Category: Rochester Area

Republicans lawmakers at state, federal level plan to hold press conference at 11 a.m. for regional reopening

Republicans lawmakers at state, federal level plan to hold press conference at 11 a.m. for regional reopening

On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the Finger Lakes region would begin opening on Friday. Congressman Tom Reed and a group of state Republican lawmakers will gather in Greece to talk about what’s next. That group wants the focus to be ... MORE
J.C. Penney expected to file for bankruptcy this week, close about 212 stores

J.C. Penney expected to file for bankruptcy this week, close about 212 stores

J.C. Penney is preparing for bankruptcy. A report by Reuters suggests that the troubled department store chain could file as soon as next week. The Coronavirus Pandemic has made an already-grim situation significantly worse for retailers like Macy’s and J.C. Penney. The ... MORE
FLACRA gets $3.83M in grant funding for local efforts

FLACRA gets $3.83M in grant funding for local efforts

FLACRA has secured added funding to help with its efforts in the region. The Finger Lakes Area Counseling and Recovery Agency received $3.83 million from the Department of Health and Human Services. “FLACRA is proud to be selected for this generous award,” ... MORE
Finger Lakes region behind on testing, contact tracers in reopening process

Finger Lakes region behind on testing, contact tracers in reopening process

It turns out the Finger Lakes region falls short in two of the seven categories that are required for reopening, according to guidelines put forward by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. NY on PAUSE runs through May 15th, but the Governor warned that regions ... MORE
HOURS OF OPERATION: Here’s who is open, closed & statements from local businesses (continuously updated)

HOURS OF OPERATION: Here’s who is open, closed & statements from local businesses (continuously updated)

Editor’s Note: If you’re looking for full-coverage of the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19 click here. This database will be the place where we post all business hours or service changes. Have something you’d like to see here? Send it to news@fingerlakes1.com.  3 ... MORE
When will malls reopen? Some could open sooner than others around the region

When will malls reopen? Some could open sooner than others around the region

The owners of Destiny USA say they are working diligently with public health officials to come up with a plan to reopen. “During this time, we are finalizing plans for implementing a comprehensive range of safety and sanitizing policies and procedures, all ... MORE
Cuomo outlines what regions will need to reopen; Finger Lakes considered 'low risk' (video)

Cuomo outlines what regions will need to reopen; Finger Lakes considered ‘low risk’ (video)

On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined the phased-in approach to reopening the economy again in New York. He was in Rochester giving his briefing. Cuomo said regions must have at least 14 days of decline in total hospitalizations and deaths on a ... MORE
URMC says furloughs are coming; unclear where the cuts will be made

URMC says furloughs are coming; unclear where the cuts will be made

It’s not clear where, or how at this point, but furloughs are coming to the University of Rochester Medical Center. In a statement released Tuesday, Dr. Mark Taubman, URMC president and CEO, pointed to the furloughs as an economic reality during the ... MORE
Jane Nicholson selected to Next City’s Vanguard program

Jane Nicholson selected to Next City’s Vanguard program

MRB Group President Ryan Colvin, PE, announced the selection of Senior Planning Associate Jane Nicholson to Next City’s nationally-acclaimed Vanguard program for 2020 on Monday. Next City is a journalistic non-profit, focusing on revitalization of communities around the globe, and on best ... MORE
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INSIDE THE FLX: Finger Lakes Works talks opportunities during pandemic (podcast)

The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board, or Finger Lakes Works for short, is contending with some of the biggest questions the region faces moving forward. In particular, they are wrestling with questions about workforce makeup following the pandemic. As the economy reopens ... MORE
Penn Yan boy allowed to return to school after supreme court ruling

Penn Yan boy allowed to return to school after supreme court ruling

A Penn Yan boy who had previously been banned from going to school after a change in laws around vaccination in New York has been granted entry. News10NBC reports that the state Supreme Court ruled that Thorn Schwartz could return. The 11-year-old ... MORE
Honeoye Falls restaurant damaged by fire, no injuries reported

Honeoye Falls restaurant damaged by fire, no injuries reported

A fire at a Honeoye Falls restaurant is under investigation. Firefighters were called to the New Four Seasons Restaurant on West Main Street near East Street around 2 p.m. on Thursday. The fire started on the first floor of the building, though ... MORE
Goodwill of the Finger Lakes has new leader

Goodwill of the Finger Lakes chooses Jennifer Lake as next leader

The Board of Directors of Goodwill of the Finger Lakes has appointed Jennifer Lake as chief executive officer, effective immediately. She replaces Dr. A. Gidget Hopf, who is retiring after 34 years. Lake joined Goodwill of the Finger Lakes in 2007 and ... MORE
Local hospitals relieved that elective surgeries coming back this month

Local hospitals relieved that elective surgeries coming back this month

When Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that elective surgeries could resume at hospitals in parts of New York – officials were relieved. While they won’t start until the end of the month, it’s a sign of things returning to normal for facilities in ... MORE
Counties have varying level of risk for COVID outbreak, per Cornell University study

Counties have varying level of risk for COVID outbreak, per Cornell University study

A Cornell University study shows counties’ risk factors associated with a COVID-19 outbreak. The report included a map, which can be examined in-full by clicking here. It took on demographic and health factors, weighing them to determine the overall vulnerability of any ... MORE
Frontier files bankruptcy, future unclear

Frontier files bankruptcy, future unclear

Frontier Communications has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The letter sent to investors late-Tuesday outlined the move. “We are undertaking a proactive and strategic process with the support of our Bondholders to reduce our debt by over $10 billion on an expedited basis,” ... MORE
Millions of antibody tests could be produced if Rochester lab gets approval

Millions of antibody tests could be produced if Rochester lab gets approval

The Total Antibody Test was developed in Rochester at Ortho Clinical Diagnostics. Dr. Chockalingham Palaniappan, Ortho’s chief innovation officer, told 13WHAM on Monday that the company could potentially have millions ready in a matter of weeks. “If you have the right raw ... MORE
COVID-19 could wipe out 5-16% of counties budgets in the Finger Lakes

COVID-19 could wipe out 5-16% of county budgets in the Finger Lakes

Last week when the Canandaigua City Council met — they discussed what could potentially happen if some grim municipal budget forecasting came true. Those concerns had already been highlighted in a report by the New York State Association of Counties. That reality ... MORE