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One vote could decide ER justice race

Republican East Rochester town justice candidate David P. Bonacci wants one more vote. Democratic town justice candidate Dennis J. Greco wants one more vote. That’s understandable, because the two were deadlocked after several more absentee ballots were counted as of ...

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They served, now they want to help others serve on juries

As birthday presents go, the one Rochester City Councilman Adam McFadden received March 9 was completely unexpected and looking back, quite rewarding. McFadden was called for jury duty — happy day, he thought at first. But to see the number ...

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Boylan Code lawyers still going strong at 80

J. William Reeves is one of those guys who had the iPad and iPhone early on — the same with voice-recognition software. He is a photography buff, but a camera buff perhaps even more. Not much in the way of ...

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Livingston Co. DA saga comes to an end with McCaffrey win

Issues on handling crime, personalities and politics aside, the three-way race for Livingston County district attorney turned out exactly as Republicans feared. And the result was just the way Democrats — and District Attorney Gregory J. McCaffrey — wanted it. ...

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ER town justice race still too close to call

When the polls closed election night, Dennis J. Greco — head football coach of the combined East Rochester and Gananda varsity football team — was a field goal ahead of his opponent for an East Rochester town justice seat. The ...

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Perinton housing plan put on hold

A decision on a major mix of senior rental housing in the Perinton hamlet of Egypt may not be coming until the end of December at the earliest, as a host of issues are sorted through and addressed before a ...

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Rochester patent filings rise in 3Q

Eastman Kodak Co. may be shedding jobs and money as the company seeks to emerge intact from bankruptcy proceedings. Based on Rochester third-quarter patent numbers — with and without Kodak factored in — the regional economy looks to be doing ...

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Key races to impact legal community

Yes, there are the presidential and other high-profile federal and state races, with Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-Fairport, and Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks, R-Webster, for the redrawn  25th Congressional District that encompasses much of the county, drawing the most attention ...

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Towns battle property tax cap

Webster highway crews worked overtime last week in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, picking up leaves to help prevent potential flooding in areas by Lake Ontario. As nearly 1,500 households in the town remained without power Wednesday morning, ...

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Plans for downtown ‘center’ to be unveiled

The Clock of Nations, monorail and other memories of gathering in the atrium of the old Midtown Plaza are fading away, but the intent to re-create a public gathering place for downtown workers, shoppers and residents remains. And sometime next ...

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