Monday, March 11, 2013

WEEK AHEAD: Gun group to speak at Lej meeting, RCSD meetings, Skate Park design event

Posted By on Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Rochester Personal Defense, a local company that conducts firearms and self-defense training, set up a Facebook event encouraging people to attend this week’s Monroe County Legislature meeting to speak out against new state gun-control laws. As of Monday morning, 86 people have indicated they will attend.

The Legislature meets at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, at the County Office Building, 39 West Main Street. Jeremy Moule

Rochester schools Superintendent Bolgen Vargas will hold a Coffee and Conversation meeting at 7 a.m. on Thursday, March 14. Vargas will address questions from residents, students, and parents.

And at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Vargas and school board members will hold a working meeting to deliberate the final changes to the facilities modernization master plan.

Both meetings will be held at the district’s central office, 131 West Broad Street. Tim Louis Macaluso

The City of Rochester will hold a design meeting for a possible future skate park. The park, which would be located beneath the east side of the Frederick Douglass-Susan B. Anthony Memorial Bridge, would be for skateboarders and BMX riders.

A citizens group, Roc City Skatepark, has been advocating for a skate park for years. The city, which would ultimately own the park, has contracted for a $50,000 feasibility study for the project. The study should be finished this spring.

This week’s design meeting is at 6 p.m. at the School 12 atrium, 999 South Avenue. Information: 428-6866. Christine Carrie Fien

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