Category: Rochester Area

Early voting gets off to busy start across the Finger Lakes & Central New York

Early voting gets off to busy start across the Finger Lakes & Central New York

Early voting got off to a fast start across the Finger Lakes. Long lines, masks, and social distancing were observed all around as residents made their way out to cast ballots in what many have referred to as the most important election ... MORE
How many

COVID TRACKER: How many cases are being reported in every county?

The Coronavirus Pandemic has continued to play a major role in the way people are living their day-to-day lives. Here we will track the latest data reported by public health officials in the Finger Lakes and Central New York. As of this ... MORE
WEEKEND DEBRIEF:

WEEKEND DEBRIEF: Discussing FLH/URMC partnership, NY’s evolving quarantine guidelines, COVID fines on local biz, and block party clusters (podcast)

A closer look at upcoming elections with big time local implications, a discussion about the future of medicine after an announcement by Finger Lakes Health and the University of Rochester Medical Center that they would be working together, and the controversial story ... MORE
Devils hire former Amerks coach Chris Taylor as assistant

Devils hire former Amerks coach Chris Taylor as assistant

Chris Taylor is receiving his first full-time National Hockey League coaching opportunity less than five months after he and his staff were fired by the Buffalo Sabres. Taylor, who spent three seasons as head coach of the Rochester Americans, was hired Friday ... MORE
Sabres re-sign Casey Nelson to 1-year deal

Sabres re-sign Casey Nelson to 1-year deal

The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed defenseman Casey Nelson to a one-year contract worth $700,000, the team announced Thursday. Nelson, 28, has spent four full seasons with the organization since signing as an undrafted free agent out of Minnesota State University (Mankato) in ... MORE
Sabres, Cyclones extend affiliation agreement

Sabres, Cyclones extend affiliation agreement

The Cincinnati Cyclones have extended their affiliation agreement to be the ECHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres (NHL) and Rochester Americans (AHL). Terms of the new agreement were not announced. The Cyclones recently completed their third season as Buffalo’s ECHL affiliate as ... MORE
National Guard troops appear at Rochester, Syracuse airports to enforce quarantine mandates from NYS

National Guard troops appear at Rochester, Syracuse airports to enforce quarantine mandates from NYS

This week the New York State Army and Air National Guard began assisting with registering travelers as they flew into the Greater Rochester International Airport. The change comes as states around New York begin to see upticks in COVID-19 cases. The concern, ... MORE
Sabres sign Steven Fogarty to 1-year deal

Sabres sign Steven Fogarty to 1-year deal

The Buffalo Sabres have signed forward Steven Fogarty to a one-year deal worth $700,000, the team announced Monday. Fogarty, 27, tallied 37 points (13+24) in 54 games last season with the Hartford Wolfpack, the AHL affiliate of the New York Rangers. He ... MORE
How many E-ZPass tags will households with multiple vehicles need? Questions arise as cashless tolling, higher prices loom

How many E-ZPass tags will households with multiple vehicles need? Questions arise as cashless tolling, higher prices loom

This week the New York State Thruway Authority held a series of virtual public hearings on a proposal to increase tolls along that highway by 30%. However, those who covered the hearings noted that very few people actually attended. That could partly ... MORE
RIT’s men’s hockey conference announces how it will open 2020-21 season

RIT’s men’s hockey conference announces how it will open 2020-21 season

The conference the Rochester Institute of Technology men’s hockey program plays in right now, the Atlantic Hockey Association, announced on Thursday what its plans are to start the 2020-2021 season. The weekend of November 13-14, 2020 will mark the beginning of the ... MORE
Get E-ZPass sor be ready to pay 30% more on Thruway each trip

Get E-ZPass soon or be ready to pay 30% more on NYS Thruway

Travelers are scrambling to get an E-ZPass before cashless tolling begins because there could be a toll hike associated with it. This week the Thruway Authority is holding a series of public hearings on a proposed rate hike. Representatives with the Thruway ... MORE
Fight to protect ancestral lands continues for Indigenous people

Senecas mobilize rally against Horseshoe Solar

Five-hundred twenty-eight years ago Christopher Columbus set foot upon the Americas, and Indigenous peoples are still fighting to protect their ancestral lands and burial sites of significance just like the Seneca Nation at the boundary between Rush and Caledonia in Livingston County ... MORE
Officials in Monroe County violate mass gathering rules same weekend Cuomo renews focus on them in hot spots

Officials in Monroe County violate mass gathering rules same weekend Cuomo renews focus on them in hot spots

Governor Andrew Cuomo renewed his focus on preventing mass gatherings over the weekend — as he highlighted New York’s response to the Coronavirus Pandemic on Saturday. His focus was on hot spots, which are seeing significant upticks in virus transmission. While he ... MORE
Search continues for missing Pittsford teen

Search continues for missing teen in Monroe County area

Deputies in Monroe County are still searching on Monday for a missing teen from the Pittsford area. Calls have grown through the region for the missing 15-year-old to be found. Deputies said Paris Beckford, 15, was last seen at her home around ... MORE
Smith signs 1-year deal with Amerks

Smith signs 1-year deal with Amerks

The Rochester Americans announced today that the team has signed forward Dalton Smith to a one-year American Hockey League contract for the 2020-21 season. Smith, 28, returns for his fourth season in Rochester after recording five points (1+4) and ranking second on ... MORE