Howard Scott Warshaw has had many gigs over the years, but perhaps his most notable achievement was also a spectacular failure:

"I did the E.T. video game, the game that is widely held to be the worst video game of all time," he says.

The comeback of the American bald eagle is a success story across the Great Lakes region, and keeping them safe is a high priority for many environmental professionals. But one serious threat to the great raptor is lead poisoning.

A new president & CEO has been named for NYSEG and RG&E. Carl Taylor will replace Mark Lynch, who announced his retirement earlier this year.

Taylor is current Vice President of Customer Service and began with NYSEG in 1987 as an electrical engineer.

He will officially take over as president & CEO on July 1.

Lynch has been president of NYSEG and RG&E since 2009 and CEO since 2014

Kodak is looking for ways to better utilize its headquarters building.

As the company has gotten smaller over the years, so has the amount of space it has needed in the iconic State Street building in Rochester.

So now, the company is marketing the tower and related space as a location that other companies could lease, perhaps for their own headquarters.

Dolores Kruchten is President of Eastman Business Park, and she says the amenities that the Kodak Headquarters building has are what sets them apart from some other office space in the area.

Even officials at the Genesee Brewery are surprised at the community response to the massive beer tanks passing through the Erie Canal.

Twelve 20-foot by 60-foot tanks have been shipped by barge and eventually will be trucked to the brewery and unloaded and put in place.

Director of project management, Mark Fabrizio, says they didn't anticipate the popularity of a project on the 200 year old Erie Canal designed to modify a 140 year old brewery.

A company located at the Eastman Business Park is expanding, creating 48 new jobs.

That’s according to Governor Andrew Cuomo, who says that  DuPont Nutrition & Health will expand its manufacturing facilities in Rochester as part of a plan to increase probiotics production in the U.S.

The local facility makes probiotics for food, beverage and dietary supplements. Officials say the expansion will also help retain another 56 jobs.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County held a Cultural Orientation workshop Wednesday evening for Spanish speaking farm workers.

Agricultural Educator Jamila Haseler says farm workers are key to the food system, but their cultural and traditional ways are much different that those in the United States, and the orientation helps acclimate farm workers to day-to-day life here.

"Simple things like greetings, simple ways of naming people, coworkers, their managers, farmers, supervisors, are way different than what they are used to," she said.

For years, political leaders have stressed STEM education and the importance of a college degree. What about the BOCES model, focusing on learning skilled trades, like welding? There is momentum shifting toward skilled trades in the modern economy, particularly as college graduates enter an uncertain marketplace. Our guests: 

  • Olie Olson, metal trades instructor at the Mt. Morris Career and Technical Education Center
  • Matt Cicero, senior at Livonia Central Schools and a student in the Metal Trades program
  • Megan Sweeney, junior at Churchville-Chili Central Schools and student in the Engineering and Metal Fabrication program at Monroe 2 BOCES’ Career and Technical Education Center
  • Julie Donlon, assistant superintendent for instruction and school improvement for the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership

Genesee, via the Erie Canal

May 30, 2017

People were lining the Erie Canal today to get a close up view of the giant fermentation tanks that are being transported by barge from Albany to the Genesee Brewery in Rochester.

The barges contain 20-foot by 60-foot tanks, which will play a key part in the Genesee Brewery's $49 million expansion project.

In the village of Pittsford, "Judy" said it was interesting to see the canal being used for its original purpose.

"Oh it's fascinating.  I've been tracking it from Macedon and Palmyra.  I went up to the locks yesterday.  It was fun," she said.

Building a development can seem relatively simple: find a piece of land, find an architect to provide a design, then build. In reality, it is far more complicated and why a major development on Broadway on the edge of downtown Buffalo will not be underway until early next year.


U.S. Photonics Hub Coming To Rochester

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