Please visit our Black River Watershed Conference page for additional webinars being presented in May and June as part of our Watershed Wednesday Webinar series!
Technical Solutions and Things to Consider for Broadband Expansion
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time
David Wolf, Development Authority of the North Country, discussing technological options and solutions in broadband expansion efforts.
Regulating Short-term Rentals
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 7:00 pm Eastern Time
The advent of the share economy and its concomitant innovation has presented numerous regulatory challenges for all levels of government. Legislation and regulation typically lag far behind technological and societal development, often resulting in reactionary policies to address new challenges and opportunities. Short-term rentals are a prime example. We have seen the explosion in popularity of individual homeowners or investors utilizing popular websites to rent out rooms, single-family homes, and apartment units for short periods of time, often resulting in significant income to the property owners. This change often results in impacts to neighboring property owners and the community at large. Many local codes have not kept pace with these developments. Charles Malcomb and Alicia Legland, both of Hodgson Russ, LLP, will discuss these short-term rentals, the efforts to regulate them, case law interpreting such efforts, and tips on fashioning regulation.
A Well-Perfected Organization: The Underground Railroad in Oneida County, NY
Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 7:00 pm Eastern Time
The panelists, including Judith Wellman, Historian, and Jan DeAmicis, Mary Hayes Gordon, Deirdre Sinnott, all members, Oneida County Feedom Trail Commission, will provide an overview of their current survey of UGRR sites, abolition, and life in Oneida County while tying in their current work to answer key questions in their research: Did the UGRR have tunnels? Was the UGRR a secret movement? Did everyone who left slavery on the UGRR go to Canada? Did only people of European descent keep stations on the UGRR? Did only men travel and work on the UGRR? The panelists will also highlight important women on the UGRR.