Most of the water in Lake Ontario has passed through all of the other Great Lakes - Ontario is at the end of the chain. It can't be the case that all pollutants now in Lake Ontario have entered the lake from it's minor tributaries and watershed. If Lake Erie has the highest concentration of microplastics, they should look at the content of microplastics in the Niagara River.
Since I ranted about this very same topic in your "Changing Channels" article from two weeks ago, I for one am very grateful and appreciative that you wrote this. Very informative...thank you!
Now we can add plastics to pharmaceuticals, invasive species, phosphorous, sewage, manmade toxins, and Climate Change to the challenges of the Great Lakes. But that’s probably not enough, there will be some who’ll want to add Fracking waste to wastewater treatment plants that empty into our Great Lakes. Hard to believe we could screw up the largest fresh water system in the world so quickly.
Rahsaan Roland Kirk played the Pythodd several times. Also, Big John Patton and Grant Green, And Buffalo's Johnny Lytle - plus a whole lot more greats.
The same fate befell the Blackhawk in San Francisco. Still a parking lot in the middle of the most congested city outside New York.
Gloria Winston not only loved near the Pythodd, she was also worked there as a bartender before the Pythodd closed its doors.
WARNING TO ALL PARENTS: Common Core is an untested curriculum being driven by the Obama Education department into all states - the reason students did not do well and why teachers are rebelling is simple, this new standard has been poorly developed, it does focus way too much time on testing and data gathering. One of the basics to this training strategies is to overly frustrate students with material they cannot figure out on their own. Kindergarteners are being ask to develop on their own educational concepts they are not ready (mature enough) to handle. The state/federal government is mandating both the curriculum and classroom techniques under threat of firing teachers if they object or attempt to inform parents what is being required. The Core Curriculum is just another way this administration is trying to overwhelm all of us and take control of (in this case) what our children are learning ........ PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO UNDERSTAND WHAT "COMMON CORE" IS AND HOW IT IS AFFECTING YOUR CHILDREN. YOU CAN SIGN A PETITION TO STOP THIS INSANITY AT www.fixnyschools.com
We now know why Willa Powell made such a big deal out of having her kids skip the test. She had an inkling that the results would be a disaster Maybe it's time that Willa Powell "opted out" of the Board of Education. Clearly, she doesn't have any answers for the community.
A simple, straight-forward endorsement of Warren by City Newspaper would be more professional and honest than this less-than-subtle attempt to slime Richards by portraying the RTA endorsement as nothing more than a desperate attempt at "self-preservation”. Similarly, such "innocent" questions as, "If people believe that Warren's pro-charter stand jeopardizes their livelihood, could that swing them to Richards?" is slanted "journalism" of the lowest kind.
These lakes provide drinking water for several hundred thousand people... WHY ON EARTH would any one even PROPOSE drilling or hydrofracking around such an area? I hope this is stopped in its tracks.
"Warren has made a point of saying that the system is broken and that it has resisted reform. She is a strong supporter of charter schools. "
I hope she read the article about how charters have higher suspension rates. If she allows RCSD schools to behave similarly, then maybe we can have a discussion of equivalency. Until then, maybe she should support those of us who are trying to work within the system to help those less fortunate and less supported become better scholars and citizens.
The system is only as broken as those who use it (by which I of course mean students and parents). It's not like the teachers in RCSD are any less educated or dedicated; quite the opposite. The difference is the students, parents and community we work in. If she - or any politician or citizen - wish to advocate reform, how about advocating reforms where they will do the most good.
It would seem to me that this is such a simple thing. Those currently developing the area's management plan know how the people feel. It would be so simple to just write very specific and very clear language in the plan to rule out all possibilities of drilling on or under the 7000 acres.
I have to wonder what strings are being pulled that could keep the language out of the plan. This is supposed to be about the environment...not hidden corporate interests.
The city had its opportunity to remain the owner of this land and remain in control of it. That time has passed.
I applaud every effort to keep these lakes free from development and especially gas and oil drilling.
Eff these people. I don't care what your stance is on abortion or whatever. There's NO excuse for making my 3 year old see a giant picture with a dead baby on it. They should all be ashamed of themselves. By all means, protest and stand up for your beliefs, but be civil about it and stop tying to traumatize people not involved in your little war.
Hey there, Jeremy. You wrote, "In Monroe County, the active stations are concentrated in the east-side communities and the City of Rochester."
Used to be the west side had one of the most robust community access channels operated and programmed entirely by a team of volunteers: talk shows, news, school and sports events, even live election night coverage. Now, the west-side station (Greece, Gates, Chili) lays virtually dormant after the town governments and school districts colluded to "take over" the stations a few years ago, with promises of giving high school students the opportunity to run the station and create programming, Quite a loss to west-side residents and a waste of what used to be a "public access" channel.
We are losing a gem! Tim's advocacy, by simply being himself, is profound. His work with educators and students is tireless. Tim hit the nail on the head with so many of his insights about the RCSD but I was especially appreciative of his frank commets to business leaders who complain about the broken system. "If the district is that bad, and you know all of these schools around it are so much better, why not just disband the school district? Then all the kids who live in the city would have to be absorbed by the surrounding suburbs." Why not indeed?
Love you Tim. Best wishes in your new role. Hugs !
Please support these guys: http://greenlightnets.com/ There is already fiber in the Rochester area, but they're small, and moving slowly. It would be gratifying to see Time Warner at least take a hit, since the chance of them collapsing is slim.
It's not Time Warner that's blocking FIOS. That one is a legacy of an old deal between Frontier and Verizon.
Time Warner can do whatever they want because they got this City by the short hairs! How about writing an article about their monopoly and how they block Verizon FIOS from coming in? Or how they are going to have to change their business model to allowing the subscriber to choose what channels to pay for, in order to compete against the internet. DOWN WITH TIME WARNER!!!
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