Freddie Mac wants distressed homeowners to know foreclosure prevention is one of its top priorities. “We believe it’s the right thing to do for families, and the right thing for our company to do as a responsible steward of ...Read More »
Backlash felt from new smoking regs
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced a new policy prohibiting smoking in certain state park areas last month. For the most part, the new smoking regulation applies to swimming areas, playgrounds, shelters, cabins, pavilions ...
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State proposes new no-fault insurance rules
Benjamin M. Lawsky, New York State superintendent of Financial Services, announced proposed new regulations this week for no-fault automobile insurance claims, designed to reduce fraud in the system. The new Regulation 68 would stop the practice of making insurance companies ...Read More »
Wagering, racing rule sets limits
The New York State Racing and Wagering Board issued emergency rules this week designed to increase the safety and integrity of thoroughbred horse racing in the state. Thoroughbred racing in New York is conducted at four tracks: Saratoga, Belmont, Aqueduct ...Read More »
Pollution Prevention Institute adds programs
Joseph Martens, Department of Environmental Conservation commissioner, and Anahita Williamson, New York State Pollution Prevention Institute’s (NYSP2I) director, announced that two new programs have been added to the NYSP2I at Rochester Institute of Technology to help businesses market and develop ...
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EEOC adds transgender to protected list
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups are praising the recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission decision in Macy v. Holder (appeal no. 0120120821), to extend Title VII employment discrimination protection to transgender individuals. “Applying Title VII in this manner does not ...
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ReCharge New York recipients announced
The Governor’s Office and the New York Power Authority announced the first round of New York businesses and nonprofits eligible to receive lower cost power allocations pursuant to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s ReCharge New York program this week. The NYPA Board ...
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County case looks at no-fault divorce law
In a recent Monroe County Supreme Court domestic relations case interpreting New York’s 2010 “no-fault” law, the court found a plaintiff husband seeking dissolution can amend his complaint filed before the effective date of the no-fault law to take advantage ...
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RIT students compete in cyber defense contest
As participants in the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition in San Antonio last weekend, a group of Rochester Institute of Technology students found out what it’s like to be a network or security administrator in control of a company’s information ...Read More »
Indictment for jury tampering dismissed
A federal indictment against former Rochester resident and retired Penn State University Chemistry Professor Julian P. Heicklen for jury tampering has been dismissed by Judge Kimba M. Wood of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. ...Read More »
First quarter home sale numbers up
The housing market’s recovery may have stalled, nationally (according to the National Association of Realtors), but Rochester area Realtors, builders and mortgage bankers reported noticeably stronger housing numbers for the first quarter of 2012 in the Genesee Region. Unusually warm ...
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With spring, state runoff law garners attention
The Dishwasher Detergent and Nutrient Runoff Law in New York took effect on Jan. 1, but the law is getting more attention with the arrival of the spring growing season. The law is intended to reduce the amount of fertilizer ...Read More »