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Region’s unemployment rate rose in May

Rochester continued to bleed jobs in May, while the unemployment rate rose for the second consecutive month, the state Department of Labor reported. The Rochester metro area lost 2,700 nonfarm jobs and 2,400 private-sector jobs from May 2016 to May ...

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Charter Communications agrees to $13M settlement

The state Department of Public Service and Charter Communications Inc.—the largest cable provider in the state—have reached a $13 million settlement over the company’s failure to meet requirements of its 2016 acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc., officials announced Tuesday. ...

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Foodlink Kitchen ready to serve Rochester schools

More than 200 people gathered Wednesday to celebrate the opening of the Foodlink Kitchen. The 28,000-square-foot commercial kitchen was built at the regional food bank’s headquarters on Mt. Read Boulevard. A ceremony included donors, stakeholders and public officials, who received ...

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TSA finds handguns in carry-ons at airport

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Two Rochester area residents were stopped by Transportation Security Administration at Greater Rochester International Airport on Monday when scanners showed handguns in their carry-on luggage. TSA officials said a Hemlock, Livingston County, man had a loaded 9 mm gun and ...

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Dredging of harbor slated for finish this week

Dredging at Rochester Harbor is scheduled for completion this week. Since 2013, more than $5 million in federal funding has been used to dredge Rochester’s port, which ships and receives an average of 95,000 tons of material each year. Commodities ...

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