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Charter-Spectrum forced to pay $174M in consumer fraud settlement

Charter-Spectrum forced to pay $174M in consumer fraud settlement
Charter-Spectrum is going to have to pay up. Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood announced a record $174.2 million consumer fraud settlement with Charter Communications, Inc. and Spectrum Management Holding Company (together “Charter”) for defrauding internet subscribers. The $62.5 million in direct refunds to consumers alone are believed to represent the largest-ever payout to consumers by an internet service provider (ISP)... more

Convenient care: New urgent care center opens in Auburn

Convenient care: New urgent care center opens in Auburn
Six years ago, WellNow Urgent Care’s first location in Big Flats was birthed from an emergency room doctor’s vision to provide medicine in a better way. As of last week, WellNow is up to 29 locations in New York — including a new one in Auburn. Dr. John Radford, along with his wife, Emily, and a small crew, poured themselves... more

del Lago Resort & Casino’s second annual Toy & Gift Drive benefits Seneca Community Christmas Project, Inc.

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In celebration of the holiday season, del Lago Resort & Casino donated toys, gifts and household essentials to Seneca Community Christmas Project, Inc. for the second year in a row. The items were collected through an internal employee toy drive. The Seneca Community Christmas Project, Inc. serves families who are faced with challenging times during the holiday season. Each year,... more

How U.S. tariffs are hurting New York farms and businesses

How U.S. tariffs are hurting New York farms and businesses
Edged between cornfields in the largely rural community of Marathon, a company with millions of dollars invested in high-tech cutting and forming machines produces components for some of America’s largest manufacturers. Square Deal Machining in Cortland County makes steel enclosures for military electronics, screws for aerospace and metal pieces for one of the nation’s foremost tent makers. Business has rarely... more

Holiday shipping deadlines as shoppers close in on Christmas

Christmas shipping deadlines are fast-approaching
You made your list, checked it twice, and fought crowds to get your shopping list finished ahead of the last two weeks before Christmas. Now you need to get some items in the mail. When is the deadline? How much time do you have? And who offers the final deadline for those holiday procrastinators? Here’s how it all breaks down... more

One Auburn business spreading warmth this winter

One Auburn business spreading warmth this winter
Courtney Conley starts her day early to open her hair salon in downtown Auburn. She’s been the owner of Co Co & Company Salon for five years. This year, she felt the need to do something special for people who could use a little help. “People just don’t have warm winter coats, my daughter was getting rid of three jackets,... more

Pair of eateries leaving Fingerlakes Mall this month

Subway, BB’s Pizza leaving Fingerlakes Mall this month
Two restaurants are leaving Fingerlakes Mall Dec. 31, but each has a different opinion on the role of the mall’s management in their exit. Subway will leave the mall after 18 years there, said David Liseno, who also owns the sandwich chain’s North Street, Auburn Plaza and Auburn Walmart locations. (He does not own Subway’s Cayuga Community College location.) Liseno... more

Lyons Business of the Month is Maitre D’ at Trombinos

Lyons Business of the Month is Maitre D’ at Trombinos
Christopher VanEpps became the proud owner of Maitre D’ at Trombinos, a restaurant boasting new age American fare, in the iconic Trombino’s building at 12 Pearl Street, Lyons, in the fall of 2017. VanEpps, a former Pittsford restauranteur, brings a 19-year restaurant career to the Wayne County and Finger Lakes region. His vision is create a big city flare to... more

Seeking relief from high gas prices in Penn Yan

Seeking relief from high gas prices in Penn Yan
A former Yates County Legislator’s complaints about high gas prices in Penn Yan could lead to a meeting between the legislature’s finance committee and local gasoline retailers. Jack Clancy told legislators Dec. 10 even though the national gasoline price is down 30 cents per gallon, in Penn Yan it has only declined 10 cents. “I don’t know if it’s the... more

New Auburn medical facility ready to open

New Auburn medical facility ready to open
A new Auburn business complex comprised of a WellNow Urgent Care and an Aspen Dental is set to open at 271 Grant Ave. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for WellNow is slated for 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12. With local and state officials and regional business leaders in attendance, the public is invited to tour the facility and learn about the provided... more

Amid numerous food recalls, an effort to hold grocery stores more accountable

Amid numerous food recalls, an effort to hold grocery stores more accountable
In the event of a food recall, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is fighting to make grocery stores more accountable. She hopes to enforce a law she introduced and passed years ago that requires all stores to display recall signs or contact customers directly after a recall. “Meanwhile, food recalls happen nearly everyday. This is unacceptable,” Gillibrand said on Tuesday. Just Tuesday,... more

del Lago Resort & Casino raises $1,000 for Vera House, Inc.

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In honor of Thanksgiving, del Lago Resort & Casino donated $1,000 to Vera House, Inc., of Syracuse, NY. The proceeds were raised through a month-long social media “thankful” campaign in honor of the holiday season. del Lago Resort & Casino’s social media fans were asked to nominate a local non-profit of their choice to receive the donation. Vera House, Inc.... more

As Auburn forms $10M DRI plan, marginalized groups call for inclusion

As Auburn forms $10M DRI plan, marginalized groups call for inclusion
On Jan. 8, the committee planning how Auburn spends its $10 million state grant will hold a public workshop at the Booker T. Washington Community Center. What makes this workshop different than others the committee is holding, however, is its target audience: Auburn’s historically marginalized communities. Committee member Ray Richardson, a care manager at Cayuga Centers and vice president of... more

Empire Access: Expansion in Ontario County viewed as positive

Empire Access: Connecting Ontario County
Empire Access, which this year bought the fiber-optic network in Ontario County, is expanding its reach by including customers in residential neighborhoods. Among the latest hookups took place this past week in the city of Canandaigua. A fiber install Wednesday that began at the top of a utility pole had Kasey Wetmore in a bucket, while a crew down below... more

del Lago Resort & Casino raises $1,500 for Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of CNY

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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, del Lago Resort & Casino donated $1,500 to the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of CNY. The proceeds were raised through del Lago’s October Tasting Tuesday event and a month-long “Drink Pink” cocktail menu. On October 30th, del Lago hosted another successful Tasting Tuesday in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.... more

Syracuse developer closes on sale of Auburn Schine Theater

Syracuse developer closes on sale of Auburn Schine Theater
The Auburn Schine Theater is now officially the property of Bowers Development, of Syracuse. Bowers and the downtown theater’s prior owner of 20 years, the Cayuga County Arts Council, closed on the sale Friday, arts council Communications Chair Michelle Milewski said in a news release. “2018 was a very productive year for the Schines Theater,” she said in the release.... more

Victor-based Constellation to invest $100M in female-led alcohol businesses

Constellation to invest $100M in female-led alcohol businesses
Constellation Brands’ venture capital group is putting its weight behind female-founded and female-owned alcohol businesses by investing $100 million by 2028, the company announced Thursday. The investment would come through the Victor-based company’s Focus on Female Founders program, which supports emerging brands in, or adjacent to, the beverage alcohol space. Constellation’s first two investments went to Austin Cocktails, an Austin,... more

United Way of Seneca County annual campaign underway

United Way of Seneca County annual campaign underway
This year’s United Way of Seneca County (UWSC) campaign is underway to raise funds that help care for kids, strengthen families, assist people in crisis, encourage self-sufficiency and promote health and wellness for people throughout this amazing. Every donation counts, and with 22 funded partner agencies and 14 community initiatives, it’s remarkable all the good work that a single donation... more
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