Tag: Gabriel Pietrorazio

What happens when frontline workers become unemployed during a pandemic?

Nursing home workers put in tough spot after lenghty stay on unemployment during Coronavirus Pandemic

The pandemic has crippled the economy and working eligible labor forces across the nation, especially here in New York, which has accrued a 12.9-percent unemployment rate statewide according to the state's Department of Labor latest report from August. Bill Corino is just ... MORE
Fight to protect ancestral lands continues for Indigenous people

Senecas mobilize rally against Horseshoe Solar

Five-hundred twenty-eight years ago Christopher Columbus set foot upon the Americas, and Indigenous peoples are still fighting to protect their ancestral lands and burial sites of significance just like the Seneca Nation at the boundary between Rush and Caledonia in Livingston County ... MORE
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Perspective around White House as President Trump battles COVID-19 at Walter Reed

Perspective around White House as President Trump battles COVID-19 at Walter Reed

A Tibetan Trump Supporter: Bridging a Language Barrier, Protesting a Pandemic As President Donald Trump drove around alongside the U.S. Secret Service to greet visitors who stood outside of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, some still awaited ... MORE
EXCLUSIVE: AG's probe into Elm Manor nursing home still active despite investigator's apparent retirement

EXCLUSIVE: AG’s probe into Elm Manor nursing home still active despite investigator’s apparent retirement

Last Tuesday, Jen Sims received an unexpected call from a familiar voice: Art Vasile, an investigator with the Office of the Attorney General who’s stationed out of the Rochester regional office, or formerly at least. “He wanted to assure me that he ... MORE
FOIL request on nursing homes in Ontario County fulfilled after 87 days

FOIL request on nursing homes in Ontario County fulfilled after 87 days

Eighty-seven days have passed, and our Freedom of Information Law request has finally been completed. FingerLakes1.com has received 171-pages worth of emails from the servers of the Ontario County Public Health office on Friday, September 25. RELATED: Still waiting for Ontario County ... MORE
‘LET FREEDOM SING’: Looking at DC march after Daniel Prude protests in Rochester

‘LET FREEDOM SING’: Protests in big, small US cities highlights calls for systemic change

It was Labor Day. Typically a time of leisure, marking the end of the summer. However, this year it was filled with effort and hard work in Washington D.C. on the outskirts of Black Lives Matter Plaza. A black chained fence hugs ... MORE
Personnel changes reported at Elm Manor after investigative series

Personnel changes reported at Elm Manor after investigative series

Today the nursing industry is far from stable, especially here in New York State, but personnel shifts are bound to occur. Turnover has become commonplace inside nursing facilities with frontline workers still actively combatting the spread of COVID-19. This new trend now ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: How the current situation facing immigrants stacks up in the U.S. (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: How the current situation facing immigrants stacks up in the U.S. (podcast)

Ute Ritz-Deutch, the area coordinator for Amnesty International USA for New York state also sits on the steering committee for the Tompkins County Immigration Rights Coalition. Deutch, who hosts the Human Rights and Social Justice Program on WRFI Community Radio speaks about ... MORE
The genesis of The Linden Project

The genesis of The Linden Project

Marilyn Jimenez, a former Media and Society professor at Hobart and William Smith Colleges recently retired at the end of last academic year, and yet her contributions to Geneva are far from over. Jimenez, who lives on South Main Street has called ... MORE
UPDATE: Ontario County still hasn’t answered our FOIL request about Ontario Center, Elm Manor nursing homes

UPDATE: Ontario County still hasn’t answered our FOIL request about Ontario Center, Elm Manor nursing homes

Thirty-eight business days have passed since FingerLakes1.com filed a Freedom of Information Law request with Ontario County, which still has gone unanswered. The expansive FOIL request in size and scope seeks to gather email correspondences and other documents relating to the Ontario ... MORE
DEBRIEF REWIND:

DEBRIEF REWIND: Inside the prison oversight bill that awaits Cuomo’s signature (podcast)

After countless hours of planning and coordinating, the Correctional Association of New York’s policy finally passed during a special session on July 22nd. At the expansive session, Albany lawmakers addressed more than 100 other policies across a host of issues, including corrections ... MORE
Rising Panthers group publishes list of demands for HWS including end of contract with Sodexo, more resources for POC

Student group calls for sweeping reforms at HWS to address racism, including termination of Sodexo contract

The Rising Panthers promised a comprehensive list of demands for Hobart and William Smith Colleges to consider and delivered on that pledge before the start of the fall semester. Now, as the school year is set to officially begin in less than ... MORE
Professors at HWS say students have already been violating COVID protocols, putting campus at risk

Professors at HWS say students have already been violating COVID protocols, putting campus at risk

Classes haven’t even started yet but concerns over reopening Hobart and William Smith Colleges for this upcoming academic school year are spurring-up as current students are returning back to campus. On Saturday, a pair of professors aired their grievances online by sending ... MORE
Seneca Nation talks pandemic response, economic fallout of casino closures

DAILY DEBRIEF: Seneca Nation talks pandemic response, economic fallout of casino closures

It has been difficult to escape the economic and social fallout of the Coronavirus Pandemic. When the Seneca Nation learned about the Coronavirus, non-essential staff were sent home, and a COVID-19 task force was created. The Nation with its sprawling territories in ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Perspective on renaming island on Canandaigua Lake (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Perspective on renaming island on Canandaigua Lake (podcast)

Two brothers born and raised in Canandaigua speak about Haudenosaunee, also known as the Six Nations on their podcast with guests that openly include Indigenous voices and perspectives on the show about the history, folklore, politics, and culture of these peoples. Andrew ... MORE