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VP Mike Pence to tout tax overhaul at Nucor Steel Auburn

Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to central New York Tuesday will include a stop in Auburn. The White House announced that Pence, a Republican, will visit Nucor Steel to “discuss the positive impact of President Trump’s tax reform policies on New York businesses, working Americans, and their families.” The schedule released by the White House didn’t include the exact time... more

del Lago takes to Albany for help equalizing ‘unfair’ playing field

The state could consider several avenues to help del Lago, which has failed to meet revenue projections since it opened in February 2017. State legislators, for example, could pass a law to allow del Lago to have a lower tax rate. Or del Lago might be able to pursue some administrative actions to help their finances through the state Gaming... more

del Lago Resort & Casino names new General Manager

Del Lago Resort & Casino will welcome a new general manager on July 9. For 30-year industry veteran Mark Juliano, assuming a leadership position with a major resort and casino is not a foreign concept. He has spent the greater part of his career working in a management capacity at multiple internationally renowned resorts and casinos, including Caesars Palace in... more

del Lago Resort & Casino’s Savor del Lago raises over $1,200 for Wounded Warriors in Action Program

del Lago hosted another successful Savor del Lago event on May 29th with proceeds benefitting the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation Inc. (WWIA), Finger Lakes Chapter. WWIA serves our nation’s combat-wounded Purple Heart recipients by providing world-class outdoor sporting activities as a means to recognize and honor their sacrifice, encourage independence and connections with communities, and promote healing and wellness... more

del Lago Resort & Casino names new General Manager

del Lago Resort & Casino will welcome a new general manager on July 9th. For 30-year industry veteran Mark Juliano, assuming a leadership position with a major resort and casino is not a foreign concept. He has spent the greater part of his career working in a management capacity at multiple internationally renowned resorts and casinos, including Caesars Palace in... more

Magee Country Diner seeks to expand, cites casino for more customers

Gary Schlegel is a big supporter of del Lago Resort & Casino. The facility, which opened in February 2017, is less than a mile from Schlegel’s Magee Country Diner on Route 414. His faith in the $440 million project as an economic stimulus for northern Seneca County has been rewarded. Schlegel is proposing to build a 2,025-square-foot addition to the... more

Vine Valley store reopens in Middlesex

Perhaps one can go home. At least that is what Beth Armitage Muller is trying to do as she re-establishes the Vine Valley General Store. First opened in 1898, by Charles A. Robeson, it served the Vine Valley community on the shore of Canandaigua Lake until her family finally closed it in the 1980′s. After a leap of faith and... more

Burger Theory: New restaurant among Auburn Holiday Inn’s $3.6 million in renovations

The name of the Holiday Inn’s new restaurant, Burger Theory, isn’t just a name. It’s a hint at how you can experiment there. The restaurant, which opens Friday, features a build-a-burger menu option with enough cheeses, sauces and toppings to create more than 4,300 possible combinations. So if you’ve ever wanted to try a triple Swiss cheese burger with roasted... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Vincent Esposito of Empire State Development talks economic development in the Finger Lakes

For the Finger Lakes – the road to economic development has been a long, and often bumpy one, with a multitude of challenges being faced. However, significant changes in policy over the last decade have paved the way for new economic development in the region. While Governor Andrew Cuomo’s methods for producing that economic development through competition and regional zones... more

Seneca Sailing Academy awarded grant for 2018 Sailing Camp Scholarships

Seneca Sailing Academy in Geneva Wins Grant Award from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Fund for Youth Sports at Rochester Area Community Foundation Who: The Seneca Sailing Academy, hosted by the Seneca Yacht Club, on Boody’s Hill Road in Geneva, has been awarded a grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation at the Rochester Community Foundation to offer scholarships... more

‘It’s out of control’: Skaneateles Swap Shop closes until further notice

After nearly a decade of operating successfully, the Skaneateles Swap Shop is closed until further notice, town officials said. The town of Skaneateles runs the Swap Shop at the Skaneateles Transfer Station, where residents can take their trash and materials for recycling. The Swap Shop is designed for people who have usable items they don't need anymore, said Skaneateles Town... more

Aurora native launches Cayuga Lake boat tour business

Whether you call him an entrepreneur, a trustee, a minister or a captain, you’d be right. Matt Bianconi, an Aurora native, was born and raised on Cayuga Lake. In the summers, his day would start with breakfast before he and his three older siblings would spend hours on the lake in the family boat, or under the water’s surface with... more

Auburn Doubledays management focused on profitable future

Auburn Doubledays General Manager Adam Winslow and assistant general managers Shane Truman and Adam Collier have been at the helm of Auburn's short-season Class A Minor League Baseball Washington Nationals affiliate for about a year and a half and are getting ready to kick off their second summer of baseball on June 15. But the management team has been working... more

Seneca County IDA to receive presentation on Greater Rochester Enterprise

Greater Rochester Enterprise has helped arrange site visits for new businesses interested in Seneca County. It has aided three local companies with strategic research. Company official Matt Hurlbutt will speak about Greater Rochester Enterprise’s organization and its relationship to Seneca County at Thursday’s county Industrial Development Agency meeting. The county has contributed $5,000 annually to Greater Rochester Enterprise, and is... more

Two plead guilty to attempted ID theft charges

Two Cubans who tried using a cloned credit card at Waterloo Premium Outlets will be spending the rest of the year in the Seneca County Jail — and will likely be deported when they get out. Rafael Quevedo, 38, and Yuri Duerte- Surera, 44, both pleaded guilty Monday in Seneca County Court to first-degree attempted identity theft. The charge is... more

Yates Chamber of Commerce holds annual dinner

Over 160 people gathered at Climbing Bines Hop Farm and Brewery overlooking Seneca Lake June 2 for the Yates County Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner, where individuals were honored for their contributions to the chamber and Yates County. President and CEO Jessica Bacher spoke about the progress the chamber has made over the past challenging months since the sudden death... more

Police: Skimming device may have captured 2,000+ transactions in Canandaigua

Police say the skimming device that was found on a pump at a well-traveled gas station on South Main Street in Canandaigua could have been there for months – capturing more than 2,000 transactions. The skimming device was located at the ‘A Plus Mini Mart’ gas station. Police say it was discovered on May 20th, but could have been placed... more
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