Caitlin Whyte

Caitlin joins WXXI after working down the street at Stephens Media Group where, she co hosted a children's radio show, "Saturday Morning CarTunes" on WARM 101.3 and worked as a traffic reporter for various affiliates.

Prior to that, she lived in Western Alaska where she worked for KNOM in Nome.  When she was not engrossed in all things Iditarod, Caitlin served as the community and education spot producer and hosted the weekday morning program.

Originally from Rochester, Caitlin graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh with a B.S in Audio/Radio Production and Broadcast Management. She is excited to make the jump to public radio and host Weekend Edition.

 

A new report from the New York State Comptroller’s office highlights the economic profile of the Finger Lakes region

Speaking from the Wine and Culinary Center in Canandaigua, State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli presented the findings based on the nine county area.

The report confirmed some numbers that weren’t all that surprising unfortunately. The City of Rochester has one of the lowest median household income rates at just over $30,000 a year, and more than half of the children in many rural areas and the City of Rochester live in poverty.

A group of students from East High got to watch live as their science experiment made it's way towards the International Space Station.

With clear weather and all systems go, the Space-X CRS-12 rocket took off at approximately 12:31pm Monday afternoon from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, carrying projects from 21 schools across the United States and Canada, as part of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program.

The Bill Gray’s Iceplex in Brighton is getting an upgrade.

The $2.2 million expansion will feature additional retail and locker room space, as well as a Lattimore physical therapy and sports rehabilitation center and a fitness center.

General Manager of the Iceplex Chris Woodworth says the additions will help them continue to host the over 30 major ice hockey tournaments they bring to the area each year.

"Through the improvements and through the amenities and the service we provide, we've been able to establish relationships with some large tournaments."

An award granted to the University of Rochester will help coordinate and connect researchers around the nation.

The $19 million federal grant comes from the National Institute of Health, and is for the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, which works to help biomedical scientists move their research forward.

The money will help fund a new networking initiative called the Center for Leading Innovation and Collaboration, or CLIC, at the university. It will help researchers communicate better within in the nationwide clinical and translational network.

A mixed used development project known as Pinnacle North officially opened on the North shore of Canandaigua Lake Monday.  

The 21-acre project includes residential, commercial and open space right along the lake shoreline. 

In addition to residencies, over 400 by the time all four phases of the project are complete, the development will include an Abbotts and Young Lion Brewing Company.

Canandaigua Mayor Ellen Polimeni says that the project is giving the city a sense of place.

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