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Judicial plates studied

A judge driving a car with vanity license plates noting his profession is pulled over for speeding, and tells the police officer, “Do you know who I am? Can’t you see the license plate?” Or, a judge may be driving ...

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One unopened ballot may decide Livingston Co. DA race

A ballot that could decide the winner of the topsy-turvy Republican primary race for Livingston County district attorney is scheduled to be opened at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1. The news comes after state Supreme Court Justice John J. Ark ruled Friday morning that three of seven ballots are to be counted in the primary, which would determine who will run on the GOP line against District Attorney Gregory J. McCaffrey, a Democrat, in November.

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Numbers say slow, but steady for local economy

The Rochester economy in 2013 will likely improve over the current year, but growth will likely be slow — and several challenges have to be addressed, according to local economists. The question of the day, noting the presidential race: Are ...

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Another twist in undecided DA race

State Supreme Court Justice John J. Ark reserved decision on the validity of seven disputed absentee ballots that could help determine a primary winner in what was thought to be a dead heat for the Republican Party nod for Livingston ...

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Sporting goods store owners in pickle over courts

Pickleball is a game that is a little like tennis, a little like table tennis and a little like badminton, and to a growing number of participants, a whole lot of fun. But as far as Brighton town code goes, ...

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State Supreme Court to weigh in on DA’s race

The topsy-turvy Republican primary race for Livingston County district attorney may be cleared up later this week, nearly two weeks after GOP voters tried to choose a candidate to run against DA Gregory J. McCaffrey. A hearing on several disputed ...

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Cohn fellow has keen interest in worker rights

Reyna Ramolete Hayashi’s interest in law and improving conditions for low-income workers can be traced to the struggles of her grandparents and mother, who toiled in low-paying jobs when they first came to the U.S. Her grandparents emigrated from the ...

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Court may decide on deadlocked DA race

The old “every vote counts” adage may have to be amended to four votes in the case of a deadlocked Livingston County district attorney’s Republican primary race — the status of four disputed votes may determine a winner. Or, not. ...

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Federal child safety bill moves forward

A bill that would give organizations that serve children access to FBI criminal background checks for potential employees and volunteers has been forwarded to the full U.S. Senate for consideration after a hearing last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee. ...

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Livingston Co. DA race could be decided today

A nail-biter of a district attorney’s primary race in Livingston County could be decided by the end of the day. The Board of Elections today is expected to count 211 absentee ballots and 11 affidavits in the hope of determining ...

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It’s coach vs. former mayor in ER justice race

A justice race in the Town/Village of East Rochester pits two candidates who are familiar faces in the village, although neither is an attorney or has a judicial background. David Bonacci, 57, vice president and general manager at Monroe School ...

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