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Here comes the solar power in Canandaigua

On the first day the city’s solar array went online, gray skies and rain ruled the day. But the city’s use of solar power is expected to generate much sunnier fiscal and environmental news over time. The city’s 4.1 MW solar array, which earlier in the year earned Canandaigua an honor from the New York Conference of Mayors, was officially... more

Cornell will survey Lake Ontario flooding; businesses, residents urged to participate

Cornell University will be studying the rising waters of Lake Ontario. The New York Sea Grant has awarded rapid response funding to Cornell University to develop and conduct a standardized high water impact survey in the areas along the southern and eastern shores of Lake Ontario. The effort is in response to stakeholder requests for a standardized method to collect... more

NOW OPEN: The Candle Shop celebrates a new beginning on Exchange St. in Geneva

It’s been a long road, but a rewarding one at the same time. The Candle Shop, which celebrated it’s first weekend open last week – heads into the holiday weekend with renewed confidence about their plan to open a business in Geneva. For Jessica Fischer, owner of The Candle Shop, the idea was born out of uncertainty in 2014. “My... more

Seneca Housing named ‘Business of the Month’ for May

The Seneca County Chamber of Commerce and Hampton Inn Seneca Falls are pleased to announce Seneca Housing, Inc. as the Business of the Month for May 2017. Seneca Housing helps provide housing for low-income, elderly and distressed persons. Their valued assistance has become an essential ingredient to the stability and preservation of many Seneca County neighborhoods for the past 40... more

Pelican Point plan heads to Gorham Town Board

The town Planning Board this week recommended Pelican Point Marina be able to rezone parcels off East Lake Road and Route 364 for its marina business — under certain conditions. At issue are undeveloped parcels adjacent to the marina on Canandaigua Lake that are zoned mostly for residential use. Marina owners requested rezoning 2 acres adjacent to the marina on... more

SFDC holds ‘successful’ community workshop

The Seneca Falls Development Corporation held a community workshop on Monday where residents, business owners, and community leaders gathered to share ideas and explore emerging opportunities for the Town’s ongoing economic development efforts. In addition to working on a draft of tasks, recommendations, and action items for the 2017 Town of Seneca Falls Economic Development Plan, the group heard from... more

REPORT: Auburn Armature filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Hours after announcing the company would be sold to a downstate New York firm, Auburn Armature filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in federal court, documents show. The court papers detail Auburn Armature’s assets, liabilities and the proposed sale to AAI Acquisition, a limited liability corporation established by New Hyde Park-based Power-Flo Technologies. Power-Flo Technologies, which owns several electrical and plumbing... more

Public input wanted for Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant application

The City of Auburn is once again applying for a $10 million state grant to revitalize the downtown community and it wants public input on the project. The grant, called the Downtown Revitalization Initiative, is $100 million to be distributed among 10 communities from 10 different regions of the state to revive downtown areas. Auburn is in the Central New... more

Short on customers, group calls for end of Seneca Lake LPG storage plan

After learning that Arlington Storage Company could not find customers for additional fracked gas storage at Seneca Lake, Gas Free Seneca, represented by environmental law firm Earthjustice, sent letters to the two agencies with jurisdiction over the facility, asking for official disapproval of Arlington’s proposed expansion. The grassroots group, representing more than 400 local businesses and thousands of residents, asked... more

Auburn Taco Bell reopening today

Contrary to a recent change to its Google listing, the Auburn location of Taco Bell is not “permanently closed.” Under repair since an April 30 fire, the Mexican fast food chain’s 168 Grant Ave. location will reopen at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 23, a manager said. The fire damaged the rear wall near the Taco Bell’s drive-thru menu. The Auburn... more

Airbnb has $68M impact on Finger Lakes, says report

Airbnb unveiled a new economic impact report by HR&A Advisors showing that the home-sharing platform generated $68 million in economic activity for the Finger Lakes, with Airbnb guests spending $16 million at local food and beverage establishments. The findings indicate that Airbnb has become an important economic driver in the Finger Lakes, with many guests supporting key industries, including local... more

Rep. Katko to federal agency: Steel rebar imports hurting Nucor in Auburn

U.S. Rep. John Katko testified at an International Trade Commission hearing Thursday in support of Nucor Steel in Auburn and warned of the impact steel rebar imports are having on the local mill. Katko’s remarks come as the commission is on the verge of determining whether rebar imports from Japan Taiwan and Turkey are having a negative impact on the... more

Newark contractor wins ethics award

A Newark-based business is being honored for ethics by the Better Business Bureau. Marshall Exteriors has been named a Torch Award recipient, the BBB announced. According to the BBB, the Torch Awards for Ethics goes to companies with leaders “who demonstrate a high level of personal character and ensure that the organization’s practices meet the highest standards of ethics and,... more

Officials: Walmart will go to court in Schuyler Co. over taxes

A preliminary conference has been scheduled for June 23rd in the case of Walmart Real Estate Business Trust against the Dix Town Board of Assessment Review and other affected Schuyler County municipalities. In the meantime, attorneys for the affected municipalities, Schuyler County Attorney Steven Getman and Town of Dix Attorney Robert Halpin have served a demand to audit Walmart’s books... more

OPPONENTS CLAIM VICTORY: Crestwood withdraws major component of storage plan

The controversial Gallery 2 Expansion Project will not be happening. Arlington Storage Co., an offshoot of Crestwood Midstream Partners has abandoned plans to expand natural gas storage in salt caverns along Seneca Lake. For the hundreds who had signs protesting the plan in their yards – it comes as a small victory, as they continue to fight the company’s plans... more

Seneca Meadows continues mining

Despite three recent court setbacks, Seneca Meadows Landfill is continuing to haul soil from its Meadow View Mine off Burgess Road. Trucks are taking the soil across Burgess Road into the landfill on what was once Salcman Road in Seneca Falls. What is allowing the mining to continue is a request by the town for leave to appeal the most... more

Crews begin work on city lots at Canandaigua Finger Lakes Resort site

Work has begun on cleaning up the public portion of the Canandaigua Finger Lakes Resort site, the action coming after a hot and heavy City Council meeting last week. City Council wants the public parking lot closest to Lagoon Park and the Canandaigua Outlet cleaned up and made usable for the public in time for the spring and summer season,... more