County exec race will be Dinolfo versus Bello

County exec race will be Dinolfo versus Bello

County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo has received the Republican Party's official backing for her reelection bid, and Democrats have designated County Clerk Adam Bello as their candidate against her. Both parties made the designations during their conventions Wednesday night, officially solidifying the match up that many in local politics and media have expected for a couple of years.

RTS is thinking about creating 'mobility zones'

As early as summer 2020, RTS could be providing public transit in some key suburban areas through smaller buses and more flexible routes. RTS has been working its way through Reimagine RTS, an effort to improve and modernize the Monroe County's public transit system.

Unlocking Alzheimer's blood-pressure connection

Last year, more than five million people in the US were living with Alzheimer's Disease, the most common form of dementia, and that number is expected to grow to 14 million by 2050. Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of adult deaths in the US, more than breast and prostate cancer combined.

Education... means emancipation

What would Frederick Douglass think now of the state of education in the city he loved? Seven Rochesterians – community leaders, students, and parents – offer their assessment and their advice.

Council schedules third forum on Police Accountability Board

City Council has set a date for the third, and last, public forum it will hold on its legislation to create a Police Accountability Board.The forum will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 21, in the City Hall Atrium.

Bello is running for county exec

Democrat Adam Bello announced Saturday morning that he's running for county executive.  But his candidacy  was hardly a secret by that point:  some  city and suburban Democratic Committees had already designated him as their exec candidate. It’s been rumored for months that Democrats were interested in fielding Bello, the current County Clerk and former Irondequoit Supervisor, to challenge Republican incumbent Cheryl Dinolfo this fall.

Student readiness has been overlooked, says RTA president Adam Urbanski

The state-imposed Distinguished Educator's report on the Rochester School District's problems has gotten praise from some quarters, but not from Rochester Teachers Association President Adam Urbanski. In an interview Friday morning, Urbanski said he has told school board members that they should take the report seriously.

Rochester school board approves Aquino response plan

The Rochester school board is meeting this afternoon to vote on a plan to improve district operations, in response to a critical report by state-appointed Distinguished Educator Jaime Aquino. The board has posted the plan on its website.

Bello candidacy may pay off for Dems

County Clerk Adam Bello is running for county executive, a development that'll shock hardly anyone following local politics. Bello has risen through the local Democratic party, serving on the staff of then-Assembly member Joe Morelle's, working as the top staff member at party headquarters, twice winning election to the Irondequoit town supervisor's job, and then getting appointed to serve as Monroe County clerk, a position voters subsequently elected him to.

Campaign targets statewide housing reforms

Last week, as temperatures in the Rochester area plunged below zero, the area's homeless shelters faced a problem they've had in the past: a problem of demand. When it's too cold to be outside for an extended period, the shelters see a surge of people seeking a place to stay.

Baxter, Doorley sum up opioid task force's first year

The Monroe County Heroin Task Force's first-year progress report was part statistical run-down of the multi-agency strike against opioids, part warning to drug dealers, and part plea for users to seek treatment. The task force is led by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, which has a special command post for the effort.

Police, community, and the gap in trust

City Council is considering major changes in the way Rochester handles civilian complaints about police conduct. Supporters and Council members say the changes could improve public trust in the police, which will help officers. How police will feel about the change is another matter.

RTS holding suburban 'mobility zone' sessions

Representatives from RTS and its consulting firm will hold a series of information sessions over the next two weeks on the transit agency's proposed Community Mobility Zones. The proposed zones, which are part of the agency's Reimagine RTS initiative, are suburban areas currently served by large buses on fixed routes.

Council continues study of Police Accountability Board

City Council expects to vote at its March 19 meeting on legislation to create a Police Accountability Board rather than in February, as first planned.Council President Loretta Scott says the vote has been delayed to allow additional public input.

Graduation rate in city schools continues slow, steady climb

The Rochester City School District's graduation rate for 2018 continued its trend of slowly inching upward, according to a State Education Department report yesterday.  The graduation rate for students who entered the district as freshmen in 2014 and graduated last June went up from 51.9 percent to 53.5 percent. When students who graduated last August are included, the district's graduation rate was 59.3 percent.

Weather delays forum on Police Accountability Board

City Council has postponed the third public forum on the proposed Police Accountability Board because of this week's bitter cold and high wind.The forum was to have been held Thursday, January 31.


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