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Plans could come soon for former Medley Centre

democratandchronicle.com — Residents of Irondequoit may not have to wait much longer to learn what developer Angelo Ingrassia has in mind for the former Medley Centre mall. Town Supervisor David Seeley said Ingrassia will likely make an announcement about redevelopment at the site within a "handful of weeks."

Scott Kilbury out at WHEC-TV

democratandchronicle.com — A Utica native hired three years ago as evening anchor at Rochester NBC affiliate WHEC-TV (Channel 10) has left the station. Scott Kilbury's last day was July 15, he said. He joined the station after another anchor, Don Hudson, left the station following an 11-month stay. "I've enjoyed my time at WHEC," Kilbury said.

Public funds help pay wages of local workers

democratandchronicle.com — Wage subsidy program through the Rochester Workforce Consortium provides jobs in a variety of fields to those at-risk of being unemployed.

Clausen: Subsidy pays wages for some at LiDestri

democratandchronicle.com — Bobby Williams knows the call could come at any time from LiDestri Food and Drink asking for extra help for its production lines of tomato sauce and other products. Williams' job is to find jobs for other people.

City man files $7M civil suit against RPD

democratandchronicle.com — A city man struck by a Rochester Police Department cruiser earlier this year has filed a $7 million civil case against the department, some of its officers and the city of Rochester. Brian A. Norford, 24, of Rochester alleges in court documents that police used excessive force on Feb.

Henrietta tables controversial land-use plan

democratandchronicle.com — Controversial plans that could have led to the rezoning of 1,300 acres in Henrietta have been shelved for now, with town leaders canceling a public information session scheduled for Wednesday night. The Henrietta Town Board had been examining ways to update its comprehensive land use plan for the southwest portion of the town, wanting to better define industrial zoning along with identifying some parcels for future projects.

LiDestri tweaks name, revamps website

democratandchronicle.com — LiDestri doesn't just make pasta sauce, dips and salsas. It also makes beverages and spirits, and has changed its name to LiDestri Food and Drink to better reflect offerings like the Blue Chair Bay rum it produces for country star Kenny Chesney, The Fairport-based company, which has operations on Lee Road in Rochester and elsewhere, also redesigned its website at LiDestriFoodandDrink.com to mirror the change.

Irondequoit woman didn't know house was on fire

democratandchronicle.com — Mary Pat Caliri Jouppi didn't realize her Governor Terrace home was on fire until a neighbor came into the house and pushed the wheelchair-bound 83-year-old from the house. Video by Todd Clausen and Jamie Germano.

Elderly Irondequoit couple Mary Pat Caliri Jouppi and Robert Jouppi getting help after fire

Perry's launches Sundae at the Ralph ice cream

democratandchronicle.com — A new ice cream flavor with peanut butter footballs and red and blue sprinkles has hit the freezer aisle of various Rochester-area stores. Perry's Ice Cream, a family owned company headquartered in Erie County, has begun delivery of Sundae at the Ralph, its latest flavor featuring the Buffalo Bills.
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Jul 30, 2016

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