Volunteers 3D-print face shields for Rochester hospitals

Volunteers 3D-print face shields for Rochester hospitals

Face shields, which can extend the life of vital face masks, have become a high-demand item among hospitals.

Rochester runners launch the Virtual COVID-19 Miler this weekend

Organizers wanted to provide a social experience for runners and support local shops that have had to temporarily close.

Suspected COVID-19 patient in Brighton jail by order of Monroe County Health

Monroe County has turned the Brighton jail into a COVID-19 isolation center, and the Health Department has issued its first civil order to detain an individual with symptoms who refused to be tested.

Cuomo orders upstate hospitals to give spare ventilators to downstate health centers

The governor said the hospitals will get the ventilators back or will be reimbursed so they can buy new ones.

Monroe County deputies field fewer domestic violence, theft calls in March amid pandemic

Calls to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office for domestic violence, mental health, and thefts fell in March, countering a trend across the country.

Monroe County COVID-19 death toll rises to 10

The COVID-19 death toll in Monroe County his 10 on Thursday.

State budget amends bail reform, adds crimes to list eligible for bail

State lawmakers compromised on an amendment to the controversial bail reform law in the budget, adding crimes that will now be eligible for bail again, including second-degree burglary, promoting child pornography, and vehicular manslaughter.

Urban agriculture regroups as Rochester halts permits for community gardens

Advocates, activists, and policymakers are wrestling with what community gardening and growing looks like in a pandemic.

Jazz Festival canceled; fall date being considered

Rochester’s heavy summer festival season has already taken many hits, including the cancellation of the Lilac Festival.

Annual report on Rochester has no surprises on racial, economic disparities

The city of Rochester's 33 percent poverty rate is well above county and statewide figures, according to ACT Rochester.

Wegmans says workers can wear masks, gloves

Monroe County Legislator Rachel Barnhart had urged the company to let workers wear protective equipment.

Monroe County sees second straight day of record COVID-19 case increases

Like elsewhere in the country, Monroe County is seeing an acceleration of confirmed coronavirus cases.

State bails out RCSD with $35M, district will get fiscal and academic monitors

Under the deal, the district would receive a $35 million loan to help bridge its budget gap.

Monroe County unveils COVID-19 dashboard as confirmed cases reach 300

The Monroe County Public Health Department has an online dashboard to track the progression of COVID-19.

Cannabis legalization up in smoke for 2020, governor says

Governor Andrew Cuomo said legalizing the recreational use of cannabis was "not likely" to be part of the 2020-21 budget, which is due April 1.

City closes playgrounds and basketball hoops, but not parks

Mayor Lovely Warren encouraged residents to go on walks, ride bikes, or engage in other forms of solitary exercise.

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Musical Theatre Virtual Trivia Night @ A Magical Journey Thru Stages

Musical Theatre Virtual Trivia Night @ A Magical Journey Thru Stages

March 31, 7pm: Grades 6-8 Meeting ID: 735-838-854 March 31, 8pm: Grades...

Online Forest School @ Virtual Rochester Museum & Science Center

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Livestream: Story Time with Hannah @ Gates Public Library

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