Regional Briefs – February 28, 2017

Jim Crow Art Removed From Carousel Becomes Exhibit

ROCHESTER – Racially insensitive artwork that was removed from a historic 1905 carousel a year ago is now part of an exhibit on battling racism, WHEC reported. One of the carousel’s 18 painted panels depicts two black children in a crude, exaggerated style.

Driver Crashes Into Side Of Upstate Building

COLONIE, N.Y. – A woman dropping her son off for physical therapy mistakenly accelerated Monday night, crashing into the side of the center, WTEN reported. The collapse caused a mirror to crash down on top of a group of children taking a workout class on the other side. No one was hurt.

Drivers to See Toads and Salamanders Earlier This Year

ALBANY – Drivers beware. The state expects an early migration season for frogs, toads and salamanders on the roads, The Associated Press reported. To save them from being roadkill, more than 300 do-gooders volunteer to help them cross safely. They’ve saved the lives of 8,500 amphibians since 2006.

Humpback Whale Found Dead Along Banks of NJ River

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – The carcass of a 35-foot humpback whale who washed up injured in Delaware Bay earlier this year was found Monday along the banks of a river in southern New Jersey, NJ.com reported. The whale weighed about 10 tons.

Cuomo Announces Women, Minority Business Expos

ALBANY – New York state will host six events to inform businesses owned by women and some minorities about state resources. The expos will take place between March 16 and June 22 in Mid-Hudson, New York City, Finger Lakes, North Country, Southern Tier and central New York.