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Primary Election – September 10, 2015

If you are eligible to vote in the September 10, 2015 Primary Election and will require an absentee ballot, the Board of Elections office will be open Sat. Sept. 5th from 8am-1pm for applications and ballot voting.  The County Office Building will be closed Monday, Sept. 7th in observance of Labor Day.

Visit the absentee voter page: for more detailed information and printable applications.

Click Here for the online voter application.

Olympics in Rio: Will it cause trouble?



Olympics in Rio is perfect when you have seriously dangerous viruses in the water that swimmers have to swim in, right? Sounds great.

The reasoning to have the Olympics in Rio is beyond me and it confuses me that they would have it in an area that lacks in hotels for the amount of people that the Olympics bring in and in an area which can cause athletes serious illness.

But hey, I’m not a part of the committee. Lol

On Tuesday the Olympic organizers promised that they would do testing in the water that the Olympic swimmers have to race in.

“The viral tests, we will do and we will repeat this because the most important (thing) for us is the health of the athletes,” Nuzman said in an interview in London. “We are working with our medical department and looking for this.”

I mean if the health of the athletes was the most important thing then why have it in a place with infected water.

Each time the Olympics comes around it is a hard time because searching for a venue is difficult. You need a host where there is enough space for tourists and spectators. Also, the Olympics not only makes the city money but also puts them in debt.

The Olympics in Rio is becoming an elongated process each and every day.

These tests come after a German Sailor fell really ill after sailing in the Rio waters for a pre-Olympic test.

All we can do is hope they get this problem solved so we can enjoy the Olympics on TV and for the sake of the athletes’ health!


Written by Sedria Thomas

Buffalo Bills Release Fred Jackson



On Monday, the Buffalo Bills took to the field to practice but one impacting component was missing. That impacting component was Veteran Running Back, Fred Jackson.

Fred Jackson, 34 was dismissed over the weekend by the Bills.

He was the longest tenured player on the roster and the franchise’s 3rd leading rusher.

It’s so weird seeing the Bills playing without Jackson because less than two weeks ago I sat in on an interview with Jackson with ESPN Rochester 95.7.

He is such a humble individual who doesn’t want to give up football quite yet and was working hard to recover from his common and painful injuries. In the interview Dan Borrello asked him does he see himself in any other jersey after he is done. Jackson replied “I don’t know.”

Even he couldn’t predict that he was going to be cut and his last time wearing a Bills jersey would be in Training Camp.

Here’s a little background information on Fred Jackson:

  • Birthday: February 20th,1981
  • Hometown: Fort Worth Texas
  • College: Coe College
  • Played indoor football when he was told he was too small for the NFL
  • Joined the Bills in 2006 as a free agent
  • Consensus All-American (2002)
  • United Indoor Football co-MVP (2005)
  • NFL All Purpose Yards leader (2009)
  • First player in NFL history to compile 1,000 rushing and 1,000 kickoff return yards in a season (2009)
  • 2010 Bills Walter Payton “Man of the Year” award
  • 2× NFL Ground Player of the Week
  • Ranked #83 in the Top 100 Players of 2012

With his release Doug Whaley stated, “He’s been the heart and soul of the Buffalo Bills for a long time. He’s a tremendous person not only on the field but what him and his family have done in the community.”

We wish Fred Jackson a sad goodbye and success in his future.


Written by Sedria Thomas

Back To School


 So by now you have started college classes again, unless you’re one of the few lucky individuals who don’t start for two more weeks.

You have been settled in for a few days but now it’s time to be serious and put your professional hat on. Decorating your room and meeting new friends was your initial enjoyment but now you have to plan for the rest of your college tenure.

One important thing to remember, if you are a first year student, is that you are on your own! You are now considered a young adult and are currently making decisions which can affect you in the long run.

Make sure you attend all your classes especially in the first week because this is the time when your professor goes over the syllabus and the semester in all. This will give you an idea of what each class is about and whether or not it is useful.

If you are not happy with a class make sure that you know your colleges’ add/drop dates so you will not have a withdrawal on your transcript.

If you need help staying organized with homework and assignments that are due in different classes the best idea would be to make an assignment calendar. You can find a default layout on Excel. All you need to do is make three columns and label them: Class, Assignment and Due Date. Then fill them in with all your classes and organize them by their date and hang it up in your dorm so you are never behind in any class.

The assignment calendar helped me maintain a very high GPA because organization is the key to success.

Another great thing to do is set goals for yourself. Tell yourself that you will obtain a certain GPA or make Deans List so you have something to work for.

College is about making decisions for your future but also don’t forget to enjoy your new friends and the experience of being on your own.



Written by Sedria Thomas

Fetty Wap- 679 Violin Remix

I admire people who can take something they love and turn it into something so amazing. Music effects everyone in different ways. I stumbled upon this video and it just made me wish I played an instrument. Well, I “played” the saxophone at one point in time, just wish I stuck to it.
This young man put together a short piece. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did and if not that’s okay. Text in, post on our Facebook page, or tweet us your thoughts! I look forward to hearing from you.

Got ‘Em – Arrest made on Deadly Mass Shooting in Rochester

Thursday evening news conference, Rochester Police Chief Michael Ciminelli announced one suspect has been arrested and is in police custody.

Three people were killed and four injured on August 19 when at least one punk (I know I should have said person) started shooting into a crowd of people who were leaving a late-night basketball game.

Raekwon Manigault, 19, Jonah Barley, 17, and Johnny Johnson, 25, were all killed in the shootings. The vehicle used in the drive-by shooting, along with one of the firearms used, have been recovered by police. Chief Ciminelli did not specify what type of firearm had been recovered by police.

(There must have been 50 rounds on the ground that night so how about I made an AK guess)

Suspect is in custody but name withheld at this time