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Puppet, Twister, Super Soaker make Toy Hall of Fame

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ROCHESTER — Twister, the parlor game once too hot for the Sears catalog but cool enough for Johnny Carson, was inducted Thursday into the National Toy Hall of Fame. The class of 2015 also includes the old-as-time puppet and Super ...

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Photonics could bring IP work to area

As a Department of Defense-led integrated photonics manufacturing institute is taking root in Rochester, attorneys at local intellectual property firms are anticipating additional legal work from startup companies expected to spring up nearby. While it’s hard to forecast the impact ...

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KeyCorp strikes $4.1B deal for rival bank First Niagara

CLEVELAND — KeyCorp will expand deeper into the Northeast with a $4.1 billion deal to buy First Niagara Financial Group and create the 13th largest commercial bank in the United States. Cleveland-based KeyCorp said Friday that it will pay a ...

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Lakelet Advisory Group acquiring companies

Lakelet Advisory Group is providing turnaround management to support middle market businesses facing financial challenges. As of Sept. 1, Lakelet is offering necessary capital to such companies (subject to meeting its criteria and diligence processes). Lakelet’s target investments are financial distressed ...

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Allendale Columbia School opens new lab

As part of Allendale Columbia School’s 125th anniversary celebration, the school is hosting a press conference today to officially open its new Design and Innovation Lab. The Design and Innovation Lab will allow AC to expand year-round opportunities for students to ...

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NY law allows dogs on restaurant patios

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New York’s pooches may now venture onto restaurant patios under a new state law allowing restaurants to open outdoor dining areas to canines. The measure was signed into law late Monday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. States including California, Florida and ...

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CNB debuts intelligent ATM

Canandaigua National Bank & Trust announced the grand opening of an “intelligent” Automated Teller Machine at 291 Hamilton St., Geneva, located across the street from Wegman’s. The ATM is drive-up accessible and “intelligent” features include: immediate availability of cash deposits, ...

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ESL Federal Credit Union names next CEO

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A leadership change is set to take place next year for Rochester-based ESL Federal Credit Union. Faheem Masood, the credit union’s president and chief operating officer, will succeed David L. Fiedler as president and CEO. Fiedler, who has been CEO ...

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Work to restart at proposed casino site in the Finger Lakes

TYRE — Developers of a proposed Finger Lakes casino say they will restart site construction work immediately now that local officials have approved their plan for a second time. The town board of Tyre unanimously approved the final site plan ...

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Library hosts Korean War talk

The Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County will host a talk entitled “Snapshots From The Korean War,” at 10:15 a.m. Nov. 14 in the Kate Gleason Auditorium, 1st floor, Bausch & Lomb Building of the Central Library, 115 South Ave. Korean War Air Force ...

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ChoreNoMore expands into Rochester

With snow on the way, those who dread shoveling their driveway can now take care of the chore straight from their smartphone or computer. Brothers Pete and Matt Walsh from the Southern Tier have created ChoreNoMore, a marketplace where contractors ...

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