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Elmwood Franklin School appointed Andrew Deyell its head of school. Deyell spent nearly 20 years as an educator and administrator in independent schools in the Washington, D.C., area. He was the assistant head of school at The Woods Academy, a pre-K to eighth-grade independent school in Bethesda, Md. Deyell holds master’s degrees from Columbia University and George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree from Le- Moyne College.

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Phillips Lytle special counsel Sarah K. Ranni recently presented at the Walsh Duffield Companies 2014 Annual Benefits Seminar. Ranni addressed the topic “Surviving a U.S. Department of Labor Health Plan Audit.”

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Kabab and Curry celebrated the grand opening and ribbon-cutting recently at its new location, 8445 Main St., Clarence. The restaurant, owned and managed by Tahir Khan, has been serving a wide variety of Indian and Pakistani food to Western New York for 13 years. The new location has patio seating and a separate room for banquets or large parties.

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Reid Stores recently celebrated the grand opening of its newest Crosby’s convenience store in Franklin, Pa. The new Crosby’s and Tim Hortons Café & Bake Shop will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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ATTO Technology, a storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions provider, introduced its new FibreBridge 7500 Storage Controller at VMworld 2014 in San Francisco.

The ATTO FibreBridge 7500 Storage Controller is an accelerated, high performance storage platform.

Patents

Title: UV and IR specialty imaging methods and systems

No.: 8,797,602

Inventors: Chapman, Edward (Rochester); Ireland, Jonathan Ross (Lancaster, Pa.); Eschbach, Reiner (Webster); Fuss, William A. (Rochester)

Assignee: Xerox Corp. (Norwalk, Conn.)

Date issued: Aug. 5, 2014

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Title: Automated facial action coding system

No.: 8,798,374

Inventors: Frank, Mark (East Amherst); Bartlett, Marian Stewart (San Diego); Littlewort-Ford, Gwen (Solana Beach, Calif.); Movellan, Javier (La Jolla, Calif.)

Assignee: The Regents of the University of California (Oakland); The Research Foundation of State University of New York (Amherst)

Date issued: Aug. 5, 2015