Beth Adams

Beth Adams joined WXXI as host of Morning Edition in 2012 after a more than two decade radio career. She was the longtime host of the WHAM Morning News in Rochester, where she was recognized for her work by the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association and the New York State Humane Society. Her career also took her from radio stations in Elmira, New York to Miami, Florida.

Beth is active in the Rochester community, having volunteered for organizations including the Humane Society at Lollypop Farm, the Heart of Gold Children's Foundation, the Rochester Press Radio Club Children’s Charities, and the Rochester Broadway Theater League Education Committee.  She is an avid reader of historical fiction and a devoted animal lover. Beth is married to award-winning writer and author Scott Pitoniak. 

Just days after a global cyberattack paralyzed computers in 150 countries, representatives from local financial institutions are learning about sweeping new cybersecurity regulations in New York State.

Applications for New York's Excelsior Scholarship Program will be available starting next month, and officials at Monroe Community College say students and parents have a lot of questions.

Melissa Jarkowski, interim director of MCC's financial operations, said people want to know about eligibility requirements and other details of the program that offers free tuition to many middle class students.

Commuters who travel along Route 332 from Canandaigua to Rochester every day may take for granted the view as they gaze out over the rolling crop fields on the east side of the highway just north of the city of Canandaigua.

Those scenic vistas associated with the Finger Lakes are just part of what conservationists are trying to protect from encroaching development in northern Ontario County.

Nearly 600 acres of prime farm land in the area have been preserved under a new conservation agreement announced by the Finger Lakes Land Trust.

July will be the earliest that Uber and Lyft will be allowed to operate in Rochester and other upstate cities.

Over the next 90 days, the Department of Motor Vehicles will be working out the details of the expansion of the ride-hailing services outside of New York City, after state lawmakers gave the green light for the expansion with passage of the state budget last week.

New Yorkers are feeling better about the economy than they have in over 16 years, and one economist says you can thank President Trump for that, at least in part.

"His announcements about jobs coming back and investments coming back to this country...people are buying into that message and you gotta give Trump credit for that," said Doug Lonnstrom, Ph.D., founding director of the Siena College Research Institute.

Upstate residents are even more positive about the economy than people in New York City, which had a quicker recovery from the recession.

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