Filming for “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” may have the collective spider senses of Rochesterians tingling. But for some of the food businesses along Main Street affected by the filming, many believe they will have to wait and see when it ...Read More »
Crowds gather downtown for‘Spider-Man’ filming
Mike Cobbs has one cool story to tell his kids about the day he left work at the Brown and Hutchinson law firm on State Street to head downstairs and watch the filming of a Hollywood movie just outside the ...Read More »
Can rail rebuild Rochester?
The investments made in Portland, Ore., light rail, street car and bicycling systems had a real payoff, beyond a healthier population, growth in retail and commercial businesses and a housing boom. Try cold, hard cash, to the tune of $2,500 ...
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Local leaders, Cuomo might talk money
The governor’s plan for a task force to address the fiscal issues facing local municipalities could be a help, if done right, according to some local leaders. The Wall Street Journal reported recently that the task force proposed by Gov. ...
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Filmmakers foot bill for police, fire
Leaders of cash-strapped local governments have sent out the cry for fiscal help to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislators. In fact, the city of Rochester anticipates a $28 million budget gap for its 2013-14 budget, and there are no ...
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‘Spider-Man’ to take over downtown for filming
Just about everyone in Rochester and surrounding suburbs is talking about Spider-Man. Except for one person, that is. That’s Nora Brown, executive director of the Rochester/Finger Lakes Film and Video Office. The office, which was created more than 20 years ...
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Community marks crime victims’ week
When tragedy strikes, a community suffers along with the victim — at least for a while. Take the fatal shootings of two West Webster firemen, police Lt. Michael Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka, and the injuries suffered by two of their ...Read More »
No decision on Pittsford housing plan
A decision on a controversial housing plan proposed for a Pittsford neighborhood rich in history appears a ways off. But some Pittsford town staff and representatives from the developer of a proposed subdivision will meet in an attempt to iron ...
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Housing plan back before board in Perinton
A proposed housing project in Perinton that drew the ire of neighbors is back before the town, although the updated version reflects some of their concerns. A presentation from the developer, Victor-based Pride Mark Homes, is scheduled for 8 p.m. ...
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Local leaders renew call for mandate relief from state
Some ideas sound like great ideas at first glance, but then the costs start to kick in. Take a bill approved in Albany earlier this year that does away with plea bargains on speeding tickets issued when the driver exceeds ...
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Courtroom setting can’t be beat for this opera
One night, it hit her. Sue Cotroneo is managing director of the Rochester Lyric Opera. “Trial by Jury” is on the opera company’s docket next week, as part of a series of operettas to be performed to fulfill the company’s ...Read More »
Attorneys, runners react to bombings
As investigators try to piece together clues in the days after the bombing at the Boston Marathon and Americans mourn the dead and injured, many runners in the local legal community already are preparing for the next step. Many attorneys ...Read More »