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Assassins, flames, and hats: the history behind Rochester’s Liberty Pole

Rochester’s Liberty Pole is more than a piece of art downtown. It has a long — and surprising — history.

Also: One of the consequences of COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns is that many first-graders have never experienced a normal school year.

Educators say that has taken a toll on their academic and emotional growth.

Veronica Volk is a senior editor and producer for WXXI News.