Gas Leak in Downtown Rochester

Construction crews in Downtown Rochester hit a gas line today while putting in a driveway off Ferndale Avenue. Rochester Police and Fire were on the scene quickly and closed Ferndale Avenue from Main Street to N. Pine Street and evacuated area residents as a precautionary measure. Fire Chief John Cieslik told Rochester Media that fire crews were ready should something happen. Chief Cieslik said air checks for natural gas were being conducted and a safe radius of 150 feet was being … [Read more...]

Are Bigger Homes Changing Downtown Rochester?

Bigger homes continue to be built in Downtown Rochester and some residents are concerned it will change the look of the city. Some say property values will go up—being next to new home construction—others say they it will go down. Have you noticed them? According to Robert Bloomingdale, one of the owners of Bloomingdale Construction, the complaint he hears the most about is the congestion of traffic at a construction site. With the average Rochester lot being only fifty-feet wide, the … [Read more...]

Experience the European Essence of the Kris Kringle Market in Downtown Rochester

The 7th annual Kris Kringle Market returns to Downtown Rochester this holiday season, Friday, December 5, 4-10 p.m. and Saturday, December 6, Noon-10 p.m. The market will be located on W. Fourth Street between Main and Walnut and will coincide with The Big, Bright Light Show. The Kris Kringle Market, presented by Lincoln of Troy and C & G Newspapers, is inspired by the 700 year-old tradition of the European Christmas markets. Visitors can enjoy the food, shopping, entertainment and … [Read more...]