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Multiple apartments considered unlivable after Greece fire

GREECE, N.Y. (WHEC) -- Crews are investigating an apartment fire in Greece Thursday night. Multiple fire departments were called to fight flames on Affinity Lane in an apartment complex.


DEC to discuss management plans for wildlife areas in Genesee, Orleans counties Wednesday

SOUTH ALABAMA — The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has come up with new habitat management plans for two GLOW region wildlife areas and the public can get more information and ask questions at a meeting from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Alabama Fire Department, 2230 Judge Rd.


Lawsuit over bribe to block Whole Foods project dropped

ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) - Developers have dropped the lawsuit brought late last year following the arrest of a former state lawmaker for a bribe to stop the Whole Foods project planned in Brighton.


Monroe County Grand Jury Hands Up Indictment in Irondequoit Hit and Run

A Monroe County grand jury has handed up an indictment in the hit-and-run that killed an 87-year-old woman in Irondequoit last fall. Vincent Mannillo has been indicted and arraigned on a charge of criminally negligent homicide.


Country Max aims for May grand opening in Batavia

BATAVIA — The doors certainly aren’t open yet at 4160 Veterans Memorial Drive, but they should be by May 18-19, the weekend CountryMax plans to hold its grand opening in Batavia after being gone for over a year.


Health discrepancies between Monroe and surrounding counties

A report on health in New York state counties released this week puts Monroe County close to the middle of the field, but some of its surrounding counties fell much further toward the top or the bottom of the rankings.


Seneca Park Zoo polar bear part of a conservation project

Monroe County’s Seneca Park Zoo is partnering with a program at a zoo in Cincinnati as part of a polar bear conservation project. County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo says that the zoo in Rochester is working with the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered


Tickets now on sale for Rochester International Airshow

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) - The official presenting sponsor of the 2019 Rochester International Airshow has been announced. Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announced Thursday that American Equipment will be the sponsor. The company began operating in 2006 and is located in Farmington.


SAGA club at GCC announces judges for premier drag show March 30

On Friday, the contest judges were named. Presiding over inaugural show will be:. Gregory Hallock, Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council executive director;. Thomas Priester, Ph.D., GCC associate vice president of Student Success;


Penfield residents: In need of a new or updated passport?

PENFIELD, N.Y. (WHEC) -- It's going to be pretty easy for folks in the Town of Penfield to get a new or updated passport. The Monroe County Clerk's Office and the Town of Penfield will hold "Passport night in Penfield."


Police: Drunk driver walks away from rollover crash on W. Broad St

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) -- A Monroe County man is in custody after police say he was driving drunk, hit a parked car and then left the scene on foot. This happened around 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday.


Rochester-area woman knits suit from plastic Wegmans bags

Greece, N.Y. — Rosa Ferrigno spent the winter knitting herself a new suit out of plastic Wegmans bags. Ferrigno, 75, constantly tries to stay busy, according to the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle. In warm weather, she tends to her yard and garden at her home in Greece, outside Rochester.


Whole Foods Drops Suit Against Errigo and Rittler

The Daniele family, developers of the Whole Foods store in Brighton, have dropped the lawsuit against former Assemblyman Joseph Errigo of Conesus and Monroe County political staffer Joseph Rittler. The $650,000 lawsuit was filed in December against Joseph Errigo for taking a bribe to introduce legis


Village elections update: Close race in Lyndonville

LYNDONVILLE — In the contested trustee race for the Lyndonville Village Board, the final results were separated by six votes. Three candidates ran for the two open trustee seats which last for a four-year term: Darren Wilson, Mary Kage and Kimberly Kenyon. Kage and Wilson were incumbents, but when t


Superintendent says school dealt promptly with complaint about knife on campus

The district superintendent for BOCES says a student complaint about an instructor with an unauthorized pocketknife on campus was taken seriously and dealt with promptly after the student contacted The Batavian to complain about what she perceived as an inadequate response.


Capital project on R-H ballot

MIDDLEPORT — The Royalton Hartland school board is asking voters to approve a $12.1 million capital improvement project to secure repairs and improvements in all district buildings. The project will be presented to district voters in the May election.


Bardol, Landers team for K&Q crown; Cory Paris looking to purchase Scopano's Lanes in Oakfield

---------------- Chris Bardol had one heck of a bowling season over the past two weeks. th, the 31-year-old right-hander teamed with his girlfriend, Caycee Landers, to win the annual King & Queen Mixed Doubles Handicap Tournament at Mancuso Bowling Center and, a day later, he placed second in the pr


County Soil and Water undergoes leadership change

BATAVIA — The Genesee County Soil and Water Conservation District saw some staff changes from November through January, but apparently there will be at least one more, District Manager Brad Mudrzynski said this week. In his report Monday to the county Public Service Committee, Mudrzynski said the di


Culinary arts students shine at Taste of Education contest

DEPEW — Culinary Arts students from Orleans Career and Technical Education Center took home three big awards at the 15th annual Taste of Education. The Taste of Education introduces young chefs to the public with a friendly cooking competition in which students present a three-course meal with appet


Holley discusses water improvements to Thomas Street

HOLLEY — The Holley Village Board held a public hearing on the discussion on use of community development block grant program income funds on Tuesday afternoon. The block grant funding — which totals $105,000 — would go toward improvements on Thomas Street in the village, and will be used to replace