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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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Assistance for health care enrollment

The Central Library Downtown, and select Rochester branch libraries and R-Centers will host events offering information and individualized help with the online Health Insurance Marketplace, which helps the uninsured enroll in health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. “Everyone deserves ...

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Liberty Pole to be lit for the holidays

Mayor Lovely A. Warren, Santa Claus and friends will light the Liberty Pole for the holidays in a time-tested tradition unique to Rochester. The event includes performances by the Rochester Latino Theatre Company and Prime Time Brass. Special guests Santa, ...

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County holiday concert series starts

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks on Monday led the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony in the Atrium of the County Office Building and kicked-off the 2015 Holiday Concert Series. Holiday music in the County Office Building has become an annual ...

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Public Market on holiday schedule

The City of Rochester Public Market is on its annual holiday shopping schedule. The Market will be open its regular hours Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturdays from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition, ...

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