City Hall Reporter, Democrat and Chronicle
City Hall reporter for the Rochester, NY, Democrat and Chronicle. Email me at email@example.com.
democratandchronicle.com — A huge uptick in heroin overdose deaths and heroin-related criminal cases has authorities concerned that the potent and deadly drug is making a return to prominence for local addicts. The Monroe County Medical Examiner's Office has seen an increase in heroin overdoses unlike any in more than a decade, said the office's chief toxicologist, Dr. Jeanne Beno.
democratandchronicle.com — Monroe County is soon expected to finalize its purchase of buildings at the site of the Eastman Kodak corporate headquarters for Monroe Community College's new downtown campus. But securing all $36 million in state funds for this $72 million project could prove difficult: State Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle, D-Irondequoit, says the costs and options for a new downtown campus need another look.
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