ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State officials say more than 318 million pounds of electronic waste was diverted from landfills in the first three years of New York's electronics recycling law, but discarded televisions and computer monitors pose a challenge.

Department of Environmental Conservation Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos said in a statement Monday that DEC will provide funds to help municipalities deal with a glut of cathode ray tubes from discarded televisions and monitors. He said DEC will also be stepping up enforcement to ensure full compliance with the law.

MAYVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A New York judge is expected to decide later this week whether to allow construction at the storied Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater to go on.

State Supreme Court Judge Frank Sedita heard testimony Monday in a case that pits preservationists against the administration of the western New York education and arts retreat.

A group called the Committee to Preserve the Historic Chautauqua Amphitheater and five property owners sued last month to block the institution's plans to demolish and rebuild the 122-year-old amphitheater.


First hour: Should feminists support Clinton based on her gender?

Second hour: Tipping in restaurants could be on the way out

Why are migraines so hard to prevent, and so difficult to treat for some sufferers?

Rochester Clinical Research is trying to change that. Neurologist and headache specialist Dr. Joseph Mann will make a public presentation on February 16 about the newest research about what works and what might be available next. 

Dr. Mann joins us in studio to talk about headache, migraine, and treatment.

The U.S. Attorney who convicted both of the leaders of the legislature came to Albany Monday to speak to a conference of the state’s mayors. But Preet Bharara was not invited to the State Capitol itself, and he did not meet directly with any lawmakers, even though Bharara and Governor Cuomo attended the same event, the swearing in of the state’ new chief judge.

The U.S. Attorney addressed mayors from all over the state, gathered for their annual meeting, where he told them  the point of his anti corruption work is to “protect democracy.”

We've talked to a number of students who hate the FAFSA forms: confusing; unnecessarily long, with questions that seem irrelevant. Now, imagine a student in poverty being confronted with such forms. We know that many students who are eligible for financial aid never even apply. But is higher education still a good value? What is the ROI we can expect?

The annual event known as FAFSA Fest is underway, and our panel explains what help is out there. Our guests:

  • Pat Braus, executive director, Rochester Education Foundation
  • Gabe Iturbides, assistant director, Access Opportunity Programs at SUNY Geneseo; and member, Rochester College Access Network
  • Cortez Jones, RCSD graduate and now branch manager, Culver-Ridge branch for ESL Federal Credit Union
  • Kim McKinsey-Mabry, interim dean of academic services and affirmative action coordinator, MCC; and Rochester Education Foundation Board member
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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act would permanently establish the Finger Lakes region as a manufacturing community, giving the area preferential treatment when applying for certain federal economic development grants.

Several local colleges and universities will benefit from grants announced Monday by Governor Cuomo.

The more than $35 million is from the Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program which provides matching grants to private colleges and universities.

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PHILADELPHIA (AP)  Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is under investigation over the alleged assault of two off-duty police officers at a Philadelphia nightclub.

The incident occurred early Sunday after an argument broke out between McCoy's party and the officers over a bottle of champagne.

After one 40-year-old officer was knocked to the ground, he was punched, kicked and stomped multiple times on his body and head, police said Monday.

Lollypop Farm

Officials at Lollypop Farm say they had a particularly busy day recently as the result of investigations into animal welfare.

Last Thursday, humane officers from the Fairport-based organization responded to a call for assistant from Rochester Police, and seized 10 roosters and 12 hens. Authorities say they were apparently being groomed and trained to fight at a house on Wilder Street in Rochester.  Humane officers are still investigating and they say that possession of animals with the intent to use them to fight is a felony offense.