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Good works still ahead for Veterans Court

Facing possible prison time, Army veteran Mark Peters said the decision to seek help through the Rochester Veterans Court was easy. The effort to complete the program’s requirements was not quite as easy, but immensely rewarding. The experience prompted the ...

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Owens seeks Surrogate’s Court judgeship

State Supreme Court Justice John M. Owens is looking to get back where he started. Justice Owens, who has served on the state bench for nine years, is running for Monroe County Surrogate’s Court judge in November. Judge Edmund A. ...

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Greece plans new municipal court

The creation of a new municipal court in Greece dealing solely with code enforcement actions is part of a get-tough policy against run-down properties in town. This includes new legislation aimed at problem rental properties and absentee property owners. The ...

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City OK’s more spots for food trucks

Food truck operators in the city will have more locations to serve their fare, but legislation approved by City Council leaves them wanting more. Council members on Wednesday OK’d the extension of a pilot program through the end of the ...

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County Democrats to elect new chair

Citing statewide responsibilities in leadership positions, Assemblyman Joe Morelle, D-Irondequoit, will not be seeking re-election as chairman of the Monroe County Democratic Committee when his term expires in September. Morelle, who plans to run for re-election to his 136th District ...

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Craft brewers, farmers fight FDA regulation

For 17 years, Honeoye Falls dairy farmer Andy Mroczek has had a mutually beneficial agreement with CB Craft Brewers. Mroczek takes the spent grain produced as a byproduct of the beer brewing process at the craft brewery in the village ...

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Lawmakers take aim against ‘epidemic’ of opiate abuse

Many parents say their child won’t become an addict, but that’s what happened to Theresa DeLone of Henrietta. DeLone testified before members of a state Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction about how addiction cost her son friends ...

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Pros, cons of proposed speed limit law debated

Local municipalities may have to trade a possible unfunded mandate in order to have local control when it comes to setting speed limits on local roads. The state Senate has approved legislation co-sponsored by state Sen. Michael Nozzolio, R-Fayette, Seneca ...

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Rochester unveils preliminary policing plan

Although the cost of a Rochester Police Department reorganization plan is at least a month away — and its implementation even further off — proponents of a five-section patrol model believe putting more officers into neighborhood patrol beats will pay ...

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Class is in session for would-be lawyers

Eight hours one day, rest, then, eight hours the next. And that’s just the test-taking part. It’s nowhere near the countless hours spent studying for the bar exam, and each agonizing second waiting for the results. After learning a little ...

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Food truck program may expand

The operation of food trucks within the Center City continues to be a hot topic, as a Rochester City Council vote on extending a pilot program nears but leaves vendors wanting more. Several food trucks operators and members of the ...

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