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New mapping tools may help Lake Ontario property owners visual flood potential (access required)

New interactive inundation mapping tools have been developed to help provide property owners along Lake Ontario and its embayments with enhanced flood preparedness. Newark-based New York Sea Grant, with funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration created the online mapping ...

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Partnership at public market turns food waste into compost (access required)

Two groups have come together at the Rochester City Public Market to make sure tons of food waste are used for animal feed or turned into compost instead of being trucked to a landfill. The joint efforts of Flower City ...

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Bergmann to provide state with flood protection services (access required)

Bergmann’s waterways experts will provide statewide flood protection services to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Division of Water Program. The state Office of General Services has awarded a five-year contract to Bergmann for assistance with coastal management, ...

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Holley contractor sentenced for defrauding DOT on bridge deck maintenance work (access required)

A Holley contractor was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $600,000 in restitution for defrauding the New York State and United States transportation departments. Nathaniel P. Lorenz, 47, also must serve a two-year supervised release ...

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Empire Boulevard construction begins (access required)

Construction has begun on a $4 million project to rehabilitate a busy Webster thoroughfare. Empire Boulevard, between Helendale Road in the town of Irondequoit and Gravel Road in the town of Webster will be resurfaced, and crews will add pavement ...

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Mt. Read road diet begins (access required)

A busy west side road soon will be getting a $7.4 million facelift and traffic calming safety enhancements. Construction on Mount Read Boulevard between Buffalo Road and Lyell Avenue is set to begin this spring and conclude in the fall ...

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MRB Group opens Geneva office (access required)

Former Geneva city manager Matt Horn again has an office in the heart of the community, only this time the sign on the door says MRB Group. Horn, municipal services director for the Rochester-based engineering, architecture and surveying firm, will ...

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Assembly Minority Conference releases infrastructure report (access required)

New York State’s Assembly Minority Conference, led by Brian Kolb, R-Canandaigua, plans to introduce a package of bills to improve funding for the state’s roads, bridges and water and sewer systems. The announcement followed Monday’s release of the task force’s ...

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Childhood love of infrastructure leads to success at engineering firm (access required)

Long before he ever ventured to the United States, long before he ever took his first engineering class at Syracuse University, and long before he ever started inspecting bridges in the real world, Cletus Ezenwa was quite sure of what ...

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Former Geneva city manager joining MRB Group (access required)

Former Geneva city manager Mathew Horn will be joining MRB Group to lead the firm’s Municipal Services Division. MRB, a Rochester-based engineering and architecture firm, employs more than 75 professionals, technicians and planners who have been recognized for their work ...

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