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Stendardi’s behind-the-scenes work fosters RIT growth (access required)

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You won’t find Deborah Stendardi’s name on the buildings at Rochester Institute of Technology. She’s not listed on the mastheads of various centers and institutes at the university. But her imprint is just about everywhere in Brick City, playing a ...

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‘Lawyer for the little guy’ (access required)

Bryan Hetherington of Rochester is head of litigation at Empire Justic Center

Look closely into almost any major social justice issue facing the Rochester community during the past four decades and one name will pop up again and again — Bryan D. Hetherington. As he approaches retirement in the fall, the Empire ...

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A life of care with Mary Berk (access required)

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Life has few experiences more daunting than watching a loved one slip into the throes of dementia or become immobile after an accident. Caregivers must be there to oversee the minutiae of that person’s daily life. It’s a thankless and ...

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Jason Barrett and the spirit(s) of Rochester (access required)

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You’d be hard-pressed to find a story more “Rochesterian” than that of Black Button Distilling founder Jason Barrett. It’s a story of industrialism, perseverance, proud family legacies and forging one’s own path. Barrett’s story, or at least his family’s, begins ...

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