role in England’s World Cup win last year.The 2020 Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, published on Thursday, crowns the swashbuckling all-rounder as the sport’s pre-eminent player.England’s Ben Stokes has been named Wisden cricket of the year He is the first England player to receive the honour since Andrew Flintoff in 2005. The 28-year-old won the man-of-the-match award in the World Cup final against New Zealand at Lord’s and then produced a remarkable match-winning innings of 135 not out in the third Ashes Test against Australia. “Ben Stokes pulled off the performance of a lifetime — twice in the space of a few weeks,” said Wisden editor Lawrence Booth. “First, with a mixture of outrageous talent and good fortune, he rescued England’s run-chase in the World Cup final, before helping to hit 15 off the super over. “Then, in the third Ashes Test at Headingley, he produced one of the great innings, smashing an unbeaten 135 to pinch a one-wicket win. “Against red ball or white, he was a force of nature.” Read Also: Adam Silver says no NBA decisions likely until May Australians Pat Cummins, Marnus Labuschagne and Ellyse Perry have been named alongside Archer, as well as South Africa-born Essex off-spinner Simon Harmer. Perry also reclaimed the leading women’s cricketer in the world title from India’s Smriti Mandhana. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Stokes in January won the International Cricket Council’s player of the year award. England pace bowler Jofra Archer, who bowled the super over in the World Cup final, is among Wisden’s five cricketers of the year. Loading… Promoted ContentThe Best Cars Of All TimeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew About12 Marvel Superheroes Before The Fame10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Best Geek Movies Of All Timelast_img read more


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first_imgMadrid: Football giants Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane said the club is “not looking to get revenge” when they take on Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on TuesdayReal Madrid were thrashed 3-0 in France earlier in the group stage.”It’s the kind of game where you can confirm you’re on a good run. We want to win because we’re at home and we want to play good football.”I want to see my side play 90 minutes at their best,” Zinedine Zidane was quoted as saying by ESPNFC. Zidane heaped praises on PSG forward Kylian Mbappe as there have been talks of him wanting to sign the France player.”You know that I’ve known Mbappe for a long time and that I’m in love with him as a person because of when he came here on trial a long time ago,” said Zidane. IANSAlso Read: English Premier League Launches New Social Channels for Indian FansAlso Watch: Leopard enters house in Assam-Meghalaya Border, sparks panic among publiclast_img read more


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first_imgOdivbri is the first player to score hat trick in this 2020 edition of the tournament named after late Bankole Olumide Aluko, a partner in the law firm of Aluko & Oyebode who died 18 years ago.Similar scenario is expected to play out in Group D where leaders, SPA Ajibode/Niccom LLP Will also hope to maintain lead. OAKE Legal is aiming to leapfrog the SPA Ajibode as the are both tied on six points but separated by goals difference.SPA Ajibode/ Niccom LLP have a date with Olaniwun Ajayi in this Matchday 4 fixture while OAKE Legal who lost 0-3 to to the leaders have the weekend off to strategize on how to return to winning ways. Other fixtures include; Advocaat versus AELEX while BA Law / Probitas Partners are paired against OANDO/AXXELA Legal.Champions Falana & Falana who have just one point from a possible six and have been languishing in the fourth position of Group C will be aiming to pick their first maximum points of the season when they play UUBO/Ajumogobia & Okeke this afternoon.The last game of the evening is between Templars and Aluko & Oyebode. Banjo & Ighodalo, George Etonian/FRA Williams are joining OAKE Legal to observe the weekend as their rest days.Twenty teams are participating in the 2020 edition of the lawyers’ football tournament with six mergers. The teams are divided into four groups while eight matches are to be played every Sunday over a six week period.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Tokunbo Orimobi LP will be looking forward to upstaging DOA Law//Bloomfield this afternoon as Group B leaders when Matchday 4 fixtures of the 2020 BOA Lawyers’ Football Tournament hold at the AstroTurf 2000 facilities in Ikoyi, Lagos.Orimobi are on four points behind leaders DOA/ Bloomfield with six points from two matches. But Orimobi whose fortunes took an upward swing following Ejiro Odivbri’s hat trick in their 3-1 defeat of ALP/SOOB last weekend, will be looking forward to consolidating when they face Pinheiro.last_img read more


