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Opioid court in Rochester opens Monday (access required)

Monroe County Court Judge John L. DeMarco, supervising judge of the Rochester Treatment Courts, speaking at a news conference Monday to announce a new opioid court. Also at the event were, from left, State Supreme Court Justice and Seventh Judicial District Administrative Judge Craig J. Doran, Monroe County Public Defender Timothy Donaher, District Attorney Sandra Doorley, County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo and Sheriff Todd Baxter. (Photo by Bennett Loudon)

Each week, as many as 20 opioid-addicted defendants in the city of Rochester could be eligible for immediate drug treatment under a new court diversion program. Created to address the opioid addiction crisis, the new program eventually will be expanded ...

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Law firm promotes four women to top posts (access required)


Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, has promoted four women to senior management positions on the firm’s administrative team. Elizabeth E. Hofmeister, an attorney who was hired about 14 years ago as director of legal recruiting and professional development, is now ...

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Thomson Reuters local office closing (access required)

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The Rochester office of Thomson Reuters Corp., in the Aqueduct Building at 50 E. Broad St., in downtown Rochester, is closing. Jeffrey S. McCoy, a spokesman for the Toronto-based international mass media and information company, confirmed the news in an ...

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Faraci Lange celebrates 50 years (access required)

Faraci Lange Attorneys is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Pictured are the Rochester partners of the firm. Seated left to right: Hadley L. Matarazzo, Angelo G. Faraci, Paul  K. Lange, Brian Zorn. Standing left to right: Stephen G. Schwarz, Matthew F. Belanger, John A. Falk. (Bennett Loudon)

As he marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of Faraci Lange Attorneys, co-founder Angelo Faraci explained that his focus on personal injury cases was borne out of necessity, rather than any carefully planned career decision. Since graduating from Albany ...

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Astacio removed from city bench (access required)


The New York State Court of Appeals has removed Rochester City Court Judge Leticia D. Astacio from the bench. The state Commission on Judicial Conduct, in April, recommended her removal for six charges of misconduct and Astacio appealed to the ...

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HairZoo files for bankruptcy (access required)

The HairZoo at 626 Park Ave. is one of 10 locations in the Rochester area. (Bennett Loudon)

HairZoo, the styling salon business that operates 10 locations in the Rochester area, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and plans to close at three locations in the next 30 to 60 days. The company started in 1975 by Gary ...

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