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Pittsford officials to be sworn in

Two Pittsford town justices are among the elected officials who will be sworn into office today. Justices John E. Bernacki Jr. and William K. Taylor, both of whom ran unopposed for four-year seats in November, will be sworn in during ...

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Longtime Richmond town justice retires

Sooner or later, someone Richmond Town Justice Edward P. Loux has known would be bound to appear before him in his courtroom in this Ontario County town of a few thousand people on Honeoye Lake. And, as the story goes, ...

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Booklet provides look at state of city

“The State of Rochester” booklet has been released to provide a snapshot of the status of the city’s financial outlook, infrastructure, budget, public projects, public safety and more. The report summarizes Rochester’s general census information, economic conditions, housing units, city ...

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City offices to close for New Year’s Day

City Hall, neighborhood service centers and other city administrative offices will be closed Wednesday in observance of the New Year’s Day holiday. Other city services will be affected by the holiday schedule. Refuse and recycling collection will be on regular ...

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Public safety initiative winners announced

Mayor Thomas S. Richards announced the results of the public vote for the “Voice of the Citizen” Budgeting for Public Safety initiative in a release. The Southwest quadrant winner was the Jobs for Life career and community education program, which ...

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Outgoing city commissioner honored

Paul Holahan, commissioner of the city’s Department of Environmental Services, was awarded the 2013 Colleague and Friend Award by the Joseph Avenue Business Association, according to a release from the city. The association is comprised of approximately 30 business owners ...

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City plans New Year’s Eve celebration

A free, family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration is scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 E. Main St. The festivities will kick off with a dance party featuring Jimmy C’s Music Machine. Kid-friendly ...

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City fire chief named

A new fire chief is among the latest in a series of personnel moves at City Hall, as the administration of Mayor-elect Lovely A. Warren takes shape. Deputy Fire Chief John P. Schreiber, who began his career with the department ...

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Greece finance director named

A Rochester official is leaving City Hall for Greece Town Hall. Paul M. Holahan will serve as finance director for the town after his appointment becomes effective Jan. 1, 2014, according to Supervisor-elect Bill Reilich. Holahan most recently served as ...

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Council approves Vick Park A renovation

Mark Siwiec, a Rochester real estate agent, was approved by Rochester City Council on Dec. 17 for a $115,000 grant and $285,000 low-interest loan to renovate 45 Vick Park A. The money will be used to transform the building from ...

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Cuomo vetoes volunteer firefighter benefits bills

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed legislation that would have guaranteed job leaves for volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers during emergencies and another bill that would have extended coverage for their injuries in the line of duty outside the areas ...

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