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Better Business Bureau Warns Upstate New Yorkers About Phone Scams
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Better Business Bureau Warns Upstate New Yorkers About Phone Scams

Posted  April 16, 2015  by  Staff

The Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York is warning people about various phone scams going around, which seek to steal from victims by claiming to be from the IRS, foreign lotteries, Publishers Clearing House, and Microsoft. [...]

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Lilac Festival Organizers Announce Two New Events
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Lilac Festival Organizers Announce Two New Events

Posted  April 16, 2015  by  Staff

The Lilac Festival is the long-running and arguably most prominent festival, typically drawing more than 500,000 people over the course of 10 days. While it originally began in 1898 as a spontaneous gathering to admire the flowers that give it its name, the celebration has since developed into an artistic extravaganza, featuring live music and vendors offering everything from local wines to handcrafted leather bracelets. Now, festival organizers have announced that it is adding two new events to the festival line-up, significantly expanding the event's footprint. [...]

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University of Rochester Offers First Online Care Manager Education Course in the Country
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University of Rochester Offers First Online Care Manager Education Course in the Country

Posted  April 15, 2015  by  Staff

When people think of care managers, they often think about nurses and other staff members assigned to the care of senior citizens as they transition from home or hospital to assisted living facility. While many care managers work in that capacity, the field is actually much broader. Care managers advocate for patients during treatment and help them prioritize health care, as well as establish a healthy lifestyle. [...]

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Rochester Weather Improves In Time for National Walking Day!
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Rochester Weather Improves In Time for National Walking Day!

Posted  March 31, 2015  by  Staff

It's time to get moving! Wednesday, April 1, is the American Heart Association's 9th annual National Walking Day, in which the association encourages schools, workplaces, and entire communities to come together for a 30-minute walk. [...]

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Solar Panels to Power RIT Campus and Six Flags Amusement Park
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Solar Panels to Power RIT Campus and Six Flags Amusement Park

Posted  March 30, 2015  by  Staff

Solar panels are becoming the utility of choice for facilities across the country. With a one-time installation cost, solar panels are cost-efficient and environmentally-friendly, making them an ideal source of electricity for businesses that are otherwise not very "green." [...]

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More Than Anything, Rochesterians Want This When They Go Camping
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More Than Anything, Rochesterians Want This When They Go Camping

Posted  March 25, 2015  by  Staff

Going camping is one of the most-beloved activities in America. Indeed, few things compare to the experience of setting up a tent and campfire for a few days of roughing it in the wilderness. Why, then, is one of the most-desired camping amenities free access to WiFi? [...]

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Schumer Urges DOT to Make Crude Oil Less Volatile for Train Transport
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Schumer Urges DOT to Make Crude Oil Less Volatile for Train Transport

Posted  March 18, 2015  by  Staff

Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer recently spoke out on the need for a process that would make crude oil less volatile before it is transported via freight rail tank car -- and it's an issue that could have profound effects for Rochester. [...]

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Women-Led Rochester Company Introduces Technology Designed to Create 2D and 3D Images
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Women-Led Rochester Company Introduces Technology Designed to Create 2D and 3D Images

Posted  March 16, 2015  by  Staff

Two Rochester, NY, women have created a new type of optical technology that allows for 2D and 3D imaging of any materials, including the cells beneath the skin's surface. Cristina Canavesi and Jannick Rolland founded LighTopTech in May 2013, and since then have been profiled in the Democrat and Chronicle for their work. [...]

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Rochester Commuters Face Uncertainty Due to RTS Driver Shortages
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Rochester Commuters Face Uncertainty Due to RTS Driver Shortages

Posted  March 11, 2015  by  Staff

Many metropolitan commuters across the United States rely on public transportation in order to get to and from their jobs. In fact, access to public transportation as well as commute length are often deciding factors in terms of accepting a new position. Nearly 14% of Americans have changed jobs in order to shorten their commutes. [...]

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For Pedestrians, Downstate NY Ranks Among Deadliest Areas of the Country
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For Pedestrians, Downstate NY Ranks Among Deadliest Areas of the Country

Posted  March 10, 2015  by  Staff

According to new data from the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, all 12 downstate New York counties have some of the most dangerous roads for pedestrians. The report, released this week, found that 732 pedestrians were killed on roads between just 2011 and 2013. In the entire tri-state region during those years, 1,266 pedestrians total were killed, up 30 fatalities according to last year's analysis. [...]

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