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New state bar president takes the helm

Incoming New York State Bar Association President Glenn Lau-Kee said he intends to carry on many of the priorities started by outgoing President David M. Schraver. Schraver, who is partner at Nixon Peabody in Rochester, got the discussion started on ...

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Calabrese remembered for legal, people skills

Richard A. Calabrese Sr. owned one of downtown Rochester’s iconic buildings and at one time he and his partners owned half of the buildings that marked the city’s busy Four Corners. But friends and colleagues remember him best as a ...

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Town, village justice seats up for election

In addition to two Brockport candidates seeking election next month to two newly-created justice positions, voters in three towns and one other village also will be selecting justice candidates in the November general election. Fairport Village Justice Vincent M. Barone ...

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Construction work begins at The Tower at Midtown

After years of discussions and planning — and that’s not counting the years the Midtown Plaza site had fallen into neglect until its ultimate closing in 2009 — the real work begins at The Tower at Midtown, as of Friday. ...

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Attorneys prepare for their curtain call

Justin Vigdor hopes to speak responsibly, intelligently and not embarrassingly, That’s normally not a concern for Vigdor, who is senior counsel at Boylan Code LLP, past president of the New York State Bar Association and an attorney of high regard ...

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Brockport ballot firms up

Only two candidates for village justice will appear on the ballot when Brockport voters head to the polls June 17. Petitions for William G. Andrews and Kent R. Blair, who are seeking two justice seats, were filed with the county ...

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Speaker: Restoring Olmstead parks pays off

His series of articles on slavery in the American South and Texas for the newspaper that would become The New York Times may have kept Great Britain from intervening in the U.S. Civil War. His work leading a relief agency ...

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Businesses get tax breaks for growth

Three locally-based manufacturing companies will be expanding and getting tax breaks to do so. Board members of the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency, or COMIDA, Tuesday approved incentives for manufacturing expansion projects in the city and on the east ...

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Gargan gets Dem nod for City Court

The Monroe County Democratic Committee may have picked its candidate for a newly-created City Court judge seat, but a possible primary election is in the works. William T. Gargan said he is thankful and appreciative to get the nomination from ...

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Proposed city budget: Spending, property tax would increase

Rochester Mayor Lovely A. Warren’s proposed budget for the coming fiscal year includes property tax and fee increases as part of an effort to close a multi-million-dollar budget gap, although it also includes continued investment for big-tickets projects such as ...

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