Congress has taken its first step to ensure that Great Lakes restoration continues in 2018 – contrary to President Trump's budget plan.

On Tuesday, the House Appropriations Committee released the 2018 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill, which includes full funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

July 19 update: Committee vote is good news for the Great Lakes.

Rochester and NYS officials gathered at the city’s Public Market on Wednesday  to celebrate the completion of an $8.5 million improvement project.

Mayor Lovely Warren says it has been a center of commerce and culture for the city for 112 years, and she notes the market is an important source of fresh foods in Rochester, as well as adding to the city's cultural attractions.

College Town in Rochester has lost another business. Bar 145, which opened in March of 2016, recently shut down.

The Director of Marketing for College Town, Cass McCrory, says the Ohio-based chain was dealing with a management issue involving the Rochester location.

Other businesses that have closed in the last couple of years include Constantino’s Market, which closed in 2016, along with the Corner Bakery & Café and Saxby’s Coffee.

A vacant dairy plant in Batavia is being re-purposed and will result in millions of dollars of investment in that facility  and more than 200 jobs.

That announcement was made by Governor Andrew Cuomo Tuesday when he visited the Genesee Valley Agri-Business Park. 

The dairy company HP Hood is buying the plant previously operated by the Muller-Quaker venture a couple of years ago, and Hood will use the plant to make extended shelf-life dairy products.

Governor Andrew Cuomo will be in Batavia on Tuesday, to announce what he says will be details of a new partnership that will create hundreds of new jobs at an idle dairy facility.

His 1:00 p.m. announcement will be at the Genesee Valley Agri-Business Park.

A recent filing of documents from a meeting of the Genesee County Economic Development Center indicates that HP Hood, the Massachusetts-based dairy company, is planning to acquire the former Muller Quaker Dairy plant.

Scientists are about to get an up-close and personal look at the planet Jupiter's most famous landmark, the Great Red Spot.

NASA's Juno spacecraft will be directly over the spot shortly after 10 p.m. ET Monday, July 10, about 5,600 miles above the gas giant's cloud tops. That's closer than any spacecraft has been before.

The spot is actually a giant storm that has been blowing on Jupiter for centuries. It's huge, larger than Earth in diameter.

A new summer STEM program is giving high school students from across Western New York the opportunity to help kids in need through 3-D printing and design.

An estimated 222,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy in June, according to the monthly employment report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday.

"The job gains were better than expected — most economists had predicted a gain of 180,000 jobs," NPR's Chris Arnold reports for our Newscast unit.

The unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.4 percent from 4.3 percent — a 16-year low that was hit in May.

(AP) - The New York State Fair is hosting a competition for videos created using cameras on drones.

There are eight categories, including one for films featuring New York state. Videos must be no longer than five minutes, except for the corporate/industrial category, and at least half of each one must be shot using a drone or other unmanned aerial vehicle. 

Maria Furgiuele has been named the new executive director of the Community Design Center Rochester.

Furgiuele, who is a licensed architect and realtor, has held the job as interim director since Maureen “Mo” Duggan retired late last year.

Furgiuele will oversee the center’s consulting and community planning projects for municipalities and associations throughout the Greater Rochester area.

Previously Furgiuele served on the Community Design Center board including a year as its president.


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