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Casino shoots to open Feb. 1

The $440 million del Lago Resort & Casino in Tyre, Seneca County, is on track to open Feb. 1, its leaders said this week. The first employees have been hired with plans to add more than 1,000 workers beginning by year-end.

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County executive apologizes for I-Square controversy

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo apologized to the community, members of the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency and the developers of I-Square in Irondequoit at a press conference Tuesday morning.

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Neighborhoods play a key role for city mayor

To remember how strong a sense of community she felt growing up in the city, Lovely Warren thinks back to her sick days. Attending a school in her neighborhood with 400 other students within walking distance created a strong sense ...

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Three area projects rejected in N.Y. contest

A $40 million first-in-the-nation competition to create microgrids across New York through a three-stage program appears to have ruled out the Finger Lakes as a location in round one. The NY Prize Community Grid Competition is part of an endeavor ...

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Summit to explore city’s expected revival

Rochester’s downtown is ripe for revitalization, and an innovation economy could be the architect for that renaissance, community leaders and experts say.

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Carballada to succeed Redon as deputy mayor

Carlos Carballada is returning to City Hall. Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren on Friday said she has picked Carballada to serve as deputy mayor. He will succeed Leonard Redon, who is retiring.

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Most readers oppose downtown casino

A new proposal has brought fresh attention to the topic of locating a casino in downtown Rochester—an idea first raised more than a decade ago. As before, the idea has both fans and foes.

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Three LDC defendants sentenced

The three remaining defendants were sentenced Friday in a bid-rigging conspiracy that illegally steered multimillion-dollar public works contracts for Monroe County to favored and connected companies, state officials said.

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The Silver sentence

In Albany, there has been much talk about getting tough on corruption, but little action. Not so in federal court.

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New York home prices show impressive rise

The average price for a single-family home in New York, including distressed sales, rose 8.2 percent from March 2015 to March 2016 – the fifth-largest increase among the fifty states and the District of Columbia, according to the most recent ...

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FOMC rate hike in June seems unlikely

The Federal Open Market Committee elected not to change interest rates at its April 26-27 meeting. The statement released by the FOMC after the meeting offered a couple of tidbits of information but left many writers hoping for more information ...

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