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Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York · Page A3

Rochester, New York
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Friday, October 23, 2015
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DemocratandChronicle .com Friday,October23,2015 Page3A What's important and interesting around Rochester. ROCNews Share your panorama photos online at ROCHESTER VIEW GLENN MILLER, PITTSFORD The tugboat Urger at Schoen Place in Pittsford. Home sales in the 11-county Greater R ochester region rose 8.4 percent during the third quarter that ended Sept. 3 0. There were 4,020 sales of existing single-family homes for the quarter, up from 3,708 during the same period last y ear. Sales were particularly strong in the northern part of Monroe County, with Webster, Irondequoit, Parma and Hamlin showing gains of 15 to 24 percent in closings over last year. T he increase in home sales comes w hile inventory is low. Homes on the market were down 8.3 percent from the third quarter of 2014, but the number of new listings coming on the market recently is on the rise, said Toni Connors, p resident-elect of Greater Rochester A ssociation of Realtors. The quarter was especially active during the summer months because buyers wanted to take advantage of Home sales climb during 3Q Overall 8.4 percent increase in area MARY CHAO @MARYCHAOSTYLE SeeSALES,Page8A Courtney Wagner is in her bedroom now, surrounded by walls painted in her favorite color, purple. Surrounded by love, too. Her fight against cancer is near its end. Her family is there, as the m inutes, hours and days pass. T hey know it won’t be long. “We are sitting with her and keeping vigil over her, never leaving her alone for one second. We are holding her hand Courtney Wagner’s wish: Share the love Teen’s family urges that others in need get same support LAUREN PETRACCA/@LAURENPETRACCA/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Jamie Wagner lovingly touches Courtney’s head as she rests in bed in their home in Farmington on Wednesday. “You are perfect,” she repeated. “I could stay here forever.” Courtney, 18, has been battling brain cancer since she was 14. LAUREN PETRACCA/@LAURENPETRACCA/ S TAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Courtney Wagner’s stepfather, Barry Clark, rests his head at the foot of Courtney’s bed. JEFF DIVERONICA @ROCDEVO SeeWISH,Page14A

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