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Justices to hear challenge to race in college admissions

The conservative-dominated Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a challenge to the consideration of race in college admissions, adding affirmative action to major cases on abortion, guns, religion and COVID-19 already on the agenda. The court said it will ...

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Greenlight reaches $5 million settlement with Public Service Commission

Greenlight Networks must pay up to $5 million to the New York State Public Service Commission for allegedly failing to comply with utility pole attachment rules. The Henrietta-based high-speed internet service provider must immediately pay $2.5 million into escrow for ...

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Bill aims to make teleconferencing permanent option for federal courts

Continued use of video and phone teleconferencing in a variety of federal criminal proceedings would be allowed well beyond the COVID-19 pandemic if Congress passes new legislation co-sponsored by Rep. Joe Morelle (D-Irondequoit). The Courtroom Videoconference Act of 2022 would ...

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Monroe County housing market shows few pandemic-related warning signs, study shows

Rochester’s housing market should be fairly immune to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to findings released today by ATTOM Data Solutions. Of 575 counties across the country examined in ATTOM’s fourth quarter 2021 Special Coronavirus Report, homeowners in ...

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Long-term mortgage rates continue rise; 30-year breaks 3.5%

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates continued to rise this week. The rate on the benchmark 30-year loan breached 3.5%. Home loan rates have been running in recent weeks at levels not seen since early 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic was ...

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United Way kicks off annual campaign, announces campaign chair 

United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes announced Wednesday the launch of its first-ever six-county campaign and 104th annual campaign themed “Make Way for Good”.   The announcement was live streamed with nearly 500 community members watching and included a look at the United ...

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