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The effort continues to find a missing Rochester man.

According to a Facebook page called 'Let's Find James Allen,'  friends of the missing 25 year old man and others will gather at 10 a.m. Saturday at the corner of Andrews and St. Paul Streets.

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The Geneva School Board has decided to send a reduced budget back to voters on June 16th.

Geneva was the only area budget not to pass on May 19. Because that budget had exceeded a state tax cap formula, a super-majority of 60 percent voter approval was needed, and the final vote count fell just short of that.

The new proposal is about $40,000 less. The new budget contains a tax levy increase that still exceeds the cap, so 60 percent approval is still necessary for it to pass.

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City officials and business owners celebrated the completion of the Edge of the Wedge redevelopment. The Buckingham Properties project turned the old Ward Supply Company Warehouse into a mixed-use facility for both businesses and residents.

The project was started under the late Larry Glazer. His son Ken says he's proud to have been a part of it.

"This is one of the projects that we feel at home doing. What we do best is probably take these older buildings and take them apart and put them back together."

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ABC and Good Morning America news anchor Amy Robach will be in Rochester next week, talking about her breast cancer diagnosis at an event hosted by the Rochester Regional Health's Lipson Cancer Center.

The 42 year old Robach revealed she had breast cancer shortly after receiving a mammogram on a live broadcast of Good Morning America in 2013.

She will share her story at the Lipson Cancer Center Champions of Hope Luncheon & Awards on Wednesday, June 10 at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

It’s festival season, and that means film festivals. We preview three of them.

Guests include: 

Paul Allen, chairman of the board, Image Out LGBT Film Festival

Nora Brown, executive director, High Falls Film Festival

Elliot Fix, committee member/former chair, Ames Amzalak Rochester Jewish International Film Festival

Bri Merkel, special events coordinator, The Little Theatre

We examine the Urban-Suburban program, which has seen controversy and growth in the past year. Our panel explains the mission, the benefits, and what’s next. 

Guests include:

Jeff Crane, West Irondequoit Supt.

Eboney Barnes, member of the Parent Advisory Council and her daughter Mahogany Barnes is a 9th grader at Irondequoit High School; she joined the program as a 3rd grader

Gabriel Marshall, Irondequoit High School, 00', and is  the Director of the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)/Excel at Nazareth College

The Monroe County Treatment Court Graduation is not a typical commencement ceremony. For one, it's in Courtroom 404 at the Monroe County Hall of Justice.

The graduates are not typical either. Take Mark Kaplin for example. He's in his fifties, and this long journey all began with a back injury.

"It started with just taking pain killers, and then opiate abuse over several years that led up to an arrest."

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Harris Corporation has completed its acquisition of Exelis.  Harris shareholders now own 85 percent of the combined company, and Exelis shareholders own 15 percent.

The deal has been valued at about $4.5 billion.

Gershwin by Feinstein and the RPO

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A singer, pianist and conductor well known for his interpretations of the Great American Songbook will sing the songs of George and Ira Gershwin at two shows at Kodak Hall Friday and Saturday night.

Michael Feinstein will be making his debut with the Rochester Phiharmonic Orchestra.

He does over 200 shows a year, interpreting American standards.

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At 63 years old, Mt. Morris Dam isn’t getting any younger. And for a piece of infrastructure that was built only to last 50 years, the dam has well surpassed its life expectancy.

Situated deep in the Genesee River gorge, the picturesque structure is made up of over 750,000 cubic yards of concrete. Its one and only job is to control river flows that may flood and cause property damage to Rochester and surrounding cities.

Since the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) built it in 1952, the dam has prevented over $2 billion worth of flood damages. The most recent event happened just a few weeks ago.

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