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RPO names new president and CEO


The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Inc. has tapped the former president of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra as its president and CEO. Curtis Long will join the RPO on Sept. 1. He succeeds Ralph Craviso, who was appointed RPO president and CEO ...

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ABC’s programs to get $7M grant

Action for a Better Community’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs will receive a $7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for education programs for children, infants and pregnant women in Monroe County. “Ensuring ...

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Airport gets $1.1 million federal grant

Rendering of new Rochester airport canopy

The Greater Rochester International Airport has received a $1.1 million award from the U.S. Department of Transportation to reconstruct an existing deicing pad. Last year, the airport received a $1.9 million grant to build an 11,700-square-foot deicing containment facility. “The ...

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Apartments provide a new opportunity

For 35-year-old Rebecca Toal, moving into her own apartment was the chance of a lifetime. It meant a larger bathroom with a nice medicine cabinet, more storage, a walk-in closet in her bedroom and, most importantly, an opportunity for independence. ...

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Crosman acquires commercial business of LaserMax


Crosman Corp. has acquired the commercial business of LaserMax Inc. for an undisclosed sum. Based in Bloomfield, Ontario County, Crosman designs, manufactures and markets airguns, archery products, optics and related accessories. LaserMax is a leading designer and manufacturer of gun-mounted ...

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