Monday, September 12, 2016

Week ahead: Events for the week of Monday, September 12

Posted By on Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 10:45 AM

The seven-member Rochester Joint Schools Construction Board meets at 4:30 today (Monday, September 12). During the meeting, the board will re-take a vote on whether to include a Project Labor Agreement in the second phase of a hugely expensive overhaul of buildings in the city school district.

The board previously voted against the PLA 4 to 3.

The re-vote is the result of a ruling by State Supreme Court Justice John Ark on a lawsuit filed by the building trades, who want the PLA, against the construction board.

Ark says that board members must publicly explain their votes this time. The meeting will be held at 1776 North Clinton Avenue. BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO

Polls are open from noon to 9 p.m. on Tuesday for the various primary races in Monroe County. To find your polling place and view your registration status:

Only Democrats can vote in the Democratic primaries, and only Republicans can vote in the Republican primaries.

In the 138th Assembly District, sitting Assembly member Harry Bronson and challenger Rachel Barnhart, a former television news reporter and anchor, face off in a Democratic primary. There’s also a Republican primary between party-backed candidate Bob Zinck and challenger Peter Vazquez.

The suicide of incumbent Bill Nojay last week complicates the Republican primary in the 133rd Assembly District. Nojay faced a challenge from Honeoye Falls Mayor Rick Milne. Because Nojay’s death occurred so close to the election, the ballots can’t be altered. If he wins, Republican leaders from the three counties in the district – Monroe, Livingston, and Steuben – will have only a few days to pick a replacement for the general election.

Republicans in the 54th Senate District have a handful of candidates to pick from: businessman Floyd Rayburn, Canandaigua Supervisor Pam Helming, Lyons Supervisor Brian Manktelow, retired police officer Jon Ritter, and former State Assembly member Sean Hanna. The district covers Wayne, Cayuga, and Seneca Counties, part of Ontario County, and the Town of Webster. BY JEREMY MOULE

The waiting list for Section 8 housing is open for the first time in 10 years. It will stay open until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, September 26

Applications can only be submitted through the Rochester Housing Authority’s website: If you are unable to access the site, you can get help by calling the RHA’s Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List call center: 697-6114 or email,

Three-thousand people will be randomly chosen for the waiting list once the application process is finished. BY CHRISTINE CARRIE FIEN

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