In the News

Fighting for Government Accountability

Should Sheriff O’Flynn get a raise?

Story Highlights Should Sheriff Patrick O’Flynn get a pay raise? That’s the question a commission the Monroe County Legislature called to convene on Tuesday night will grapple with in coming weeks.

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GOP denies Democrats’ proposal for LDC panel

A Republican-led committee of Monroe County legislators on Monday killed a proposal from Democrats to set up a bipartisan panel of lawmakers to investigate the local development corporation scandal, potentially setting up

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Protecting Children

Short-staffed CPS lags on investigations

In an effort to spark reform of child protective services nationwide, Irondequoit grandfather John Geer is trying to get a the attention of President Donald Trump. Two years ago, Monroe

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Drawing the line on sex offenders

Len Douangtavilay, a Level 3 sex offender, once lived 200 feet from athletic fields used by Penfield youth. The discovery of this fact has prompted Penfield officials to propose residency

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County can’t restrict sex offenders

A ruling by New York state’s highest court on Tuesday effectively killed a local effort to bar high-risk sex offenders from living near places where large numbers of children gather

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Safeguarding the Environment

County lawmakers take step toward a climate plan

Climate change can be politically divisive, but in Monroe County it is bringing Republican and Democratic legislators together. County Executive Adam Bello and Legislator Justin Wilcox, two Democrats, along with

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Youth ask county for climate plan

In light of federal inaction on climate change, a group of Rochester-area young people is asking the County Legislature make Monroe County carbon neutral by 2050. The Rochester Youth Climate

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Dems Calling on Monroe County to Ban Fracking

Democrats in Monroe County Legislature along with several environmental activists are urging the county to pass legislation to ban hydraulic fracturing and related activities. Democrats are encouraged that one of

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Advocating for our Seniors

New life for MCH advisory board

At one time, the Monroe Community Hospital board was an active group that played a vital role for the facility. Its members advised staff on operations, advocated for the hospital,

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Fighting for Main Street

Senecas drop Henrietta casino idea

All bets are off for a Seneca casino in Henrietta — or anywhere else in Monroe County, at least for now. Seneca President Barry Snyder Jr. said as much in

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Standing up for Working Families