EVENTS: ROCHOSCAR PARTY, BLACK HISTORY FAMILY DAY 19 FILM: “A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD,” “BEAUTIFUL CREATURES” 24 URBAN JOURNAL: OBAMA’S SECOND TERM 3 CROSSWORD 35 EASTMAN HORN CHOIR • CARAVAN OF THIEVES FEBRUARY 20-26, 2013 Free • • ALBERTO ALASKA • LOVE AND DEATH Greater Rochester’s Alternative Newsweekly • • Vol 42 No 24 MAGPIE • • AND MORE MUSIC, PAGE 12 News. Music. Life. That’s how we keep it new, kids.” MUSIC REVIEW, PAGE 13 The Boy Scouts, gays, and the culture war. NEWS, PAGE 6 State has plan for Hemlock, Canadice. NEWS, PAGE 5 Soup for you! Yummy Garden Hot Pot. RESTAURANT REVIEW, PAGE 11 Silver, water, photos, pollution. ART REVIEW, PAGE 18 POLITICS | BY JEREMY MOULE | PAGE 8 | ILLUSTRATION BY MATT DETURCK Rare political rancor in Pittsford The Village of Pittsford has mostly avoided dramatic political races. Candidates have generally kept to the issues and refrained from ad hominem attacks. In some cases, former opponents have even become allies But this year, the village elections — the mayoral race, in particular — have a different tenor. A proposed development at 75 Monroe Avenue, a prominent gateway into the village, is at the center of an unusually contentious election. Pittsford’s character is important to residents; that’s one of the main reasons people move to the village. It’s the potential impact of the Monroe Avenue proposal on the village’s prized historic character that makes the project controversial and, for many, unwelcome. That’s where the mayoral candidates come in. Longtime Mayor Bob Corby faces a challenge from Trustee Trip Pierson, and both candidates say they’d be the best choice to ensure that the village retains its character.