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Diana Louise Carter is a native of Rochester, NY, and life-long journalist. She and her husband live in the Upper Monroe neighborhood and a daughter and two sons, all of whom are college students.

RIT institute doing its part to make industry more sustainable (access required)

Diana Rodriguez Alberto, left, and Shweta Arora (Photo by Gabrielle Plucknette-DeVito/RIT)

Rochester Institute of Technology’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability, housed in Sustainability Institute Hall, lists nine different laboratories. But one that’s not on the list is the biggest of all – the building itself. With power or heat or both produced by a ...

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Local colleges offer new and renewed workforce opportunities (access required)

Monroe Community College student Jack Chismar polishes lenses in an optics fabrication lab. Photo supplied by MCC.

In Geneva, students at Finger Lakes Community College ferment wine, hoping their training will provide either a second career in the wine industry or a less-expensive leg up on bachelor’s degree they’ll complete at Cornell University. In North Chili, meanwhile, students at Roberts ...

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After 41 years, Cindy’s Pies is looking for a new slice of life (access required)

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Cindy’s Pies started as a lark back in 1978. That first year, during the Naples Grape Festival, Cindy and Jon Trzeciak wanted to make some Christmas money by selling the local specialty, grape pie. They teamed up with Jon’s twin brother, ...

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