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Spectrum to increase cable, internet costs next month

Spectrum to increase cable, internet costs next month
Spectrum customers have not been thrilled lately with the cable company, and this won’t help. It looks like their monthly bill is about to get a bit more expensive. The Broadcast TV surcharge will go from $8.85 to $9.95; the cost for a Spectrum receiver will go from $6.99 to $7.50; and Digital Transport Adapters (DTA) will go from $4.99... more

Out with the old for Inn on the Lake in Canandaigua

Out with the old for Inn on the Lake in Canandaigua
Rick and Gail Herman, feeling nostalgic and anticipating the next chapter for the Inn on the Lake, stopped by there one last time last Sunday. It was hours before the doors would close on the hotel built nearly half a century ago, hours before the first rush early Monday to empty the contents to make way for demolition and eventually,... more

DeSales property sold to Massa for housing

DeSales property sold to Massa for housing
Nick Massa attended the former DeSales High School in the mid 1960s. Now, he owns the building at 90 Pulteney St. that housed the school, which closed in 2012. Massa, president of Geneva-based Massa Construction, plans to convert the school building to market-rate housing units. The gymnasium at the west end will continue to be available at no cost for... more

Three Brothers set to close restaurant in Geneva

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The first restaurant venture for Three Brothers Wineries and Estates is coming to a close. The H.J. Stead Co., a casual restaurant on the block-long Linden Street in Geneva, will serve its last meals on Oct 31. It opened at 34 Linden St. August 2017, and features an international approach to street food. As visitors to the winery at 623 Lerch Road in Geneva have... more

LOCATE Finger Lakes announces summit, guest lineup for event

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An experienced, notable and diverse line up of presenters and panelists scheduled to speak at the LOCATE FINGER LAKES Summit later this month was announced today, highlighted by the event’s keynote address, that will be delivered by the Finger Lakes Times publisher, Paul M. Barrett. Panel discussions on economic development initiatives at the state and regional level, the newly created... more

Downtown Auburn restaurant redecorates, refocuses as it turns 2-years-old

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Downtown restaurant Gusto Italiano is celebrating its second birthday with some new decor. Owners Dario and Lucia D’Angelo, and their family, took a few days to visually transform the restaurant earlier this month. They moved its coffee bar and lunch buffet toward the back, freeing up space for the dining room. The restaurant, which used to seat 25, now seats... more

Constellation Brands CEO to step down

Constellation Brands CEO to step down
The CEO of Constellation Brands will be stepping down in March. Rob Sands will step down as CEO of the beverage alcohol company to become executive chairman. Richard Sands, who is currently the executive chairman, will assume the role of executive vice chair. Bill Newlands who will take over as CEO effective March 1. Newlands currently serves as the company’s president and chief operating... more

$3.6M in bonuses for five Tops execs is back on the table despite bankruptcy, local closures

$3.6M in bonuses for five Tops execs is back on the table despite bankruptcy, local closures
Executives at Tops are going to be getting ‘friendly’ bonuses, despite the grocery chain shedding unprofitable stores. Two of those stores are local, and closure will have an impact on the local economy. The news came over the summer – when it was announced that Geneva and Lyons locations would be shuttered by late-November. Weeks later, a WARN notice to... more

Tyre housing complex developer proposes major expansion

Tyre housing complex developer proposes major expansion
The 48-unit Pineview Circle housing complex on Route 318 has only been open since mid-July, but its developer is already eying a major expansion. The town Planning Board has scheduled three public hearings for the night of Oct. 23 at the Municipal Building, 1695 Route 318. The first, at 6:30 p.m., will hear comments on a proposal from Ithaca Neighborhood... more

Wegmans is testing another layer of convenience at flagship store

Wegmans is testing another layer of convenience at flagship store
Wegmans is adding a layer of convenience to … convenience. It just started testing an app called Wegmans 2GO at its flagship store on Monroe Avenue in Pittsford. Users can order prepared foods — pizza, wings, subs, sushi, soups, some ready-to-heat home-style meals, create-your-own-salad salads and drinks — for pickup in the prepared foods department or curbside pickup at designated... more

Cayuga Women’s Business Trust partners with Generations Bank

Cayuga Women’s Business Trust partners with Generations Bank
The Cayuga Women’s Business Trust announced it is moving its lending program to Generations Bank. The trust facilitates loans to women in business who reside and work in Cayuga County, which can be used to start or grow businesses with job creation potential. According to a press release, the trust is modeled after revolving funds that operate in Asia and... more

Sennett orchard boasts new, exclusive varieties

Sennett orchard boasts new, exclusive varieties
Two new apples developed by Cornell University and exclusively grown in New York are now available for purchase in Cayuga County. Owen Orchards in Sennett, a family-owned orchard whose roots go back to the 1930s, is now growing a combined 2 acres of SnapDragon and RubyFrost apples in conjunction with Crunch Time Apple Growers. “They’re both beautiful apples, especially the RubyFrost,... more

Ultralife wins $8M contract to supply Thales Defense & Security, Inc.

Ultralife wins $8M contract to supply Thales Defense & Security, Inc.
Ultralife Corporation has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $8.3 million to supply its Vehicle Amplifier-Adaptors and Mounted VHF Amplifiers to Thales Defense & Security, Inc., a global leader in the development, manufacture, and support of combat-proven, software-defined radio equipment, for the U.S. Army’s Leader Radio and other opportunities. Shipments are expected to commence in the first quarter of... more

Harris Corp. will merge with L3 Technologies, who operates facility in Ontario County

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Harris Corporation announced on Sunday that the company will be merging with L3 Technologies, another company that provides communications and electronic systems for the military. The company says this merger will create a global defense technology leader. The new name of the combined company will be L3 Harris Technologies. It will be the sixth largest defense company in the nation,... more

Sears files Chapter 11 bankruptcy, as company continues buckling

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Sears has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, buckling under its massive debt load and staggering losses. Sears once dominated the American retail landscape. But the big question is whether the shrunken version of itself can be viable or will it be forced to go out of business, closing the final chapter for an iconic name that originated more than... more

Low interest loans available through U.S. Small Business Administration for flood ravaged Seneca Co.

Low interest loans available through U.S. Small Business Administration for flood ravaged Seneca Co.
New York businesses and residents affected by severe storms and flooding on Aug. 13-14, 2018, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Administrator Linda McMahon announced today. Administrator McMahon made the loans available in response to a letter from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Oct. 2, requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA. The declaration... more

COMPLETE REBUILD: $2.4M restaurant marks new beginning in Canandaigua after devastating 2017 fire

Nolan’s set to reopen on Monday after ‘complete’ rebuild
Fifteen months after a devastating fire, Nolan’s on Canandaigua Lake returns to serve the community again as the restaurant marks its official grand opening for the public on October 15th. In the early morning hours of July 13th, 2017, Nolan’s suffered an accidental fire that resulted in a total loss of the restaurant, a staple in the Finger Lakes community.... more

Seneca IDA to host public input sessions in November

Seneca IDA to host public input sessions in November
The Seneca County Industrial Development Agency announced that the organization will hold two public meetings in November as part of the IDA’s economic development strategic planning process. The IDA recently commenced a planning process in an effort to develop a formal strategic plan for Seneca County. The strategy is intended to define a comprehensive approach to encouraging private-sector economic growth... more
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