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New York's second-largest public workers union has managed to avoid layoffs by accepting a new deal with the Cuomo administration. Members of the Public Employees Federation have voted to approve the revised contract that includes wage and benefits concessions sought by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The governor had said 3,500 layoffs would start to take effect today if the union hadn't accepted the revised package.

A piece of Livingston County history has gone up in flames.
An old farm homestead in the Town of York, built in the 1860’s was destroyed by fire.
Only one person was home at 2096 Old State Road yesterday morning. Allen Galbrath woke up to find his office on fire. Galbrath and his dog were able to escape. But the house is described as a total loss.
Read our entire story and view pictures, HERE

Local manufacturer Graham Corporation has announced new contracts worth $4.3-million.
Batavia’s largest industrial employer has announced that an Asian ethylene plant has ordered two of Graham’s surface condenser products.
Two American oil refineries have also placed sizable orders.
Company executives say the new business signals continued growth in the oil refining market.

What was once Rochester’s biggest employer, Kodak, is now facing some serious financial issues.
About a month after the company’s stock hit rock bottom, Kodak has released its third quarter financial earnings report. The company lost $222-million in revenue in the third quarter, and sales are down 17% over last year.
Kodak stock dropped $0.83 a share, almost twice what Wall Street forecasters expected.

Another case of salmonella poisoning in Monroe County has been linked to pine nuts sold at Wegmans. The Monroe County Health Department says a 20th person was found to have been poisoned by the Turkish pine nuts, but was not hospitalized. 43 cases have been reported nationwide including 20 cases in Monroe County.

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