Category: Rochester Area

Finger Lakes enters ‘Phase 4’, but how many active COVID-19 cases are there right now?

Finger Lakes enters ‘Phase 4’, but how many active COVID-19 cases are there right now?

The Finger Lakes and Central New York have entered ‘Phase 4’. While other states and parts of the U.S. see massive spikes in COVID-19 caseload – the regions in Upstate New York continue on a positive trend line. For the Finger Lakes ... MORE
Rochester Regional Health, URMC begin allowing visitors at hospitals on Thursday

Rochester Regional Health, URMC begin allowing visitors at hospitals on Thursday

The region’s two major hospital systems will be allowing visitors again beginning Thursday. There will be plenty of rules, but hospitals in the Rochester Regional Health and URMC systems will get the green light for limited visitation. Strong and Rochester Regional hospitals ... MORE
Local Big Brothers Big Sisters chapter gets national recognition

Local Big Brothers Big Sisters chapter gets national recognition

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester announced on Thursday that the Big Brothers Big Sisters Nationwide Leadership Council has named the organization a recipient of a Big Brothers Big Sisters 2019 Gold Standard Award. The Rochester and Finger Lakes affiliate is ... MORE
Malls, gyms, and theaters not included in ‘Phase 4’ as guidance changes from original outline again

Malls, gyms, casinos, and theaters not included in ‘Phase 4’ as guidance changes from original outline again

Malls, gyms, and movie theaters are not part of ‘Phase 4’. That was the word that came down on Tuesday. Albany County Executive Dan McCoy confirmed that he, and other local leaders received guidance from the Governor Office’s informing them that Phase ... MORE
Driver involved in fatal crash with Rochester police officer in Canandaigua ticketed

Driver involved in fatal crash with Rochester police officer in Canandaigua ticketed

The driver of the vehicle involved in a fatal crash with a bicycle earlier this month has been charged with a traffic violation. James Miller, 70, was charged with failing to use due care to avoid colliding with a bicyclist. It’s a ... MORE
Malls may not open in ‘Phase 4’ leaving many operators wondering when they will get the green light

Malls may not open in ‘Phase 4’ leaving many operators wondering when they will get the green light

It looks like ‘Phase 4’ is coming for the Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, and Central New York, but don’t expect malls to be part of that phase. Officials with Eastview Mall posted to Facebook this week that local malls still haven’t been ... MORE
Penn Yan man sentenced to probation for forging SpaceX parts in Rochester

Penn Yan man sentenced to probation for forging SpaceX parts in Rochester

The Penn Yan man who pleaded guilty to forging inspection reports for aerospace parts used by NASA will only serve probation. That according to the Democrat and Chronicle, who reported that James Smalley, 43, of Penn Yan was sentenced to probation instead ... MORE
Two dogs confiscated after incident at Boughton Park in East Bloomfield

Two dogs confiscated after incident at Boughton Park in East Bloomfield

Authorities say a Rochester man was ticketed for animal cruelty after an incident at Boughton Park on Tuesday. The Ontario County Humane Society, Ontario County Sheriff’s Office and New York State Police responded to Boughton Park on Stirnie Road in the Town ... MORE
Lawmakers break with Cuomo, calling for malls to be reopened across NYS

Lawmakers break with Cuomo, calling for malls to be reopened across NYS

Assemblywoman Pam Hunter is calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to allow malls to reopen across New York State. While some believed that they would get to reopen in the second or third phase of that process – Hunter is asking the Governor ... MORE
MRB Group plans to hold ‘SmarterLocalGov’

MRB Group plans to hold ‘SmarterLocalGov’ budget crisis roundtable sessions for community leaders

MRB Group President Ryan T. Colvin, PE, recently announced that members of his SmarterLocalGov planning and economic development team will be hosting a leadership roundtable for municipal officials on June 25th. Titled “Local Government Strategies for the COVID-19 Budget Crisis,” the meeting ... MORE
NYSEG, RG&E will resume customer-facing work delayed by COVID-19 pandemic

NYSEG, RG&E will resume customer-facing work delayed by COVID-19 pandemic

NYSEG and RG&E, subsidiaries of AVANGRID, Inc., announced they will begin a phased approach to resuming customer-facing work that was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first phase will begin in the coming weeks and will include work that will directly ... MORE
Community mourns loss of Canandaigua resident, Rochester police officer after deadly crash

Community mourns loss of Canandaigua resident, Rochester police officer after deadly crash

Two communities are mourning the loss of Lt. Aaron Colletti, who was killed in a crash late last week while on a bicycle ride with his son. Neighbors of the Canandaigua resident were heartbroken to learn of the Rochester Police Officer’s passing ... MORE
Kimberly and Beck issue short apology video after

Kimberly and Beck issue short apology after being fired from Radio 95.1 (video)

Kimberly and Beck, the duo who previously hosted a show on Radio 95.1 released an apology video to media outlets in the Rochester-area after being fired for making racist remarks on-air. iHeartMedia condemned the statements made during the Kimberly and Beck show, ... MORE
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Cargo plane goes off the runway at Rochester International Airport

Cargo plane goes off the runway at Rochester International Airport

Officials say a cargo plane went off the runway at the Rochester International Airport on Friday. They say the plane was an affiliated carrier for DHL International Shipping. The plane was getting ready to take off around 9:10 when it went off ... MORE
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Local radio hosts draw backlash after racist comments on-air

Kimberly and Beck fired after racist comments on air

A pair of Rochester radio hosts have come under fire following racist comments during a broadcast on Tuesday. And by Wednesday morning – they had been terminated. Kimberly Ray, who co-hostsed the ‘Kimberly and Beck Show’ on Radio 95.1, referred to the ... MORE
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