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Friendly Home breaks ground, gets $250k

During a groundbreaking ceremony Monday morning for the Friendly Home’s $22.4 million major building project, Sen. Joseph Robach, R-Greece, announced a state grant of $250,000.

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MCC announces interim president

The Monroe Community College board of trustees selected an interim president to take over for President Thomas Flynn, who is slated to retire Aug. 31.

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UR, RIT receive NYSTAR funding

The University of Rochester and Rochester Institute of Technology are two of three universities slated to tap more than $1.4 million in faculty development awards from the state, the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation officials said ...

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GRHF gives schools $825k in grants

The Greater Rochester Health Foundation awarded close to $825,000 to schools in Webster, Penfield and Honeoye Falls-Lima as part of its 10-year commitment to prevent childhood obesity, the foundation announced Monday. The funds will be used over a three-year period ...

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Commission recommends approval of new beds, expansions

Officials of Monroe County’s three largest hospitals said they are pleased despite the 2020 Commission’s recommendation that the state approve roughly half of the new beds the hospitals sought. After five months of twice-weekly meetings, the commission voted Monday evening ...

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UR, RIT receive NYSTAR funding

The University of Rochester and Rochester Institute of Technology are two of three universities slated to tap more than $1.4 million in faculty development awards from the state, the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation officials said ...

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MCC announces interim president

The Monroe Community College board of trustees selected an interim president to take over for President Thomas Flynn, who is slated to retire Aug. 31. At a special meeting Monday, the board voted unanimously to approve Lawrence Tyree. A reception ...

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Burns to deliver graduation speech

Xerox Corp. president Ursula Burns is slated to speak Monday night at Nazareth Academy’s commencement, which is at 8 pm. at the Eastman Theatre.

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Burns to deliver graduation speech

Xerox Corp. president Ursula Burns is slated to speak Monday night at Nazareth Academy’s commencement, which is at 8 pm. at the Eastman Theatre. Sr. Ann Collins, president of Nazareth Schools, said Burns’ commencement address will be the perfect ending ...

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Friendly Home breaks ground, gets $250k

During a groundbreaking ceremony Monday morning for the Friendly Home’s $22.4 million major building project, Sen. Joseph Robach, R-Greece, announced a state grant of $250,000. Established in 1849, the Friendly Home on East Avenue in Brighton is a non-profit, non-denominational ...

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Commission recommends approval of new beds, expansions

Officials of Monroe County’s three largest hospitals said they are pleased despite the 2020 Commission’s recommendation that the state approve roughly half of the new hospital beds they sought.

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Del Monte to sell Starkist to South Korean business

Del Monte Foods Co. will sell its seafood business, which includes the StarKist brand, to a South Korean company-Dongwon Enterprise Co. – for $363 million as it focuses on higher margin produce and pet foods, AP reported.

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Agency wants to scrap WTC rebuilding schedule

The World Trade Center’s owner wants to throw out the budget and schedule for the prolonged rebuilding of the site, AP reported. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said the dates set to complete office towers, a ...

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Oil prices pass $143 a barrel; U.S. gas hits high

Oil prices surged past $143 a barrel for the first time Monday, and the price for a gallon of gas hit an all-time high in the United States, AP reported. Supply concerns and a fragile global economy continue to drive ...

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Nguyen wins $2 million at World Series of Poker

Poker professional Scotty Nguyen won nearly $2 million at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas on Monday, topping a field of 148 players and emerging from a marathon final table with his fifth gold bracelet, AP reported.

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