Monroe County

The fentanyl epidemic

The abuse of fentanyl is a public health crisis. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, drug overdose deaths rose from 2019 to 2020 with 91,799 drug overdose deaths reported in 2020. Deaths involving synthetic opioids (primarily fentanyl) continued… Read More ›

Monroe County helps Ukraine

A community that is an ocean away from war is pulling together to send necessary medical aid to Ukraine. The Ukrainian community in Rochester has been working countless hours a week to get donations over to the war-stricken country. RocMaidan… Read More ›

Clinging to hope

Many Ukrainian-Americans living in Rochester are worried about their relatives and are uniting with people around the globe to help the nearly three and a half million Ukrainians who have been forced to flee from their homeland as the war… Read More ›

Danger below

The Erie Canal in a main tourist attraction in New York State. Tourists can hike, bike, and boat the canal all the while taking in its rich history. But beyond the history and recreational value of the canal, there are… Read More ›