Category: Rochester Area

National Guard says three soldiers died in local helicopter crash

‘DEVASTATED’: Community mourns after three soldiers killed in local helicopter crash

A helicopter crash in the town of Mendon claimed the lives of three New York National Guard soldiers. Officials confirmed that the three on-board did not survive after the Blackhawk medical evacuation helicopter went down around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Neighbors believe ... MORE
Amerks announce 2020-21 regular season schedule

Rochester Amerks announce 2020-21 regular season schedule

The Rochester Americans announced today their schedule for the 2020-21 American Hockey League regular season, presented exclusively by Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino. The Amerks will open their 65th AHL season – and 39th as the primary affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres – ... MORE
Hydrogen fuel cell energy provider Plug Power to build new innovation center in Monroe County

Hydrogen fuel cell energy provider Plug Power to build new innovation center in Monroe County

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that leading alternative energy technology provider Plug Power Inc. will establish a $125 million Innovation Center in New York State creating 377 new jobs. The center, located in the Town of Henrietta, Monroe County, will be ... MORE
Looking for the COVID-19 vaccine? Here are the ways you can sign-up for public events

Looking for the COVID-19 vaccine? Here are the ways you can sign-up for public events

How can you sign-up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine? The federal government determines how much vaccine New York State receives and has given New York approximately 300,000 vaccines per week for over 7 million people who are eligible. Officials have said repeatedly ... MORE
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Felony charge for Rochester resident after Canandaigua investigation

The Canandaigua Police Department reports the arrest of a Rochester man on felony drug charges after an investigation in the city. Shamere Thomas, 26, of Rochester was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance following an investigation into illegal drug ... MORE
Finger Lakes Vaccine Task Force says demand strongly outpacing available doses right now

Finger Lakes Vaccine Task Force says demand strongly outpacing available doses right now

Leaders from the Finger Lakes region described the path forward during a call with media on Wednesday outlining vaccine response. Dr. Mike Mendoza said during the call that counties in the region were taking the lead vaccinating people based on occupation while ... MORE
Boulder shows where towns of Farmington, Macedon, Perinton, and Victor meet

Boulder shows where towns of Farmington, Macedon, Perinton, and Victor meet

There was once a monument to identify the spot where four towns and three counties meet. The location is in Farmington, and that monument – established in 1788 – was converted to a large boulder. It shows where the towns of Farmington, ... MORE
Amerks to open training camp on Friday in Rochester

Amerks to open training camp on Friday in Rochester

While the Buffalo Sabres just wrapped up training camp ahead of their 2020-21 season on Tuesday, the Rochester Americans are set to kick off their training camp for the upcoming campaign on Friday. The team announced on Wednesday that its training camp ... MORE
Sabres announce initial taxi squad roster

Sabres announce initial taxi squad roster

The Buffalo Sabres announced Wednesday that the following players have been assigned to the team’s taxi squad: Forwards Rasmus Asplund and Casey Mittelstadt Defensemen William Borgen and Brandon Davidson Goaltender Jonas Johansson We have assigned the following players to our taxi squad: ... MORE
Deer rescued after getting stuck on frozen Hemlock Lake

Two deer rescued after getting stuck on frozen Hemlock Lake

A recent rescue on Hemlock Lake saved two deer that had become entangled on the frozen ice. A video captured by Matt Boyd and Rick Wagner show the duo working to free two deer stuck on some sort of line on the ... MORE
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Rochester Regional Health will start rolling out vaccine to seniors at Newark-Wayne Hospital

Rochester Regional Health will start rolling out vaccine to seniors at Newark-Wayne Hospital

Rochester Regional Health announced that it would be contacting primary care patients age 75-and-up to begin scheduling COVID-19 vaccinations. “As of today, we are hosting a total of ten clinics this week on the Unity Hospital campus, Newark-Wayne Community Hospital campus, Jerome ... MORE
Amerks captain Kevin Porter announces his retirement

Amerks captain Kevin Porter announces his retirement

Rochester Americans captain Kevin Porter has announced his retirement, ending a 12-year playing career with 777 combined regular-season games in the National Hockey League and American Hockey League. Porter will transition into the coaching ranks, joining the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins an assistant coach ... MORE
Rochester man charged with resisting arrest at Eastview Mall

Rochester man charged with resisting arrest at Eastview Mall in Victor

Deputies say a Rochester man was charged with petit larceny and resisting arrest after an incident at the Eastview Mall in Victor. It happened at the Von Maur store a little before 6 p.m. on January 9th. Deputies say Jesus Hernandez, 20, ... MORE
Man reported missing from Rochester hours before violent crash in Ontario County

Driver reported missing hours before being airlifted from violent crash in Ontario County

Authorities say a man who went missing from the Rochester-area on Wednesday was involved in a serious crash in Ontario County during the afternoon hours on Thursday. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that around 1:20 p.m. first responders were called to ... MORE
RIT forward Will Calverley named Atlantic Hockey Player of the Month for December

RIT forward Will Calverley named Atlantic Hockey Player of the Month for December

Rochester Institute of Technology junior forward Will Calverley (Scarborough, Ontario) was voted the Atlantic Hockey Player of the Month for December, announced Friday. AWARD | Calverley voted @Atlantic_Hockey Player of the Month for December – https://t.co/YD4Qushmb8 — RIT Men's Hockey (@RITMHKY) January ... MORE