Clock runs out for Sanctuary Village
After a month living at Sanctuary Village, Grant Grice wheeled his suitcase out the front door on Wednesday, unlikely to return. The temporary homeless shelter inside a warehouse on Canal Street was set to shut down Wednesday night after the expiration ...
April 15, 2015
Street Light Festival to come to Rochester
Despite the loss of the East End Festival, a new festival will illuminate the summer night skies of Rochester this summer. A Street Light Festival will debut in Rochester for the first time this summer, timed to celebrate the International Year of ...
June 15, 2015
Pittsford Mendon High vandalized twice
In his email, Weller told parents that the district computer technicians were able to collect information on at least 16 cellphones belonging to current seniors that connected to the school's Wi-Fi network during the times of the vandalism. Several of ...
June 17, 2015
Full list: Every pick made in the 2015 NFL draft
New York Giants, Ereck Flowers, ot, Miami. 10. St. Louis, Todd Gurley, rb, Georgia. 11. Minnesota, Trae Waynes, db, Michigan State. 12. Cleveland, Danny Shelton, nt, Washington. 13. New Orleans, Andrus Peat, ot, Stanford. 14. Miami, Devante Parker, wr, ...
May 2, 2015
Jim's owner prepares for an emotional closing
On this day, some are bringing flowers, and the hugs and kisses last longer than usual. And, while the chatter is, as always, spirited, on this day there are tears. Before the day is over, Elena Knapp — between smiles, between laughs, between jokes ...
May 14, 2015
Helpful info on Flower City race
Whether it's your first time running 13.1 miles through Rochester or you're a legacy runner on your sixth Flower City course, you need to know a few things before toeing the line on race day: Packet pickup: Participants can collect their race bibs from ...
April 21, 2015
Anti-poverty reports delayed
A timeline that called for reports from work groups of the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative to be submitted by the end of June appears to have been too aggressive. Recommendations are expected to be submitted in July, according to director ...
June 17, 2015
The temporary homeless shelter inside a warehouse on Canal Street was set to shut down Wednesday night after the expiration of an agreement among shelter operator House of Mercy, city officials and building owner Buckingham Properties. Sister Grace Miller, co-founder of House of Mercy, said county workers placed most people who had been staying at the warehouse in other shelters or apartments in advance of the closing. Only six or seven individuals like Grice remained, Miller said as shelter workers and volunteers stacked mattresses and packed up blankets and people's belongings. Grice, 49, said he lived in the warehouse for about a month after he and a roommate were evicted from their apartment. Miller still was hoping for a last-minute reprieve to stay in the warehouse, saying she knew some people who stayed there would end up back on the streets before long. She would rather the place remain open until she can find a building to permanently house a new shelter for the city's most difficult-to-serve homeless population. But the shelter, which had no running water, always was supposed to close April 15. Some 70 people stayed there during the coldest months of winter. City spokesman James Smith said the shelter had been an example of Rochester's compassion, but it was a temporary solution.
Despite the loss of the East End Festival, a new festival will illuminate the summer night skies of Rochester this summer. A Street Light Festival will debut in Rochester for the first time this summer, timed to celebrate the International Year of Light of 2015. The festival, on July 17 and 18, will promote interactive light art. "We will be featuring a bigger scene of multidisciplinary projects consisting of light, sound, performance and projection that invite people from all around the area — anyone, to support and reimagine a part of our city at night," said Margot... Street light festivals happen worldwide in cities such as New York, Toronto and Singapore. "There's no reason why with the assets that we have in Rochester — the arts, culture, photonics and optics and everything coming out of RIT — there's no reason why we couldn't have a festival that attracts people from outside. Light art is expected to come in all different forms, giving spectators multiple experiences throughout the night. Artists will be responsible for their own funding, however they are eligible to win three jury awards that come with cash prizes ranging from $500 to $1,500. The jury panel for the festival includes art directors, engineers,.
After vandals struck Pittsford Mendon High School twice over the weekend, an email sent home to parents offered instructions on how to use their child's cellphone to check if they were near the school during the incidents. In an email to parents at Pittsford Sutherland High School, principal Brian P. Weller said the vandalism occurred before school Friday and again around 12:30 to 1:30 a. m. Monday. A similar email was sent to parents of Pittsford Mendon High School students by that principal, said Pittsford Central School District spokeswoman Nancy Wayman. Most of the students stepped forward and admitted their part in the vandalism, including some students from Sutherland, Wayman said. In his email, Weller told parents that the district computer technicians were able to collect information on at least 16 cellphones belonging to current seniors that connected to the school's Wi-Fi network during the times of the vandalism. He also gave step-by-step instructions on how parents could check their child's cellphone location service to see where they had been. The principal wrote: "Please let me be clear that my goal in communicating this information is to try to maintain this at the level of a school issue with school consequences, rather than having to take this matter to the Monroe County Sheriff's...