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first_img Published on February 4, 2013 at 1:12 am Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2 Tyler Rouse’s whole family wanted to him to play for Syracuse. He grew up an Orange fan living just miles away from the Carrier Dome. He fondly remembers going to football games, munching on Dome Dogs and taking in the atmosphere.So when an SU coach came to visit the running back during his senior year and invited him to a camp, it was an exciting proposition for the Baldwinsville, N.Y., native.But in the week leading up to the camp, Rouse received a phone call.“They called and said they couldn’t get over my size and they probably couldn’t really keep recruiting me,” Rouse said. “So, therefore, I didn’t end up going to the camp because I felt that I was unwanted and there was no need to go.”Despite totaling nearly 3,000 yards on the ground and 45 touchdowns during his senior season, Rouse had virtually no offers until last week. His Scout.com page is barren, his Rivals.com and ESPNU pages nonexisten. In a new age of recruiting, fueled by the Internet and television, there’s almost no evidence of the running back who rewrote the Central New York record books and put up unmatched numbers this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith two days remaining until National Signing Day, Rouse, New York’s Gatorade Player of the Year, remains undecided on his college future. Despite being one of the best to ever play in Central New York, Syracuse hasn’t made an offer. He had almost no interest from major conference schools until the past two weekends, when he traveled to a pair of undisclosed schools, including one in the Atlantic Coast Conference.The recruiting well ran so dry for Rouse that had a Football Championship Subdivision offered him a full scholarship as recently as three weeks ago, his high school coach Carl Sanfilippo said, he probably would have accepted.“Honestly, I was a little worried,” Rouse said, “but you can’t have that in mind.”He isn’t an imposing figure. He stands just 5 feet, 8 inches and is about 205 pounds. Under long sleeve clothing it’s impossible to tell that he overpowers defenders on the field.But he bulldozed his way to 2,977 yards and 45 touchdowns as a senior. The Bees finished 8-2 and won their division. Against division runner-up Fayetteville-Manlius, Rouse ran for 272 yards and four touchdowns. In all but two games, Rouse busted touchdown runs that stretched at least half of the field.He does his damage on the second level. While his speed is exceptional – he ran a 4.46 40-yard dash – he takes most of his carries between the tackles, rarely settling for edges. After he bursts through the defensive line, he can either overpower linebackers and defensive backs, or pull off devastating cuts to get around opposing defenders.For nearly two years, Rouse has trained with Vinny Scollo at VB Performance in Brewerton, N.Y. The 28-year-old trainer is gaining a reputation as one of the best and most innovative in the business.Traditional Olympic weightlifting is part of the workout routines he has for Rouse and the Baldwinsville football team. But most of Rouse’s work is resistance training and lifting on unstable surfaces, all to better the undersized back’s durability, endurance and movement. Even with opposing defenses keying on him, Rouse managed 33 rushes a game, while excelling on the defensive end as a linebacker, too.“When he came to me, I told him we need to make him as durable as possible and we need to make ready, to basically prepare him for overtime in every game,” Scollo said. “To where he is going to be that strong, and just as strong as the fourth as he is in the first quarter.”There are no attitude issues surrounding the running back either. He’s “a kid you want,” his high school coach said. He does volunteer work on his own.“You just can’t say enough about him,” Sanfilippo said. “Never been in trouble a day in this building, never been in trouble a day — that’s hard to find. He’s drug- and alcohol-free. He’s a kid who loves video games and loves football.”But for whatever reason, Syracuse, the university less than 15 miles down Interstate 690, remains distant. One of Rouse’s former teammates, Nick Robinson, is a guard for the Orange. His high school coach played for SU. But Rouse estimates he received only three letters from the Orange in his four years of high school.Even with the defections stemming from the recent coaching change – most notably running back Augustus Edwards from Staten Island, N.Y. – no one from new head coach Scott Shafer’s staff has come by with interest in the running back.“I don’t know if I can feel the same, like the passion and pride into them,” Rouse said. “If they win I’m pleased to hear, but I’m not going to go against them obviously, but there’s kind of like an ‘X’ there.”Both Rouse and his head coach feel confident that next season, he’ll be playing at one of the ACC schools he’s meeting with. He’ll get his chance against Syracuse, a chance to play in front of friends and family at the Dome, and a chance to play on television stations seen in his hometown.One comparison Sanfilippo uses for his running back is Ray Rice. Sanfilippo was on the coaching staff for the 2005 Governor’s Bowl, when the former New Rochelle (N.Y.) High School running back won MVP honors after rushing for 122 yards. In size, speed and physicality, Rouse is, in many ways, a spitting image of the current Baltimore Ravens back.There could be another similarity. Eight years ago, SU missed on Rice and the running back ended up starring for Rutgers and finishing seventh in 2006 Heisman Trophy voting during his sophomore season.Syracuse never beat the Scarlet Knights during the Rice era. Rouse now seems poised to go to a conference rival as well.“Would we have loved to have seen him at Syracuse? Yeah, we would have. No doubt, we would have. Didn’t happen,” Sanfilippo said. “ … Kids grow up around here, that’s where they want to play.”Tony Grosso is now retired, but coached in Central New York for 33 years and still regularly attends Rouse’s games. He’s seen players develop, leave the area and star elsewhere, even going to the NFL. But Rouse is one of a kind.“I haven’t seen a kid like that around this area ever, realistically,” Grosso said. “What do you got to have to play major college football?”Recently, Rouse said, he dreamed about playing against Syracuse in the Dome.It’d be a big moment in his career. His family always wanted a chance to see him play in the Dome, and even if SU never offered a scholarship, it’s his opportunity to prove that’s where he belonged.“I’m playing with all my heart that game, not that I’m not going to play with all my heart the other games, but I really — I’m going to feel that game something a little more than other games I’ll play,” Rouse said. “I would have a target on my schedule if that was the case because I feel like, maybe not that I deserve to go there or that they should offer me, but I feel like I should have been at least acknowledged a little more in the process.“Because I am like, right in the back yard and I barely got talked to and I got let up that easy.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more