New Movie Being Filmed at LeRoy Jell-O Factory

April 12, 2021

A new movie titled ‘As I Lie Awake’ is being filmed at LeRoy Jell-O Factory. This film has more ties to Western New York than just it’s location. The Director Ben Tomson is a Genesee County native who thought the Jell-O Factory would make the perfect setting. ‘As I Lie Awake’ is a horror film […]

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Proposed Law for Cyclist and Drivers would require 3 feet space

April 10, 2021

A proposed law titled ‘Carrie Ray’s 3-Foot Passing Law to Protect Bicyclists’ was revealed yesterday afternoon by Monroe County Legislators Rachel Barnhart (D-21) and Jackie Smith (R-2). In their new proposal, it requires a three feet minimum distance from bicyclists and vehicles. The bill is named after Carrie Ray, a teacher and cyclist who was […]

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Drive Thru Hiring at Six Flags Darien Lake

April 8, 2021

This past season, Six Flags Darien Lake and other amusement parks were unable to operate as normal due to the pandemic. Now that things are slowly opening, Darien Lake is looking to open for the 2021 season. They are set to open on May 22nd and they need over 1,500 employees to operate the park. […]

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Youth Ice Hockey Suspended in Monroe County

April 6, 2021

After a COVID-19 outbreak among coaches, players and fans, youth ice hockey has been suspended.  There were 240 people at the Regional Iceplex and 27 tested positive.  Everyone that was there was told to self-quarentine immediately. The County Director of Public Health, Dr. Michael Medoza said, “As per New York State guidance, higher risk sports competitions […]

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Rochester Rally Stands in Solidarity with the Asian American Community

April 5, 2021

This past Saturday, Rochester hosted a Stop Asian/Asian American and Pacific Islander Hate rally at the Maplewood Family YMCA. This rally was to recognize the dozens of hate crimes that have increased throughout the nation. Bijaya Khadka, who is the founding chair of the New Americans Advisory Council said “We’re just here to stand together […]

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Local Basketball Fixture in Need of a Kidney

April 4, 2021

Gerard Iglesia, a Rochester basketball fixture, who coached and taught in the local area for decades, is in need of a kidney. Iglesia has kidney disease and was just released from the hospital after fighting pneumia in intensive care for 21 days. Iglesia tells reporters: “I’ve had so many kids, my old students, reaching out […]

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Hospital Visitation is Opening Up

April 3, 2021

As other areas begin to shift gears, Rochester hospitals begin to do the same. Starting this Monday, April 5th, Rochester Regional Health has said patients at five of its area hospitals will be allowed up to two visitors a day, for up to four hours each. Patients who are going into labor will be allowed […]

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New Changes in NYS Travel

April 2, 2021

Yesterday, the New York State travel advisory rules were updated. Per the update, domestic travelers coming into New York State will no longer have to follow the mandatory quarantine, but rather take a second COVID-19 test. Previously the NYS requirement was that anyone traveling from states that are not neighboring New York must self-quarantine for […]

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Coronavirus Relief Bill Set to Help Performance Venues

April 1, 2021

Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer held a press conference in Rochester at The Bug Jar on Monroe Ave. Sen. Schumer stated that the new coronavirus relief bill funds will be spread across schools, the airport, and live and independent entertainment venues under a new grant called Save Our Stages. Applications for this bill will […]

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Third Fatal Shooting in 24 Hours

March 31, 2021

Tuesday afternoon, the third fatal shooting in 24 hours occured in Rochester.  Monday afternoon a man was shot and killed and 12 hours later a young 16 year-old boy was shot, and now the fatal shooting yesterday. After the third shooting yesterday afternoon, Captain Frank Umbrino was quoted saying: “As far as what’s going on, […]

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