Juan Vazquez

The development project at Parcel 5 in downtown Rochester is moving forward, and a familiar face is driving the effort.

Sandy Parker, the former president of what’s now called the Rochester Chamber of Commerce, will lead the team responsible for developing the empty lot into a mixed-use complex. She will work on a volunteer basis.

The complex will be anchored by the Golisano Arts & Entertainment Center, the projected new home of the Rochester Broadway Theatre League.

After seeing his grandmother burn herself on a toaster, Andrew Young had an idea. It led to an invention - the "Toaster Shooter." It's now a $250,000 winner.

14-year-old Andrew Young from Batavia was announced as the winner of the Frito-Lay "Dreamvention" contest for his toaster that shoots toast into the air and onto your plate. Young beat out four other teen inventors from across the country.

The toaster is tilted to the side and has bigger springs, so when your toast is done it shoots into the air and falls onto your plate.

The University of Rochester is partnering with Harris Corp. to create the Rochester Data Science Consortium that will be housed on the UR campus.

The joint effort will help companies and governments analyze large amounts of data — an industry known as “big data” — in order to spot trends that can help the companies, consumers and citizens.

New U.S. Census data released today show that the Finger Lakes region has a lower uninsured rate than the state and national averages.

The lower rate means the region has more people with health insurance than other parts of the state and nation.

(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. 

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