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Election 2012: Four running for two seats on state Supreme Court

One incumbent and one acting state Supreme Court justice are running against two challengers for 14-year terms. Justice David Michael Barry, who is running on the Republican and Conservative lines, has served since 1999. Justice Barry was acting administrative judge ...

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Election 2012 profile — state Supreme Court: Judge Scott Odorisi

Judge Scott Odorisi Age: 44 Party: Democratic, Working Families Home:  East Rochester Education: B.S. in finance, Siena College, Loudonville; Master of Laws in Health Law, LL.M. degree, DePaul University College of Law, Chicago; J.D. The John Marshall Law School, Chicago ...

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Election 2012 profile — state Supreme Court: Sean E. Gleason

Sean E. Gleason Age: 48 Party: Democratic Home: Mendon Education: B.A. in political science and psychology, Wittenberg University, 1986; J.D., University of Notre Dame, 1989 Professional experience: Counsel to Court of Claims Judge Renee Minarik, 2001 to present; counsel to ...

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Election 2012 profile — state Supreme Court: Justice Gail Donofrio

Justice Gail Donofrio Age: 57 Party: Republican, Conservative, Working Families Home: Pittsford Education: B.A. in English, St. John Fisher College, magna cum laude, 1981; J.D., State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, 1985 Professional experience: 14 years as ...

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Election 2012 profile — state Supreme Court: Justice David Michael Barry

Justice David Michael Barry (Incumbent) Age: 63 Party: Republican, Conservative Home: Greece Education: Bishop Kearney High School, 1967; B.S., Niagara University, 1971; J.D., Widener University, 1975 Professional experience: New York State Supreme Court justice, 1999 to present; acting administrative judge for ...

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Election 2012: Proposition notices on back of ballots

In the town of Greece, residents are being asked to vote on a measure that would increase the number of town justices from three to four to address rising caseloads and reflect the town’s increase in population. In the Ontario ...

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Two vie for county clerk post

The race for Monroe County clerk pits Republican incumbent Cheryl Dinolfo and her eight-year record against a Democratic challenger Susan Vandervoort and her small-business experience. Dinolfo and Vandervoort are seeking a four-year term as county clerk. The office has a ...

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Spike in city shooting stats prompts call to action

Minor disagreements and slights that that escalate into violence are the driving factors behind an “exceptionally high” increase in shooting crimes in the city during the first nine months of the year, according to third-quarter crime statistics released Tuesday by ...

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Officials vow fight to save Hickey Freeman jobs

While company leadership was in bankruptcy court Monday morning, Hickey Freeman workers, joined by U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y,, and U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-Fairport, for a rally in support of the high-end suit maker. The parent company, HMX ...

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Irondequoit Bay housing project approved

A $60 million housing project on Irondequoit Bay that at one point was held up by a court dispute with the state Department of Environmental Conservation over a bald eagle’s nest has finally received the go-ahead. The Penfield Town Board ...

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Brighton, Rush town justice candidates unopposed

There may be contested town justice races in East Rochester and Victor, but the heat is off for two town justice candidates in Brighton and Rush. Brighton Town Justice John A. Falk, a Democrat, is seeking a second four-year term. ...

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