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Voters reject new $16.6 million library for Victor/Farmington (access required)

Voters in Victor and Farmington rejected a proposed new library that would have tripled the tax liability for homeowners. The $16.6 million project for the 24,000-square-foot facility was soundly defeated at the polls, with 3,256 no votes compared to 1,415 ...

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Free workshops set for Ontario County small businesses, nonprofits (access required)

A series of free informational workshops aimed at providing a roadmap to recovery and growth in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic is being offered to Ontario County small businesses and nonprofits. Ostrander’s Consulting, hired by Ontario County’s planning department, ...

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Hickey Freeman will benefit from new USDA grant program (access required)

A new grant program established through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide economic aid to Hickey Freeman and other domestic textile manufacturers. The Cotton and Wool Apparel Program (CAWA) will compensate American manufacturers, along with cotton and wool ...

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Bello: Investment in tech, people, parks key for county future (access required)

Creating a vibrant and equitable Monroe County as a great place to live, work and raise a family can be achieved through focus on pillars of stability: economic and workforce development, public safety, public health and wellness and infrastructure. That ...

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Evans’ budget prioritizes public safety, neighborhoods, economy (access required)

  The proposed city of Rochester budget includes a 9.6 percent increase in spending — with public safety, neighborhoods and economic empowerment among the priorities — but no change in the tax levy. Mayor Malik Evans unveiled on Friday morning ...

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PathStone’s Skyview Park Apartments a model for big-box adaptive reuse (access required)

When Amy Casciani looked at the shuttered remnants of retail vitality on the former Irondequoit Mall complex a few years back, she didn’t see urban/suburban blight, she saw a solution to a problem. Monroe County, like just about every other ...

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Evans’ unveiling of city budget to be streamed, carried live on cable (access required)

Rochester Mayor Malik Evans, along with Office of Management and Budget Director Michael Burns, will unveil the city’s 2022-23 Fiscal Year Budget proposal at 11 a.m. Friday at City Council chambers. The budget unveiling will be streamed on the city ...

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Golisano named grand marshal of NYC’s Columbus Day parade (access required)

Paychex founder Tom Golisano has been named grand marshal of the Columbus Day Parade in New York City. The annual Columbus Day Parade, set for Oct. 10, is the largest celebration of Italian American heritage and culture in the country. ...

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New Jersey real estate investor spends another $54 million in Rochester (access required)

A New Jersey real estate investment and management firm has expanded its presence in the Rochester area with recent multi-family property purchases totaling $54 million. Lakewood, N.J., business entities managed by Yitzchak Scheinerman bought Clearview Farms Apartments & Townhouses in ...

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Federal funding bolsters PathStone, NeighborWorks programs (access required)

PathStone Corp. and NeighborWorks Community Partners will share $732,000 in funding from the Consolidated Appropriations Act to strengthen affordable housing initiatives in the Rochester area. PathStone has been awarded $477,000 and NeighborWorks will receive $255,000. The government funding is earmarked ...

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Loren Flaum sworn in to Holocaust Memorial Council (access required)

Loren Flaum, chief financial officer at Flaum Management Co., Inc., has been sworn in as a member of the Holocaust Memorial Council, the governing body of the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. Flaum was appointed to the council by ...

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Integris IT No. 1 on Clutch 100 list (access required)

Technology services company Integris IT has earned the No. 1 spot on the Clutch 100 list, which ranks the fastest growing B2B companies in the world. Integris is headquartered in East Windsor, N.J., and entered the Rochester market with the ...

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