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There are Memorial Day parades around our area Sunday and Monday.

Sunday, Irondequoit holds its parade at 3pm. It begins at Irondequoit High School on Cooper Road, goes to Titus Avenue and ends at the town hall.

On Monday there are parades in several communities including Fairport, Greece , Honeoye Falls, Mendon, Pittsford , Scottsville, and Webster.

The largest parade is in Rochester, It steps off at 10:30  Monday morning at East Avenue and Scio Street, and proceeds down East Ave to Main Street, and ends at Plymouth Avenue.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Some New York lawmakers want to mandate that complaints about possible abuse or neglect of disabled or mentally ill people in state care be made first to 911 and local prosecutors.

Currently, such complaints are routed directly to New York's Justice Center, the agency set up three years ago to protect the more than 1 million people in state care.

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WILMINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — A community group is addressing what it calls a "poop problem" in the Adirondacks by providing portable toilets at popular trailheads in the High Peaks region.

The Ausable River Association says it has been organizing the placement of porta-potties along the river for six years to address "the persistent problem of human waste disposal."

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state may soon begin tracking the number of nonfatal heroin and opioid overdoses.

The state Senate and Assembly agreed on legislation this week that will require the state's Department of Health to keep a record of how many people survive an overdose to get a more complete picture of the state's drug epidemic.

The bill now awaits action by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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The historic Dentzel Carousel is open for the season at Ontario Beach Park in Charlotte.

It’s the carousel’s 111th continuous season. 

The carousel also opens up without one of the panels which had brought protests from various members of the community, because of  the depiction of two African-American children which a number of people said was offensive and a throwback to so-called ‘pickaninny’ illustrations, which featured derogatory caricatures of black children.

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If you’re planning to fly out of the Greater Rochester International Airport this summer, expect the usual additional number of passengers, but not the kind of hours-long wait times you may have heard about at major metropolitan areas around the country.

That according to Airport Director Mike Giardino, who says July and August are the busiest times of the year for the local airport, with an additional 30,000 passengers each month.

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First hour: Honor Flight Rochester

Second hour: Independent Minds: At War in the Pacific

Weekend Connections is a collection of some of the most noteworthy moments from the week on Connections with Evan Dawson. This episode includes conversations about:

Should STEM become STEAM? We look at the growing movement to add arts to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

Supporters say that adding arts allows students to incorporate creativity and critical thinking, not just rote memorization. Opponents say this is a distraction, and the United States needs even more emphasis on STEM.

Our panel explores the impact of turning STEM into STEAM:

  • Dr. Hitomi Mukaibo, assistant professor of chemical engineering at the University of Rochester
  • Katie Maley, art teacher at Brighton High School
  • Laura Arnold, physics teacher at Brighton High School
  • Ben McLauchlin, 2014 Brighton High School graduate and currently a sophomore at SUNY Binghamton

After focusing recently on single mothers, we turn our attention to young children in crisis. Our guests from the Crisis Nursery explain how they're keeping children safe when caregivers are in crisis -- poverty, no daycare, housing issues, no healthcare coverage.

The Crisis Nursery provides free, temporary childcare during family emergencies. The long-term goal is to prevent abuse, neglect, or homelessness. In other words: kids are in trouble, and the Crisis Nursery aims to prevent trauma, or make sure kids are not exposed to it. We examine its mission with:

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