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CDS Monarch to break ground on a senior living community in Webster

CDS Monarch will break ground Wednesday on a second senior living community in Webster.

The facility, located at 860 Hard Road, will offer apartments for seniors, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and veterans 55 years of age and older.

The new community will include 46 one-bedroom and four two-bedroom units. Five of those units will be fully accessible for persons with physical disabilities including roll-in showers, two units will be fully adapted for persons with visual or hearing disabilities; and all other units will be adaptable. Officials say 15 units will be set-aside for seniors with physical or developmental disabilities

The new facility is expected to be open in Spring 2015.

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Create a Mother's Day hanging basket

Create your own hanging basket with or for Mom just in time for Mother’s Day! For $30, you receive a 10" hanging basket, 3-quart annuals of your choice, fertilizer and soil. The event takes place on Saturday, May 10 at Grossman’s Garden and Home in Penfield.

Local unemployment rate drops in March

More people are finding jobs in the greater Rochester area. The New York State Labor Department released preliminary unemployment numbers for March. The Greater Rochester area unemployment rate is 6.7%, which is down from 7.7% a year ago. 

The unemployment rate in February 2014 was 7.2%

Passport Night at Penfield Town Hall on Tuesday

The County Clerk’s Office will be at the Penfield Town Hall on Atlantic Avenue on Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to process passport applications.  “Passport Night” in Penfield is open to all residents.

All passport applicants must present a raised seal birth certificate with their parents’ names on it and valid identification.  Photos will be made available on site.  For more information, check out: http://www.monroecounty.gov/clerk-index.php.

New York State Exposed: NYS lawmakers are third highest paid in the country and now they want a raise? So how much do they make?

When's the last time you got a raise? For the men and women we elect to the state legislature, it's been 15 years.  

Now, the rumor going around the state is that some of them want to vote for a pay raise and do it after the November election. So we think you ought to know how much they make right now, including all the money on top of their salaries.  

This is why we're on our New York State Exposed Campaign and Monday, we are exposing our lawmakers' perks of the job. 

There are all kinds of people who get paid extra for extra work. They enjoy certain financial benefits to their job, but they don't get paid by your tax money.

Your state lawmakers do. 

Black & White Ball to support Shepherd Home

The Black & White Ball, the 10th annual gala for Shepherd Home in Penfield, will be held on Saturday, May 3 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Shepherd Home provides 24-hour care for the terminally ill in a residential setting.

Money raised from the gala will go to support Shepherd Home and provide the resources it needs to continue its mission.

For more information, please call 381-0890.

Motorcyclist hurt in Penfield crash

A motorcycle driver is recovering from serious injuries this morning after a crash in Penfield. Brian Dominiak, 26, is in satisfactory condition at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Monroe County Sheriff's Deputies say Dominiak collided with a car 7 p.m. Thursday. Deputies say the car was making a left from Creek Street onto Plank Road. Deputies say the car turned in front of the motorcycle and Dominiak hit the passenger side of the car.
The driver of the car was ticketed.