WXXI News http://wxxinews.org en Ontario County's Bus System Now Part Of RGRTA http://wxxinews.org/post/ontario-countys-bus-system-now-part-rgrta <p>There's now a Rochester connection if you take the public bus system in Ontario County. As of Friday, Ontario County Transit Service is now part of the Rochester Genesee Regional Transit Authority.</p><p>There has been talk about trying to accomplish that affiliation for a number of years, but officials in Ontario County recently decided to approve the agreement after a change in the way their bus system had been funded.</p><p>The CEO of RGRTA, Bill Carpenter says the RTS bus system will now absorb buses owned by Ontario County.</p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:07:09 +0000 Randy Gorbman 22427 at http://wxxinews.org Ontario County's Bus System Now Part Of RGRTA New Anti-Trafficking Campaign To Protect Individuals With Developmental Disabilities http://wxxinews.org/post/new-anti-trafficking-campaign-protect-individuals-developmental-disabilities <p><a href="http://youtu.be/awRi4YGd5hg?t=43s">http://youtu.be/awRi4YGd5hg?t=43s</a> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:21:54 +0000 Hélène Biandudi Hofer 22426 at http://wxxinews.org B+L's Parent Company Sued By Allergan http://wxxinews.org/post/bls-parent-company-sued-allergan <p>TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Botox and eye drug maker Allergan is suing a Canadian drugmaker and a hedge fund over their hostile takeover attempt, alleging insider trading and other fraud before their plan became public.</p><p id="yui_3_16_0_1_1406923430858_777">Allergan Inc.'s lawsuit, filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana, California, names as plaintiffs drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., New York investment and hedge fund firm Pershing Square Capital Management LP and its principal, William Ackerman.</p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:06:33 +0000 22425 at http://wxxinews.org B+L's Parent Company Sued By Allergan Redistricting Amendment Language Set, Critics Object http://wxxinews.org/post/redistricting-amendment-language-set-critics-object <p></p><p></p><p>The state board of elections approved the language for a ballot amendment that would change the way redistricting &nbsp;is done in New York. But not everyone is happy with the wording, or the amendment.</p><p></p><p>The November ballot amendment would permit the Senate and the Assembly to appoint members to what the amendment describes as an “independent” commission to redraw legislative district lines every ten years, as required by the census.</p><p></p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:15:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 22424 at http://wxxinews.org Redistricting Amendment Language Set, Critics Object Connections: Two Weekend Events http://wxxinews.org/post/connections-two-weekend-events <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the first part of the hour, we discuss how wine and music have the potential to pair just as beautifully as wine and food. In the Finger Lakes, there's a growing wine-and-music scene, and it veers toward classical, jazz, and chamber music.&nbsp;</span></p><p>On Saturday night, the Manhattan Chamber Ensemble performs at Ravines Wine Cellars' Geneva location. Other wineries have had similar success with these kinds of events. <o:p></o:p></p><p>Joining us to discuss the event is Lisa Hallgren, co-owner of <a href="http://www.ravineswine.com/" target="_blank">Ravines Wine Cellars</a>, and Richard Auldon Clark,&nbsp;Conductor and Music Director of both the <a href="http://www.manhattanchamberorchestra.org/" target="_blank">Manhattan Chamber Orchestra</a>, and the <a href="http://butlersymphony.org/about/" target="_blank">Butler Symphony Orchestra</a>.</p><p><o:p></o:p></p><p>Then we gear up for the <a href="http://www.park-avenue.org/park-ave-summer-art-fest.html" target="_blank">37th annual Park Avenue Summer Arts Fest</a> that takes place Saturday and Sunday. We find out what to expect at the fest this weekend with Festival Organizer Jeff Springut&nbsp;and Festival PR Manager Randi Minetor.</p><p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:21:35 +0000 Frank Cegelski 22423 at http://wxxinews.org Connections: Two Weekend Events Connections: Ward Stare http://wxxinews.org/post/connections-ward-stare <p>On Tuesday, Pittsford's own <a href="http://wxxinews.org/post/talking-new-rpo-music-director" target="_blank">Ward Stare was named the new Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra principal conductor and musical director</a>.&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">The 31-year-old is played trombone with the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra at the age of 11, later going on to Juilliard, and eventually, even at his very young age, to conducting opportunities around the world. He is currently a frequent guest conductor at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Ward and RPO Trombonist Mark Kellogg sat down to talk with Frank Cegelski and WXXI Classical 91.5 Morning Host <a href="http://interactive.wxxi.org/brenda" target="_blank">Brenda Tremblay</a>.</span></p><p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:37:32 +0000 Frank Cegelski & Brenda Tremblay 22422 at http://wxxinews.org Connections: Ward Stare Hart's Local Grocers Sets Opening Date http://wxxinews.org/post/harts-local-grocers-sets-opening-date <p>Hart's Local Grocers, the first grocery store to come to downtown Rochester in more than a decade has set an opening date. It will be Friday, August 15.</p><p>The supermarket will be located in the city's East End, in the spot on Winthrop Street formerly occupied by Craig Autometrics.</p><p>The opening activities start at 9:45 a.m. on August 15 with remarks by local officials and they will cut the ribbon for the opening at 10 a.m. &nbsp;Hart's will be open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.</p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:53:10 +0000 Randy Gorbman 22421 at http://wxxinews.org Hart's Local Grocers Sets Opening Date Around the State 8-1-14 http://wxxinews.org/post/around-state-8-1-14 <p style="margin-bottom: 1em; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, 'Bitstream Vera Sans', sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15.399999618530273px;">The WXXI news staff checks newspapers and websites to help keep tabs on what's happening in communities across New York state.</p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:15:20 +0000 Alex Crichton 22420 at http://wxxinews.org Around the State 8-1-14 Coming Up On Connections: Friday, August 1st http://wxxinews.org/post/coming-connections-friday-august-1st <p>First Hour: The new Music Director of the RPO</p><p>Second Hour: Pairing wine &amp; music in the Finger Lakes.</p><p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:48:21 +0000 Randy Gorbman 22419 at http://wxxinews.org Coming Up On Connections: Friday, August 1st Fighting Resumes In Gaza, As Israeli Military Says Cease-Fire Is Over http://wxxinews.org/post/fighting-resumes-gaza-israeli-military-says-cease-fire-over It was <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/31/336925603/israel-and-hamas-agree-to-3-day-cease-fire-un-says">negotiated as a three-day humanitarian cease-fire</a> that was to start at 8 a.m. local time today.<p>But just hours in, fighting erupted again in Gaza.<p>Palestinian authorities told The Associated Press that at least 27 people were killed in Gaza after an Israeli tank opened fire. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:38:01 +0000 editor 22418 at http://wxxinews.org Fighting Resumes In Gaza, As Israeli Military Says Cease-Fire Is Over