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DiFiore nominated to be NY’s next chief judge

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has nominated Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore to be New York’s chief judge. DiFiore, Westchester’s top prosecutor for nearly a decade, would replace Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, who is 70 and who must retire after this ...

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Feds: TX businessman bilked $970K from local financing firm

Federal authorities say a 43-year-old Texas businessman has been charged with bilking a Rochester-area financing company out of nearly $1 million. The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday that Bradley Boyd of Rhome, Texas was charged with wire fraud and money ...

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UMH Properties announces new loans

UMH Properties Inc. announced that it successfully completed the financing of four manufactured home communities through Wells Fargo Bank NA for total proceeds of approximately $30 million. These four Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) mortgage loans have 10-year ...

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Board recommends 27 historic sites for list

The New York State Board for Historic Preservation has recommended adding 27 properties and sites to the state and national registers of historic places. The listings can make properties eligible for public preservation help with grants and tax credits. There ...

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Firm to represent prison guards’ union

The union representing 20,000 New York prison guards is now represented by a law firm that includes former state Attorney General Dennis Vacco. His Buffalo-based law firm, Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP has merged with the Albany-based firm that was ...

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Klein assumes role as president-elect of ABA

Linda Klein, the managing shareholder in Baker Donelson’s Georgia offices, assumed the role of president-elect of the 400,000 member American Bar Association Tuesday at the conclusion of the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago. She will serve a one-year term as ...

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Bausch & Lomb building renamed

The iconic building at One Bausch & Lomb Place has been renamed the Legacy Tower, Buckingham Properties and Morgan Management announced Friday. The name Legacy Tower was selected to collectively pay tribute to Bausch & Lomb’s significant contribution to Rochester’s ...

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Legal Aid Society’s CEO retiring

Alan S. Harris, president and CEO of the Legal Aid Society of Rochester, will retire on Nov. 30 after 37 years with the agency. A retirement dinner to honor his service will be hosted on Thursday at the Joseph A. ...

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