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This week on Need to Know Rochester on WXXI-TV, Rochester Mayor Tom Richards talks about the pending sale of PAETEC and the impact on the Midtown Rising project in downtown Rochester.

Water levels are dramatically lower than normal in parts of the Genesee River. The combination of dry weather and a construction project has significantly dropped water levels.

WXXI is taking a look at life among the Finger Lakes, telling the stories of people who live in the small lake towns every Friday morning on WXXI-AM 1370.

The Asian Clam is less than the size of a quarter, but as WXXI's LeShea Agnew reports, it's posing a problem for the Finger Lakes.

Mayor Tom Richards says he's still trying to touch base with PAETEC's soon-to-be new owner to find out what the acquisition means for downtown Rochester.

You may want to rethink that romanticized vision of retiring to a lakeside vineyard for a carefree life of leisure: a new study shows starting a vineyard in the Finger Lakes region is much more difficult than many new investors realize.

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports New York State lost over one and half million people to other states from 2000 to 2010, according to a report by a think tank and based on data from the US Census Bureau.

Using data collected by the NOAA's National Climatic Data Center, the PBS NewsHour has set out to track the number of high temperature records set each day of the year across the United States.

The Greater Rochester Obesity Collaborative is among 10 teams selected to lead the country in helping to curb the U.S. obesity rate of 17%.

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Zack Seward interviewed PAETEC CEO Arunas Chesonis about the deal to sell his company to Arkansas-based Windstream.

Rochester city council recently signed off on a federally-funded scoping study for a new downtown transportation center. But the city estimates the new station won't be up and running until 2015 at the earliest.

A company called Windstream in Little Rock, Arkansas is buying Fairport-based PAETEC, the company that had planned to build a new headquarters on the site of the former Midtown Plaza.

WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt sat down for an extended interview with NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

This week on Need to Know Rochester on WXXI-TV, URMC's Dr. Brad Berk talks about a conference in Rochester that focused on improving health care with national leaders in the medical establishment.

WXXI is taking a look at life among the Finger Lakes, telling the stories of people who live in the small lake towns every Friday morning on WXXI-AM 1370.