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A Monroe Community College student polishes lenses in an optics fabrication lab. (File photo supplied by MCC.)
Sep 27, 2023

MCC’s optics program gets $5M funding boost from DOD

Monroe Community College's optics program has been awarded a $5.1 million, three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Defense.

Rochester Childfirst Network
Sep 26, 2023

Monroe County grant helps Rochester Childfirst Network expand in-home childcare programs  

A $300,000 investment will support Rochester Childfirst Network’s program to develop new in-home childcare businesses and support existing in-home daycares.  

Sep 22, 2023

ArtsBloom awards $100,000 to Rochester artists and arts organizations  

The city of Rochester recently awarded $100,000 to local artists and arts organizations through ArtsBloom, an initiative to fund arts education, performing arts and temporary art programming across Rochester.    “ArtsBloom gives a platform for the city to support Rochester’s creative community and offer diverse arts programming to residents, a win-win for a city that […]

Sep 22, 2023

Rochester City Council pledges commitment to finding affordable housing solutions

The city of Rochester hopes adoption of the New York State Pro-Housing Communities Pledge will accelerate development of affordable housing.

The city of Rochester is looking for a new tenant to submit ideas on how best to use the 7,000 square feet of restaurant/beverage space available at the Port of Rochester Terminal Building. (Photo provided by city of Rochester)
Sep 18, 2023

City seeks new tenant for space at Port of Rochester

"We are looking for dynamic food and beverage people to dream up what this impressive space can be for visitors and residents alike," Mayor Malik Evans said in a news release.

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Sep 15, 2023

Hochul signs law requiring unemployment insurance information from employers

Employers must provide information on unemployment insurance when there are separations or when a reduction of hours results in unemployment eligibility.

The proposed STAMP site is shown from above, with buildings superimposed. (Photo provided)
Sep 12, 2023

Orleans County lawsuit against Genesee County threatens STAMP development

A lawsuit by Orleans County officials threatens to put the kibosh on a major economic development project in Genesee County.

Sep 12, 2023

City of Rochester again recognized for financial reporting practices

The city of Rochester has received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, the 39th consecutive year the municipality's accounting practices have been recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).

Sep 8, 2023

With Disney channels still dark, Hochul wants Spectrum to issue refunds

Gov. Kathy Hochul has directed the Department of Public Service to ensure that Spectrum subscribers receive refunds for the loss of Disney-owned channels.

City of Rochester officials have taken 27 code enforcement cases to court, resulting in the abatement of 1,326 code violations. (File photo by Kevin Oklobzija)
Sep 6, 2023

Contractors needed as city of Rochester continues to address housing quality issues

Rochester officials are putting out a plea for licensed contractors in need of work.

Sep 6, 2023

As Disney-Spectrum dispute drags on, senator asks PSC to require refunds

With Charter Communications and Disney stalemated over programming rights fees, a state senator is calling on the Public Service Commission to take action.

Sep 5, 2023

Calculation errors will impact tax bills for homeowners in Monroe County towns

A miscalculation will result in either relatively small credits or additional charges on 2024 tax bills for homeowners in Monroe County towns.