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Attorneys predict employment litigation cases will gain traction post-pandemic (access required)


While the COVID-19 pandemic put employment litigation matters on hold last year, local attorneys expect it to not only resume, but pick up substantially as employment issues related to the pandemic come to the forefront in the short-term. Jeffrey Calabrese, ...

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Leading to the power and promise of the digital health renaissance (access required)


We all know about the incredibly swift uptick and uptake last year of digital health, driven by necessity during the COVID pandemic shutdown. The healthcare sector, not known for rapid pivots or streamlined service, dove into adoption and effectively delivered, ...

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Center for Youth’s new safe space for kids to open this month (access required)

YMCA gifted the Center for Youth the Monroe Avenue location for $1. Now dubbed Bridge to Peace, the building serves as a safe, problem-free zone for Rochester youth. (Photo provided)

A year ago, Elaine Spaull would never have guessed that she would have crews renovating a building to be used as a safe space for kids just a couple of hundred yards from Center for Youth’s Monroe Avenue administrative site. ...

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City seeks input on budget from residents (access required)


Faced with an all-funds gap of $31.4 million, the city of Rochester is providing three avenues for public input on the budget for fiscal year 2021-22. Residents may participate in any or all of the public forums: An online survey ...

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Graham Corp. president and CEO says the buck stops with him (access required)


Ten two-letter words help define James Lines’ philosophy about life in general and work in particular: If it is to be it is up to me. “If you want something, go after it; don’t wait for it to happen. Set ...

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Economic shifts propelling downtown innovations (access required)

Joseph Stefko

There’s no arguing with the fact that downtowns have been hit exceedingly hard by the pandemic. Hotels, restaurants and establishments that depend on in-person transactions have experienced significant pain, and their comeback will be difficult and prolonged. At the same ...

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MCC’s SkillsMatch pairs individual assets with job pathways (access required)


Monroe Community College has launched a web tool to help job-seekers and adult learners define a career path. SkillsMatch is a free tool that enables individuals to identify interests and marketable skills based on work history and educational background. Current ...

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The COVID-19 pandemic and governance in the West (access required)


The COVID-19 pandemic-induced losses in human lives and economic well-being have recently led many authors such as Nicholas Christakis, Scott Galloway, Ivan Krastev, John Micklethwait, Adrian Wooldridge and Fareed Zakaria to write books in which they worry about the causes ...

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Allowing fans back doesn’t make business sense for Amerks (access required)


The Rochester Americans have opted to continue to play their abbreviated American Hockey League season without fans, even though state guidelines would allow a limited number of ticket buyers in the arena. Arenas in New York with at least 10,000 ...

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House hunters now searching for more space to work, entertain at home (access required)


The Rochester housing market has remained strong for sellers throughout COVID-19, but the pandemic has changed what buyers are looking for in a residence. The six-county region remains a sellers’ market, with the region seeing 87 percent fewer homes for ...

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Report: Small businesses still in precarious financial position (access required)


New research from Paychex Inc. has found that three of the biggest obstacles businesses face are financial instability, bringing employees back to the office and developing a COVID-19 vaccine policy. The survey showed that small- and mid-size business owners continue ...

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City creates COVID-19 Online Memorial (access required)

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren (photo courtesy of the city of Rochester).

A COVID-19 Online Memorial honoring residents lost to the pandemic has been launched by the city of Rochester. Residents can submit a loved one’s name and image, along with sentiments, by visiting the online memorial. “This memorial is dedicated to ...

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County will have links for Phase 1B vaccine appointments (access required)


The Monroe County Department of Public Health plans to provide Moderna COVID-19 vaccine scheduling links on the county website later this afternoon, one for Phase 1B essential workers and the other for persons with comorbidities and underlying conditions. Eligible essential ...

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2020 income tax credit, program enhancements (access required)


Life as we knew it changed in 2020, so it’s no surprise tax legislation has continued to evolve for the 2020 tax season as well — and genuinely for the better, for many. While the enhancements may not be as ...

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