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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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City begins mailing reassessment letters

The City of Rochester has begun mailing 2016 reassessment letters to city property owners. The mailings will continue through the end of December. The reassessments are an update to the 2012 assessments to reflect current market values. Property owners seeking ...

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Project Exile announces Toys for Guns initiative

Project Exile announced its newest initiative, Toys for Guns, on Wednesday, aimed at making the Rochester community a safer place to work, live and raise a family. Toys for Guns, a collaborative effort between the entities of Project Exile and ...

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