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Road re-opened in Penfield after two-car crash

A two-vehicle crash in Penfield near Routes 250 and 441 closed a portion of the road for nearly an hour Monday morning.

The crash happened on Fairport Nine Mile Point Road at Penbrooke Drive around 7 a.m.

No word if anyone was injured.

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RPD Locust Club to present check to officers impacts by Superstorm Sandy

They have been raising money for their fellow police officers on Monday, the Rochester Police Locust Club and the National Association of Police Organizations will present a check for police officers impacted by Superstorm Sandy.

The groups will also present a check to the family of Webster Police Lieutenant and firefighter Mike Chiapperini. He was one of the firefighters killed on Christmas Even while responding to a fire on Lake Road in Webster.

All the money was raised locally.

Local hero honored at Rochester Lancers game

A local hero was honored Sunday afternoon before the Rochester Lancers kicked off their match at the Blue Cross Arena.

Firefighter Joseph Hofstetter was named the honorary captain of the Lancers.

Hofstetter was one of the firefighters who was injured in the Christmas Eve fire and shooting in Webster.

The Lancers also honored fallen firefighters Mike Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka by presenting their families with jerseys.

County Executive Maggie Brooks spoke before the game.

“Our first responders are truly the heroes of our community and each and every day these men and women put their life on the line to answer the call of duty to make sure everyone of us are safe,” she said.

All first responders, including firefighters, police officers and EMT's received free admission to the event.

The team auctioned off tribute jerseys with all proceeds going to the West Webster Fire Department.

'Cut-a-Thon' benefits West Webster Firefighters

A local salon and spa is doing its part to help the West Webster Fire Department.

Larijames Salon & Spa on Empire Boulevard in Webster spent Sunday trimming and shampooing hair as part of their “Cut-a-Thon” benefit.

They offered haircuts including a shampoo and blow drive for $25.00. All proceeds will be donated as part of a benefit raffle for the families of Lt. Mike Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka, the two firefighters who were shot and killed during the Christmas Eve ambush.

The "Cut-a-Thon" wrapped up at 6 p.m Sunday evening. No appointments were necessarily for Sunday's event, but organizers say only cash or check was accepted.

News10NBC spoke with owner Larry Alati about the event.

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Maggie Brooks appoints county's first female attorney

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced the appointment of Merideth Smith to the position of Monroe County Attorney.

Smith, who has served as a Deputy County Attorney for the past 14 years and as Second Deputy County Attorney for the past 3 years, will assume her new duties effective immediately.

Smith is Monroe County's first female county attorney.

Smith succeeds former County Attorney William K. Taylor, Esq., who was recently appointed Pittsford Town Justice and will remain with the County as a Deputy County Attorney.

 

Cut-a-thon to benefit West Webster firefighters

Larijames Salon & Spa in Webster will be holding a cut-a-thon on Sunday, January 27 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. to benefit the fallen and Injured firefighters of West Webster Fire Department.

All proceeds will be presented at the Benefit Raffle for the Families of Mike Chiapperini and Tomasz Koczowka drawing on Tuesday, January 29 at the Webster Applebee’s between 5:30-7:30 p.m.
 
All cuts include shampoo and blow dry, and will cost $25.00 (cash or check only).