New train station, old problems

New train station, old problems

Rochester's new train station is expected to be open for business later in the summer. The 12,000 square foot, $15 million facility is nearing completion, and some government officials have touted that it will improve business and tourism.

Disability rights advocates stage sit-in at county Republican headquarters

About 25 members of ADAPT were arrested and charged with trespassing after a sit-in at the Monroe County Republican Committee's headquarters on State Street. The disability rights organization asked county Republicans to go on record opposing any healthcare legislation that caps or cuts federal Medicaid funding.

Trump plan hurts cities' health, too

News from Washington this week is dominated by the Republicans' health-care bill and the impact it would have, particularly on poor and low-income Americans. That's not the only threat, however.

Seeking to change the climate on carbon

Climate activists have been bruised and bloodied over the past few months. And yet there's a group in Rochester that still has hope that Congress will act to cut US carbon emissions.

Movers of the soil: Farmers of the Rochester Public Market

The heartbeat of the Rochester Public Market, though, are the men, women, and children who work the region's fields, orchards, and vineyards, rise early on market days, and bring the results of that labor to provide food for Rochester homes and businesses.

Inching toward a regional school

[UPDATED AND REVISED 6/28/17] The Rochester school board has taken the first step in exploring the feasibility of a regional school designed to attract a diverse student body. Board members voted 5-to-0  at a special meeting Tuesday, June 27 to include the measure in a study of the district’s school choice policy already in the works.

Landmark status for divinity school?

Months after officials at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School announced plans to sell the picturesque 24-acre campus to Top Capital of New York, there's a push to turn the site a city landmark. The matter is expected to go before a joint hearing of the city's Preservation and Planning boards on Wednesday, July 19, at 6:30 p.m. in City Council chambers.

Brighton schools go deep on garbage

The Brighton school district now has a policy on its books about cutting waste, but it's not referring to the kind of government waste many people fixate on. The policy is referring to refuse.

Police-review leaders want change

Leaders of the Center for Dispute Settlement, which operates Rochester's current police oversight process, say they would support having a neutral, trained, outside investigator or agency handle investigations of civilian complaints against police involving shootings or personal injuries.

Rochester, get ready to ride share

If all goes according to plan, Uber and Lyft will take to Rochester's streets starting June 29. That's the date ride sharing will become legal in New York, capping a multi-year legislative and public relations saga.

RCSD eyes a neighborhood school

The Rochester school district is considering converting School 17 into a strictly neighborhood school. If that happens, this would be the first time in about 15 years that a city school would draw students solely from its immediate neighborhood.

Vacuum Oil clean-up plan released

The DEC is also holding a public information meeting on the plan at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13, at Carlson Commons, 70 Coretta Scott Crossing, near Ford Street.

Fighting Trump's Paris pullout

President Donald Trump's declaration that he's pulling the United States out of the Paris climate agreement shouldn't surprise anyone, given his open hostility toward the pact and the scientific facts of climate change. But that hasn't made his posturing any less aggravating, especially since he just crushed America's chance to lead the rest of the world on climate action.

A green vision for the High Falls district

The area on the west side of Rochester's High Falls got its start as a cluster of mills, running off the power provided by the Genesee River, but over the years it's assumed other identities. In the 1990's, for example, city leaders tried to repurpose it as an entertainment district.

The non-retiring Carlos Carballada

Carlos Carballada is kind of an enigma. Many people have never heard of him and couldn't pick him out in a lineup.


  • Re: Inching toward a regional school

    • "Inching toward a regional school." That's what some would like to believe. However, Black parents,…

    • on June 28, 2017
  • Re: Disability rights advocates stage sit-in at county Republican headquarters

    • Where were the Republicans to explain and defend TrumpCare? Cowards!

    • on June 28, 2017
  • Re: Movers of the soil: Farmers of the Rochester Public Market

    • So great to see such a positive, future focused, celebration of Rochester's now.

    • on June 28, 2017
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