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New York, Charter reach settlement over broadband vows

New York, Charter reach settlement over broadband vows
New York regulators have approved a settlement with Charter Communications resolving a dispute over rural broadband. The state's Public Service Commission endorsed the deal Thursday. Under the terms, Charter must follow through on promises to provide broadband to 145,000 upstate customers — an investment estimated to exceed $600 million — and pay the state $12 million for other broadband projects.... more

City of Geneva awards money for business startups, expansions

City of Geneva awards money for business startups, expansions
Eight businesses are sharing in $168,000 in grants under the city’s Microenterprise Assistance Program. The grants are being given to both startups and businesses planning to expand. In all, 15 jobs will be created. Among the startup winners is the Waste Not Shop, owned by Marilla Gonzalez, which is getting $25,000 to open what is being called a low-waste health... more

Public comments accepted on new Seneca Lake underwater power cables

Public comments accepted on new Seneca Lake underwater power cables
Four electrical power distribution cables lie on the floor of super-deep Seneca Lake for 2.8 miles, connecting Sampson State Park in Romulus with the town of Torrey in Yates County. New York State Electric & Gas Corporation owns the cables and has applied for two permits to replace the four cables with two new ones in almost the same location... more

Duo accused of using public assistance illegally in Ontario County

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The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Canandaigua resident and an inmate of the Ontario County Jail following an investigation of falsified documents. Deputies say that Nicole Nesbitt, 32, of Canandaigua used Frederick Dillingham’s public assistance benefits. The 39-year-old was incarcerated at the Ontario County Jail. As result, they were both charged with falsifying business records and... more

Town of Vernon tells Woodstock ‘No’ again for concert at Vernon Downs

Town of Vernon tells Woodstock ‘No’ again for concert at Vernon Downs
Woodstock 50 got another resounding “no" from the town of Vernon today in the festival’s increasingly desperate bid to hold a concert at Vernon Downs in mid-August. After Woodstock 50′s first application for the concert was rejected Tuesday as incomplete and too late, the group filed another application today that the town said was also incomplete and even later. “Time... more

Canandaigua council chilly over Inn tax break request

Canandaigua council chilly over Inn tax break request
Developers of The Inn of the Lake property want a financial break in the form of property tax benefits on a $48 million rebuild at the site. The request to the Ontario County Industrial Development Agency got a chilly response Tuesday from Canandaigua City Council. With a number of issues at play, one is why the developer — a younger... more

German stifles Jays as Yankees win in return from break

German stifles Jays as Yankees win in return from break
The Yankees rolled into the All-Star break understanding that their first-half work put them in position to enjoy a special season, but with nothing secured yet. Upgrading the roster remains a priority, with general manager Brian Cashman’s hours focused mostly upon the available starting pitching market. Yet as Domingo Germán turned in another stellar performance, his second since returning from... more

Geneva City Council finally fills Sixth Ward seat

Geneva City Council finally fills Sixth Ward seat
City Council once again has Sixth Ward representation. On Wedesday night, Council voted unanimously to appoint Dana Hollenbeck. She was sworn in and took her place among the other council members. It was unclear prior to the meeting who Council would be appointing. A discussion/appointment was on the agenda, but no name was provided. Hollenbeck was one of the Sixth... more

Some deals fall short on jobs in Yates County

Some deals fall short on jobs in Yates County
Earlier this year, Finger Lakes Economic Development Center (FLEDC) CEO Steve Griffin presented a report on all the current Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) agreement recipients and where they stand in meeting the number of jobs that were estimated would be created and/or retained for Yates County. After months trying to verify the figures he presented to the board,... more

Doubledays hold off Tigers for series win on Friday night in Auburn

Doubledays hold off Tigers for series win on Friday night in Auburn
The Auburn Doubledays took the three-game home series against the Connecticut Tigers with a 7-5 win on Friday night at Falcon Park. The Doubledays had a stranglehold on the lead after a four-run bottom of the fifth inning on the second RBI double of the game from Albert Carrillo and a bases-clearing triple from 2nd baseman Jake Alu. The Tigers threatened... more

Long ball hurts Mets in 8-4 loss to Marlins

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Collectively, the Marlins are not a power-hitting team, but that doesn’t mean they can’t occasionally do damage with the long ball. That was certainly the case on Friday night, when backed by home runs from Curtis Granderson, Garrett Cooper and Brian Anderson, the Marlins rallied to an 8-4 win over the Mets at Marlins Park. Five of Miami’s eight runs... more

GOP, Dems clash over Cayuga County resolution to boost minority hiring

GOP, Dems clash over Cayuga County resolution to boost minority hiring
A Cayuga County Legislature committee Tuesday passed a resolution meant to increase the number of minority applicants to county jobs after some debate, with one legislator suggesting a lack of effort from applicants was the reason behind a lack of diversity. The resolution, introduced to the Legislature's Government Operations committee by Legislator Ryan Foley, D-Auburn, directed the county's Human Resources... more

Occupancy tax renewed by Yates Legislature

Occupancy tax renewed by Yates Legislature
Yates County Legislators have unanimously agreed to renew the local law that established the 4 percent occupancy tax that was first effective Jan. 1, 2008. District II Legislator Timothy Dennis recalled the conflicts that arose 12 years ago when lawmakers first proposed collecting a local tax on lodging. He said as a result, the county has returned $350,000 per year... more

Wegmans alerts customers of Facebook gift card scam

Wegmans alerts customers of Facebook gift card scam
Wegmans is alerting customers about a scam involving a fake Facebook post promising savings at its stores. The Facebook post shows the Wegmans logo with a false claim that the company is giving away an $80 voucher for use in stores. Wegmans confirmed that the post is not affiliated or supported by the company. “We’re actively working to have this... more

Bipartisan bill would aid family caregivers

Bipartisan bill would aid family caregivers
A bill backed by two 2020 Democratic presidential candidates and AARP also has the support of Republican Congressman Tom Reed. Reed, of Corning, whose district includes part of the Finger Lakes region and Ontario County, announced he is behind a bill to support family caregivers. “Forty million Americans provide unpaid care to a friend or relative with a long-term illness... more

Ovid man takes part in potential ‘game-changer’ clinical trial for heart failure treatment

Ovid man takes part in potential ‘game-changer’ clinical trial for heart failure treatment
A new clinical trial could be a game-changer when it comes to treating heart failure. It involves a device called the v-wave, and a local man is the first person in the northeast to undergo the procedure. Heart failure affects more than five million Americans. Logan Goldinger of Ovid, Seneca County is one of them. “I had cardiac congestive heart... more
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