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Skaneateles moves closer to seeing new 88-room hotel project approved

Skaneateles moves closer to seeing new 88-room hotel project approved
It was a packed house on Tuesday as the Skaneateles Planning Board met to talk about a proposed hotel. Neighbors learned more about the Woodbine Hospitality Group’s proposed project, which would bring an ew 88-room hotel to the village. The hotel would be located along Old Seneca Turnpike, near the Hill-Rom. That’s the former Welch Allyn site. CNYCentral reports that... more

Governor Cuomo outlines full-plan for spending in 2020 (video)

Governor Cuomo outlines full-plan for spending in 2020
Governor Andrew Cuomo says his proposals outline a bold vision for New York as it battles with some of the toughest economic pressures the state has faced in years. The 2020 budget plan features a $33 billion five-year plan to combat climate change, including a new plan to streamline government bureaucracy to deliver renewable energy projects faster; a $25 billion expansion of... more

‘KEUKA TO GO’: New food delivery platform coming to Yates County

‘KEUKA TO GO’: New food delivery platform coming to Yates County
Food delivery platform will give options to rural customers – By Josh Durso Keuka To Go a new digital and mobile platform is helping to get dinner delivered to your front door. Beginning January 27th customers will be able to visit keukatogo.com, which will display local restaurants available for delivery – many of which will be participating in a program... more

Southern Tier ready to welcome third hemp processor

Southern Tier ready to welcome third hemp processor
The Southern Tier is getting ready to welcome its third hemp processor. Great Eastern Hemp is reconfiguring a former sheltered workshop in Johnson City to produce CBD from industrial hemp, according to CNYCentral. The company bought the space for $2.2 million and will start work at the facility later this year. Canadian company Canopy Growth broke ground on a processing... more

Local business owners question Cayuga County’s RFP process at Emerson Park Pavilion

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Cayuga County may be going back to the drawing board, after an RFP process was called into question. As result, the County might consider accepting new bids on a contract to cater events at the Emerson Park Pavilion. The catering company that held the contract for years, gave up the site in 2019. The contract was transferred to A&M Catering.... more

Pier 1 Imports will close three locations in region

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Pier 1 Imports is closing a number of stores, and several locations in the Finger Lakes will be included. Earlier it was reported that the Pier 1 store in Ithaca would close. At the time, the company announced that around half of its 942 locations would be closed. Then this week it was confirmed that locations in Greece and Henrietta... more

Menzo Case named Seneca Chamber’s 2019 Citizen of the Year (video)

Menzo Case names Seneca Chamber’s 2019 Citizen of the Year
The Seneca County Chamber of Commerce and Goulds Pumps announced last night at the organizations annual dinner that Menzo Case has received the Chamber’s Citizen of the Year Award. Working with Chamber President & CEO Jeff Shipley, Duprey Video produced the video below, which was shown at the annual dinner and awards ceremony at del Lago Resort & Casino on... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Port 100 secures new funding, has bold outlook for 2020 (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: What’s next for Port 100 in Geneva (podcast)
Earlier this month it was announced that around $30,000 had been secured in funding through Ontario County Economic Development for Port 100, a co-working space in downtown Geneva, which had seen its public funding disappear unceremoniously after a decision by last year’s City Council. Maureen Ballatori, who runs the facility, as well as her own marketing agency out of the... more

BG’s Italian Restaurant closes unexpectedly in Border City

BG’s Italian Restaurant closes unexpectedly in Border City
The owners of an Italian restaurant along Route 5&20 between Waterloo and Geneva closed unexpectedly. “Due to unforeseen circumstances we will be closing the restaurant,” the owners said in a post to Facebook. “Thank you to everyone who gave us a shot!” Just two days earlier things appeared to be moving forward normally for the business – as they posted... more

Boat slips approved at Lake House on Canandaigua despite concerns

Boat slips approved at Lake House on Canandaigua despite concerns
While there are admittedly concerns – the docks at the Lake House on Canandaigua have been given the green light. The Canandaigua City Planning Commission on Tuesday night granted approval for 40 docks to serve the former Inn on the Lake on South Main Street, according to The Messenger Post. Originally 67 slips were requested. This time that request was... more

Joe Sposato will lead economic development committee in Waterloo

Joe Sposato will lead economic development committee in Waterloo
The village of Waterloo has a new economic development committee. Earlier this week the village board voted to establish the committee, which will be led by retired Waterloo High School Teacher and former Athletic Director Joe Sposato. He was selected to serve as the committee’s first chairman. It’s unclear how many members will serve on the committee, but the goal... more

Speno Music in Auburn could get additional time to pay off delinquent taxes

Speno Music in Auburn could get additional time to pay off delinquent taxes
A local music store is looking for a deal. Speno Music Inc., is the business, and it’s operated on Genesee Street since it was found in 1948. That said, the business has been delinquent on property taxes since 2009, according to The Citizen, who reported on the matter this week. Now, Auburn City Council could vote on an agreement that... more

BJ’s Wholesale Club to shut down in Geneva by February 1st

BJ’s Wholesale Club to shut down in Geneva by February 1st
B.J.’s Wholesale Club is closing its location in Geneva, according to the company. The store located at 3635 Berry Fields Road will be closed by February 1st. The company said the closures are based on a review of club performance in addition to real estate and market evaluation. The company issued the following statement: “We continuously evaluate our strategic footprint... more

400 housing units, 350 parking spaces, and more retail could come to Ithaca

400 housing units, 350 parking spaces, and more retail could come to Ithaca
More housing? It’s possible if new developments move forward in downtown Ithaca. The development could potentially bring 400 housing units, 350 rebuilt parking spaces, new retail, and a conference center. The proposed 49,000-square-foot conference center would cost around $30 million. Meanwhile, the project as a whole is expected to exceed $200 million in total investment. Gary Ferguson, who serves as... more

Phelps farmers argue their herd was killed off by DOT along Thruway

Phelps farmers argue their herd was killed off by DOT along Thruway
On Monday a trial will begin for a case involving cows in Ontario County. John and Jan Fredericks will be in court, finally getting the opportunity to prove what they believed happened over a 15 year period at their farm alongside the New York State Thruway. “We’re looking forward to the Fredericks finally getting their day in court,” said the... more

Remodeled Crosby’s store in Farmington to host re-opening celebration this week

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The Crosby’s store location in Farmington, N.Y. has recently completed renovations and remodeling, and is celebrating with a grand reopening event later this week. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17 at the store, located at 6090 State Route 96 in Farmington. Mike Deuser of Tripi Foods, Peter Ingalsbe, Farmington town supervisor, and Ron Brand, Farmington... more

LaGasse Machine & Fabrication announces new ownership

LaGasse Machine & Fabrication announces new ownership
The Lyons Main Street Program and Lyons Chamber of Commerce, is excited to announce the new ownership of, LaGasse Machine & Fabrication. In June of 2019, Ross & Kaye Gansz purchased LaGasse Works from Dan LaGasse.  Ross & Kaye also own Stonegoose Farms and The Apple Farm Stand in North Rose, New York.  “The purchase of LaGasse Machine & Fabrication... more
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