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Monthly Archives: December 2008

Pictometry maps deal with Mexican firm

Pictometry International Corp. has inked an international technology license agreement with Civis Information Technologies of Ciudad Victoria, Mexico.

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15 charged in thefts from county

Monroe County officials on Thursday announced the arrest of a county employee and 14 building trades workers for stealing wages from county coffers.

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City seeks proposals for Midtown Tower

Requests for proposals were issued Thursday for the potential sale and renovation of the Midtown Tower, city of Rochester officials said.

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Suit settled; Rite Aid to pay state $1.3M

The state Attorney General’s office has settled with Rite Aid Corp. for $1.3 million after its investigation uncovered sales of expired products at stores throughout the state.

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Eastman professor, alumni get Grammy nods

Paul O’Dette, professor of lute at the Eastman School of Music and an internationally respected performer and scholar of Renaissance and Baroque music, has received his fifth Grammy Award nomination.

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Low-fare bus line adds stop in Henrietta

Low-fare bus company NeOn has added stops at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport and Henrietta on its New York to Toronto route, officials announced Thursday. The company is a joint operation of Greyhound Lines Inc., Adirondack Transit Lines Inc. and ...

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Obama names Richardson commerce secretary

President-elect Barack Obama named New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson commerce secretary on Wednesday. Richardson, 61, was United Nations ambassador and energy secretary during the Clinton administration. He ran against Obama in the Democratic primaries.

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Online merchants see Cyber Monday surge

Internet research company comScore Inc. said Wednesday that online sales spiked 15 percent to $846 million on “Cyber Monday,” AP reported. The National Retail Federation in 2005 named the day to describe the surge in online spending when customers returned ...

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Online job listings decline in November

Rochester’s online help-wanted advertising continued to fall last month, mirroring regional and national trends, the Conference Board Inc. reported. Some 13,500 online job ads were posted here in November, down from 13,700 in October, but up slightly from 13,400 a ...

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French power company bids to buy Ginna Nuclear Power Plant

France’s state-controlled power company, Electricite de France S.A., wants to buy half of Constellation Energy Group Inc.’s nuclear generation and operation business—including the R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant in Wayne County—for $4.5 billion, the company said Wednesday. The offer is ...

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RIT delegation heads to sister city in Japan

A delegation from Rochester Institute of Technology will travel next week to Hamamatsu, Japan, to meet with dignitaries in a Sister City cultural exchange. On behalf of Mayor Robert Duffy, a 1993 RIT alumnus, school President William Destler will present ...

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EastView Mall to get $53M to $57M facelift

EastView Mall LLC is getting a facelift expected to cost between $53 million and $57 million. Ontario County Industrial Development Agency and the mall’s owners, Wilmorite Management Group, announced the five- to seven-year investment plan Wednesday. Wilmorite will invest roughly ...

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EastView Mall to get $53M to $57M facelift

EastView Mall LLC is getting a facelift expected to cost between $53 million and $57 million. Ontario County Industrial Development Agency and the mall’s owners, Wilmorite Management Group, announced the five- to seven-year investment plan Wednesday.

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RIT delegation heads to sister city in Japan

A delegation from Rochester Institute of Technology will travel next week to Hamamatsu, Japan, to meet with dignitaries in a Sister City cultural exchange.

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French power company bids to buy Ginna Nuclear Power Plant

France’s state-controlled power company, Electricite de France S.A., wants to buy half of Constellation Energy Group Inc.’s nuclear generation and operation business—including the R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant in Wayne County—for $4.5 billion, the company said Wednesday.

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