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Economy
5:25 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Local Spin-off Company To Add 132 Jobs

A company which is a spin-off from the University of Rochester Medical Center is expanding operations and will add 132 jobs in the process.  

That according to Governor Cuomo who says that PharmAdva is one of 17 businesses recently added to the new  START-UP NY program.  That's an iniatiative where new and expanding businesses can locate on land owned by a college and get a tax break.

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Health
5:20 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Flu Season to Begin Soon

County officials remind residents to get their flu shots, as the season fast approaches. Between 50-60% of residents are regularly vaccinated against the highly preventable illness.

Mid- to late October is the time of year when flu begins to appear in the region.

Although there hasn’t been a confirmed case of the disease this year, spokesperson for the Monroe County Department of Public Health, John Ricci said the flu is on its way.

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Government
4:43 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Only Debate of 2014 Governor's Race Airs Wednesday Evening

Four of the candidates running for Governor of New York will be participating in a debate airing on public television and radio stations across the state. WXXI-TV and WXXI-AM 1370 will air the debate starting at 8 p.m. Wednesday. 

Democrat Andrew Cuomo, Republican Rob Astorino , Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins and the Libertarian Party’s Michael McDermott will appear together  in the one hour debate,  the only televised candidate contest of the 2014 governor’s race.

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Arts & Culture
4:39 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Some Changes For The Jazz Fest

Credit Xerox Rochester Int'l Jazz Festival

 

Club Passes for next year's Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival go on sale this coming Friday, and organizers are already announcing some changes for next year's event. 

It runs June 19th to the 27th, and it will include a new venue that officials say seats a thousand people. That will be part of the Club Pass events. More details will be announced next month. Other changes include the fact that Abilene Bar and Lounge will not be part of the festival.

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Government
4:07 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Funke & O'Brien Square Off In First State Senate Debate

Credit Randy Gorbman / WXXI News

The candidates for New York State Senate in the 55th district met in their first debate Tuesday, at a meeting of the Rochester Rotary Club. It was a relatively feisty event, with not a lot of agreement on the issues.

Incumbent Democrat Ted O'Brien and Republican challenger Rich Funke didn't have anything positive to say about each other during the half-hour long debate at the Joseph Floreano Riverside Convention Center.

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Connections
4:01 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Connections: The Founding of the University of Rochester

How did George Eastman decide to give so much money to the University of Rochester? How did the U of R make a difference in the outcome of World War II? These are just a couple of the stories I've enjoyed in the new book "Our Work is But Begun". Freelance journalist Janice Pieterse tells the story of the founding of the U of R and is with us to talk aobut the book, along with U of R Vice President Paul Burgett, and Rochester Collections Librarian Melissa Mead.
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Connections
3:54 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Connections: Police Body Cameras

We discuss police body cameras. Who's using them? Which departments are considering it? How are they operated, and what is the purpose? We discuss this with Gates Police Chief Jim VanBrederode and Rochester City Councilman Matt Haag.
Government
12:51 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

New HQ for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County

Future home for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County
Credit google.com

  Monroe County and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County have reached an agreement that will see the Extension move its headquarters into a 1900s farmhouse at 2449 Saint Paul Boulevard.

Director of the Monroe County Department of Parks, Larry Staub, explains the county acquired property in the area to expand parking for the Seneca Park Zoo.

The farmhouse was part of the purchase, and the agreement calls for Cornell Cooperative Extension to lease that space in the farmhouse, which is being renovated by the Parks Department.

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Government
11:24 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Warren Demands Explanation for Removal of RHA Director

Credit rochesterhousing.org

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren is demanding that the chairman of the Rochester Housing Authority Board of Commissioners give an explanation as to why RHA's executive director was fired last week.

In a letter to George Moses, Warren said she is still awaiting details about the dismissal, which she says Moses described as "a personnel matter."

Warren said if she does not get an immediate explanation, she will have no choice but to become more involved.

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Need to Know
11:22 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Coming Up On NTK: Race For Governor, Education Collaboration, & High Falls Film Festival

Watch Need to Know this Thursday at 8pm on WXXI-TV, Channel 21.1 and Cable 11 or 1221.

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