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Monroe County: This is only a test

The county Emergency Communications Department will begin testing the new CodeRED system, a high-speed emergency notification service that sends telephone calls, text messages and emails to notify the public about important public safety information.

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County recognized for United Way work

Monroe County has won the United Way of Greater Rochester’s Campaign Cabinet Incentive award for “Change Our World” effort, implemented internally as part of the county’s participation in the United Way’s 2014 Live United campaign. Through the county’s use of ...

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Legislators debate ‘tax freeze’ committee

Legislation that would create a committee to study ways to control costs through shared services or consolidation and ensure Monroe County is complying with a state property tax freeze will be studied. Most likely an already established organization of government ...

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Pharmaceutical waste collection planned

The county Department of Environmental Services is partnering with Wegmans and the county sheriff’s office to hold a pharmaceutical waste collection from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 9, at the Mt. Read Wegmans, 3701 Mt. Read Blvd., Greece. To ...

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Defense system underfunded by $10.8M

The public defense system in Monroe County is underfunded by nearly $10.8 million. In fact, only Erie County is in worse shape, underfunded by more than $16 million, according to William J. Leahy, director of the state Office of Indigent ...

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County recognized for employee wellness

Monroe County was named recently a Fit-Friendly Worksite (Gold Level) by the American Heart Association for its commitment to overall employee wellness. Since 2007, the county has encouraged healthy choices through the “Eat Well, Live Well” challenge, designed to promote ...

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Legislators consider policy on breastfeeding

Democratic county legislators have proposed a policy to designate breastfeeding and lactation rooms in buildings owned, leased or operated by Monroe County. This policy would encourage an environment where employees and members of the public can breastfeed or pump in ...

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Same-sex divorce presents custody dilemma

The non-biological parent of a child born to a divorcing same-sex couple has the same parental rights as the artificially inseminated birth mother, a state judge has ruled. Acting Supreme Court Justice Richard A. Dollinger, in a decision issued Wednesday ...

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Decision of Interest: Supreme Court, Monroe County — Same Sex Marriage — Child Custody: Wendy G-M v. Erin G-M

Supreme Court, Monroe County Same Sex Marriage — Child Custody Artificial Insemination — Non-Biological Parent Wendy G-M v. Erin G-M 13-13669 Judge Dollinger Background: At issue in the underlying divorce action, the court was required to determine whether a parent ...

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Volunteers to spruce up county parks

The fifth annual Pick-Up-The-Parks Project, a green initiative hosted by the Monroe County Parks Department in partnership with Tim Horton’s Café & Bake Shop and Cascades Recovery, will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday. About 800 registered volunteers from across ...

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Legislators set to take up charter

Any changes to the charter that sets powers and guides Monroe County government is in the hands of legislators now. The seven-member committee reviewing the charter adopted a series of recommendations during a meeting March 27. A host of other ...

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Group forms to oppose local casino

Although nothing concrete about a rumored casino in Monroe County has materialized as of yet, a group opposing a possible Seneca Nation gambling operation is taking no chances. The No More Casinos Coalition, a group of residents, and religious and ...

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