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Johnson blasts state’s
high costs

Rochester Mayor William Johnson Jr. wants a citizens’ campaign to pressure state officials into an examination of consolidating local governments in New York. The state has 11,000 local governments, 9,200 of which levy taxes. Johnson says that overabundance hurts Eastman ...

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Johnson blasts state’s
high costs

Rochester Mayor William Johnson Jr. wants a citizens’ campaign to pressure state officials into an examination of consolidating local governments in New York. The state has 11,000 local governments, 9,200 of which levy taxes. Johnson says that overabundance hurts Eastman ...

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Government
streamlining needed

According to the Business Council of New York State Inc., “property taxes–63 percent above the national average–are a significant competitive problem for businesses in New York.” The property tax is a local tax, raised and spent locally to finance local ...

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ACC Corp. shares surge
amid offer speculation

ACC Corp. stock today climbed higher amid speculation that an aborted acquisition will give suitor Tel-Save Holdings Inc. extra cash to sweeten an offer for ACC. As part of its deal to acquire Shared Technologies Fairchild Inc., Intermedia Communications Inc. ...

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LPA inks Bell
Atlantic deal

A newly merged Baby Bell has selected LPA Software Inc. of Fairport to design and develop an Internet-based bidding system. Bell Atlantic Corp., formed by the merger of Bell Atlantic and Nynex Corp., will use the system to automate its ...

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UR dean gets
White House job

When the New Year rings in, the University of Rochester will have a new dean and the nation will have a new technology guru. The U.S. Senate has unanimously confirmed Duncan Moore, dean of UR’s School of Engineering and Applied ...

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RTE reorganizes for expansion

Real Time Enterprises Inc. has restructured to boost its revenues and employment by 30 percent to 40 percent next year. A software engineering and support services firm in Pittsford, RTE established two new business units to accomplish the expansion. The ...

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Paychex share price, volume
up sharply

Rumors of an impending purchase by industry giant Electronic Data Systems Inc. may explain a two-day surge by Paychex Inc. shares. At mid-afternoon today, Paychex stock was up nearly 5 percent on volume of almost 1.7 million shares–more than five ...

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Bass leaving Pittsford Plaza The G.H. Bass & Co. retail shoe outlet in Pittsford Plaza will close its doors this Sunday. Employees of the store were told of the closing only a week ago. Bass is a subsidiary of New ...

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Paychex share price, volume
up sharply

Rumors of an impending purchase by industry giant Electronic Data Systems Inc. may explain a two-day surge by Paychex Inc. shares. At mid-afternoon today, Paychex stock was up nearly 5 percent on volume of almost 1.7 million shares–more than five ...

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RTE reorganizes for expansion

Real Time Enterprises Inc. has restructured to boost its revenues and employment by 30 percent to 40 percent next year. A software engineering and support services firm in Pittsford, RTE established two new business units to accomplish the expansion. The ...

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UR dean gets
White House job

When the New Year rings in, the University of Rochester will have a new dean and the nation will have a new technology guru. The U.S. Senate has unanimously confirmed Duncan Moore, dean of UR’s School of Engineering and Applied ...

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Frontier Cellular expands service Frontier Cellular has expanded service coverage in the Rochester area with the addition of a new cell site in the town of Farmington. Frontier officials say the addition provides subscribers with greater coverage quality and increased ...

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Pro photographers
sever Kodak tie

An international trade group of professional photographers today severed ties–including rejecting hundreds of thousands of dollars in corporate sponsorships–with Eastman Kodak Co. The New Jersey-based American Society of Media Photographers Inc. cut off relations with the company citing Kodak’s disregard ...

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Tobin wins small-business honor

The president of Tobin & Associates Inc. today received the Small Business Person of the Year award from the Small Business Council of the Greater Rochester Metro Chamber of Commerce Inc. Robert Tobin launched the Penfield-based company in 1987 as ...

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