Carlet Cleare

Reporter/Producer

Carlet Cleare is a Reporter/Producer at WXXI News. Carlet reports on news topics relevant to the community and helps to create and develop story ideas to produce comprehensive and compelling news stories. Prior to joining WXXI, she worked at RNews as a Desk Assistant. Carlet earned her Associate’s degree in Communications & Media Arts from Monroe Community College in 2004, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications/Journalism at St. John Fisher College in 2006. Her work has been honored by the New York State chapter of the Associated Press.

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WXXI Local Stories
4:56 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Americans With Disabilities Act Celebrates 24 Years

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Local disability rights advocates are commemorating the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The law, which took effect on July 26th 1990, bans discrimination in areas including employment, transportation and government services.

Bruce Darling, the CEO and President of the Center for Disability Rights, says progress has been made, however, there's still room for improvement.

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Connections
4:57 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Connections: More on Migraine Headaches

More on headaches with Dr. Catherine LaVigne.

Carlet Cleare guests hosts this hour of "Connections". Our subject is headache, cluster headache, and its evil cousin migraine. When we covered this subject on our show recently, we couldn't get to all the calls and online questions. The director of URMC's Headache Center, Dr. Catherine LaVigne, asked if she could return to the show to address the additional questions, and to focus more on cluster headaches. 

WXXI Local Stories
7:00 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Lessons From July '64: The Housing Crisis

It was 50 years ago this week that Rochester was rocked by three-days of rioting that erupted in two predominantly African American neighborhoods.  A number of factors contributed to the violence, including a lack of job opportunities for African Americans, overcrowding and allegations of police brutality.

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WXXI Local Stories
5:30 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

State Dollars To Boost Canadian Tourism Campaign

VisitRochester’s Canadian tourism campaign is expanding.

The tourism agency has been awarded with $200,000 in state funding from last year's Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council competition.

Don Jeffries, President and CEO of VisitRochester, says the infusion of state dollars has allowed them to recruit 22 new investing partners to help promote the region.

Jeffries says the expanded campaign is expected to attract more than 30,000 Canadian visitors to travel to the Genesee Valley, Southern Tier and Central New York.

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WXXI Local Stories
5:14 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Project T.I.P.S Hosts 3rd Event

Members of local enforcement and community agencies held its 3rd Project T.I.P.S event of the year in the Jefferson Avenue neighborhood on Thursday.

T.I.P.S stands for Trust, Information, Programs and Services.

T.I.P.S  organizer Gary Mervis says neighborhood families will also have a chance to build relationships with fire fighters, police officers, state troopers and now people from the border patrol.

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WXXI Local Stories
3:00 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Fringe Festival Announces Fall Lineup

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Saturday Night Live's Jay Pharoah, Canada's Circus Orange tricycle show and Spoon River Rochester are among this year's First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival lineup.

The Circus Orange combines acrobatics with pyrotechnics, which involves an 18 foot tricycle which will weave it's through the crowd and then is lifted up on 60 feet in the air by a crane.

New highlight Spoon River is the biggest performance of Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology - featuring 300 local actors reading monologues, complete with zombie garb, throughout the Gibbs Street area.

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WXXI Local Stories
6:38 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Roland Williams Launches Mentoring Program for Urban Young Men

East High School alum and Super Bowl Champion Roland Williams is kicking off a new mentoring program here in Rochester for urban young men.

After multiple proposals and negotiations with the city school district to help improve its football program, Williams launched the Champion Academy on Tuesday.  The city school district is contributing 34,000 to the program. Williams says he's using some of his own resources to get the initiative off the ground.

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WXXI Local Stories
5:46 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Magic City NightClub Closed for 30 Days

Credit News 8 WROC-TV

An East End nightclub has closed down temporarily due to a recent rash of violence in that area.

The owner of Magic City, Robert Monteneri, voluntarily agreed to shut the club's doors for 30 days at the mayor's request. Monteneri will participate in a city-led program designed to allow the club to reopen under strict rules. Those rules could include tighter security, regulated hours of operation as well as barring problematic patrons.

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Arts & Culture
11:01 am
Sun July 13, 2014

Local Man Bikes 400 Miles In Fundraising Effort

One Webster resident started a really long bike ride on Sunday on the Erie Canal trail on his recumbent tricycle. Richard Vuillequez is participating in the annual 8-day, 400-mile Cycling the Erie Canal bike tour. 

More than 500 people will ride from Buffalo to Albany along the canal's scenic path beginning Sunday.

The 74 year old Vuillequez has been training since March - working his way up to biking 50 miles a day.             

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WXXI Local Stories
3:54 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Rotary Club To Build Treehouse On Its Sunshine Campus

Local kids with physical challenges and other special needs will soon have the opportunity to see what it feels like to climb a tree.

"The doors that have opened up for us at the camp are just incredible," says Rotary President, Tracy Armstrong.

The Rochester Rotary is building a wheelchair accessible wooden treehouse at its Sunshine Campus in Rush.

The club house will be approximately 15 feet above ground. It features wide wheelchair accessible ramps, sensory equipment and an enclosed cabin.

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