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Police: Body of missing Webster man found

Webster Police say they found a body believed to be that of a missing Webster man.

West Webster Fire Department found a body of a man in a empty drainage ditch on Ashbrook Circle in Penfield around 4:20 p.m. on Tuesday. Police believe it is the body of 80-year-old Marco Montante. 

Montante was last seen leaving his home on Lauren Court in Webster Monday morning. Montante was known to take long walks that go for several miles.

Police are waiting for the Medical Examiner to identify the body.


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A favorite winter sport is back

Since the temperature in Rochester is bone chilling now, it's easy to forget that it was 60 degrees just two weeks ago. The changing temperatures have created problems once again for a local pond hockey tournament, causing it to move its location.

The Labatt Blue Rochester Pond Hockey Tournament was supposed to have been held at Bushnell's Basin this weekend. The eight inches of ice needed to play pond hockey however, is not there. That is why after some scrambling by tournament organizers Ray and Tracy House, the tournament has been moved just over the Penfield line to Carey Lake. The two have been emailing teams to alert them of the new location.

This isn't the first time the weather has caused the tournament to be canceled. Last year, due to the mild winter and lack ice, the event had to be called off. That is why the Houses are glad that the participants won't be disappointed for a second year in a row.

County urges residents to take precautions for pending snowfall

With inches of snow headed our way, Monroe County is urging residents to take the proper precautions to prepare for a weather-related emergency.

County Executive Maggie Brooks said, “Our area is no stranger to winter weather. However, storms should not to be taken lightly and all residents are highly urged to continue to use safe practices both on and off the roadways.”

Eastman organ recital set for January 25 in Webster

Music at Immanuel is presenting an Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative (EROI) Organ Recital at 7 p.m. this Friday, January 25, at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 131 W. Main Street corner Daniel Dr., Webster.

The concert is the next event in the Music at Immanuel series.

EROI strives to share great organ music with the greater Rochester area. One way it does this is by having organists from the Eastman School of Music give community recitals at local churches.

Free will donations will go towards the student travel fund for the organ students at Eastman.

The community is invited.

For more information, visit www.immanuelwebster.org or call the church office, (585) 872-5180.

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Webster building to house new RGH hemodialysis unit gets tax breaks

Among the four local economic development projects that the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency (COMIDA) approved for assistance last week is one in Webster.

Laureland 2010 LLC (Laureland) is proposing to redevelop an existing 10,000 square foot building on approximately a half-acre at 2010 Empire Blvd., Webster.

The building will be leased to Rochester General Hospital (RGH) to house a new hemodialysis unit to serve the Webster, Penfield, Fairport, East Rochester and Wayne county markets.

The $1.3 million project is projected to create 17 new full-time equivalent jobs over the next three years.

The applicant sought approval of a LeasePlus property tax abatement. The job creation requirement was one full-timne equivalent job.

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Foundation Financial Group helps the families of West Webster Fire Department

A local financial group says it will be doing its part to help the families of the West Webster Fire Department.

Foundation Financial Group will be launching a philanthropic event to honor Webster Police Lieutenant Mike Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka who were killed responding to a house fire on Christmas Eve.

Employees of Foundation Financial’s Rochester office have established the FFG West Webster Fallen Heroes initiative and employees here and across the nation are donating personal funds and fundraising for the initiative and the company will match what its employees raise.

Webster Police looking for missing man

Webster Police need your help to find a missing man.

Police say 80-year-old Marco Montante, who walked away from his residence on Lauren Court in Webster around 10:00 a.m. on Monday. Police say Montante suffered from Alzheimer's Disease and is known to walk several miles from his home.

Montante is 5'5" and has a heavy build. He's bald and police say he has a very thick Italian accent when he speaks. His family tells police that he was last seen wearing a black knit hat, blue pants, a dark green jacket and white sneakers.

If anyone has information on Montante's whereabouts, please call 911.