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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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Report Reveals Most Crimes Have Hit a 25-Year Low in the City of Rochester
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Report Reveals Most Crimes Have Hit a 25-Year Low in the City of Rochester

Posted  February 27, 2015  by  Staff

The City of Rochester Police released its crime statistics for the year 2014 this week and showed something surprising: the city is actually getting safer. According to the Rochester Police Department, crime is at a 25-year low. The statistics were released in a news conference on Thursday, Feb. 19, which featured Mayor Lovely Warren and Police Chief Michael Ciminelli. [...]

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Dwindling Populations Have Cities Like Rochester Demolishing Homes
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Dwindling Populations Have Cities Like Rochester Demolishing Homes

Posted  February 10, 2015  by  Staff

Demolishing abandoned homes might be considered a last resort policy, but for some cities in New York State, it's a way to survive. At the U.S. Conference of Mayors held at the end of January, mayors from all over the U.S. gathered to discuss the problems and challenges besetting cities everywhere, including the failing school systems, the obesity epidemic, and the economy. The discussion on rehabbing and demolishing abandoned properties, despite the national economy's recent improvements, was standing-room-only. [...]

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New Smart Bike Warns Riders of Danger
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New Smart Bike Warns Riders of Danger

Posted  February 06, 2015  by  Staff

With the increase in bicycle use comes an increase in injury to bicyclists due to accidents involving motorists. Cyclists need to be prepared for potential accidents. Common causes of bicycle accidents are drivers opening car doors into a bicycle's path of travel, and cars turning left or right into cyclists. Both cyclists and motorists can avoid these accidents by being more alert, but in case a crash is unavoidable, there are a few things a cyclist needs to do. [...]

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