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Shoppers disappointed as Payless liquidates, shuts down all stores

Shoppers disappointed as Payless liquidates, shuts down all stores
Last week, Payless ShoeSource announced all of its stores in the United States and Puerto Rico will be closing – the latest retail chain falling victim to online shopping. The company plans to file for bankruptcy for the second time in two years. “To hear they’re actually closing is bittersweet,” said Ana Lebron, a former employee. “It was like home... more

Bed bugs discovered at Sodus Rehab and Nursing Center

Bed bugs discovered at Sodus Rehab and Nursing Center
A local nursing home at the center of a year-long News10NBC investigation now has a bed bug problem. Patients and employees tell News10NBC that Sodus Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is being fumigated this week. While it’s not totally uncommon for a long-term care facility to run into periodic issues with bed bugs, considering all the problems News10NBC has been reporting... more

Why Amazon’s huge plans for New York fell apart

Why Amazon’s huge plans for New York fell apart
Amazon’s plans for New York City were poised to become one of the largest economic-development projects in state history. Between 25,000 to 40,000 jobs in the Long Island City section of Queens. An estimated $27 billion in tax revenue, backed by $3 billion in state and local subsidies. Supporters said it would advance the city’s efforts to bolster its tech... more

Cuomo blames Democrats after Amazon pulls plug on HQ in New York

Cuomo blames Democrats after Amazon pulls plug on HQ in New York
Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a statement blamed the state Senate, led by his own party, for the sinking of a deal to bring up to 40,000 Amazon jobs to Queens tied to $3 billion in tax breaks. Amazon announced Thursday it was pulling out of the deal amid a political backlash to the proposal. Cuomo in his statement pointed to... more

Payless set to close all 2,300 US stores

Payless set to close all 2,300 US stores
Payless ShoeSource Inc plans to close all of its 2,300 U.S. stores when it files for bankruptcy, according to a report by Reuters. The company plans on filing for bankruptcy later this month. This will be their second time filing for bankruptcy in two years. The company had been trying, unsuccessfully, to find a buyer. Payless is the latest high-profile... more

Forbes ranks Community Bank N.A. third in nation for financial performance

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Forbes magazine recently ranked Community Bank N.A. third in the nation for financial performance in a study analyzing 10-key metrics related to growth, asset quality, capital adequacy and profitability for the nation’s 100 largest banks and thrifts. This is the eighth year running that Community Bank N.A. has ranked among the top 15 banks on the list. Forbes began ranking... more

Amazon won’t open headquarters in NYC — and it’s not coming to upstate NY

In stunning reversal, Amazon cancels plans for new headquarters in New York
Whether it’s Queens or the Rochester-Syracuse corridor, New York will not host a headquarters for Amazon. Amazon announced Thursday that it has reversed its decision to construct a campus in New York City due to opposition from some state and local elected officials. The company won’t reopen its search for another location. Earlier this week, a group of upstate lawmakers... more

Groups call for economic development reform as debate around Amazon continues

Groups call for economic development reform as debate around Amazon continues
The plan to bring up to 40,000 Amazon jobs to Queens, tied to $3 billion in tax incentives, remains one of the largest potential economic development deals in the state’s history. And while voters in a Siena College poll broadly support the proposal for Long Island City, the plan has stoked controversy for organized labor unions, local elected officials and... more

New York on T-Mobile, Sprint merger: Keep state jobs or else

New York on T-Mobile, Sprint merger: Keep state jobs or else
The $26.5 billion T-Mobile, Sprint merger is under the watchful eye of the state when it comes to local jobs, according to a recent Public Service Commission filing that sealed the agency’s approval on the merger agreement. Why is public service commission approval needed? The commission is an arm of state government tasked with making sure the state’s utility agencies,... more

New York Beer Project readies for opening in Victor

New York Beer Project readies for opening in Victor
Having driven by the New York Beer Project building a few times during the last few weeks, Tevin Tallons of Rochester was excited for the massive beer garden to open. What he wasn’t expecting was just how large the interior of the two-story, 15,000-square-foot structure is and just how large the menu of beer and food items was to choose... more

Seneca County residents welcome the idea Amazon HQ2 coming upstate

Waterloo residents welcome the idea Amazon HQ2 coming upstate
Will Amazon build its second headquarters in upstate New York if plans with New York City fall through? A group of local legislators are trying to make it happen. Waterloo is one of the towns that sits nestled between Rochester and Syracuse, where Amazon could choose to build. For Seneca County Chamber of Commerce President Jeffrey Shipley, the possibility of... more

Schumer raises concerns about Digital First’s bid to buy Gannett

Schumer raises concerns about Digital First’s bid to buy Gannett
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday warned an effort by a hedge fund-owned newspaper company to acquire Gannett Co. could further cripple local newspapers across the country. Schumer, the New York Democrat, spoke on the Senate floor about a potential agreement to avoid another government shutdown, but then implored his colleagues to consider the implications of the bid by... more

Genny at the Glen: Rochester brewery inks sponsorship with racetrack

Genny at the Glen: Rochester brewery inks sponsorship with racetrack
For the first time in 40 years, Upstate New York’s Genesee will be the official beer of auto racing at Watkins Glen International racetrack. The multi-year sponsorship announced today unites two of Upstate New York’s iconic names. It means Genesee will be a major sponsor for the upcoming racing season at Watkins Glen, which runs from April to September. It... more

Seneca Co. IDA to negotiate aid for Waterloo Container expansion

Seneca Co. IDA to negotiate aid for Waterloo Container expansion
The Seneca County Industrial Development Agency has voted to negotiate a financial assistance package with Waterloo Container for its 37,000-square-foot addition on Mound Road, Seneca Falls. Meeting Thursday, the IDA voted 5-1 to accept the company’s application, name itself as lead agency for the State Environmental Quality Review process and to negotiate a property tax abatement package, a sales tax... more

Lago celebrates anniversary, remains optimistic despite Moody’s report last month

Lago celebrates anniversary, remains optimistic despite Moody’s report last month
As del Lago Resort & Casino celebrates their second anniversary, and looks ahead to another year in Northern Seneca County – management says the focus remains bolstering the region. Lago’s focus for 2019 will be in continuing to build community, increasing employment opportunities, boosting tourism, and helping local businesses grow. “As we mark our second year, we are thrilled that... more

Republicans say Amazon should consider Upstate as NYC deal draws criticism from all sides

Republicans say Amazon should consider Upstate as NYC deal draws criticism from all sides
In recent weeks, it has become increasingly clear that the Amazon project in New York City could be in jeopardy, according to Republican lawmakers. “It is time to talk about relocating the proposed second Amazon Headquarters perfectly between Rochester and Syracuse. Both cities have world-class colleges and universities, providing a rich pool of potential employees to support the Amazon campus.... more
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