Public transport was one of many topics discussed at the Ida Benderson Seniors Action group forum where seniors addressed their needs. Drucilla Adams has a tough time walking up hills and has been affected by a change in bus routes.
“When there’s no bus, I can’t get there unless someone picks me up. I’m concerned because I know it’s a university section but we still are in the area and we still need some transportation on the weekends. I don’t go anywhere on weekends; I’m like in jail.”
Listeners on the fringes or weak spots of WAER's broadcast signal probably noticed a big change in recent days... they can actually hear us again! The station recently installed a new transmitter that brings our signal to it's FCC licensed 50,000 watts. As radio equipment goes, WAER's old transmitter could no longer do the job, and was running at low power for months.
A vacant, boarded-up mansion that held a gloomy presence over the corner of East Genesee and Westcott streets for years now shines as an example of historic preservation. The exterior of the former Babcock-Shattuck house is all but finished, and work has shifted inside. Plumbing, electrical, and heating and cooling are mostly installed, and framing is ready for drywall. The Queen Anne-style house was built in 1895, and is on the National Register of Historic Places.