Carlet Cleare


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.


WXXI Local Stories
5:31 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Officials Break Ground on New Irondequoit Library

New Irondequoit Library rendering

State and local officials dug shovels into the ground on a new state-of-the-art library in the Town of Irondequoit on Wednesday.

"Our new library, the library of the future, is about much more than a place to store display books,” says Town Supervisor Adam Bello. “It's a place of sharing learning experiences and building a community."

The $13 million library is being built on the lawn next to the Irondequoit Town Hall on Titus Avenue. It combines both of the town’s existing libraries into one.

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WXXI Local Stories
7:23 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

NPR's Michele Norris Talks About The Race Card Project at MCC

Credit Jim Day / WXXI

Award-winning NPR Host and special correspondent Michele Norris visited Rochester on Monday.

Norris delivered the keynote at MCC’s annual Alice Holloway Young Power of Diversity Series. Part of her message included the unearthed secrets she learned about her family legacy and their attitudes about race.

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WXXI Local Stories
4:55 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Good Friday Stations of the Cross

12:15 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Mayor Warren Released From The Hospital


Rochester City Hall officials say that Mayor Lovely Warren was released from Strong Hospital on Friday after spending a couple of days there due to complications from the flu, including dehydration. She was initially admitted on Wednesday night.

The 36 year old Warren  initially was expected to be released from the hospital on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Infectious disease specialist, Ann Falsey, of Rochester General Hospital says although winter is technically over, the flu season is not.

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WXXI Local Stories
6:21 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Proposed Bill Would Keep Toys Safe From Toxic Chemicals

Credit WXXI News

A legislative proposal to eliminate toxic chemicals from children's products is hung up in the state Senate, despite passing in the Assembly last year.

Thursday, Democratic Senator Ted O’Brien, a representative for Republican Senator Joe Robach and health advocates are calling on state leaders to pass the Child Safe Products Act.

“We believe that our count there is enough votes already in the senate to pass it,” says O’Brien.

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11:17 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Mayor Warren Hospitalized With The Flu

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren had to be hospitalized Wednesday night due to symptoms related to the flu. That according to a statement released by City Hall on Thursday morning.

A spokesperson says she was taken to Strong Hospital by ambulance, but is doing ok now. The 36 year old Warren was expected to be released from the hospital on Thursday and then spend the Easter Weekend with her family. But she was still in the hospital early Friday morning, listed in satisfactory condition. Warren said she expected to leave the hospital Friday afternoon.

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WXXI Local Stories
6:27 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Rochester Resident Reflects on the Boston Marathon Bombings

Nora Dimmock, the Assistant Dean for Information Technology, Research & Digital Scholarship at the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries
Credit University of Rochester

It's the one-year anniversary of the tragic Boston Marathon Bombings and one local woman is remembering that day.

The Assistant Dean for Information Technology, Research & Digital Scholarship at the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries, Nora Dimmock, says she was 2 kilometers from the finish line when she and other marathoners were stopped.

"It was very confusing. We could hear a lot of sirens."

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10:20 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

State Senate Task Force Holds Forum On Heroin Addiction

A Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction is holding a series of public forums across the state, including one here in Rochester.

The Tuesday  meeting is the second of 12. The goal is to seek input on addiction prevention and treatment options.

New York’s recently enacted 2014-2015 budget includes nearly $2.5 million to address the growing problems of heroin and opioid abuse.

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WXXI Local Stories
4:27 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Transit Advocacy Group Seeks "Pitches" to Reuse Bus Shelters

Credit Rochester Reconnect

Downtown Rochester's historic bus shelters could one day turn into coffee kiosks, bike shelters or a library - Well, at least that's what a local transit advocacy group is proposing.

After 25 years, the six Main Street shelters from the Genesee River to Chestnut Street will be removed once the new RTS Transit Center opens this November.

So Reconnect Rochester is asking businesses, entrepreneurs, local developers and other community organizations, who may be interested, to adapt these shelters for reuse.

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