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Jul 21, 2021

Ex-justice in Rochester forced aide into sex acts, lawsuit alleges

A former state Supreme Court justice in Rochester has been accused in a lawsuit of forcing a female secretary into sex acts in his office dozens of times.

Jan 17, 2019

Shooting victim suing Monroe County

A $10 million federal lawsuit has been filed by a man who was shot in October 2017 by a man he reported to a state child-abuse hotline. The lawsuit claims Monroe County employees revealed Michael Coles’ identity to the man he reported, despite assurances he would remain anonymous. On June 12, 2017, Cole’s son, 10-year-old […]

Feb 8, 2018

Law enforcement ramping up efforts to fight opioid crisis

At a news conference Wednesday afternoon, elected officials and leaders of area law enforcement agencies shared details of the Monroe County Heroin Task Force, a law enforcement entity created to collect intelligence and identify long-term investigations in order to successfully prosecute heroin dealers and suppliers. The event included Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley, Monroe [&hell[...]

Apr 25, 2017

Raise the Age projected to cost Monroe County $20M to start

The Raise the Age legislation adopted as part of the new state budget could cost Monroe County more than $20 million to get off the ground and $13 million annually after it’s implemented next year. The startup cost includes $7.5 million to build a new secure detention facility to house inmates who are now held […]

Nov 17, 2016

Adoption Day to be celebrated in Monroe County

  Adoptions may take place in private, but attorneys, judges, and families involved in the process want to share the importance, and joy, of their work with the public. While National Adoption Day is officially celebrated each year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, it will be marked locally at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, […]

Nov 7, 2016

Six judicial races on the ballot

There are a total of six judicial races on ballots in Monroe County Tuesday, with the exact number depending on where you live. No matter what the results, we’ll see three new faces on the bench starting next year. Of course, it’s likely that everyone is focusing on the presidential contest, but the judicial matchups […]

Sep 27, 2016

Monroe County on list of financially stressed NY localities

ALBANY— New York’s comptroller reports eight localities — including Monroe County — were under “significant” fiscal stress last year, with low fund balances and operating deficits, while another 14 were under moderate stress and 18 were considered susceptible. The eight are the counties of Monroe, Broome, Franklin and Rockland; the cities of Port Jervis and [&hellip[...]

Feb 10, 2016

Fourth defendant convicted in bid-rigging scheme

ROCHESTER — New York authorities say a fourth man has been convicted of criminal charges in a public bid-rigging scheme unearthed in Monroe County. Businessman Daniel Lynch has pleaded guilty to grand larceny and other charges in a case investigated by the state comptroller and attorney general. He’s expected to face 2 1/3 to 7 […]

Feb 3, 2016

Another defendant pleads guilty in bid-rigging case

Nelson Rivera, Monroe County’s former chief information officer, admitted Wednesday to working with others to rig the bidding process for multi-million dollar public works contracts in Monroe County. Rivera pleaded guilty to two counts of the felony charge of combination in restraint of trade and competition, according to a news release from the office of […]

Jan 27, 2016

Robert Wiesner pleads guilty to bid rigging

ROCHESTER – Robert Wiesner, the former security director for the Monroe County Water Authority and husband of former Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks, pleaded guilty Tuesday to bid rigging a multimillion-dollar public works contract in Monroe County. Wiesner entered the plea before acting Monroe County Court Judge Dennis M. Kehoe, who sentenced him to a […]

Dec 9, 2015

Monroe County – Special Permit: Friends of Pittsford Village v. Village of Pittsford, et al.

Supreme Court, Monroe County Special Permit Local Law Compliance and Review – Arbitrary and Capricious Friends of Pittsford Village v. Village of Pittsford, et al. 2012/13778 Judge Ark Background: The petitioner commenced an article 78 proceeding challenging the 2012 approval of a Special Permit by the Pittsford Village Board for a proposed crossing development at […]

Oct 30, 2015

Two vie for new Monroe County Family Court seat

An additional seat is being added to the bench in Monroe County Family Court, and two attorneys are hoping to claim it. Maritza Buitrago and James A. Vazzana, both residents of the Town of Penfield, are on the ballot for the general election, which is set for Tuesday. Buitrago has served in the family court […]

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