Cuomo signs antibullying legislation
Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed the state’s new law aimed to prevent so-called cyber bullying. Under the law, persons convicted of offenses against the law would be subject to a thousand dollar fine or a possible one year in jail for engaging in bullying over the internet. Although there are already local laws dealing with the issue on the books in various communities across the state, the new law will require school districts across the state to establish plans for dealing with cyber bullying and grant prosecutors statewide new tools to pursue bullies. The law will go into effect one year from this month.
Blistering weather set to break records
2012 is shaping up to be the hottest year in over 100 years in the area. The Rochester area has experienced average temperatures during the first six months of the year that are almost one degree warmer than the next warmest year on record, which was 1921. Nationwide, temperatures were 4.5 degrees higher than average and 1.5 degrees higher than 2006, the last year that broke records for heat. Meteorologist say that the jet stream has stayed in the far north this year which has allowed warm temperatures to persist and has also held off much needed rain in the area.
Fair weather today with clear skies and a high of 75. Tonight, clear and cool with a low around 60.