Riverway plans head toward the start line
The city took the first step today on an ambitious plan to redevelop the riverfront from the University of...
TV show being filmed in Rochester starting next week
A production company will begin filming a television show in Rochester next week. Greetings Media, LLC will have a...
2018 Inaugural ROC the Taste Food and Music Festival to be held July 27 & 28 in Downtown Rochester
ROC The Taste is a brand new free festival which blends the best of what Rochester has to offer...
ROC the Riverway weekend
The Genesee River flows through downtown Rochester and just now plays a bigger role in its development.Millions of dollars are being pouring into revitalizing the Rochester riverfront as part of an effort to bring more people to downtown Rochester. ROC the Riverway weekend had crowds stop out to get a look... Read more
20 killed in limousine crash near Albany
Twenty people were killed in a crash involving a limousine near Albany. It happened at the intersection of Route 30 and 30A in the town of Schoharie. According to State Police, the limo blew thorough the intersection and hit a truck that was parked on the side of the... Read more
Vandals spray paint ‘Lies,’ other phrases on Democrat & Chronicle’s windows
Vandals struck a downtown Rochester office building this morning, damaging the front of the Democrat and Chronicle building. Graffiti was spray-painted across the front of the East Main Street Building. The word “Liars” was painted on one of the windows, among other phrases. Police are investigating and have not... Read more
P.W. Minor closes its doors for good, leaving 82 workers unemployed
After weeks of uncertainty, Genesee County’s oldest employer has shut its doors, leaving dozens of people out of work. P.W. Minor opened for business in Batavia back in 1867 and had employed 82 people. A worker adjustment and retraining notification (WARN) posted by the state’s labor department says P.W.... Read more
Protesters gather in Rochester following Kavanaugh confirmation
Brett Kavanaugh is now the 114th Justice of the United State Supreme Court. He won a narrow confirmation in the Senate after a bitter, weeks long partisan feud over his nomination. Protesters in Rochester continued their objections after the confirmation, warning they won’t soon forget. “There are a lot... Read more
Lollypop Farm volunteer Bonnie Austin has helped 1,200+ pets find homes
When some people think of retirement, they dream of sitting on a beach somewhere. That is not Bonnie Austin’s plan. She says she will care for pets during retirement and beyond. Bonnie Austin’s love of dogs started when she was just a little girl. She showed us a picture of... Read more
Recreational marijuana: ‘leaf’ it alone or welcome it home?
The question of whether marijuana should be legalized continues to burn across the state. Rochester’s Convention Center was filled with people both for and against a change in the law during the second Western New York stop in a series of listening sessions across the state. The sessions will... Read more
JUST LAW provides students with fresh viewpoint of justice system
Rochester middle schools are taking a step towards thinning the line that divides the justice system and the community. They’re bringing judges and other court officials into the classroom through a new initiative giving kids a chance to ask the questions. The JUST LAW Initiative was introduced into 18... Read more
Democrats numbers up, Republicans down in Monroe County
Democrats from all over Monroe County gathered Wednesday night where they elected Brittany Wells to replace chairperson Jamie Romeo, who is running for the New York State Assembly. They also celebrated a growing party. “We know we’re still energizing, we know voters out there want to be engaged, they... Read more
Boarders, bladers and others weigh in on skate park designs
Nearly 10 years after the first designs for Roc City Skate Park were created, the downtown facility is finally becoming a reality. A public skate park was one of the final 13 projects included in the Roc the Riverway initiative. The 38,000 square foot park is set to be... Read more