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Child Passenger Safety Week continues

New York State Police will participate in the National Child Passenger Safety Week, which began Sunday and continues through Saturday. The state police, local  law enforcement agencies and highway safety professionals will unite in a nationwide effort to help give children ...

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Inner Loop closing Sunday

The eastbound and westbound lanes of the Inner Loop around downtown Rochester will be closed to traffic for seasonal cleaning and maintenance operations from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Detours will include other streets within the downtown Central Business District.

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Services set for slain police officer

Funeral services for a Rochester police officer killed in the line of duty last week will be held at the Blue Cross Arena. Authorities say 32-year-old Daryl Pierson died after he was hit by a single shot fired Wednesday night ...

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Three judge candidates square off in primary

Crunch time is coming in the campaign for a newly-created City Court judgeship. Rochester residents will head to the polls from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday in a three-way primary election. The winner will run in the November general election ...

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Slain police officer shot once in chase

The first member of Rochester’s police force to die in the line of duty since 1959 was killed with a single shot fired by a man wanted for a parole violation who fled from a traffic stop, authorities said Thursday. ...

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Gates officers promoted

Two Gates police officers have been promoted to the rank of sergeant. Officer Matthew Pascarella, an eight-year veteran, and Officer Christopher Grimm, a five-year veteran, were to be promoted during a Town Board meeting Sept. 2. They were to be ...

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Rochester police officer fatally shot

A Rochester police officer was fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire during a pursuit, the first member of the city’s police force to be killed in the line of duty since 1959, officials said Thursday. Rochester Police Chief Michael ...

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Tax breaks OK’d for Bivona Center project


The nonprofit Bivona Child Advocacy Center soon may be on the move in its efforts to better provide services for children who have been abused, although the new location is a bit of a fixer-upper. Members of the County of ...

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Council seeks ‘Veteran Champion’ nominations

The Rochester Regional Veterans Business Council is seeking nominations of individuals and organizations that have done an outstanding job of supporting veterans in the community for its Veterans Champion awards program. Awards are given to a Veterans Service Champion, Veterans ...

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City, vendors work toward viable food truck plan

City officials appear to be receiving few major complaints about the operations of food trucks as the second summer season of a pilot program winds down, although some details may need to be worked out before final legislation is enacted. ...

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Board backs plan for grocery on West Main


A vacant church building that pit many who live in the West Main Street neighborhood against preservationists who want to save the structure may be demolished — provided a grocery store is the only business that will go in its ...

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Temporary mobile DMV closings announced

Because of the relocation of the East Rochester Village Hall from its current location to the newly renovated Eyer Building, the Eastside Mobile Department of Motor Vehicles will be closed Aug. 20 and 27. The Eastside DMV is expected to ...

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