Upcoming Rochester Pop-up Shop Is An Example of Kwanzaa’s “Cooperative Economics” Principle
Rochester, New York—On Saturday, December 29 from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m., local celebrity photographer Christopher Cardwell of GoodKnews...
Miss Taleah Elliott is Young, Gifted And Going Places
Taleah Elliott is a young author/ influencer who wrote her first book at the tender age of 5 years...
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Commemorates 112 Years of Leadership
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is the first black collegiate fraternal organization of the nine black Greek letter organizations...
Every Team Has A Story: Dansville Girls Basketball
Fifty miles south of the Rochester’s city light is a team shinning bright in Livingston County. Dansville girls basketball is on the rise and one of the best kept secrets in Section V. They’re off to a 9-0 start to the season. That may be a surprise to some,... Read more
Winter Weather Set To Return
Today will be breezy and increasingly chillier with mostly cloudy skies and scattered snow showers. After starting in the mid 30s we’ll finish the day around 30. Any accumulation during the day will be minimal. Lake snow will pick up this evening into the overnight with temperatures dropping into... Read more
RPD Looking for New Chief
The worldwide search for Rochester’s new chief of police is underway. The city of Rochester has set a deadline for applicants to put their names in consideration for the post. The last day to submit an application is January 27 for internal or external candidates. The city says it... Read more
Meteorologist fired after viewers claim he uttered racial slur on air
A meteorologist at a Rochester, N.Y., news station was fired Monday after the city’s mayor and other viewers called for his dismissal for using what sounded like a racial slur during the broadcast. While talking Friday about an ice rink at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, WHEC meteorologist... Read more
Monroe County’s Industrial Development Agency Says New Jobs Lie Ahead
Monroe County’s industrial development agency is touting the new jobs it says it helped create with tax incentives in 2018. Imagine Monroe said Sunday it approved 43 development projects. The agency said the moves helped create 967 new jobs. Imagine Monroe also highlighted a number of projects, including a... Read more
Local Breweries Say They Are Impacted by Partial Gov. Shutdown
The federal government’s partial shutdown has entered the third week, and its effects are being felt everywhere — even in breweries. Three Heads Brewing was packed Sunday as patrons arrived for their fundraiser to benefit the Wild Wings animal sanctuary. While beer was a plenty, one of the ‘three... Read more
IRS won’t issue tax refunds during government shutdown
If the partial government shutdown continues into tax filing season, early filers will not get their expected refunds right away. During a shutdown, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) only retains about 12.5% of its workforce, or 9,946 of its nearly 80,000 employees, according to its contingency plan. During the... Read more
“Create a Symphony” hopes to inspire and motivate
While he was a child learning to play the trumpet, it was “Star Wars” and the John Williams score that launched Herb Smith at light speed into the realm of instrumental music, later focusing on classical. He’s now a Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra trumpeter who wears many musical hats, and... Read more
7 groups splitting $3M to combat gun violence in cities
Seven organizations across New York state are splitting more than $3 million in state funding to curb gun violence and help people impacted by shootings. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced earlier this week that the funding will go to not-for-profit groups in Mount Vernon, Rochester, the Bronx, Yonkers, Troy, Poughkeepsie... Read more
Ceremony held for Rochester-based Army National Guard unit set for deployment
A Rochester-based unit of the New York Army National Guard was given a send-off Wednesday as it prepares for its eventual deployment to Afghanistan. A farewell ceremony was held at the National Guard’s aviation support facility at Rochester International Airport for 46 soldiers serving in Charlie Company, 1st Battalion,... Read more