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Health care bill stirs praise, criticism among leaders

As the congressional debate on health care moves to the Senate, local and state business leaders express mixed reactions to the Senate Finance Committee’s health care reform bill. They support efforts to reduce health care costs but fear that the ...

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Schumer calls depot a potential powerhouse

Sen. Charles Schumer toured the Seneca Army Depot on Thursday, calling it one of the most significant sites in the state for economic development.

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Researchers get $2.5M to study psoriasis relief

University of Rochester Medical Center researchers have won a $2.5 million grant to study whether meditation and other stress-relieving psychological interventions can help relieve psoriasis sufferers' symptoms.

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PSC OKs process for sale of RG&E plants

The process for the sale of Russell Station and other Rochester Gas and Electric Corp. fossil fuel plants was approved Thursday by the state Public Service Commission.

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City seeks proposals for W. Main lot

The city of Rochester has issued a request for proposals for the sale and development of a city-owned parking lot at 116 W. Main St.

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ASU prof to speak at Reshaping Rochester

Emily Talen, professor at the School of Geo Science and Urban Planning at Arizona State University, is the featured speaker at the next Reshaping Rochester lecture.

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Workshop focuses on wind energy industry

Representatives from some 60 companies were part of a half-day workshop Tuesday in Rochester to learn about the wind energy industry.

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Court orders city to pay $3.8 million to firefighters

State Supreme Court Justice William Polito ordered the city to reimburse firefighters at least $3.8 million for money the city received from a state firefighters' benefit fund over a six-year period stretching from Jan. 1, 2002 to Dec. 31, 2008.

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DEC aims to streamline brownfield cleanups

Officials from the state Department of Environmental Conservation proposed two new policies that they say would streamline the cleanup of brownfield sites.

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City seeks funding for canal project

As City Council prepares to award a contract to fill in the Erie Canal Aqueduct between Main and Brown streets, project leaders are looking for $18 million in additional funding to start the transformation of a Broad Street corridor into a canal district anchored by the Erie Canal and the Genesee River.

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