- Child poverty level in city dips; extreme poverty rises
Updated census data shows Rochester’s child poverty level dropped by almost a percentage point as of 2015, even as the city’s level of “extreme” poverty increased slightly.
- Most readers do not favor ACA repeal
But a majority of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll favor keeping the ACA, also known as Obamacare. More than half say the law should remain with changes to improve it.
- Local wine makes Wine Spectator's Top 100 list
A Finger Lakes wine has been named to Wine Spectator magazine’s recently announced 2016 Top 100 List.
- KeyBank Foundation gives grant to Urban League
The KeyBank Foundation is providing a $75,000 grant to the Urban League of Rochester, N.Y., Inc. for a workforce development initiative aimed at adults ages 18 to 30.
- Olive Garden completes Henrietta restaurant upgrade
Olive Garden has completed the remodeling of its restaurant in Henrietta, officials said. The restaurant has new artwork, fabrics, lighting, seating, and flooring.
- RPO appoints vice president of development
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Inc. has a new vice president of development. Domenic Argentieri began in the post Dec. 1.
- Finger Lakes region receives $80.5 million as a top performer
The Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council was recognized as a top performer at the sixth annual Regional Economic Development Council awards in Albany on Thursday and is to receive $80.5 million from the state toward its projects.
- William B. Morse Lumber to acquire Rochester Lumber
William B. Morse Lumber Co. will acquire Rochester Lumber Co., effective Dec. 31, officials said. Morse Lumber is a fifth-generation family-owned company that has served the greater Rochester market since 1853.
- IJC moves forward with Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River plan
Commissioners of the International Joint Commission on Thursday signed an updated order of approval for the regulation of water levels and flows in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.
- URMC pediatrics chief Nina Schor to retire
The University of Rochester Medical Center and Golisano Children’s Hospital chief of pediatrics Nina Schor M.D. plans to step down.
Majority: Put Trump assets in blind trust|
Nearly three-fourths of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say President-elect Donald Trump should put his assets in a true blind trust with an independent trustee while he’s serving as president.
With the federal commitment to renewable energy now highly uncertain, the leadership role played by Google and other companies is vitally important.
No time to rest on workforce development|
This “skills gap” affects a wide range of industries in New York and adds to the growing ranks of workers who feel stuck and underemployed.
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