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Authorities are investigating a small plane crash in Yates County on Sunday that involved one fatality.

Time Warner Cable News reports that it happened late Sunday morning as a single-engine Cessna was taking off from the main runway at the Penn Yan Airport.

Reportedly the plane veered off to the left, and went nose first into the ground.

The plane ended up nearly 100 yards away from the runway and came to rest near a fence and some trees.  The male pilot was pronounced dead at the scene.

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An estimated 35,000 people flocked to RIT on Saturday for the annual Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival.

Activities included drones competing in some aerial challenges at the Gene Polisseni Center.

It was just one of the  more than 400 interactive exhibits in science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics.

The Greece School Superintendent is retiring. Barbara Deane-Williams, who has held the post since July of 2011, has emailed a letter to the district staff saying that she has submitted her letter of retirement effective July 1st.

Deane-Williams says that “While it is difficult to leave, I am confident that the great work will continue and that our students will benefit from our incredibly talented and committed staff.”

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Following weeks of delay and continued criticism of his administration's handling of emails, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday set a date for a meeting with other top officials to discuss a new email retention policy.

Now he just needs somebody to show up.

The meeting was first proposed by Cuomo in March after good-government groups and some lawmakers criticized his administration's practice of automatically deleting most emails after 90 days.

Cuomo's call for a meeting may have blunted the criticism, but the meeting itself never occurred.

(TWC News) The arrest of Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his adult son on federal corruption charges could come as early as Monday, according to reports posted online Friday evening.

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Protestors took to the streets in parts of Rochester on Friday to show solidarity with people who have been marching in Baltimore.

About 70 or so local demonstrators took part in a rally organized by a group called  "B.L.A.C.K, “  which stands for “Building Leadership And Community Knowledge”

The marching in Rochester came on the same day that authorities in Baltimore ruled that the death of Freddie Gray was a homicide, and six police officers were charged as a result.

More than 30,000 people are expected on Saturday to attend the annual Imagine RIT Innovation and Creativity Festival.

It involves more than 400 interactive exhibits across the campus. 

Among the faculty involved in the event is Dan Phillips, an associate professor of bio-medical engineering. He says this event is not only fun, it also offers students experience in developing products that could someday be marketable.

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Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren has at least part of her weekend planned out. On Saturday, she takes part in Clean Sweep activities with the Rochester Red Wings, encouraging and helping volunteers clean up the city.

Thousands of volunteers will participate in more than 100 Clean Sweep project sites, picking up litter and debris, planting flowers, pruning trees and performing other neighborhood beautification projects.

The kick-off is at 8:00 a.m. at Frontier Field

The actual clean-up runs from  9 a.m. to noon.

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The inaugural Rochester Black Author Expo is coming up in two weeks. We'll meet four of the authors who will be featured. We'll talk about the business of writing books and finding an audience. The authors:

  • Corey Lamar Tanksley
  • Dante Worth
  • Tracy Williams
  • Cheryl Holland

We're talking about The Opportunity Project, a documentary film series that focuses on inclusion of students with intellectual disabilities in higher education. The films will screen on this coming Monday, May 4, at The Little Theatre. Our guests:

  • Martha Mock, director of the Institute for Innovative Transition and associate professor at the University of Rochester's Warner School of Education
  • Cori Piels, a Monroe Community College (MCC) alumna and a subject of The Opportunity Project
  • Meg Grigal, co-director of Think College at the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts-Boston

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