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Community Leaders Speak out on Mayoral Control

Prominent community leaders on both sides of the issue of Mayoral Control explain their views in messages recorded by WXXI. 

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Wayne County Rejects Potential Wind Farm

In a unanimous vote, the Wayne County Board of Supervisors decided to oppose the Great Lakes Offshore Wind Project.  The action followed a 90-minute public hearing that generated overwhelming opposition to the project.

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Xerox Chair Anne Mulcahy Resigns

Xerox Corporation Chairperson Anne Mulcahy says she is stepping down on May 20, 2010.  Chief Executive Officer Ursula Burns will then assume the additional role of chair.

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Majority of Poll Respondents Favor Mayoral Control

A poll commissioned by the Center for Governmental Research shows 62% of respondents are strongly or somewhat supportive of mayoral control of Rochester city schools;Twenty-three percent say they strongly or somewhat oppose mayoral control.

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Local Doctor's Stories of Haiti

URMC's Dr. Jean Joseph spent a week in Haiti after the devastating earthquake.

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Frontlineā€œObama's Dealā€ on WXXI-TV

Tue, 04/13/2010 - 9:00pm

FRONTLINE goes behind closed doors to examine the political battles and costly compromises that defined the Obama administrationā€™s efforts toward healthcare reform.

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Snowshoe Championships Run Through Upstate NY

When the U.S. National Snowshoe Championships came to Syracuse, a local athlete took home a title.

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Wind Farm on Local Waters?

Proposals to build wind turbines off the shore of Wayne County could bring the first wind farm to Lake Ontario.

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Lake Ontario Wind Power Proposals & Visit to Haiti

Fri, 03/26/2010 - 8:30pm - 9:02pm

This week on Need to Know, Wayne County lawmakers and residents are considering the pros and cons of an offshore wind farm on Lake Ontario.

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Fuel Cell Technology Focus on Vehicles & More

Locally based research on fuel cell technology could be the future of the auto industry - and a whole lot more.

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