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Heroin OD antidote to be carried by police

It’s been called a wonder drug that saves lives, and now police officers in Rochester and Brighton will be equipped with naloxone kits to battle against a heroin and opioid abuse epidemic. State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Thursday ...

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Support grows for ‘Ban the Box’ law

Kenneth Barksdale spent 20 years in prison — two of those in solitary confinement — on four separate convictions. But he survived that battle only to be thrust headlong into another upon his release — finding a job. The obstacle, ...

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City Court candidates open up

Their reasons for seeking a seat on the bench vary. Their qualifications vary. Their approaches vary. The Monroe County Democratic Committee on Thursday is expected to decide on a slate of candidates for the November general election, including which of ...

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Longtime RPD officer honored

Two local college basketball players were victims of an armed robbery last year — they lost their sneakers. Rochester Police Capt. Wilson “Wil” Johnson, who has served with the department for 32 years in a variety of roles, and former ...

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Downtown users hope BID will do their bidding

Say a series of downtown neighborhoods decide to have a landscape contest. A number of different landscapers may get involved, which would provide them an opportunity to showcase their talents and create public works of art, as well as drum ...

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Two seek spots on Brockport bench

Two Brockport village justice candidates are in the running to preside over the newly created Village Court, which is scheduled to begin operations Jan. 1. Kent Blair, manager of field operations with Time Warner Cable and a former Brockport village ...

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Pittsford woods may be saved

An informal decision to retain the woods a Pittsford neighborhood has enjoyed for years has pleased at least 74 neighbors, although town officials are poised to explore the sale of a former state politician’s home in the hope it will ...

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Judge Wolford ceremony marks historic day

Twenty-one years ago this week, then-recent law school grad Elizabeth A. Wolford sat on the floor of the new law office started by her father in the Reynolds Arcade building, waiting for the office furniture to arrive. At the same ...

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Downtown projects in hopper after slow starts

Glenn Kellogg is asked the question so often that he knows Hart’s Local Grocers is something city residents need and want. The question: “When will the independent grocery store open?” The answer is that it’s just going to take a ...

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Former library may soon be for sale

The stately home of a former state senator that once served as a Pittsford children’s library may soon be on the market, although some neighbors are concerned about the fate of a nearby wooded area. Town officials are weighing a ...

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