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12:10 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Inner Loop Project Moves Forward

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Rochester city officials say that the proposal to fill in a portion of the Inner Loop can officially move ahead with word that New York State is providing $4.2 million toward the project.

That money fulfills the obligation for a local 'match' in order for the city to get federal funding for the project.

The project calls for the eastern segment of the highway, from Monroe Avenue to Charlotte Street to be filled in, as part of an effort to better connect neighborhoods and foster economic development in that area.

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WXXI Local Stories
11:56 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Pittsford Voters Approve Bonding For Athletic Field Improvements

Town of Pittsford residents have voted to approve $6 million in bond financing for the Town’s Community Athletic Fields Improvement project during a town referendum.  The vote was 698 to 538.

The  bond funding will finance the major portion of the estimated $6.3 million cost of improvements to the athletic fields and facilities, playgrounds and other related facilities located at the Town’s Hopkins Park, Great Embankment Park, and Thornell Farm Park, and the construction of new athletic fields at its Willard Road property.

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WXXI Local Stories
11:38 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Rochester Man Accused Of Recruiting For ISIS

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WXXI News & AP) — A Rochester man accused of plotting to kill members of the U.S. military and others faces new charges that he tried to aid the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.

Mufid Elfgeeh, 30, was indicted by a federal grand jury on three counts of attempting to provide material support and resources to the group that has been designated by the U.S. as a foreign terrorist organization, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

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Government
4:42 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Future of Fracking Will Influence November Election for Governor

The issue of hydro fracking played a role in the recent Democratic primary for governor in New York, and those who oppose the gas drilling process hope it will influence the general election, as well.

Governor Cuomo, once on a fast track to begin the natural gas drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing in New York, has put his decision on hold while his admisntration is conducting a health review that began two years ago. Cuomo, asked about the future of fracking in the state one day after the Democratic primary, said he’s still reserving judgment.

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Arts & Culture
4:07 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Connections: Women in Journalism; Teddy Roosevelt Documentary

We start the hour with a look at how women in journalism have seen their opportunities and contributions change for the better. But in some ways, not enough has changed. Joining us is Leah Stacy (also editor-in-chief of 585), creator of a new documentary-sytle performance for the upcoming Fringe Festival and acting professor Shawnda Urie.

Then we talk to Matt Ryan, managing editor of "New York Now", and filmmaker behind the new documentary about Teddy Roosevelt's installation as president called "Nine Long Days". It’s a companion doc to the Ken Burns production, "The Roosevelts", and it airs this Saturday at 6 p.m. on WXXI-TV. The documentary focuses on the assassination of McKinley and the rise of Roosevelt.

Connections
3:57 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Connections: Parental Punishment

We look at corporal punishment in light of the Adrian Peterson case. What is appropriate and what is not? What do the studies show about long-term impact? We discuss this with our panel: 

  • Deb Rosen, director of children and family services, Child Protective Services
  • Mary Whittier, Executive Director of Bivona Child Advocacy Center
WXXI Local Stories
2:50 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Fatal Canandaigua Race Track Incident To Be Presented To A Grand Jury

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(WXXI News & ESPN) The investigation involving the death of a race car driver in Canandaigua last month is now headed to a grand jury. That word today from Ontario County District Attorney Mike Tantillo.

He issued a statement saying that over the last several weeks he has reviewed the circumstances of the incident with the Ontario County Sheriff’s Department.

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Government
2:35 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

EPA Rejects Cuomo Plan for Thruway Bridge Loan

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The federal environmental protection agency has rejected a plan by Governor Cuomo to raid the state’s  clean water fund to help pay for the New York Thruway’s Tappan Zee Bridge replacement.

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Education
2:31 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Charter School Advocates Suing the State

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An advocacy group for charter schools is supporting a lawsuit against the state, arguing charter schools are getting short-changed.

Kyle Rosenkrans is interim president of the group Northeast Charter Schools Network. 

He says the suit was filed by four families in Buffalo and one family in Rochester, but is on behalf of 107-thousand charter school children and another 50-thousand children on waiting lists. 

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WXXI Local Stories
12:05 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Mourners Pay Tribute To Larry & Jane Glazer

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About 2,000 people  packed Temple B’rith Kodesh in Brighton on Tuesday to say goodbye to Larry and Jane Glazer.  The well-known developer and his entrepreneur wife died when their small plane crashed off the coast of Jamaica on September 5.

The memorial service included eulogies by two of the couple’s children as well as Jane Glazer’s brother and a childhood friend of Larry Glazer.

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