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Macpherson, Camardo, Butler/Till win ATHENA awards (access required)

Heidi Macpherson, president of The College at Brockport, was presented with the 34th annual ATHENA International Award on Thursday night. Julie Camardo, owner and CEO of Zweigle’s Inc., received the sixth annual ATHENA Young Professional Award. And Butler/Till Media Services ...

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Water Authority sued over property damage (access required)

The Monroe County Water Authority is being sued by an insurance company that paid for damage caused to a real estate business in Perinton by a water main break. The company, Secway Realty LLC, 2815 Baird Road, Perinton, was insured ...

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MLK event highlights contributions of women (access required)

The focus was on women at this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at the Eastman Theatre Monday. “This is a momentous year,” Simeon Banister, chair of the Greater Rochester Martin Luther King Jr. Commission, told an audience of ...

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New Rochester housing court created (access required)

Tenants in the city of Rochester now have a new option to deal with code enforcement violations their landlord has failed to address. State Supreme Court Justice Craig J. Doran, chief administrative judge for the Seventh Judicial District, on Tuesday ...

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Ontario County company sued for discrimination (access required)

An Ontario County company is being sued by a former worker who claims she was not rehired after being injured because of her age. In 2010, Linda Lu DiMarco, a Monroe County resident, started working for G.W. Lisk, located in ...

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Chief lawyer at UR returns to private practice at the top of her game (access required)

Gail M. Norris, former vice president and general counsel at the University of Rochester, is entering a new phase of her career. In November, Norris, 61, retired from her position at the region’s largest employer and moved to the law ...

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Bank foreclosing on 5LINX defendant’s home (access required)

Canandaigua National Bank and Trust Co. is foreclosing on the home of a man convicted in the 5LINX federal fraud case. According to documents filed Thursday in state Supreme Court in Ontario County, Jason Guck, who was sentenced to seven ...

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Ex-Harris Beach partners start new law firm (access required)

Attorneys Karlee Bolaños and William Lowe had reached a level of success that many lawyers would consider the pinnacle of a career, yet they have taken a major risk to fulfill a personal dream. Although both had achieved partner status ...

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Jail suicide triggers lawsuit (access required)

The mother of a woman who committed suicide while being held in the Monroe County Jail has filed a lawsuit against the county. On Sept. 4, 2018, Sitarah Daniels hanged herself with a blanket tied to the bars of her ...

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California data security law to have widespread impact (access required)

Two new laws designed to secure personal information collected by businesses will take effect next year. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) goes into effect Jan. 1. And New York’s Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security (SHIELD) Act starts March ...

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State seeks to enforce discrimination ruling (access required)

State officials have gone to court to collect fines imposed against an Ontario County company and force the defunct business to pay money awarded to a Wayne County woman who won a discrimination claim against the firm. The New York ...

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Bello unseats Dinolfo (access required)

Democrat challenger Adam Bello unseated incumbent Republican Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo in Tuesday’s election. Bello, the current Monroe County Clerk, received 90,035 votes, according to unofficial results from the Monroe County Board of Elections, while Dinolfo got 84,569. Incumbent Republican Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley easily defeated Democrat challenger Shani Curry Mitchell. The unofficial vote count was 95,525 for Doorley and 76,241 for Mitchell. In the city of Rochester, voters passed a referendum to create a police accountability board by a wide margin —with 19,781 in favor and 6,583 opposed.

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