A letter to our readers

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Can City Hall help fix the school district?

What is City Hall's role in the education of Rochester's students? That was the question Warren put to community leaders who packed the City Hall atrium yesterday.


Cuomo blazes up pot legalization talk

For his first two terms, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s position on legal pot has moved from outright opposition to support for a tight-fisted medical cannabis program. But now, heading into his third term, he’s openly embracing legal pot for adults.


Interview: Reenah Golden on equity in arts funding

Reenah Golden, artist and owner of The Avenue Blackbox Theatre, says that the cultural demographics of the city are not properly considered in arts funding discussions.


UR names Sarah Mangelsdorf as president

The University of Rochester announced this morning that it has chosen Sarah Mangelsdorf, currently the provost at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, as its new president. She'll take office in the summer of 2019, becoming the UR's first woman president.


Frederick Douglass statue damaged; police arrest two

Rochester police have charged two men with criminal mischief for allegedly damaging a statue of Frederick Douglass early Sunday morning. The 6-foot, 7-inch statue, which was at the corner of Alexander and Tracy Streets, is one of 13 statues of Douglass that have been placed around the city during the celebration of the 200th anniversary of Douglass's birth.


Rochester artists, arts groups discuss funding options

Is there a way to provide ongoing funding for Rochester’s vibrant, diverse arts community? Local artists, arts organizations, and their supporters have been discussing that question for decades, and this year, it has begun to surface again.


Rochester civil rights leader Connie Mitchell dies

An iconic figure in Rochester’s political and civil rights movement has died. Constance Mitchell was 90 years old. “Connie” as she was best known, was the first woman and the first African-American woman elected in Monroe County.


Rochester parents: we'd be more engaged, if we could

At a forum on the problems of the Rochester school district last night, parents discussed a wide range of issues, from the need to understand parents' own challenges to the importance of the city-operated recreation centers. The event was the first of three forums that Mayor Lovely Warren is holding in the wake of Distinguished Educator Jaime Aquino's stinging report assessment of the district.



Monthly Talking Circle @ Irondequoit Library

Monthly Talking Circle @ Irondequoit Library

Community Forum of Education to Discuss the Superintendent Search Process @ RCSD Central Office

The Rochester Board of Education will conduct a special meeting that all...

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