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Jan 18, 2017

Pittsford man sentenced for shoving autistic teen during road race

A man who was convicted of harassing an autistic black teenage runner who became disoriented during a 5K cross-country race last fall was sentenced to three years probation and 80 hours of community service. Martin McDonald, 57, of Pittsford, admitted pushing Chase Coleman, a freshman at Syracuse’s Corcoran High, as Coleman stood in the middle […]

Sep 16, 2015

CSX project to close Monroe Avenue

CSX Transportation will close a portion of Monroe Avenue in Pittsford for up to four days next week. CSX will close Monroe Avenue in order to accommodate construction at the grade crossing by the Monroe Avenue canal bridge in the village. The street will close at 5 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, and is expected to […]

Aug 3, 2015

Black belt center opening in Pittsford

Agape Black Belt Center will celebrate its new center with a grand opening from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at 3040 Monroe Ave., Pittsford. John Ra, owner and master instructor, opened Agape Black Belt Center in 2007. Ra (7th Dan Hapkido, 5th Dan Taekwondo, 5th Dan Judo), began studying martial arts in 1984. He received […]

Sep 17, 2014

Pittsford residents OK $6M for athletic fields

Pittsford residents voted to approve $6 million in bond financing for the town’s Community Athletic Fields Improvement project during a referendum held Tuesday. The  bond funding will finance the major portion of the estimated $6.3 million cost of improvements to the athletic fields and facilities, playgrounds and other related facilities located at the town’s Hopkins […]

Jun 5, 2014

Proposed law aimed at problem properties in Pittsford

Owners of several of the town of Pittsford’s problem properties have taken steps to spruce up their properties after officials contacted them recently about maintenance issues concerning their properties and their effect on neighbors. But that’s partly because the town knows who they are and how to reach them. Problems come in finding out-of-state property […]

May 2, 2014

Former library may soon be for sale

The stately home of a former state senator that once served as a Pittsford children’s library may soon be on the market, although some neighbors are concerned about the fate of a nearby wooded area. Town officials are weighing a plan that could return the early 20th-century colonial revival with gambrel to a single-family home, […]

Mar 17, 2014

Pittsford takes aim at property eyesores

Pittsford officials are researching possible changes in town code that could give the town more power in addressing derelict properties that have become eyesores for neighbors. The code would deal with vacant or abandoned structures that are in obvious states of disrepair, said Supervisor William Smith. The structures, which are typically in foreclosure and owned […]

Aug 22, 2013

State surplus vehicle auction in Pittsford

A New York state surplus vehicle and equipment auction is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Aug. 29 at the state Department of Transportation site, 2797 Clover St., Pittsford. Information on specific items and terms of sale are available at the state Office of General Services’ site was or by emailing [email protected] or calling (518) 457-6335. […]

Jun 18, 2013

Hilton Garden Inn holds grand opening

The former Brookwood Inn in Bushnell’s Basin is officially reopening as the Hilton Garden Inn Rochester/Pittsford. The new hotel will celebrate its grand opening from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday with indoor putt-putt golf, beverages, appetizers and entertainment. Town of Perinton officials, led by Supervisor Jim Smith, will join Hilton staff and ownership for a […]

Mar 6, 2013

Housing plan irks Pittsford neighbors

Mitchell Road is a small street in Pittsford connecting the heavily traveled Jefferson Road (Route 96) and Route 31. A one-lane bridge takes drivers over the Erie Canal. The homes on the street are stately, and some, of historical significance. A walking path takes hikers through a wooded area, near the waterway, where many neighbors […]

Jan 17, 2013

Taylor gets Pittsford town justice seat

Being a town justice is a little bit like being a referee, and that’s how William K. Taylor plans to approach his new part-time job. The Pittsford Town Board on Jan. 15 appointed Taylor town justice. “You have to give everybody a fair shake,” said Taylor, a Pittsford resident who has been county attorney since […]

Dec 31, 2012

Pittsford, Greece to decide on town justices

Two Monroe County communities have town justice positions to address after Jan. 1 In Pittsford, that contest may come sooner rather than later. The deadline to submit applications for an open town justice seat is at 5 p.m. Jan. 8. The Town Board will appoint a replacement for former Town Justice William A. Smith Jr. […]

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