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The National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls celebrated their 2017 Induction Weekend this past weekend. 10 women were inducted at a ceremony on the campus of New York State Chiropractic College on Saturday including athlete and actor Aimee Mullins.

In June, the We Exist Coalition of the Finger Lakes held a rally in support of transgender civil rights at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls. At the rally, transgender people from a variety of backgrounds shared their stories including Tabatha Elizabeth Emil. She’s a veteran and spoke of how she felt when the ban on transgender people serving in the military was lifted during the Obama administration.

Greg Cotterill / Finger Lakes Public Radio

David Shaw of The Finger Lakes Times has reported extensively on the controversial and often contentious issue of the Seneca Meadows Landfill. He joined us in studio to bring us an update.

David's previous reporting on the Seneca Meadows Landfill:

Proposed solid waste regulations would affect local landfills

Kelly Walker / Finger Lakes Public Radio 89.5 WEOS

 

A crowd gathered in Declaration Park at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls Saturday morning. It was a rally in support of transgender civil rights organized by the We Exist Coalition of the Finger Lakes.

 

New York State Assemblyman Harry Bronson led the crowd in a chant at the conclusion of over an hour of speakers sharing their own stories. They included transgender individuals of a variety of backgrounds and ages as well as the parent of a transgender child.

 

Demolition Begins at Women's Hall of Fame Site

May 30, 2017
Greg Cotterill, Finger Lakes Public Radio 89.5 WEOS

Demolition of the former Seneca Knitting Mill buildings in Seneca Falls begins today. The work will help clean up the future site of the National Women’s Hall of Fame. The main limestone building is being remodeled for the Hall of Fame, but collapsed brick buildings on both sides will be removed. The former office building to the east will be converted into a parking lot. The building on the west end will be removed to make a courtyard along the Cayuga-Seneca Canal. The goal is to have the first floor of the three story mill building open by the first quarter of next year.