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Author Archives: Anne Saunders

Alexander Commons holds opening

A new affordable housing development on Alexander Street celebrated its completion Wednesday. The Alexander Commons across from Monroe High School features 60 one-bedroom apartments, with 30 units designated for people coping with mental health disorders and 30 units directed to ...

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Walsh Duffield partners with national firm

Walsh Duffield is partnering with Strategic Retirement Partners, a national retirement plan consulting firm, to offer clients more options in terms of retirement plans. Christopher Kempton and Lisa Petronio have led the retirement plan consulting business for Walsh Duffield and ...

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Small-business employment continues to grow

Small-business employment continues to grow nationally and remains roughly on par with last year, according to the latest Small Business Jobs Index released monthly by Paychex Inc. Eastern states continue to do better than those in the West, with the ...

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Plans revised for Cobbs Hill Village

Plans for a senior housing complex near Cobbs Hill have been revised to address concerns from the community, including lowering the height and reducing the number of units. Cobbs Hill Village currently features 60 motel-style apartments that date back to ...

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Music therapy providers win award

Two local women and the B. Thomas Golisano Foundation are recipients of the Advocate of Music Therapy Award given by the Mid-Atlantic regional chapter of the American Music Therapy Association. Margarent Quackenbush, president and executive director of Hochstein School of ...

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Staub cleanup gets OK

A plan to clean up and repurpose the former Staub Textile Services Inc. property on East Main Street has been embraced by city officials and Pike Cos. Ltd. based next door. “There’s a graffiti-laden property that’s 20 feet from my ...

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City green space advocates make pitch

Almost a dozen advocates brought a full-court press to bear on the Rochester City Council this week, promoting a plan to use Parcel 5 as flexible urban green space. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to transform the ...

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Precision Optical to expand at Eastman Business Park

Precision Optical Transceivers Inc. is expanding into Eastman Business Park to take advantage of the new photonics center on that campus. “Our company has been growing rapidly, so expansion was inevitable,” CEO Todd Davis said. Precision Optical is based in ...

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CEO Norman to retire from Action for a Better Community

Action for a Better Community Inc.’s president and CEO, James Norman, has announced plans to retire at the end of 2017 after 25 years leading the community action agency. A search committee will be named in April, with the goal ...

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Paychex third-quarter net income rises (access required)

Paychex Inc. on Wednesday reported third-quarter net income of $202.5 million, an increase of 12 percent from a year ago. Diluted earnings per share for the quarter, which ended on Feb. 28, were 56 cents per share compared with 50 ...

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Fortune magazine recognizes ESL (access required)

ESL Federal Credit Union has been named to a list of the 40 best workplaces in financial services and insurance by Fortune magazine. ESL placed 17 on a list that includes small, medium and large companies in both fields. This ...

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Finalists named for World Video Game Hall of Fame (access required)

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  The Strong has announced 12 finalists vying for induction into the World Video Game Hall of Fame this year: Donkey Kong, Final Fantasy VII, Halo: Combat Evolved, Microsoft Windows Solitaire, Mortal Kombat, Myst, Pokemon Red and Green, Portal, Resident ...

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Monroe County Democratic party tensions flare

Long simmering divisions in the Monroe County Democratic party have flared up with City Council member Adam McFadden asking the party to “investigate the systematic disenfranchisement of black voters in the city.”

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School gets grant from foundation

Impressive test scores and a friendship between two influential people led to Rochester Prep High School landing a $250,000 grant from KeyBank Foundation. “The students here do so well, and that impressed me,” said James Barger, KeyBank’s Rochester market executive, ...

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