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Dec 17, 2021

Substantial child care subsidies included in Build Back Better Act

Working families will be eligible for significant savings on child care costs should Congress pass the current version of the Build Back Better Act. The bill — already passed by the House of Representatives — will expand federal cost assistance through Child Care Development Block Grants, and could erase $10,000 in costs to families earning […]

Aug 13, 2021

Many employers caught between the vaccine and a hard place

Vaccine mandates are becoming more popular among large corporations and small businesses alike. But one in five Americans remain vaccine-resistant. What is an employer to do? Luke Wright, a partner at Harter Secrest & Emery LLP who practices in the area of labor and employment, said one of the questions clients are asking themselves and their […]

Feb 15, 2021

Ad battle rages in the personal injury domain

The breakup of Cellino & Barnes did more than turn one personal injury law firm into two. That very public divorce prompted advertising in the personal injury sector to spike exponentially in the Rochester marketplace and across Western New York. Whereas the old Cellino and Barnes partnership spent upward of $150 million across various advertising […]

Jan 23, 2020

Expanded bottle bill might improve glass recycling but add headaches and costs

A proposed law that would extend New York’s bottle bill to wine and liquor bottles could increase recycling of glass significantly and create a cleaner stream of recycled glass, potentially making it easier to find end users in a tight market. But a study of the potential impacts of that law also suggests the law […]

Apr 1, 2019

Lawyers learn from pro bono service

Pro bono service becomes an essential part of a lawyer’s practice as soon as the proverbial shingle is hung. Attorneys, non-attorney staff (e.g., paralegals) and others in a firm routinely take up the cause. According to data compiled by Nixon Peabody LLP for example, its own pro bono program numbers for 2018 stacked up this […]

Jan 13, 2016

Daily Record’s parent closes deal for Erie paper

ERIE, Pa. — One of Pennsylvania’s oldest family-owned newspapers is no longer family-owned. The Erie Times-News reports New Media Investment Group Inc. has closed Tuesday on its deal to buy the newspaper. The Times Publishing Co., which owns the newspaper and, announced the sale to New Media and its subsidiary, GateHouse Media Inc., last […]

Jan 11, 2016

Second Circuit affirms Tonawanda Coke convictions

The U. S. Attorney’s Office announced Monday that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has affirmed the 2013 convictions and sentence of the Tonawanda Coke Corp. for environmental pollution. Tonawanda Coke was convicted of 11 counts of violating the Clean Air Act and three counts of violating the Resource Conservation and Recovery […]

Jan 7, 2016

Worker dies in accident at Tonawanda Coke plant

TONAWANDA — An employee of the Tonawanda Coke plant near Buffalo has died in an industrial accident. Authorities say a 60-year-old man was killed while doing routine maintenance on a freight elevator at about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. The victim’s name hasn’t been released yet. Tonawanda Coke spokesman A.J. Verel says he’d worked at the plant […]

Jan 7, 2016

All 17 miners stuck in Finger Lakes salt mine hoisted to surface

LANSING — Seventeen miners trapped in one of the world’s deepest salt mines were rescued Thursday morning, ending a 10-hour ordeal that began when their elevator broke down 900 feet underground. The workers were descending to the floor of the 2,300-foot-deep Cayuga Salt Mine — nearly deep enough to fit two Empire State Buildings stacked […]

Jan 4, 2016

Major local accounting firms merge

Two local accounting firms have combined to offer service in five locations in Western New York. The merger between Rochester-based Insero & Co. CPAs  and Ciaschi, Dietershagen, Little, Mickelson & Company, LLP (CDLM) took place January 1, the firms announced. The combined firm will operate as Insero & Co. and will employ more than 125 […]

Jan 4, 2016

Sale of Daily Record’s parent finalized

Locally based GateHouse Media, LLC said Monday that its parent company, New Media Investment Group, has completed its purchase of the Business Information Division of Dolan LLC, which includes The Daily Record. The announcement came in a letter to Dolan employees from Kirk Davis, GateHouse’s CEO. Davis said he had appointed Jay Fogarty of GateHouse […]

Dec 22, 2015

Casinos get unanimous approval

ALBANY — State gambling regulators have approved licenses for three new casinos under construction in the Catskills, Schenectady and the Finger Lakes. On Monday, the Gaming Commission’s five members unanimously approved each without comment, concluding principals and associates cleared criminal background checks and the applicants met legal and financial requirements. That follows selection by[...]

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