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Author Archives: Mike Murphy

Three judge candidates square off in primary

Crunch time is coming in the campaign for a newly-created City Court judgeship. Rochester residents will head to the polls from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday in a three-way primary election. The winner will run in the November general election ...

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Lawyers supply backpacks for students


One word comes to mind while poking through a backpack filled with a bundle of pencils, colored markers, folders, glue sticks and other school supplies. No, not homework, although Rochester City School 29 first-grader Mya Malabe said this will help ...

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Human faces of suffering key to medical marijuana law

The Compassionate Care Act, signed in July, allows the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes under strict guidelines.

The Compassionate Care Act, signed in July, allows the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes under strict guidelines. It’s not what everyone wanted or needed, according to a group of cancer survivors, state legislators, a doctor and advocacy group members who discussed the legislation and the next steps.

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Attorney helps children fulfill promise while keeping her own

Tanya Conley

Tanya Conley made two lasting promises to her father. Conley used to take lessons through the Eastman School of Music but stopped before heading off to college. Later on, when her father was sick with cancer, she would play piano ...

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Gates could see more senior housing

A plan to provide senior housing near the Italian American Community Center in Gates is being revived, although the project under consideration has been scaled back somewhat.

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New city business is culmination of a dream


The dream of opening her own real estate and rental business has always been present for Carmelie Diamond. Although friends and family have stood beside her through several starts and stops, the support for Diamond’s plan hasn’t always been there, ...

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Tax breaks OK’d for Bivona Center project


The nonprofit Bivona Child Advocacy Center soon may be on the move in its efforts to better provide services for children who have been abused, although the new location is a bit of a fixer-upper. Members of the County of ...

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Conifer Realty plans move

The employees at Conifer Realty LLC expect to keep doing what they have been doing, just more of it. And after Nov. 1, they will be doing so from a new location. The company has outgrown the space it occupies ...

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