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Pullano again tests his pedal mettle for charity

Attorney Peter J. Pullano is planning to spend a bit of time with his late brother. Pullano will embark Wednesday on the five-day, 420-mile AIDS Red Ribbon Ride in memory of his brother Patrick, who died of the disease in ...

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After rail tragedy, the little guy won

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The horse-drawn carriage carrying Porter D. Smith and his family approached the railroad crossing on a Farmington road known today as County Road 22 on a frigid February night in 1900. A Lehigh Valley express train bound for New York ...

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City, vendors work toward viable food truck plan

City officials appear to be receiving few major complaints about the operations of food trucks as the second summer season of a pilot program winds down, although some details may need to be worked out before final legislation is enacted. ...

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Board backs plan for grocery on West Main

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A vacant church building that pit many who live in the West Main Street neighborhood against preservationists who want to save the structure may be demolished — provided a grocery store is the only business that will go in its ...

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Fisher seeks approval for new chapel

Nixon Peabody law partner Robert W. Burgdorf said St. John Fisher College had been talking about a new chapel at least since he was attending the Pittsford college in 1984. Three decades later, Burgdorf on Aug. 11 presented a preliminary ...

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New Farmington Town Court dedicated

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  The ceremonial opening of the new Farmington Town Court may have been held over the weekend, but the court was open officially for business about three weeks ago. A two-day jury trial was scheduled to open July 16, and ...

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Travelers can learn from TSA app

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Pink-handled claw hammers. Big folding knives. Small knives. Bronze knives. Orange knives. Yellow, green and gun-metal gray knives. “Prohibited in purple, prohibited in pink,” said Lisa Farbstein, public affairs manager with the Transportation Security Administration. TSA officers at the Greater ...

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Ceremony to mark new Farmington Town Court

Cozy might be one way to put it. Cramped is another. At times, the Farmington Town Court operation could be considered downright dangerous. The tiny basement court in the 37-year-old Town Hall has been overcrowded for years, said Town Justice ...

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Baseball, law make for homerun of a career

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For every double off the leftfield wall at Frontier Field that brings fans to their feet comes the behind-the-scenes work resolving liability issues that results in an award-winning, ahead-of-the-curve, allergy-free, gluten-free section of the stadium the Rochester Red Wings call ...

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Mayor: Leaders work together to fix problems

On the same day Rochester Mayor Lovely A. Warren released details of the city police department’s reorganization, she shared a story of a skeptical young man questioning having young people join with government leaders in correcting the problems of the ...

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