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Steel Tech Fabricators receives state Senate Empire Award (access required)

Steel Tech Fabricators, which provides structural as well as a variety of related steel services, received the New York State Senate Empire Award from Sen. Jeremy Cooney. Steel Tech Fabricators was founded in 2005 by Terence Brown, his son, TJ, ...

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Brave Women FLX virtual 100K challenge returns for a second year (access required)

Registration is underway for the second annual Brave Women FLX Winter 100K virtual challenge, a marketing campaign of the northern counties of the Finger Lakes designed to encourage outdoor activity while celebrating the region’s brave women of the past and ...

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Substantial child care subsidies included in Build Back Better Act (access required)

Working families will be eligible for significant savings on child care costs should Congress pass the current version of the Build Back Better Act. The bill — already passed by the House of Representatives — will expand federal cost assistance ...

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Amazon’s new facilities on target to open in Q4 of 2022 (access required)

Two new Amazon facilities just 1.2 miles apart on Rochester’s west side are on schedule for the start of operations in the fourth quarter of 2022, the company says. Construction cranes surround the massive 2.6 million-square-foot warehouse and distribution center ...

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Department of Justice funding local crime prevention efforts (access required)

Just over $1 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Justice will support crime prevention and victim assistance initiatives in Monroe County. The DOJ is providing $700,000 to the county for the Swift, Certain, and Fair Program, which ...

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Cresa finds niche representing commercial real estate occupiers (access required)

When the search is on for a house, most buyers appreciate the market savvy and guidance provided by their real estate agent. So it seems to reason that businesses may want the same personalized service when it comes time to ...

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Mary’s Place receives $50,000 in Assembly funding for refugee outreach (access required)

Mary’s Place, a refugee outreach center serving the Maplewood and Edgerton neighborhoods, has received $50,000 in funding from the New York State Assembly. The money will be used to cover costs associated with outreach, case management and language translation services. ...

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Mortgage servicers still must provide COVID-19 related relief, James warns (access required)

Mortgage servicers have been told they still should be providing long-term relief to homeowners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in accordance with state and federal regulations or face penalties and enforcement actions. In a letter from New York State Attorney ...

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Hochul says masks now required in all public indoor spaces (access required)

Masks must now be worn in all indoor public spaces in New York — from restaurants to grocery stores to arenas — if the business or venue does not require proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter. The state is defining ...

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Legislation would ensure workplace awareness of mental health resources (access required)

Employers would be required to conspicuously post in the workplace information and resources pertaining to mental health if a proposed bill is passed by state legislators. Sen. Samra Brouk (D-Rochester) and Assemblymember Aileen Gunther (D-Middletown) have introduced bills in their ...

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Town of Pittsford says no thanks to recreational marijuana businesses (access required)

The town of Pittsford will not allow the sale of recreational marijuana, or the opening of consumption lounges. The town board voted against allowing either business by a margin of 3-2 at Wednesday’s meeting. The village of Pittsford will consider ...

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Webster apartment community sells for $29.8 million (access required)

A real estate investment firm that targets distressed and/or underperforming residential properties has purchased Country Manor in Webster for $29.8 million. PH Realty Capital acquired the apartment community at 185 Country Manor Way on Dec. 2 from Country Manor DNB ...

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