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Technology brings a singular realism to renderings

As an architecture student, Michael Bryant most enjoyed working on the images that represented a building yet to be constructed. Today he creates those images for a living through his design firm, Bryant Design Studios LLC, in Canandaigua. Bryant works ...

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Some local companies are letting go of landlines

For more than a century, businesses have been using landline telephones as a prominent form of communication. But the last decade brought an endless wave of wireless phone systems that have nearly drowned landlines. As phone technology evolved, so have ...

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Small businesses finding ways to use data analytics

The world of data analytics may seem daunting for smaller firms that do not have an IT staff on hand. Still, it’s a world worth exploring. These tools are becoming more important in helping businesses better serve customers and stay ...

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RIT pioneered one of today’s top degree programs

Twenty years ago Rochester Institute of Technology started something while universities across the country watched. RIT launched the first software engineering program in the country, pioneering one of today’s top degrees and most lucrative areas of employment. While working in ...

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New York premium increases approved for 2017

Health insurance providers across New York have just received permission to raise their rates in 2017—in some cases by double digits. The decision, which was announced by the New York State Department of Financial Services on Aug. 5, gained immediate ...

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Medical industry sees room for improvement in ACA

More than six years after its enactment, the Affordable Care Act has come to represent a kind of seesaw for various stakeholders. Rochester-area insurers and health systems generally have adjusted to the flurry of changes health care reform introduced, but ...

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‘A Better Way’ receives some pointed critiques

With presidential polls currently favoring Hillary Clinton, the chances of a Republican victory in November seem to be receding. But last spring virtually every expert counted Donald Trump as unlikely to succeed and yet he ended up handily winning the ...

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Transfer programs are a growing option for students

While local community colleges and four-year institutions have long been teaming up to offer 2+2 and articulation agreement programs, more students are now showing interest in these educational options. “As far as students wanting to think about their future and ...

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New programs set for 2016-17 academic year

From master’s programs to associate degrees, Rochester area universities and colleges are updating their academic offerings to better serve student needs. Bryant & Stratton Health Services Administration, AAS: This program is designed to train students to manage various administrative aspects ...

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Colleges consider all factors in protecting students

Giving students a safe place to learn is a top priority in any educational environment. For Rochester-area colleges and universities, ensuring student safety can mean employing an armed security force on campus. Locally, five colleges and universities use armed security ...

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Private universities strive for balance with their boards

At private colleges and universities, boards of trustees typically are involved in overall strategic direction but steer clear of managing daily operations. Sandy Parker, board member at Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Rochester and Nazareth College, thinks a clear ...

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Surgical procedure has improved outcomes

Sharon Wargo remembers how difficult it once was to just get around. “I was limited as to how far I could walk without becoming short of breath,” the 73-year-old Genoa, Cayuga County, resident says. Wargo was experiencing the effects of ...

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Heart malfunctions can occur in various ways

What can go wrong with the heart? Quite a bit, but improved medications and surgical advances are helping patients spend less time in the hospital. Here is a roundup of conditions cardiologists see regularly. Heart valve disease: Hearts that function ...

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Some conditions carry unexpected heart risks

Many are aware of the common roots of heart disease that the media often focus on—genetics, smoking, obesity—but some lesser-known causes of heart disease are just as common. Effectively treating these lesser-known causes and implementing lifestyle changes can improve a ...

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Works in progress

Owner: Town of Greece Location: 6 Vince Tofany Blvd. Project information: Construction of a single, 2-story, 30,000-square-foot structural steel frame and masonry exterior police headquarters building. Cost: $9.3 million Start date: December 2015 Expected completion date: January 2017 Construction manager: ...

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