Government & Politics News
- Pictometry, RIT team to create drone research enclosure lab
EagleView Technology Corp.’s subsidiary Pictometry International Corp. has developed an outdoor research lab for sensor research and flight training for unmanned aerial systems at Rochester Institute of Technology, officials said.
- Area universities awarded $4 million for renovations
Four area universities will share $4 million from the Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program to be used for renovations, state Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle, D-Irondequoit, announced Thursday.
- Rivera pleads guilty to 2 felony counts
Former Monroe County official Nelson Rivera has pled guilty to two felony counts in the local development corporation bid-rigging scandal, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said Wednesday.
- RG&E, NYSEG effort focuses on renewable energy
Rochester Gas and Electric Corp. and New York State Electric & Gas Corp., subsidiaries of Avangrid Inc., are preparing to roll out a new technology to help large-scale producers of renewable energy resources connect to the grid, officials announced Monday.
- IBM team delivers report on poverty battle
- Ex-Fed leader joins UR
- Ready on the river
- $47M project to add housing for students
- IBM Smarter Cities Challenge report released
The city of Rochester released the results of the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge report Wednesday, providing recommendations and a roadmap for the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative in its goal of reducing poverty by 50 percent over the next 15 years.
- Rochester area's unemployment rate falls to 4.6 percent
Rochester continues to show economic improvement, as the unemployment rate falls and jobs increase, the state Department of Labor reported Tuesday.
- Wiesner pleads guilty to felony count
Former Monroe County Water Authority security director Robert Wiesner on Tuesday pleaded guilty to a single felony count in Monroe County Court, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced.
- Hike endowment spending on student aid
We do not want to support a state of affairs in which fund managers, and not students, are the principal beneficiaries of university endowments.
- 1366 Technologies, GCEDC seeks proposals for suppliers
The Genesee County Economic Development Center and 1366 Technologies seek proposals from local companies interested in potential supply chain or operational opportunities.
- Collaboration to open Eastman concerts to city students
A corporate and community collaboration announced Tuesday opens the doors to Eastman School of Music concerts for students in the Rochester City School District.
- Dinolfo begins efforts in role as county executive
- Dinolfo submits legislation to establish Office of Public Integrity
Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo is moving forward on her plan to create an Office of Public Integrity, submitting a local law to the county legislature that would amend the county’s charter to do so.
- Consumer confidence rises in upstate, statewide in Q4
Confidence among upstate consumers rebounded in the fourth quarter, a new report from Siena Research Institute shows.
- For New Year's resolution, cultivate moral courage and speak up
- PMC positive on pluses of LED lights