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Rochester and Buffalo join forces in application for new Amazon HQ

Rochester and Buffalo are hoping that two cities are better than one, when it comes to trying to attract major investment from the online behemoth Amazon. In September, the company said it needed to build a second corporate headquarters, a project that would see the company spend more than $5 billion and hire as many as 50,000 employees. A number of communities across the country are vying for that new Amazon facility, and Rochester officials already said they are interested, as did people in...

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Rochester, NY – The unlicensed driver who struck and severely injured a Rochester police officer when he suffered a seizure behind the wheel will serve 18 years in prison.

Ed Jones of Rochester was driving a car that clipped Officer Scott McLaughlin at the corner of Main Street and Clinton Avenue. McLaughlin was tossed through the air and suffered severe injuries that left him in a coma. The officer is recovering, but still suffers health problems and hasn't been able to return to work.

Rochester NY – Starting February 5th, Planned Parenthood of the Rochester/Syracuse Region will offer the option of medical abortion by the use of the pill known as RU-486.Planned Parenthood President and CEO Carol Love said medical abortion will give women an alternative to surgical abortion.

    Rochester NY – State Assemblyman David Koon said school districts in the 135th Assembly district would lose $ 8.3 million dollars under Governor Pataki's proposed budget. The Penfield School District would take the biggest hit, losing over $2.5 million. Other school districts losing state funding according to Assemblyman Koon includes : Fairport $1.7 million. Webster $1.6 million. Pittsford $1.3 million. East Rochester would lose over $660,000 and Victor would lose $350,000 in state funding.

      Rochester NY – The Rochester Area Community Foundation received a $12.3 million dollar gift from the estate of Nettie Bullis. This is the largest estate gift ever received by the Community Foundation. The money will go towards educational and charitable activities in the Town of Macedon and Wayne County where Bullis grew up.A note of local history : Nettie Bullis's Grandfather was a cousin of Susan B. Anthony.

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        The state comptroller has announced that New York is joining 28 other states in offering a program that will help parents with disabled children save money for their future.

        The program is modeled on the college savings program, which also is operated by the comptroller’s office. It allows an account to be set up in the name of any New Yorker who is diagnosed with a disability before the age of 26.

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        A new apartment complex in the town of Sweden is providing affordable homes for people with disabilities and low to moderate income individuals and families.

        The 56-unit complex is co-owned by Lifetime Assistance and Rochester’s Cornerstone Group, a housing development and property management firm. 

        Whitney MacIntyre, housing transition coordinator at Lifetime, says the new development is an inclusive environment where neighbors know neighbors and they can ask each other for help.

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        Despite the gray sky outside, inside the studio was quite cheerful.

        The bright, colorful space housed three girls chatting about the weekend while glazing handmade bunnies.

        Sarah Beren is a licensed creative art therapist and owns Spotted Rabbit, a studio with art classes, art therapy and an apprenticeship program for a population within the disability community she saw was underserved.

        Julie Cataldo is strapped into a harness as she sits in her wheelchair just a few feet from the edge of the Erie Canal. A hydraulic lift hoists her from the chair and swings her out over the water.

        The lift lowers her into a kayak, and its operator adjusts her seat.


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