Rochester, NY Industry

A bigger RNA role for Rochester

Rochester will step up its role in the RNA revolution with GreenLight Biosciences’ $16.6 million manufacturing plant at Eastman Business Park. The Massachusetts-based biotechnology company will make enzymes and ribonucleic acid for agricultural applications, including the protection of honeybees. The 17,000-square-foot plant, which was inaugurated today, draws on GreenLight’s technology,...
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Green Stream Holdings Announces Anthony Morali Completes Initial Design For 350 Thousand Foot, 3 Megawatt Roof Mount System

Nationally Recognized Solar Engineer, KMB Design Group, Will Do Feasibility Study For 565 Blossom Road, Rochester, NY. NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / September 21, 2021 / Green Stream Holdings Inc. (OTC PINK:GSFI) ('the Company') (, an emerging leader in the solar utility and finance space, today, announced that Anthony Morali, the Company's Advisor on Creative Solar Design has completed his Initial Design For 350 thousand foot, 3 Megawatt Roof Mount System for 565 Blossom Road Rochester, NY and that nationally recognized solar engineer, KMB Design Group, will do the feasibility study for the project.
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GreenLight Biosciences opens new RNA production facility in Rochester

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) - GreenLight Biosciences has opened a new RNA production facility for the next generation of agriculture products right here in Rochester. Workers say this plant- has manufactured more RNA than anywhere else on earth and this is a big step for those in manufacturing for human, animal, and plant health.

Brockport and Lima activate opt-out community choice solar program

On September 1, the Villages of Brockport and Lima activated the first opt-out community choice solar program in the United States. Part of Joule Community Power’s Finger Lakes Community Choice program, the offering has been made available to more than 3,800 households and small businesses and will reduce residents’ electricity bills by up to 10 percent for the next 25 years.

'We’re in a hurry,': Rochester pediatric infectious disease specialist on what Pfizer announcement means for parents

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Pfizer and BioNTech announced Monday that their COVID-19 vaccine is safe and generated "robust neutralizing antibody responses" in children ages 5-11 in a Phase 2/3 trial, a major step toward authorization for that key age group. Dr. Michael Pichichero is a pediatric infectious disease specialist. He's helped...

Zero gravity plane comes to Rochester

Ever wonder what it’s like to be an astronaut? About 20 people got a firsthand look Sunday afternoon at how it feels to be in space. A zero gravity plane was at the Frederick Douglass - Greater Rochester International Airport; brought there by DePrez Travel. Ron Shuboney had a lifelong...

SpaceX's Inspiration4 crew returns to earth, including former Fairport resident Dr. Sian Proctor

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — SpaceX's Dragon capsule splashed down back to earth Saturday evening after being in space for a 360 mile, three-day journey. The Inspiration4 mission is the first time in history, a rocket carried an all-civilian crew into outer space. The Dragon capsule touched down seamlessly, carrying four astronauts including Dr. Sian Proctor, who was born in Guam but raised in Fairport.
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INDULGE: From apples to skydiving — fall is special in the FL

Summer is coming to a close and autumn approaching quickly. However, that doesn’t mean that fun outdoor activities are ending soon. The Finger Lakes are at their best in the fall. The region experiences beautiful summers, with plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures, but fall brings apples, fall foliage and...

Public Info Meeting Oct 4 on Comm. Choice Aggregation

The Town of Penfield and its Program Administrator, Good Energy, L.P., invite residents to attend a Public Information Meeting in the town hall auditorium on Monday, October 4 at 7:00 PM to learn more about Penfield’s Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program. Representatives from Good Energy will present information on CCA—what...

Apple picking underway at Wickham Farms

Pick-Your-Own-Apple season is underway at Wickham Farms, 1315 Sweets Corners Road, Penfield, through late October. Thirteen varieties of apples are available, including Honeycrisp. Pumpkin picking runs through Halloween. The farm offers hayrides into the 5-acre orchard on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for all apple-pickers. Seasonal fall foods are available, including...

New York activates its largest opt-out 100% renewable energy program

New York's largest community choice clean energy program -- automatically providing residents and businesses with 100% locally sources renewable energy -- has been activated in the City of Rochester. The opt-out Rochester Community Power program will offer 57,000 residents and small businesses access to clean energy from hydropower and wind...

Rochester to start New York’s largest community choice program

SOLAR: Rochester, New York, will automatically enroll 57,000 of its residents into its new solar community choice aggregation program, now the largest in the state. (PV Magazine) WIND: Vineyard Wind reaches financial close, the first commercial offshore wind farm in the country to do so; developers may now use investment...

EGEB: First major US offshore wind farm achieves $2.3B financial close

At $2.3B, Vineyard Wind is one of the largest clean energy project investments in the US. Rochester is New York State’s largest municipality to launch a community choice clean energy program. UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates....

In-person annual Barktober Fest returns to Lollypop Farm

Fairport, N.Y. — Lollypop Farm is getting ready for its annual fundraiser this weekend. Last year because of the pandemic, Barktober Fest was virtual. In addition to caring for animals in need of homes, Lollypop Farm provides low-cost services for qualified owners, educational workshops, and more. It also has a law enforcement department that investigates cruelty cases.

Researcher warns of fracking dangers

The economic boons of fracking are offset by uncalculated costs of ill effects on residents’ health and strains on rural health systems, a University of Rochester Medical Center researcher asserts in a recently published paper calling for tighter regulation of the controversial practice. Short for hydraulic fracturing, fracking is a...

Fairport grad makes history on SpaceX's all-civilian mission

Fairport, N.Y. — A 1988 graduate of Fairport High School made space history Wednesday night. Sian Proctor is part of the first all-civilian mission into orbit. No professional astronauts are on board, although all those who are taking part have gone through extensive training through SpaceX. A computer will run the flight.

WATCH LIVE: Fairport native included on SpaceX's Falcon 9 all-civilian launch

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC/NBC) — Four Americans who are not professional astronauts will blast off into space Wednesday night, including a Fairport native. The first-ever all-civilian flight will take place on SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket. Sian Proctor will be on board. She's a geoscientist and educator who graduated from Fairport High...