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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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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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Rochester and Other Western NY Cities See Sharp Decline in Bankruptcy Filings
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Rochester and Other Western NY Cities See Sharp Decline in Bankruptcy Filings

Posted  November 19, 2014  by  Staff

As the snow and temperatures begin to fall in Rochester and Western New York, so do the number of bankruptcy filings. While research indicates that one in every 70 households in the U.S. files for bankruptcy, the Western New York region is experiencing a decrease in filings. [...]

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Renowned U of R Professor Esther Conwell Fatally Struck by Car
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Renowned U of R Professor Esther Conwell Fatally Struck by Car

Posted  November 18, 2014  by  Staff

A highly regarded University of Rochester Chemistry professor died Sunday of her injuries as the result of an accident. According to TWC News, 92-year-old Esther Conwell was walking down Pelham Road in the Rochester, NY suburb of Brighton at around 3pm when she was struck by a car. [...]

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Pittsford Mendon High School Wins Cross Country Title
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Pittsford Mendon High School Wins Cross Country Title

Posted  November 18, 2014  by  Staff

America is truly a nation of sport lovers, many of whom especially enjoy high school athletics. High school sports have always been an essential part of the fabric of American society, with over five million student athletes participating in any school year. However, the runners on one Upstate New York cross country team are ahead of the pack. [...]

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U of R Alumnus Creates App That Helps Users Find Parking Spots
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U of R Alumnus Creates App That Helps Users Find Parking Spots

Posted  November 13, 2014  by  Staff

Finding a good parking spot in the city is a lot like finding a needle in a haystack. Luckily, you can now use the appropriately titled Haystack app to find a spot when you need to. The idea for it came to Eric Meyer, a University of Rochester alumnus, at the tail end of 2013 when he finally got fed up with the limited parking available in his Baltimore neighborhood. [...]

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Picture of Susan B. Anthony's Grave Goes Viral After Election Day
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Picture of Susan B. Anthony's Grave Goes Viral After Election Day

Posted  November 10, 2014  by  Staff

The city of Rochester NY is known for many things: unique cuisine, infamous weather, several renowned universities, and its fast-growing minority population. Less commonly discussed, however, is the area's connection to a number of the United States' most famous historical events, including the abolitionist and women's suffrage movements. For example, Rochester was the home of Susan B. Anthony, the famous activist who dedicated her life to a variety of important causes throughout the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. Today, her legacy lives on through a permanent exhibit at the Susan B. Anthony House, located at her former home at 17 Madison Street, and at her grave in Mount Hope Cemetery. [...]

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Vehicle Flees Scene After Hitting World Cycling Champion
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Vehicle Flees Scene After Hitting World Cycling Champion

Posted  November 10, 2014  by  Renee

Riding a bicycle may be a great way to improve health, save on transportation costs and reduce a person's carbon footprint, but it comes with its fair share of risks as well. This past Friday, world class cycling champion Macey Stewart suffered injuries after being hit by a car in the middle of a training ride, reported Yahoo! News. As if being hit by a car wasn't bad enough, the driver also fled the scene after the running into the cyclist. [...]

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Rochester Company Receives Energy Department Funding for Solar Technology Development
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Rochester Company Receives Energy Department Funding for Solar Technology Development

Posted  November 05, 2014  by  Staff

A Rochester company has been awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding to develop solar technology. Intrinsiq Materials Inc., a nanotechnology leader in printable electronic ink, has been awarded $450,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative. [...]

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3 Year-Old Pedestrian Killed in Halloween Car Crash
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3 Year-Old Pedestrian Killed in Halloween Car Crash

Posted  November 03, 2014  by  Staff

Two young pedestrians in Greece NY were hit by a vehicle on Halloween night. Tayvier Granderson, age 3, and Nicole Moore, age 16, were crossing Latta Road when a minivan heading westbound on the two-lane road hit both of them just after 9:40PM. The accident scene is approximately a half-mile east of Dewey Avenue in the town of Greece, a suburb of Rochester. [...]

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