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Duffy names Howard chief of staff

Rochester Mayor-elect Robert Duffy announced more members of his team Thursday, including Jean Howard, Wilson Commencement Park founder and executive director, as chief of staff. Duffy also said Deputy Chief Timothy Hickey will serve as interim police chief.

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RGRTA targets efficiency with new buses

Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority is getting 19 new buses with passenger-counting devices to improve efficiency. The buses are projected to reduce annual fuel costs by $50,000.

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CDS receives state grant, adding 20 jobs

Continuing Developmental Services Inc. has received a $50,000 state grant to help expand the agency’s automated spice-bottling division, adding 20 more jobs for people with developmental disabilities.

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TUESDAY, JAN. 3 Cliffhangers Chapter of Business Network International Meeting—Free—7 – 8:30 a.m.—290 Woodcliff Drive, Perinton—Also offered Jan. 10—Call Sue Cook at (315) 986-2444 for additional information. Early Edition Business Professionals Networking Group—Free—7:30 a.m.—Bagel Bin Cafe, 2600 Elmwood Ave.—Also offered ...

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The best baseball team money can buy looks indomitable again

Well, now that the New York Yankees have signed Johnny Damon, I am sad to say that it is time to break out the cliches. You’ve heard most of them: “It was over before it started.” “It was as one-sided ...

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Texas, Oklahoma slammed by fires

Residents picked through the charred remains of their homes on Thursday after devastating wildfires swept through nearly 20,000 acres in eastern Texas and Oklahoma, destroying more than 100 homes and killing four people, AP reported. Severe drought, wind gusts of ...

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International team to review elections in Iraq

An international team has agreed to review Iraq’s parliamentary elections, announcing Thursday that members would travel to Iraq in response to protests by Sunni Arab and secular Shiite groups that the polls were tainted by fraud, AP reported. The announcement ...

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Sales of existing homes decline in November

Sales of previously owned homes fell for the second month in a row, declining a moderate 1.7 percent in November to an annual rate of 6.97 million units, the lowest since March, the National Association of Realtors reported Thursday. Meanwhile, ...

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Deal to reunite Hilton hotels in U.S., U.K.

Hilton Hotels Corp. of the United States agreed on Thursday to buy the hotels of its British namesake for $5.7 billion in an expected deal that leaves the U.K. group with its gambling business Ladbrokes, Reuters reported. In mid-October, Britain’s ...

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CDS receives state grant, adding 20 jobs

Continuing Developmental Services Inc. has received a $50,000 state grant to help expand the agency’s automated spice-bottling division, adding 20 more jobs for people with developmental disabilities. CDS’s employment division, Unistel Inc., on Blossom Road operates three spice-packaging systems that ...

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RGRTA targets efficiency with new buses

Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority is getting 19 new buses with passenger-counting devices to improve efficiency, officials said Thursday. The new buses are equipped with automatic passenger counter technology, which will be connected to RGRTA’s automated vehicle locator. “Frequency and running ...

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Duffy names Howard chief of staff

Rochester Mayor-elect Robert Duffy announced more members of his team Thursday, including Jean Howard, Wilson Commencement Park founder and executive director, as chief of staff. In addition, Duffy selected Molly Clifford, former Monroe County Democratic Party chairwoman and Duffy campaign ...

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