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Governor Bans Fracking in New York State, Citing Health and Environmental Risks
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Governor Bans Fracking in New York State, Citing Health and Environmental Risks

Posted  December 18, 2014  by  Staff

On Wednesday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's administration announced that hydraulic fracturing will be banned in New York State. The governor, who'd once been prepared to adopt the practice to revive struggling economies, determined that there were too many health risks for fracking to move forward in the state. [...]

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Rochester-Area Economic Development Projects Receive $80.7 Million in State Funding
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Rochester-Area Economic Development Projects Receive $80.7 Million in State Funding

Posted  December 17, 2014  by  Staff

The Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council has been awarded $80.7 million as one of the region's receiving top performer awards from a state-led initiative that challenges areas across the state to create strategic plans for economic growth. [...]

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Music School Students Collect 769 Pounds of Food for Holiday Drive
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Music School Students Collect 769 Pounds of Food for Holiday Drive

Posted  December 15, 2014  by  Staff

The Rochester Academy of Music & Arts took in donations amounting to 679 pounds of food during its November food drive for Foodlink, the music school announced Dec. 8. The school also made a cash donation to the nonprofit. [...]

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Rebuild NY Now Campaign Raises Support in Rochester
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Rebuild NY Now Campaign Raises Support in Rochester

Posted  December 11, 2014  by  Renee

The Rebuild NY Now campaign, which aims to raise awareness about the state's failing infrastructure and actively lobby for more state funding to be allocated to the construction of safe roads, bridges, and public buildings (like schools and hospitals), recently came to Rochester during its second statewide tour. [...]

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Cold and Snow Can't Stop Rochester Runners
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Cold and Snow Can't Stop Rochester Runners

Posted  December 08, 2014  by  Staff

Not only do die-hard Rochester runners continue to run outdoors over the winter -- they continue to race, as well. The 36th annual Freezeroo race series kicks off this weekend with the Don Curran Memorial 5k on Saturday December 6, encouraging runners to stick to their outdoor routines despite the cold. [...]

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New Strategic Plan Expected to Place RIT Among Top Schools
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New Strategic Plan Expected to Place RIT Among Top Schools

Posted  December 05, 2014  by  Staff

Rochester Institute of Technology is on its way to becoming a greater presence in the Rochester community, after introducing a new strategic plan for growth over the next 10 years. The plan, called "Greatness Through Difference," aims to make the university more visible on both a national and international scale through a number of different initiatives. [...]

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The Graying of Black Friday: How Online Shopping is Hurting the Biggest Shopping Day of the Year
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The Graying of Black Friday: How Online Shopping is Hurting the Biggest Shopping Day of the Year

Posted  November 26, 2014  by  Staff

Black Friday may not be the peak shopping day it once was, and it's all thanks to online shopping. Many stores are opening earlier than ever this year, starting the holiday shopping frenzy on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. Best Buy, JCPenney and Toys R Us will open at 5 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, an hour earlier than Target, Sears, Kohl’s and Macy’s. [...]

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Landmark Society Honors Local Preservation Efforts
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Landmark Society Honors Local Preservation Efforts

Posted  November 25, 2014  by  Staff

On Sunday, November 16, the Landmark Society of Western New York honored some of these homeowners for their work in maintaining the Rochester area's historic architecture, often despite plenty of evidence suggesting they would be better off buying something newer. [...]

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Bausch and Lomb Unveils Second Largest Solar Array in Finger Lakes Region
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Bausch and Lomb Unveils Second Largest Solar Array in Finger Lakes Region

Posted  November 24, 2014  by  Staff

The Rochester Area has made big strides in green energy this year. The “Go Green with Michael Viggiani” event in June gathered the largest number of local businesses with green services and products to date, and just this week, local manufacturing giant Bausch + Lomb Inc. unveiled the massive new solar power array at its North Goodman Street manufacturing center. [...]

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Western NY Snow Emergency 'Not Over,' Officials Say
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Western NY Snow Emergency 'Not Over,' Officials Say

Posted  November 21, 2014  by  Staff

A lake-effect snowstorm impacting parts of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin has led to at least seven deaths in New York State alone as of Nov. 21, with some outlets reporting up to 10 fatalities. [...]

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