The Buffalo Bills have started to come into town, gathering at St. John Fisher College in preparation for training camp that starts on Friday. And the event affects this region in ways that involve more than just making sports fans happy.
The just over three weeks that the Bills spend at Fisher getting ready for their season has other types of impact than just the players mixing it up on the practice field.
Two more lawmakers, a former Senate Leader and the Deputy Majority Leader of the Senate were convicted of corruption in the past week. But Governor Cuomo continues to say it would not be a good idea to call state lawmakers back to the Capitol to enact more ethics reform measures.
Each year, the National Trust for Historic Preservation names its 11 most-endangered historic places in America, often selecting neighborhoods, landmarks and even sports arenas. The Grand Canyon leads the 2015 list, which also includes a western New York landmark: the amphitheater at the Chautauqua Institution, a short drive to our west. Some Rochester preservationists have not only taken up the fight to save Chautauqua; they've been thinking about what a list of Rochester's most endangered landmarks would look like. We'll talk about that with our panel:
Discussion on the new draft of a plan on how discipline RCSD students.
The Rochester Community Task Force on School Climate has released a new draft on how to discipline students in school. It's the student portion of the Code of Conduct, and it goes to the heart of discipline questions: when is it appropriate to suspend or expel a student? The committee is asking for public feedback over the next month. We'll dig into the specifics of the proposal, and talk about what it might mean for students, parents, and teachers in Rochester. Our guests:
Adair Liles, a student on the School Climate Committee
Jennifer Bannister, Teen Empowerment and a member of the committee
Spero Michailidis, a teacher who works with the Gandhi Institute and a member of the committee
Melanie Funchess, director of Community Engagement for the Mental Health Association