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Penants flying over Frontier FIeld in Rochester. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonflyeye/2750961656/">Thomas Belknap</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Penants flying over Frontier FIeld in Rochester. Photo: Thomas Belknap, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Rochester stadium to host 10-day hockey festival

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) Rochester's downtown minor league stadium is set to host the first outdoor game ever played by the city's professional hockey team.

Crews have been working for weeks to transform Frontier Field into the Frozen Frontier, home of the 10-day outdoor hockey festival that starts on Friday night with the Rochester Americans hosting the Lake Erie Monsters in an American Hockey League matchup.  Go to full article

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Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester NY. If one of a doctor's patients is admitted, he'll get an alert. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/taudiophile/2793938059/">Aaron Giambattista</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester NY. If one of a doctor's patients is admitted, he'll get an alert. Photo: Aaron Giambattista, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Putting doctors in the loop when there's an emergency

Many health care providers don't know when their patients are admitted or discharged from hospital, or seen by an ambulance crew. That makes it harder to deliver comprehensive care.

The Rochester Regional Health Information Organization has set up a simple alert system that's aimed at changing that.  Go to full article
Dredging operation on the Genessee River (in 2008). Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45082883@N00/2716683773">Michael Sauers</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Dredging operation on the Genessee River (in 2008). Photo: Michael Sauers, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Dredging Upstate waterways and ports

Shipping lanes and ports along the Great Lakes are big contributors to the economies of upstate cities. Federal funding to remove sediment and keep these shipping lanes open is available, but funds are limited. One company has taken matters into their own hands in western New York.  Go to full article
Clayton Distillery in the Thousand Islands is part of the locavore distillery trend -- it produces distilled products from locally grown grains and fruits. Photo courtesy <a href="http://claytondistillery.com/">Clayton Distillery</a>
Clayton Distillery in the Thousand Islands is part of the locavore distillery trend -- it produces distilled products from locally grown grains and fruits. Photo courtesy Clayton Distillery

Craft distilleries are the latest in the locavore trend

As people turn away from mass-produced products, demand is growing for locally produced food, wine and beer.

In upstate New York this trend is also reaching the field of craft distilleries, and the state is seeing a comeback of the small, artisan liquor operations of the pre-prohibition era.  Go to full article
North Country wines were featured at the Viticulture 2013 conference in Rochester earlier this month.  Photo: David Sommerstein.
North Country wines were featured at the Viticulture 2013 conference in Rochester earlier this month. Photo: David Sommerstein.

What North Country wineries are doing right

When you hear New York wines, you probably think about the Finger Lakes. Wineries in that region have become world famous for their Rieslings and other white and red wines.

There are four other official wine regions in New York - the Hudson Valley, the shore of Lake Erie, the Niagara Escarpment, and Long Island.

There are also almost 30 wineries in the North Country, and wine aficionados are starting to take notice.  Go to full article
62-year-old William Spengler is the alleged gunman in Webster, NY. Photo:  Monroe County Sheriffs Office via WXXI
62-year-old William Spengler is the alleged gunman in Webster, NY. Photo: Monroe County Sheriffs Office via WXXI

Gunman attacks, kills firefighters near Rochester

A Christmas eve shooting in a small town near Rochester has left two emergency responders dead and others wounded.

Authorities say the alleged gunman, William Spengler, laid an ambush for firefighters by setting a blaze and then lying in wait with a rifle or shotgun.

The shooting occurred in Webster, New York, near the shore of Lake Ontario.  Go to full article
A heatmap visualization of the prevalence of flu in New York City, as observed through public Twitter data. Image via <a href="http://www.cs.rochester.edu/~sadilek/research/">Adam Sadilek</a>, University of Rochester
A heatmap visualization of the prevalence of flu in New York City, as observed through public Twitter data. Image via Adam Sadilek, University of Rochester

Using a smart phone to avoid the flu

The health industry in upstate New York is undergoing some rapid transformations, and all this week we're featuring reports from the Innovation Trail team on innovation in the region's health care sector. Today, imagine using your smart phone to avoid getting the flu. A new mobile app designed by researchers at the University of Rochester sifts through twitter feeds and alerts users to who around them might be contagious.  Go to full article

Warmer office could mean better health, researcher finds

It's not unusual for people to wonder if their offices are making them less healthy: people complain of a lack of fresh air, sick coworkers, and uncomfortable chairs, to name a few. In Binghamton University's bioengineering labs, researchers are looking for ways to make workplaces healthier.  Go to full article
Photo: Thomas Belknap, Rochester NY.
Photo: Thomas Belknap, Rochester NY.

Kodak owes billions

Rochester-based Eastman Kodak formally filed for bankruptcy yesterday. That gives the company the opportunity to restructure and continue. But the company owes a lot of money to a lot of people. As the Innovation Trail's Zack Seward reports, Kodak has debts of nearly $7 billion.  Go to full article

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