Monday, May 23, 2016

WEEK AHEAD: Events for the week of May 23

Posted By on Mon, May 23, 2016 at 9:57 AM

The New York Civil Liberties Union and the League of Women Voters will hold a voter education town hall meeting from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24. This meeting is for anyone who is confused about the voting process or wants to know more about the elections and is tired of the conflicting messages on social media. The event will be held at Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 North Fitzhugh Street.


Anti-war activists will hold a Memorial Day Peace Parade on Monday, May 30. The theme of this year’s parade is “Mourn all Victims of US Militarism, Home and Abroad” in recognition of all victims of militarized violence. The parade will start at 10 a.m., and participants are asked to meet at East Main and Scio streets. Information: Doug Noble at 442-3383.


Brockport voters will decide on Tuesday whether to dissolve their village. Polls are open from noon to 9 p.m.; village residents can find their polling places at http://www.monroecounty.gov/etc/voter/.

If voters approve dissolution, the Sweden town government will determine which of Brockport’s services it’ll take over and provide. But dissolution opponents and proponents say that the town is not likely to keep the village police department.

Dissolution opponents say that the village government is already set up and staffed to provide the services that Brockport needs, particularly police and code enforcement. But opponents says that the Town of Sweden and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office would serve the village just fine, and village residents would pay less in taxes.

Village voters rejected dissolution on 2010. BY JEREMY MOULE 


On Tuesday, May 24, Rochester, New York, and CWA 1170 will engage in another solidarity picket to support the ongoing Verizon strike. The unions are standing in support of 29,000 CWA & 10,000 IBEW workers who are still on strike from Virginia to Massachusetts.

The picket starts at 4 p.m. at 1150 Jefferson Road, Henrietta.


A celebration of the life of world-class trumpet player Paul Smoker will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, in Linehan Chapel at Nazareth College, 4245 East Avenue.  Locally, Smoker played mostly at the Bop Shop and Nazareth College, where he ran the Jazz Studies program. The celebration will include jazz performances. BY CHRISTINE CARRIE FIEN

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