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A team from Rochester Institute of Technology, in partnership with New York Sea Grant, is addressing plastic pollution in Rochester, N.Y., by studying how litter enters the sewer system and ultimately impacts the environment and water sources. The project involves the use of “Littatraps,” devices installed in sewer drains designed to catch debris larger than […]

Black pastors are viewing this Easter as a crucial opportunity to rejuvenate in-person worship attendance, which has dwindled significantly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many churches had to transition to online services, a shift that was challenging for pastors like Rev. William H. Lamar IV of the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. […]

The Rochester Police Accountability Board (PAB) conducted a town hall meeting on March 28, 2024, to discuss its findings on the use of force against juveniles by police officers. The report highlighted a concerning statistic that 80% of juveniles subjected to police force were Black, predominantly male. This gathering saw participation from various local nonprofits, […]

Three drive-in movie theaters in the Rochester area, the Vintage Drive-In in Avon, the Rose City Drive-In in Newark, and the Silver Lake Twin Drive-In in Perry, are gearing up for their spring season openings. The Vintage Drive-In welcomes moviegoers from Friday through Sunday at 7 p.m., featuring titles like “Godzilla X Kong: The New […]

13WHAM News anchor Don Alhart has announced his retirement effective later this year. He will anchor his last official broadcast on June 6, which marks the 58th anniversary of beginning his record-breaking career at 13WHAM ABC. Alhart’s longevity as a broadcast journalist at one TV station is unprecedented. After working as a news reporter for […]

After a 4-3 vote, the Rochester City School District Board of Education has ended the nearly decade-long partnership between East High School and the University of Rochester.  The district says the “Educational Partnership Organization” (EPO) cost up to $3 million a year and it needs to cut costs due to a declining enrollment. “We have […]

The former Regal Culver Ridge movie theater in Irondequoit, vacant since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, is set for redevelopment after receiving final site plan approval from the Irondequoit Planning Board. The 55,000-square-foot space at Culver Ridge Plaza will be transformed into five retail spaces, with discount store Five Below, off-price department store Burlington, […]

Monroe County is moving closer to considering a $1 million study on the feasibility of replacing Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) with a public utility, amid community complaints about the energy company’s billing practices and customer service. The county’s environment and public works committee voted 4-3 in favor of a referral, setting the stage for […]

At Rochester’s Edison Tech High School, Scott Moore is pioneering a carpentry class with a vision far beyond conventional skills training. His students, including those with intellectual and physical disabilities, engage in community service projects while honing their job skills. This season, they’re constructing eight food cupboards for city-wide distribution, offering free food to those […]

Rochester native and Edison Tech alum Dyaisha Fair scored Syracuse’s final 13 points, powering the Orange to the next round with a 74-69 win over Arizona. Fair finished with 32 points, a Syracuse record in the women’s NCAA tournament. That’s despite leaving the game briefly at the end of the third quarter with a leg […]


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