Winded for a better energy source
Due to the United States’ mandate that states use a certain percentage of clean renewable sources, the U.S. wind power sector is in higher demand. Now Pictometry International Corporation, an aerial imaging company, has made an entrance into the Rochester and upstate market.
On Tuesday, Nov. 10, Greater Rochester Enterprise arranged for Pictometry Vice President for Utilities Matt Bailey to speak at Hyatt Regency Rochester building in Henrietta to discuss the growing wind power businesses.
Pictometry intends to sell aerial photo data to wind-powered companies, which can use third parties to estimate how much wind flow a given tract land can expect over a period of time. The steady amounts of wind in upstate New York regions have made it a popular location for wind-powered companies.
Kids pay respects to veterans
Five-hundred-seventy kindergarten to fifth-grade students of Greece Pine Brook Elementary School paid respects to veterans through music, dance and applause in a ceremony for Veterans Day.
More than 40 veterans from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard visited via Honors Flight. Honors Flight is a charitable national organization that provides all-expense-paid trips to Washington, D.C. for World War II. Students of Greece will be raising money for the organization throughout the school year.
School counselor Anne McAdam was both instrumental in organizing the ceremony and the school’s efforts to build a replica World War II Memorial Wall.
According to Honors Flight, 1,200 WWII veterans die each day, with the average age of veterans on the trip waiting list at 86.
‘Person First” legislation demands respect
The Center for Disability Rights is advocating for a new local bill called ‘The Person First Language Act,” which will require revised laws and county rules, as well as county-financed publications, that emphasizes individuals as people, not by their disability. The ‘Person First” legislation is a bipartisan effort.
The new bill, discussed by lawmakers on Tuesday, emerged in light of a County
Legislature chamber session in July, in which a legislator is recorded using the word ‘retard.” Twenty-six legislators were approached, but all have denied using the word.
Jerome Nathaniel is a member of the class of 2011.
Information compiled from the Democrat ‘ Chronicle.