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Government & Politics

Aug 29, 2023

Rochester seeks court order to shut down ‘nuisance’ junkyard

The city of Rochester wants to shut down an unlicensed junkyard that for months has ignored cease and desist orders.

Larry Staub
Aug 29, 2023

Monroe County Republican Committee names new chair

Larry Staub has replaced David Dunning as acting chairman of the Monroe County Republican Committee, effective Tuesday.

City of Rochester officials have scheduled a hearing to determine whether code and safety issues at 65-67 Chestnut St. in downtown should necessitate demolition. (Photo by Kevin Oklobzija)
Aug 28, 2023

City threatens demolition of Chestnut Street building in Rochester

The city of Rochester is threatening demolition of a dilapidated former downtown hotel and office building.

This photo illustrates veterinary services and is not specific to any Rochester pet care facility. (Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko for Pexels)
Aug 25, 2023

Rochester’s emergency veterinary hospital to close; Barnhart asks FTC to investigate

Monroe County Legislator Rachel Barnhart is asking the FTC to review Thrive Pet Healthcare after it said the emergency veterinary hospital in Brighton will close.

Aug 25, 2023

State funding allows Tool Shed to enhance DIY program offerings

A $75,000 grant from New York State will enable the South East Area Coalition's Tool Shed to expand its mission of providing access to tools and do-it-yourself learning.

Aug 23, 2023

Monroe County leaders want stricter laws on resale of new goods to pawn shops

Monroe County leaders want to limit the number of new, similar items a person can sell to a pawnbroker, secondhand dealer or coin exchange dealer in one year.

Aug 21, 2023

EPA asking for public input on continuing derailment cleanup in LeRoy

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will host a public forum on Aug. 29 to provide updates on the proposed cleanup that continues from a 1970 train derailment in LeRoy.

Aug 18, 2023

Rochester-area lawmakers announce support for regional Tech Hub designation  

Proponents have said the Buffalo-Rochester-Syracuse region is uniquely poised to excel in semiconductor production.  

A rendering of one of the multifamily buildings to be constructed on Federal Street as part of the Rochester Housing Authority's $27 million project in the city of Rochester's Beechwood neighborhood. (Rendering provided by Edgemere Development)
Aug 18, 2023

Rochester Housing Authority, Edgemere Development launch $27M Beechwood project

Construction is underway to create 53 new affordable homes in Rochester's Beechwood neighborhood.

Aug 16, 2023

COMIDA leader defends board’s decision to veto tax breaks for Westport Crossing project

The executive director of the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency is defending its decision to deny tax incentives for a multifamily residential development in Pittsford.

Aug 11, 2023

Barnhart, McMurray face defamation suit over ‘Juneteenth party’ brouhaha

Nicholas Nicosia claims defamation of his person and trade, as well as tortious interference with his business, Nicosia Dental, "for the hate crime hoax perpetrated against him" by Barnhart and attorney Nate McMurray.

Aug 8, 2023

Cooney blasts temporary retail license ban for cannabis in NY

A local state senator has expressed disappointment over a ruling earlier this week to temporarily stop the awarding of conditional cannabis retail licenses in New York.