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Jan 11, 2016

Central NY salt mine where workers were rescued remains idle

LANSING (AP) — A central New York salt mine remains idle four days after 17 miners had to be rescued when an elevator got stuck 900 feet below ground. Mark Klein, a spokesman for Minneapolis-based Cargill Inc., says work at the company’s mine in Lansing is shut down for a fifth day Monday as inspectors […]

Jan 11, 2016

Public meetings Tuesday on Inner Loop

The City’s Department of Neighborhood and Business Development will host two public meetings Tuesday to discuss the development parcels that will become available as the Inner Loop East Project nears completion. “After many years of planning, design and construction, the Inner Loop East Transformation Project is finally reaching the stage when we can begin talking […]

Jan 8, 2016

Settlement in discrimination claim against Niagara Co.

BUFFALO — A settlement has been reached in an upstate New York corrections officer’s discrimination claim against Niagara County. The United States sued the county in 2013, claiming it discriminated against Carisa Boddecker when it forced her to take a leave of absence from her job at the sheriff’s office during her pregnancy. The lawsuit […]

Jan 7, 2016

Police union reaches $400K-plus settlement with village

EAST SYRACUSE — A village in central New York has reached a settlement that will pay former police officers a total of more than $400,000. Teamsters Local 317 filed a grievance against the Onondaga County village of East Syracuse, claiming it violated its contract by merging its police department with another town’s police department in […]

Jan 5, 2016

County Clerk’s Office now accepting eRecording

The Monroe County Clerk’s Office announced Tuesday that it is now accepting electronic recording of land record documents. eRecording allows the transmitting land record documents using a submitter company through the Internet to the County Clerk’s Office for official recording. The adoption of eRecording follows a pilot program with several local companies that was implemented […]

Jan 2, 2016

Oswego Republican, 25, sworn in as NY’s youngest mayor

OSWEGO — A 25-year-old Republican has been sworn in as the mayor of Oswego, becoming the youngest mayor in the state. Billy Barlow was sworn on New Year’s Day and promised to support small business owners. Barlow said he wants to reform the city’s code enforcement and building and permits process to make it easier […]

Jan 1, 2016

Monroe County gets $219K to improve 911

ALBANY — The state has given $10 million to local communities to upgrade and support 911 dispatch systems. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the grant Wednesday. The money will go to 57 counties plus New York City. Monroe County was awarded $219,617 and Erie County $209,112. Awards for other local counties ranged from $133,385 in Orleans […]

Dec 30, 2015

Gates PD blasts parole system

The Gates Police Department sent out a routine press release about a robbery arrest Wednesday – and ended it with a blast at the state’s ability to keep track of its parolees. “The Gates Police Department is BEYOND FRUSTRATED with the State of New York’s inability to properly supervise convicted felons who are on parole,” […]

Dec 29, 2015

Walmart trip pays off for Gates police chief

It was the day after Christmas and the Gates police chief, James VanBrederode, was shopping at the local Walmart when another customer caught his eye. According to a press release from the town’s police department, the man, Burnie E. Daniels, of Chili, was unloading oodles of coins into the coin exchange machine in the customer […]

Dec 16, 2015

Pittsford appoints Shaddock as Town Justice

The Pittsford Town Board on Tuesday appointed attorney Robert M. Shaddock to the position of Town Justice. His appointment fills a vacancy in Town Court created by the recent election of Town Justice William K. Taylor to the State Supreme Court. The appointed term runs from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2016, and Judge Shaddock […]

Dec 11, 2015

VanStrydonck to serve as deputy county exec

Monroe County Executive-Elect Cheryl Dinolfo announced Friday that Thomas VanStrydonck will serve as Deputy Monroe County Executive. VanStrydonck is the former chief administrative judge for the 7th Judicial District. Dinolfo said in a press release that as the second-ranking official in county government, VanStrydonck will first focus on implementing Dinolfo’s integrity agenda, including the el[...]

Dec 8, 2015

Shovel those sidewalks, if the snow ever comes

The City of Rochester is partnering with the Center for Disability Rights to conduct a public-service campaign to encourage property owners to shovel the sidewalks in front of their property with an eye to making life easier for those with physical disabilities. “The city plows the sidewalks when there has been 4 inches of new […]

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