Fri February 14, 2014

Three upstate N.Y. highways make 'futureless freeways' list

Rochester's Inner Loop, a depressed freeway encircling downtown.
Friscocali via Flickr

Three big roadways in upstate New York cities have made a top 10 list freeways that should be torn down or filled in.

The Congress for New Urbanism says Syracuse’s Interstate 81, Rochester’s Inner Loop and Buffalo’s Skyway bridge are all roadways that do damage to the community and should be replaced.

They’re also on the "Freeways Without a Future" list because there’s growing momentum to remove them.

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Fri January 10, 2014

Experiment developed by upstate students heads to International Space Station

A water bear, or tardigrade
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High school students in upstate New York watched as a rocket carrying one of their science experiments was launched Thursday. Its destination is the International Space Station orbiting the earth over 200 miles above us. (Video after the jump)

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Mon December 2, 2013

Refugee communities diversify upstate business environment

Somali Community in Western New York

The desire for familiar food, clothing, and other products from home is spurring refugee communities in upstate New York to start their own businesses. In response, a group in Rochester has organized a six week startup business training course to help the Somali refugee community navigate the process.

“They can actually create their own little local economy where they can exchange, similar to what they had in Somalia,” says David Dey, president and CEO of the Institute for Social Entrepreneurship.

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Wed November 20, 2013
Refugee Resettlement

Rochester seeks refugees to step into gap in health care services

Home health nurse Sarah Miner, right, talks to Abdalla about his medicines.
Kate O'Connell WXXI

The Innovation Trail is looking at how refugees have weaved their way into upstate New York's changing economy. You can find more from this series here.

This fall day, community health nurse Sarah Miner is welcomed warmly into the home of Somali refugee Abdallah. Miner works with HCR Home Care in Rochester and she’s been visiting Abdallah and his family for a while now.

On a normal visit she’d be accompanied by a member of the Somali community to act as translator and cultural liaison, but today she's flying solo. She’s reached a point where she can visit on her own, but that’s only because the family knows her.

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Tue October 29, 2013

Kodak stock to be listed on NYSE once more

Eastman Kodak Co.

Kodak will be a publicly traded company again as of Nov. 1. The imaging company has announced that it will list its common shares on the New York Stock Exchange with the ticker symbol KODK.

CEO Antonio Perez calls it an important milestone for the company. He says the change in the symbol reflects a new company that is focusing on business to business products and services. The old symbol was EK.

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