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Coming up on Connections: Wednesday, October 10

Oct 10, 2018

First hour: Should taxpayers pay for a new Buffalo Bills stadium?

Second hour: The Landmark Society's 2018 "Five to Revive"

A Buffalo News editorial is making the case for substantial taxpayer support for a new Buffalo Bills stadium. The editorial claims that this will be the price for Western New York to keep a professional football franchise. Our panels responds to the editorial and discusses what taxpayers should and should not do for the team. Our guests:

  • Scott Pitoniak, longtime Rochester sports columnist and author
  • Dennis O'Brien, longtime Buffalo Bills fan
  • Matt Warren, editor-in-chief of "Buffalo Rumblings"

Then in our second hour, the Landmark Society has announced its 2018 "Five to Revive" -- a list of five historic properties and locations in the region that are in need of investment. We're joined by members of the Landmark Society, who will discuss why these sites were chosen, what they see for their future, and how reviving historic sites can help rejuvenate parts of the community. We'll also get an update on the progress made with last year's selections. In studio:

  • Wayne Goodman, executive director of the Landmark Society
  • Caitlin Meives, preservation planner for the Landmark Society
  • Bob Seem, board member for Friends of Parrott Hall
  • Monica McCullough, Esq., Colgate Divinity School Neighborhood, founder of MM Development Advisors, and co-founder of NYWIRE (New York Women in Real Estate)