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Work begins on Fisher science building


When the integrated science and health sciences building at St. John Fisher opens in October 2015, college leaders say the benefits will extend beyond the college’s Pittsford campus. The $14 million facility also will address a three-fold increase in the ...

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Interest in former Pittsford library

Some interest has been expressed in the home of a former Pittsford state senator that most recently served as a branch of the town library system. But although the future of the Janes home remains somewhat in question, there is ...

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Spreading awareness of human trafficking

Since May 2013, 29 victims of human trafficking have been identified in the Monroe County area through the Safe Harbour program — seven this year alone. An additional 77 girls are at risk of falling victim to trafficking and sexual ...

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Adoptees still await law change

That an amended adoptee bill of rights law failed to be brought to the floor in the last session of the state Legislature may be a good thing, according to some who support a change in a law first enacted ...

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Implementing Ban the Box in businesses

Ban the Box legislation appears to be the wave of the future, and in the case of Rochester employers, the future is sooner than you think. The city’s legislation addressing the hiring of people with criminal convictions is scheduled to ...

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Study to look into county policy on breastfeeding

Buy a lounge chair, put up a shelf to rest belongings on in a private room the size of a walk-in closet — preferably near a restroom — and basically, that’s the whole thing. That’s all that Monroe County would ...

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Cities find districts do their bidding in many ways


Several years ago, about the only attention the Market Square section of Pittsburgh seemed to get was from the bus commuters on their way to other parts of the city. But that was then, and last Sunday morning was, well, ...

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Praise for Family Court legislation

Although Monroe County may not see a newly created Family Court judgeship filled until Jan. 1, 2016, the news, coupled with the addition of 20 Family Court judges across the state beginning in the next year, is seen as a ...

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Making the pitch for pro bono help


Providing pro bono legal services is a good way for attorneys who believe they will be bored at the prospect of full-on retirement and want to continue practicing but who also are looking to ease out of practicing full time. ...

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