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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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New Farmington Town Court dedicated


  The ceremonial opening of the new Farmington Town Court may have been held over the weekend, but the court was open officially for business about three weeks ago. A two-day jury trial was scheduled to open July 16, and ...

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Applicants sought for entrepreneurial program

Applications are now being accepted for the 17th class of The Entrepreneurs Network, which was founded by Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks in 2006 and is an initiative designed to bolster economic growth by supporting scalable firms in upstate New ...

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Pier to close temporarily for Ontario Beach project

The pier in Ontario Beach Park will be closed to the public for construction purposes from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. The losing is a result of the implementation of the Great Lakes Remedial Action Plan Program Implementation Project ...

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Ceremony to mark new Farmington Town Court

Cozy might be one way to put it. Cramped is another. At times, the Farmington Town Court operation could be considered downright dangerous. The tiny basement court in the 37-year-old Town Hall has been overcrowded for years, said Town Justice ...

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