Coming up on Connections: Monday, March 30th

6 hours ago

First hour: Will ethics reform work?

Second hour: Boris Fishman on writing a hit novel

Owners of an Ohio-based supermarket are releasing more details about their upcoming opening at Rochester's new College Town project, located near the U of R in the Mt. Hope Avenue area.

An official with Cleveland-based Constantino's Market says the family-owned business will open its supermarket on April 9th, with grand opening ceremonies on April 16th.

This is the first venture out of northeast Ohio for the company which opened its first market in downtown Cleveland in 2005.


SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Ryan Massa made 40 saves and Nebraska-Omaha beat Rochester Institute of Technology 4-0 on Sunday night in the NCAA Midwest Regional final to advance to the Frozen Four for the first time.

Omaha (20-12-6) will face Providence in the semifinals in Boston on April 9. Boston University will play North Dakota in the other semifinal.

Jake Randolph opened the scoring at 1:01 of the third period and Austin Ortega, Justin Parizek and David Pope — into an empty net — added goals in the final 4 1/2 minutes.

Budget Framework Deal Announced

7 hours ago

Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders reached a framework agreement for a budget deal late Sunday night and hope to begin passing bills today to meet the midnight Tuesday deadline.

There are still some details to be worked out, including the specific amounts of school aid to each district in the state from a $1.5 billion dollar increase, but Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie says the deal is mostly complete.

“There’s still some open items and language to be discussed,” Heastie said. “ But we believe we have a framework of a deal.”

No Budget Deal Yet

12 hours ago

Governor Cuomo and state lawmakers continue to work on the state budget, with two days left until the deadline. The two sticking points remain education and ethics.

Cuomo says two main items in the budget are unresolved.  Senate Republicans continue to be hung up on an ethics package that would require full disclosure of law clients. The Assembly wants an alternative to the governor’s plan for new teacher evaluations. Cuomo says he wants both in the budget.

Garth Fagan, the Tony-Award winning choreographer whose home and dance studio is in Rochester, was honored over the weekend at his alma mater, Wayne State University in Detroit, where he received this year's Apple Award.

The award is named for Sarah Applebaum Nederlander and provides for a nationally prominent theatre professional to visit the Wayne State University campus to instruct and interact with the Department of Theatre and Dance through a lecture, question and session, and master class. 

Unclaimed Money: Some Could Be Yours

15 hours ago

Someone has $1.7 million sitting in a dormant account that is now being held by New York State.

In fact, the state has 31 million unclaimed accounts worth $13 billion.

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli is urging people to visit Millions of people could end up with unexpected windfalls by simply typing in their names and some other identifying information. Of course, not every person with unclaimed funds will feel like a lottery winner.

Abby Wambach's World Cup Goals

20 hours ago

Rochester's Abby Wambach is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, a former player of the year, a six-time US Soccer athlete of the year, but she doesn't have a World Cup title yet.

She announced a couple of weeks ago that she won't play for the Western New York Flash this season, so she can focus on this summer's World Cup.

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Two people are in the hospital, one in critical condition with severe burns after an explosion in East Rochester Sunday morning. That according to Time Warner Cable News which quotes fire officials as saying it started around 5:30 a.m.    

More than 70 firefighters were at the  scene at West Commercial Street throughout the morning where emotions are running high. Time Warner Cable News was told the building is destroyed and will be torn down.

TWC News

(TWC News) The RIT Men's Hockey Team will advance to the next round of the NCAA Division 1 tournament.

On Saturday, the Tigers upset top-ranked Minnesota State 2-1 on a reversed call by the officials. A shot originally ruled no goal was reversed upon review by the referees.

This is the second time that RIT has beaten a top seed in as many trips to the tournament.

The team will face the winner of Harvard vs. Nebraska-Omaha.