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Weedsport CSD Unveils New Pool

Weedsport CSD Unveils New Pool

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. — Students at Weedsport Central School District have something to be excited about. The school just unveiled its new pool. The project was approved in 2013 and construction got underway just about a year ago. The school’s athletic director says he hopes it will be used by more than just the school. “The possibility of an aquatics director…read more →

Bike Week declared in Rochester

Bike Week declared in Rochester

Updated: Thursday, May 7 2015, 06:08 PM EDT Rochester, N.Y. – Rochester leaders are dedicating a week each year to bikes — and the benefits they bring to the community. On Thursday, Mayor Lovely Warren proclaimed next week, May 10th through 16th, “Bike Week.” She also praised R Community Bikes, an all-volunteer organization that builds new bikes out of old…read more →

Take A Bite of Rochester’s Chicken French

Take A Bite of Rochester’s Chicken French

WEBSTER, N.Y. — Don’t let its name fool you. There’s nothing French about Chicken French. “The combination of chicken broth, butter, lemon and wine makes a sauce that is just delightful,” said Whitey Proietti, owner of Proietti’s Italian Restaurant. The recipe made its way over the Atlantic from Italy. “Originally, Chicken French came to Rochester through New York City,” Proietti…read more →

Project Safe Place expands in Rochester

Project Safe Place expands in Rochester

Updated: Tuesday, May 5 2015, 05:35 PM EDT ROCHESTER, N.Y. – A program that gives young people a safe place to stay now includes every fire station in the City of Rochester. Project Safe Place is run through the Center For Youth. The city’s 15 fire stations are among the more than 300 Safe Place sites. Young people in need…read more →

Bill to raise minimum wage

Bill to raise minimum wage

Updated: Tuesday, May 5 2015, 11:32 AM EDT Rochester, NY –  Congresswoman Louise Slaughter co-sponsored legislation to raise the minimum wage. The bill, introduced in the House and Senate, would raise the federal minimum wage to $12.00 an hour by 2020.   “I’m proud to stand with the hardworking Americans in Rochester, throughout Monroe County, and across the country to…read more →

Security prep underway for Lilac Festival

Security prep underway for Lilac Festival

Updated: Tuesday, May 5 2015, 06:19 PM EDT Rochester, N.Y. – The unofficial start to summer starts on Friday with the 117th annual Lilac Festival. Setup is underway at Highland Park and organizers are still waiting for the flowers to bloom, but police are already working security for the event. “We do know there are trouble makers out there, however…read more →

US not investigating @Toyota acceleration issues

US not investigating @Toyota acceleration issues

Updated: Saturday, May 2 2015, 02:59 PM EDT Detroit (AP) — U.S. safety regulators have rejected a Rhode Island man’s request for an investigation into low-speed unintended acceleration problems with Toyota Corolla compact cars. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it put over 2,000 miles on the man’s 2010 Corolla. But the agency’s Ohio test lab couldn’t find any…read more →

City looking to repurpose bus shelters

City looking to repurpose bus shelters

Updated: Saturday, May 2 2015, 11:17 AM EDT Rochester, N.Y. – The City of Rochester is seeking proposals and plans on how to best re-purpose downtown bus shelters. After the opening of the RTS Transit Center in November, many of the free-standing shelters went into disuse. Now the city wants to convert the bus shelters for other public use, an…read more →

#Harris to buy @Exelis for nearly $5 billion

#Harris to buy @Exelis for nearly $5 billion

Updated: Friday, February 6 2015, 12:47 PM EST Rochester, NY – Harris Corp. will buy Exelis Inc. for about $4.75 billion. The companies made the announcement on Friday. The CEO of Harris Corp. said this acquisition is great news for Rochester. “The combination of the two companies’ highly complementary core franchises creates a competitively stronger company with significantly greater scale….read more →

Pope says it’s OK to spank children

Pope says it’s OK to spank children

Updated: Friday, February 6 2015, 12:23 PM EST (CNN)- Pope Francis has stirred up a hornet’s nest with remarks in which he said it’s OK for parents to spank children, so long as they do it with dignity. The comments came in his general audience Wednesday in St. Peter’s Square, when Francis was talking about the importance of a good…read more →