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NY looks to clear up laws for e-bikes, e-scooters

E-bike commuter, riding through a city block

While e-bikes have been in hot contention in New York City, where they’re the favored method of transportation for delivery drivers despite a city ban, they’ve maintained a lower profile in the rest of the state. “The reason for that ...

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Expanded bottle bill might improve glass recycling but add headaches and costs

(Provided by New York Wine & Grape Foundation)

A proposed law that would extend New York’s bottle bill to wine and liquor bottles could increase recycling of glass significantly and create a cleaner stream of recycled glass, potentially making it easier to find end users in a tight ...

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Proposed liquor law change would enable movie theaters to sell craft beer

The Little Theatre and other movie theaters would be able to sell alcohol beverages to moviegoers under a proposal from Gov. Andrew Cuomo. (Provided)

Two companies with movie theaters in Brooklyn and Yonkers offer full meals — with alcohol — for customers to consume while they watch their movies. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, a chain based based in Austin, Texas, and Brooklyn’s Nitehawk Cinema are ...

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URMC agrees to $3M HIPAA settlement


Unencrypted devices that were lost are at the center of a $3 million settlement the University of Rochester Medical Center has agreed to pay for violations of the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA). The devices contained protected ...

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UR admits it violated confidentiality of witnesses in Jaeger case


Attorneys representing the University of Rochester in a sexual harassment case last week revealed the names of 23 potential witnesses whom the court had previously ruled could remain unidentified. Though the names of the witnesses are known to both sides, ...

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Barrett appointed city judge to fill Astacio’s seat

Melissa Barrett

Mayor Lovely A. Warren on Friday announced the appointment of Melissa Barrett as Rochester City Court judge. Barrett, who has worked as a principal court attorney and as a defense counsel in the city court, fills the seat vacated by ...

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RIT loses attempt to claim lawyers’ fees for suit it won

Rochester Institute of Technology has lost its bid to collect attorney’s fees in a federal copyright infringement case that it won in August. After successfully defending itself against a claim of copyright infringement over a collection of movie reviews by ...

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