Monday, October 26, 2015

Events for week of Oct. 26

Posted By on Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 9:56 AM

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Ban the Cameras will hold a protest against Rochester’s red-light camera program at 4 p.m. today (Monday, October 26), at the intersection of Broad and West Main streets. The group will hand out literature and collect signatures for a petition.

Reviled by many in Rochester, the red-light camera program is criticized as an unfair burden on poor residents. Critics also question whether the program truly reduces accidents.

Green Party candidates for City Council, Alex White and Dorothy Paige, will join the protest. Both want the program eliminated and all past fees forgiven.

The Landmark Society of Western New York will announce its 2015 “Five to Revive” at 3 p.m. on Monday, October 26, at the Society’s headquarters, 133 S. Fitzhugh Street. Guests include Wayne Goodman, executive director of the Landmark Society; Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks; State Senator Joe Robach; and Rochester Deputy Mayor Leonard Redon.

Each year, the Society selects five historic properties in need of investment. The rehabilitation of these properties “can become catalytic projects for the neighborhoods and communities that surround them,” says a press release.

This year, the list includes sites in the City of Rochester, Cattaraugus County, Genesee Valley, and Western New York. BY CHRISTINE CARRIE FIEN

Two county executive debates
are coming up this week.

Voice of the Voter will hold its debate at WXXI’s studios, 280 State Street. The forum will be moderated by Connections host Evan Dawson, and will be broadcast live on AM 1370 and WXXI’s television channel. It’ll also be streamed on,, and Voice of the Voter is a collaboration between WXXI, the Democrat and Chronicle, 13 WHAM, and WDKX.

All three candidates for county executive are expected to participate: Democrat Sandy Frankel, Republican Cheryl Dinolfo, and Green Party candidate Rajesh Barnabas

And the Rochester Rotary Club will hold a debate at the Joseph Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center during a noon luncheon. Dinolfo and Frankel will participate. 

Ryne Raffaelle, Rochester Institute of Technology’s
vice president for research, and Stefan Preble, RIT associate professor of microsystems engineering, will talk about AIM Photonics at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27, at RIT's College of Science, Gosnell auditorium.

The Rochester Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers organized the event, which is titled “AIM Photonics: What Merging Photonics with Nanoelectronics Will Do.” BY JEREMY MOULE 

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