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Rochester Tel
discount rate hiked

The New York State Public Service Commission today ruled that Rochester Telephone Corp. must offer discounts of more than 15 percent to its rivals reselling local phone service in Rochester. The PSC ruled that Rochester Telephone–a subsidiary of Frontier Corp.–must ...

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Frontier VP
Purcell plans to retire

John Purcell, Frontier Corp.’s vice president of corporate communications and government affairs, is retiring at the end of December after more than 31 years with the company. “John Purcell has left his mark all over our company,” said Ronald Bittner, ...

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Paxon named to leadership post Rep. Bill Paxon has been named chairman of the House Leadership, and will be in charge of the leadership committee responsible for the day-to-day operations of the House of Representatives. Frontier signs pact with North ...

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Key Bank to
escape downsizing

KeyCorp’s announcement today that it plans to eliminate 2,700 jobs as it consolidates its 12-bank network into a single nationwide institution will have scant effect on Rochester-area operations, says Dennis Buchan, regional president of Key Bank of New York.

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Home Properties
buys Pa. complex

Home Properties of New York Inc. has moved into Pennsylvania. Rochester’s apartment-based real estate investment trust Friday closed a deal on Valley Park South, a 384-unit apartment complex in Bethlehem, said Amy Tait, Home Properties executive vice president. The purchase ...

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Strong named
Keuka chief

Frank Strong Jr., chairman of Keuka College’s board of trustees, will become the institution’s interim president on Jan. 1. “It is with enthusiasm that I begin my tenure as interim president of Keuka College, knowing first hand what a tremendous ...

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Strong named
Keuka chief

Frank Strong Jr., chairman of Keuka College’s board of trustees, will become the institution’s interim president on Jan. 1. “It is with enthusiasm that I begin my tenure as interim president of Keuka College, knowing first hand what a tremendous ...

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Home Properties
buys Pa. complex

Home Properties of New York Inc. has moved into Pennsylvania. Rochester’s apartment-based real estate investment trust Friday closed a deal on Valley Park South, a 384-unit apartment complex in Bethlehem, said Amy Tait, Home Properties executive vice president. The purchase ...

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Web Sights

Students at Rochester Institute of Technology have added two more non-profit organizations to their Culture and Arts of Rochester On Line (CAROL) site. Located at http://www.rit.edu/aff/carol, the site offers home pages for non-profits that might lack the funds or expertise ...

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Key Bank to
escape downsizing

KeyCorp’s announcement today that it plans to eliminate 2,700 jobs as it consolidates its 12-bank network into a single nationwide institution will have scant effect on Rochester-area operations, says Dennis Buchan, regional president of Key Bank of New York. Buchan ...

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Web Sights

Students at Rochester Institute of Technology have added two more non-profit organizations to their Culture and Arts of Rochester On Line (CAROL) site. Located at http://www.rit.edu/aff/carol, the site offers home pages for non-profits that might lack the funds or expertise ...

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Strong honored as national quality leader Strong Memorial Hospital has been named a 1996 Quality Leader by the research firm National Research Corp. of Lincoln, Nebraska. Strong is one of only 120 hospitals nationwide to receive this recognition. Local company ...

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Deal with RBOC gives
boost to Moscom system

Moscom Corp. has moved closer to establishing its family of call-processing systems as the industry standard, company officials said today. The Pittsford-based firm received a letter of intent from a regional bell operating company to purchase Moscom’s INFO/MDR products.

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Social Security sound,
commissioner says

Social Security needs some fine-tuning, but the system remains viable and is not going broke. Social Security Commissioner Shirley Chater brought that message to Rochester last Friday as part of a nationwide tour to promote the program’s success.

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Bausch & Lomb mines growing Chinese Market

The contact-lens market in China is expanding 30 percent to 40 percent a year with no end to the growth in sight. That fact is good news for Bausch & Lomb Inc., whose Beijing Bausch & Lomb Eyecare Co. Ltd. ...

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