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A list of bars and restaurants facing COVID-19 related charges or liquor license suspensions. Businesses found in violation of COVID-19 regulations face fines up to $10,000 per violation, while egregious violations can result in the immediate suspension of a bar or restaurant's liquor license.
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    We asked for readers' recommendations for the best fish fry in the Rochester area, both by email and Facebook comment. We received nominations for 230 different places. They are listed below; in the cases of places with more than one location, we have listed them separately if they have three or fewer locations.
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Foodborne outbreaks have hit New York and other states across the country, causing thousands of illnesses and deaths. Want to know how many times ground beef killed someone? Or find out how many salmonella cases hit New York? Search the data below for details about the food and diseases linked to outbreaks from 1998 to 2016, the most recent data available.

Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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New York State has introduced a new letter rating system for its food safety inspections of retail food stores. Starting January 1, the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets began providing an improved notice of inspection to retail food store owners following their annual inspections, which will more clearly display if the retail food establishment complies with current laws and regulations. The letter grading will help consumers better understand the sanitary conditions of the store and provide an opportunity for better education to store owners.

Following the Department’s sanitary inspection of the retail food store, the inspector will give the store an “A,” “B,” or “C” letter grade, which corresponds to the results of the most recent sanitary inspection.
A – No critical deficiencies were found. (Food safety program in place is working.)
B – Although critical deficiencies were found, they were corrected at the time of inspection. (Room for continuous improvement)
C – Critical deficiencies were found but were not or could not be corrected. (Need for immediate corrective action.)

The database below includes the grades issued as the result of inspections conducted between Jan. 2 and Jan. 26.
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Cellphone users reported more than 4,000 areas of poor coverage, or dead zones, in response to a crowdsourcing request from U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer. Schumer released these maps that showed 440 dead zones in the Rochester-Finger Lakes region.


Public records related to the I-Square development project in the Town of Irondequoit.

Baed on a survey of 280 Democrat and Chronicle readers:
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Nursing Home Compare, and it is updated periodically. F tags refer to federal regulations about resident care. There are about 300 of these regulations, and they cover such aspects as resident rights, quality of life, quality of care, medical services, dietary services, administration of the facility.

Click on "More data" to view detailed information on each facility from the New York State Department of Health. To view more details about each specific deficiency, select the "Inspections" tab and then scroll down to "Citation details."
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