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Senate passage of Innovation and Competition Act could have implications for Rochester region (access required)

The Science Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Park (STAMP) proposed for Genesee County, with buildings superimposed into the image. The Tonawanda Seneca Nation has filed suit, saying the project will cause environmental harm to "Big Woods," its territory on the western edge of STAMP (file image).

The U.S. Senate’s passage of the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act could be the blueprint needed to make New York a global innovation and semiconductor hub, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said this week. Schumer, a staunch advocate of the state’s ...

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Senators, congressman urge GM to produce ventilators in Rochester


Elected officials are urging General Motors Corp. to begin producing ventilators at the company’s Rochester facility. U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Congressman Joseph Morelle on Tuesday sent word to GM Chairman and CEO Marry Barra to ...

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Schumer wants time extended for commenting on hemp regulations (access required)

Sen. Chuck Schumer at Mills Family Farm's hemp plot on Tuesday, Oct . 1.

Sen. Charles E. Schumer called upon the federal government Wednesday to allow more time for comment on proposed hemp regulations, concerned that the proposed rules would harm the rising industry of growing the useful plant. Schumer announced his concerns while ...

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Construction begins on kitchen incubator in Sibley Square (access required)

The Commissary will feature a performance kitchen like this rendering. (Illustration provided by The Commissary.)

City, state and federal officials held a ceremony Thursday afternoon to mark the start of construction on the Commissary Downtown Kitchen Incubator in Sibley Square. The incubator kitchen is expected to open in the spring. The former Sibley’s department store will ...

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Funding plan secured in record amount for Laser Lab (access required)


Funding for the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics has been agreed upon in a record amount for five years, according to Sen. Charles E. Schumer. Schumer on Friday shared an announcement of the Laser Lab’s $409.9 million “Cooperative ...

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UR wins major grant for quantum research (access required)

Lattimore Hall on the University of Rochester's River Campus. (Photo by Brandon Vick, University Communications)

The University of Rochester will receive $1.55 million in funding from the National Science Foundation to support research in quantum computing. U.S. senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced the award Thursday. They said the funding will help researchers ...

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Schumer announces seed money for hemp germplasm repository in Geneva (access required)

Sen. Charles Schumer

Sen. Charles E. Schumer announced today that $500,000 in federal funding will go to Geneva to establish a seed repository for the hemp industry. The money will go specifically to the Agricultural Research Service of the US Department of Agriculture, ...

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Schumer beats the drum for lifting restrictions on canned wine (access required)

Sen. Charles E. Schumer, right, talks about canning restrictions with Fox Run Vineyards owner Scott Osborn. Photo supplied.

Sen. Charles Schumer, who has taken on limitations hindering canned cider in the past, is now trying to remove barriers affecting wine in cans. While visiting Fox Run Vineyards in Benton, Yates County, Wednesday morning, Schumer said federal regulations are ...

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