Category: Rochester Area

Mettler Toledo exiting the region, taking 185 jobs with it

Mettler Toledo exiting the region, taking 185 jobs with it

The already shrinking manufacturing sector here in the Finger Lakes just got smaller by 185 jobs. This week it was announced that Mettler Toledo would be building a $30 million dollar facility, bringing 500 new jobs to a location in Pasco County ... MORE
Judge says ex-Assembly Speaker Silver can remain free for now

Judge says ex-Assembly Speaker Silver can remain free for now

A judge says former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver can remain free until at least late October while he appeals his conviction and 12-year prison sentence. Manhattan federal Judge Valerie Caproni issued an order Thursday. The 72-year-old Democrat was convicted last ... MORE

Plane on way to Toronto fills with smoke, makes emergency landing at Rochester International

It was supposed to be a quick flight to Toronto. It turned out to be anything but that. A group of passengers on board a United Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing in Rochester while traveling from Newark Liberty International ... MORE
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Senate approves $20M for lead testing in schools

Senate approves $20M for lead testing in schools

The Senate approved a water resources bill Thursday that authorizes $20 million nationally to help school districts cover the cost of testing their drinking water for lead contamination. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law earlier this month that requires all ... MORE

Drought in the Finger Lakes continues; rain does little to ease deficit

The drought status map for the Finger Lakes remains unchanged this week. Drought Status The drought in the Finger Lakes persists, with no changes made by the US Drought Monitor in their weekly update. Level 3 (Extreme) Drought continues across most of ... MORE

Skies clear for nice start to the weekend in the FLX

A weak front has been making its way across the Finger Lakes early Friday morning. A few showers were triggered along the front over the southeastern Finger Lakes. These showers are already departing the region and no further precipitation is expected today ... MORE
New York politicians took millions from industrial insiders

New York politicians took millions from industrial insiders

Proposed state policies intended to control the opioid abuse epidemic over the past decade have faced a $3.7 million roadblock — the amount of money spent by drug companies and related advocacy groups to influence New York lawmakers. A joint investigation by ... MORE
Rochester man allegedly stole jacket from Eastview store

Rochester man allegedly stole jacket from Eastview store

Deputies in Ontario County say that a Rochester resident was arrested for shoplifting after an incident at Eastview Mall. Deputies report that on Sunday at 7:05 pm Harry C. Vasbert, 21, of Rochester was arrested for allegedly stealing a Vans jacket, valued ... MORE
Tire blows on plane leaving Rochester International; no injuries reported

Tire blows on plane leaving Rochester International; no injuries reported

No one was hurt after the tire of a plane popped Friday night at the Greater Rochester International Airport. The incident happened around 7:45 p.m. Airport officials said a tire on a single-engine plane popped. The pilots reportedly stopped the plane and ... MORE
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FLX Politics: Why are so few staying in New York?

FLX Politics: Why are so few staying in New York?

This week the New York State Comptroller’s Office announced that growth is slow in upstate. Upstate is too often an afterthought. Something those downstate, including elected officials, cannot be bothered to think about – as economics continue to stall out across the ... MORE
#ICYMI in the Finger Lakes: Top stories from Aug. 21-28

#ICYMI in the Finger Lakes: Top stories from Aug. 21-28

It was a busy week in the FingerLakes1.com newsroom, as quickly developing news stories turned tragic – highlighting a number of concerns those living in the Finger Lakes have expressed. Whether it involved swimmer safety, concerns around heroin, or a recent uptick ... MORE

More comfortable weather in the FLX this week

The weather this week can easily be divided into two distinct periods: Monday through Wednesday, and Thursday through Saturday. Ironically, the division coincides with the changing of the month from August to September. In the meteorological world, this is also the changing ... MORE

Bloomfield man charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle

A Bloomfield man was arrested on Friday at 8:00 pm by deputies from Ontario County at the Monroe County Jail for an incident, which occurred on July 13, 2016. The incident involved John Walter Oatis, 66, of Bloomfield taking a vehicle, which ... MORE
Ponder This: How should we handle addiction in the Finger Lakes?

Ponder This: How should we handle addiction in the Finger Lakes?

Dale Cook Driscoll Is New York State doing enough to address the heroin and opioid crisis? One of the biggest changes I see in new legislation passed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is in the limitations placed on prescriptions that treat ... MORE
Local farmer says food prices could see spike due to drought

Local farmer says food prices could see spike due to drought

This summer’s drought may soon lead to more problems than just browning grass. Jack Moore of Gro-Moore Farms has been in the farming business for decades. He says that if we do not start to see more rain it could start affecting ... MORE
New York regulators approve health insurance premium increases

New York regulators approve health insurance premium increases

New York regulators have approved health insurance rates for 2017, hiking premiums about 8 percent for small group plans and almost 17 percent for individual plans. The Department of Financial Services said rising health care costs and the federal reinsurance program's termination ... MORE
Cuomo: New Taste NY market at NYS Fair will feature vendors from throughout state

Cuomo: New Taste NY market at NYS Fair will feature vendors from throughout state

A new market that will highlight New York-made beverages and food products will debut at this year's Great New York State Fair. Read More ... MORE

Watkins Glen International Arrests for NASCAR weekend 8/4 – 8/7

The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office announces the following arrests during the Watkins Glen International NASCAR Weekend. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Robert W. Hanna, age 60 of Penfield, and Brian J. Candelaria, age 24 of Rochester, ... MORE