Meaghan M. McDermott, Rochester D and C

Meaghan M. McDermott

Rochester D and C

Rochester, NY, United States

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Past articles by Meaghan:

Comedian Jim Gaffigan opts for the original and only true Garbage Plate

Jim Gaffigan opted for the original and only true Garbage Plate on Friday. → Read More

Nearly four years after India Cummings died, two lawsuits and a state AG probe continue

Nearly four years after India Cummings died, two lawsuits and a state AG probe continue. → Read More

How a three-year $4.8 million state DOT project will affect Pittsford traffic

Major roadway projects are on tap for the Pittsford area through 2023, including a six-month closure of the State Street bridge over the Erie Canal. → Read More

Stephen Colbert dunks Lonsberry for 'grade-A casual racism'

Stephen Colbert joined in on Bob Lonsberry's Ok boomer comment on Twitter. → Read More

State: Monroe County CPS is showing 'slow and steady progress' but still needs scrutiny

Monroe County is showing improvement in delivery of child protective services while still struggling with staff retention and overwhelming workloads. → Read More

Mom of boy who died in Tim Hortons grease trap signals intent to sue city and county

Tenitia Cullum claims the city and county were negligent in their oversight of grease traps and contributed to her son's wrongful death. → Read More

Following D&C report, state legislator calls for additional grease trap safety measures

Assemblywoman Romeo is updating proposed safety measures after D&C reporting highlighted affordable secondary protection that would save lives. → Read More

The untold story: What really happened the day a child drowned in a Tim Hortons grease trap

And how a $44 piece of plastic could have prevented a little boy's death. → Read More

This $44 piece of plastic could save children's lives, so why isn't it mandatory?

This affordable plastic safety device saves kids lives. So why isn't everyone using it? → Read More

Actor Sean Astin carries on his famous mother's legacy speaking frankly about mental illness

Astin, son of late actress Patty Duke, is continuing his mother's work bringing awareness to mental illness. → Read More

Unsolved: What happened to Sharon Shechter?

The last time 35-year-old Sharon Schechter was seen alive was Dec. 9, 2001 when she walked into her Perinton home to turn on her holiday lights. → Read More

Boy Scout leader accused of child sex abuse has faced similar allegations before

Boy Scout officials say the alleged recent incidents 'could have been prevented' if they'd known about prior accusations. → Read More

Wegmans declines to join open carry debate

Despite a mounting social media campaign, Gates-based grocer Wegmans is so far staying out of the open carry fray. → Read More

Conspirators in terror plot against Muslim community sentenced to 4 to 12 years in prison

Andrew Crysel and Brian Colaneri will each serve 4 to 12 years in prison for their roles in a scheme to bomb the Catskills-area Muslim community of Islamberg. → Read More

Open government expert's removal offers opportunity to boost freedom of information laws

Gov. Andrew Cuomo hasn't yet announced his pick to replace disgraced open government guru Robert Freeman, but change at the agency he heads could help strengthen existing laws. → Read More

Flummoxed by high cost of child care? County leaders urge families to check eligibility for subsidies

Child care subsidies through Monroe County are available for families earning as much as $95,000 per year. → Read More

Fight over access to sick girl prompts legal action against Golisano Children's Hospital

The girl's mother alleges the hospital hasn't allowed her to visit the child alone since July 29. → Read More

Long-shuttered Crescent Beach Restaurant is for sale in Greece for $2.5 million

The restaurant has been closed since 2012. A developer who once promised to reopen it has now put it up for sale with a $2.5 million price tag. → Read More

Tim Dean sentenced to life without parole for Sodus double homicide

The convicted shooter in a double homicide in Sodus that left a young couple dead last fall was sentenced Friday morning in Lyons. → Read More

Irondequoit voters approve community center plan at former Irondequoit Mall site

Residents OK'd a plan to allow the town to borrow up to $7.25 million to build a new community and recreation center at the former Irondequoit Mall. → Read More