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New Report Says Bike Share Program Could Work in Rochester
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New Report Says Bike Share Program Could Work in Rochester

Posted  January 30, 2015  by  Staff

A feasibility study released Wednesday indicates that a bike-sharing program could be effective in Rochester. “Through a comprehensive analysis of population and employment trends; evaluation of existing plans and regulations; review of existing conditions; and a comprehensive stakeholder and public engagement process, the implementation of a bike share program in and around Center City Rochester has been found to be feasible,” the report’s executive summary reads. The study was commissioned by the the Genesee Transportation Council. [...]


Upstate NY Becomes a Hub for 3D Printing Technology
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Upstate NY Becomes a Hub for 3D Printing Technology

Posted  January 26, 2015  by  Staff

After years of slow advances, it looks like 3D printing is finally finding a foothold in upstate NY. Dentist Ranty Raetz has already integrated 3D printing into his Brighton, NY dental practice. Raetz can take a scan from a 3D scanner that only takes a few minutes to complete, tweak it slightly on a computer, then send the data to a desktop mill that drill blocks of porcelain into crowns. That means that a patient could come in for a crown, get a quick scan, and leave with the new crown only a couple of hours later. The drill allows everything to be done in one quick visit. Dental 3D printers like Raetz's can be used to make crowns, implants, bridges and even braces. [...]

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U of R Scientists Create Hydrophobic Metal That Magically Bounces Water Away -- and Its Uses Will Amaze You
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U of R Scientists Create Hydrophobic Metal That Magically Bounces Water Away -- and Its Uses Will Amaze You

Posted  January 21, 2015  by  Renee

Scientists at the University of Rochester have created a new hydrophobic metal that repels water so strongly, the droplets literally bounce off the metal's surface. [...]

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Rochester Wins PepsiCo Halftime Contest to Host Nico & Vinz Concert
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Rochester Wins PepsiCo Halftime Contest to Host Nico & Vinz Concert

Posted  January 12, 2015  by  Staff

On Jan. 18, PepsiCo will take over Rochester as part of their "Hype Your Hometown" sweepstakes. The soda manufacturer will host a pop-up concert at the corner of East and Chestnut featuring Nico and Vinz, a pop duo best known for their song "Am I Wrong?" On top of that, a select group of Rochestarians will win tickets to Katy Perry's Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX halftime show. [...]

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HGTV's 'House Hunters' To Take Place in Rochester
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HGTV's 'House Hunters' To Take Place in Rochester

Posted  January 09, 2015  by  Staff

For years, Americans have used HGTV's show "House Hunters" to vicariously experience the trials and tribulations of buying a new home. But while the show has explored housing markets all over the world, one of its newest episodes will stick a little closer to home: in January, "House Hunters" is coming to Rochester NY. [...]

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Following Rochester's Lead, State Medicaid Program Now Covers Transgender Medical Procedures
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Following Rochester's Lead, State Medicaid Program Now Covers Transgender Medical Procedures

Posted  January 07, 2015  by  Staff

LGBT rights have come a long way over the past decade. In 2004, Massachusetts became the first U.S. state to legalize gay marriage. 34 other states have since followed suit. [...]

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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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