Climate report calls for 'unprecedented' action

Climate report calls for 'unprecedented' action

A new, comprehensive report on global warming, prepared by the top climate change agency in the world, doesn't contain much in the way of good news. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change bluntly warns that humanity has just over a decade to slash carbon emissions dramatically if it wants to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

The real fight against fake news

This year's top 10 Project Censored stories
Fake news is not a new thing, and the new edition of Project Censored selections – the list of the year's most important but unreported or under-reported stories – uses a reference to a 1938 fake news story as an illustration. The cover art for the latest Project Censored book, "Censored 2019: Fighting the Fake News Invasion," recalls HG Wells' "War of the Worlds."

Court removes Astacio, and Warren begins search for successor

Letitia Astacio's struggle to keep her position as a Rochester City Court Judge has ended, and the process of choosing a successor as begun. Astacio's 2016 conviction of a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated was followed by a series of highly publicized problems, including violations of conditional discharges and an indictment for allegedly trying to buy a shotgun, which would be a violation of probation related to her DWI conviction.

City seeks another developer for land at the port

City officials are again trying to find a developer for a key piece of land near Ontario Beach. The Warren administration issued a request for proposals this morning for developing  2.8 acres of land on the east side of Lake Avenue in Charlotte.

Plan to remove trees along canal delayed

The New York State Canal Corporation is pausing its plan to remove large numbers of trees from the banks of the Erie Canal  west of Fairport. Earlier this year, the Canal Corporation began a preventive maintenance project that involved removing trees from 56 sites between the Village of Medina in Orleans County and the Village of Fairport.

Commissioner Elia reviewing report on Rochester school district

Jaime Aquino, the  consultant that state education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia sent to examine the Rochester school district, sent his report to her earlier this week. School board members haven't seen the report, board vice president Willa Powell says, but they're bracing for a tough assessment. 

Walking on the riverfront

Just west of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, jutting out off of the sidewalk on the Court Street Bridge, is the entrance to a new pedestrian walkway that swerves out over the edge of the Genesee River. It then heads behind the restaurant where it stops for now due to construction of the new Nathaniel apartment complex on the east side of the river.

Aqueduct, Colgate worry preservationists

The Landmark Society of Western New York has usually used its annual "Five to Revive" list to draw public attention and financial support to restoring historic buildings throughout the Rochester region. With the list, the Landmark Society is telling communities and developers that there's unmined gold in repurposing – rather than ignoring or demolishing — these architecturally significant properties.

Mobility zones next on RTS agenda

When Regional Transit Service officials rolled out a consultant's recommendations for its fixed bus routes, they received some mixed reactions. The recommendations came out of the first stage of Reimagine RTS, the transit agency's effort to plan for the Monroe County bus system's future.

Wells elected as MCDC chair

Brittaney Wells will serve as the new chair of the Monroe County Democratic Committee, starting today.

The sounds of justice

Charlene Sommers has been in choirs before, including college and touring choirs, as well as a stint with the Eastman Rochester Chorus. But Sommers is currently putting together a different kind of choral group, a Justice Choir.

Tests reveal a lot or nothing at all

The results of last spring's statewide testing for grades 3 to 8 in English and math were released last week, and there are multiple reasons to be concerned with the scores. On the upside, proficiency levels improved overall statewide in 2018, including in the Big Five districts: the state's largest cities, including Rochester.

Calls grow to stop shootings

Last month, five people were shot in Rochester in three separate shootings in a matter of four hours. Two of them died.

Skatepark workshop is Wednesday

The Roc City Skatepark faced years of delay, but now the project is now moving forward at a serious pace. The City of Rochester is holding a design workshop for the project from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

RMSC names its new director

The Rochester Museum and Science Center has picked a Rochester-area native with deep experience in museum leadership for its new director.

Northwest neighborhoods will get a 'history survey'

Rochester has an unusually large number of older buildings: homes, small commercial buildings, houses of worship, former factories. And street by street, the Rochester-based Landmark Society of Western New York has been documenting them.

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