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Webster boys ski team wins first sectional title

Webster boys ski team wins first sectional title

The Webster boys alpine ski team captured its first Section 5 championship in school history Tuesday at Bristol Mountain. Webster held off second-place Pittsford Mendon by just 1.1 seconds in Class A.

“I’m really happy for the kids,” Webster coach Rob Francis said. “I think they’ve done a great job all year. They do a lot of work outside high school racing and it’s a credit to what they’ve done today.”

Webster finished with a combined team time of 480.31 seconds. Pittsford Mendon was second (481.41), McQuaid was third (486.23), Canandaigua was fourth (488.77), Pittsford Sutherland was fifth (491.91), Brighton was sixth (492.75), and Victor was seventh (504.64).

Livonia won the Class B team title with a combined time of 515.49. Sodus was second (521.48) and Naples was third (529.75).

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I-Team 10 Update: State regulation "horror stories" on small businesses

We know that so many of you are looking for work or trying to hang on to the job you have. The latest unemployment number in New York state is 8.2%. A lot of small business owners tell us they can't afford to hire more people because of how much it costs them to run their business in New York.

We hear that all the time.

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Webster Thomas Hockey top seed in Class B

Penfield Habitat building more than homes

Penfield Habitat building more than homes

The American Dream is finally a reality for another family, thanks to the Penfield Area Habitat for Humanity (PAHH).

Through a partnership with Flower City Habitat, this vibrant group of volunteers works to raise funds and build homes in the city of Rochester.

Those involved say the results are life-changing — and not just for the homeowners.

Church support

Habitat operates through the use of financial and human resources. About one-third of Flower City Habitat’s funding comes from area churches.

Arthur Woodward, CEO of Flower City Habitat for Humanity, says the key to receiving help from churches is getting them on board in the first place.

“It’s very hard to persuade churches to take on a project or a mission,” he said. “Churches in my view are naturally conservative. Once they get involved, however, they stay involved.”

Reilich selected as Vice Chair of the Finger Lakes Region

On Monday, the Monroe County Republican Committee announced Chairman Bill Reilich has been selected as Vice Chair of the Finger Lakes Region.

Reilich said, “I am very honored to be selected to represent the Finger Lakes region. I look forward to this opportunity to promote both regionally and statewide the principles of the Republican Party which set the criteria for our primary goal of identifying qualified candidates. This new position will allow me to continue to meet with candidates at each level of government to ensure their main priority is advocating for our constituents. As Vice Chair, I welcome the chance to share ideas and listen to the concerns of the regional Republican Chairs of the adjacent Counties comprised in the Finger Lakes region.”

The region includes Allegany, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates Counties.

Free tax prep programs for seniors

Free tax prep programs for seniors

Free tax-preparation services are being offered by the AARP at several area senior centers.

Seniors are encouraged to call the AARP to schedule an appointment at the following senior centers:

Penfield Senior Center, 1985 Baird Road
Wednesdays – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. by appointment – Call 340-8655

Perinton Community Center, 1350 Turk Hill Road
Thursday – 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment (call 223-1617)

East Rochester Senior Center, 120 West Commercial Street
Fridays – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. by appointment – Call 385-3643

Webster Recreation Center, 150 Chiyoda Drive
Mondays and Wednesdays by appointment – Call 872-7103

Although the AARP tax-preparation program is targeted to help seniors, all are welcome.