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Budget agreement gets a B from majority

A large majority of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll gave New York’s new budget passing grades, but 65 percent said the spending cuts it contains are too little. See dozens of comments from readers.

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Winner’s Reward

  The first priority for Rochester Mayor-elect Thomas Richards is closing a $50 million gap in the 2011-12 budget. His priorities after that, he said this week, depend on the outcome of the work on that first priority.   "There ...

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Mayor Richards’ turn

Mayor Thomas Richards cannot ignore what may be the most profound challenge for this city: the deeply rooted poverty afflicting many of its residents.

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RDDC event to focus on young professionals

Former Chairman and CEO of the Empire State Development Corp. Dennis Mullen will moderate a panel discussion among young business professionals in the latest Repositioning Rochester event sponsored by the Rochester Downtown Development Corp.

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Developers selected for pair of city projects

Three developers were announced Friday for two city projects: the former Josh Lofton Alternative High School building downtown and the former Valley Court apartment complex on Genesee Street.

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Candidates collide on ferry, mayoral control

  More than five years after its official demise, Rochester’s fast ferry remains a hot-button issue, including during a roundtable discussion by the city’s three candidates for mayor.   Democratic candidate Thomas Richards, who in January 2006 just had been ...

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RG&E, NYSEG report on production at plants

Hydroelectric generating stations of Rochester Gas and Electric Corp. and New York State Gas & Electric Corp. combined to produce 2.5 billion kilowatt hours of electricity in the last five years, company officials said Thursday.

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PSC selects auditor for energy companies

A Pennsylvania firm was selected Thursday by the New York State Public Service Commission to audit Spain-based energy company Iberdrola S.A. and its subsidiaries including Rochester Gas and Electric Corp.

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City to get federal funding for port

The city of Rochester will get $1.45 million in funding from the Department of the Interior for infrastructure improvements at the Port of Rochester in Charlotte and the construction of a new marina, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer announced Monday.

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Teams push hard, fast for city election

  With the path apparently cleared this week for a March 29 special election for Rochester mayor, the three candidates on the ballot are in full campaign mode.   Each has assembled a team charged with getting out the candidate’s ...

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