Many undocumented farm laborers are in the country looking for real, hard work — and our agricultural system has come to crucially depend on them. Others, like Dolores Bustamante, have fled a dangerous situation. But undocumented immigrants face a lot of barriers, and it's creating a situation of isolation
Penfield town officials will have another year to figure out what to do about the former Shadow Pines golf course. The Town Board approved a measure last week that extends a moratorium on the property’s development through March 2018; the board passed the first moratorium last spring, and it expires this month.
Protestors filled the steps and sidewalk in front of downtown Rochester's Federal Building on Friday for a rally against recent deportation actions taken in the area. A string of speakers and immigrant rights activists from Metro Justice, Worker Justice Center of New York, and other organizations spoke on the importance of farm workers in the state's agriculture industry; how recently enacted federal policies will affect people; and the importance of solidarity among different communities.
Former Rochester Police Chief James Sheppard has boosted his lead in his effort to win the Monroe County Democratic Committee’s designation for mayor. Sheppard won two of the three Democratic committees that voted last night on the mayoral nomination: the 21st and 23rd legislative district committees.
In her first budget, Rochester schools Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams is trying to make do with more: more money and more teachers. Deane-Williams proposed a $791 million budget for the 2017-2018 school year, an increase of nearly $65 million over the current budget.
This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)
The rugged trails of Tryon Park and Irondequoit Bay Park West make them popular with hikers, trail runners, and mountain bikers – the latter in particular, since these are the only parks in Monroe County's system where off-road cycling is allowed. The two parks are close together, too, which means cyclists and runners often go back and forth between them.
SUNY Geneseo inched closer last week to a partnership with the Rochester school board and School 19, a K-8 school in southwest Rochester. It's a sign that the board is continuing to seek outside organizations to help turn around some of its most troubled schools.
Southern Appalachia isn’t the only region of the country where decent-paying jobs have all but disappeared and adults have lost hope.
Rochester schools Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams will present her proposed budget for the district’s 2017-2018 school year on Tuesday, March 28. The introductory presentation to the school board kicks off a lengthy review process and is expected to focus on closing an $80 million budget gap.
[UPDATED] SUNY Geneseo’s education school inched closer last night to a partnership with the Rochester school board and School 19. It’s a sign that the Rochester board is continuing to seek help from outside organizations to help turn around some of its most troubled schools.
In a presentation to the board, a team of district and SUNY Geneseo educators made a strong case for taking over the management of the low-performing school and revamping its current structure.