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New restaurant struggles to stay afloat due to shoreline flooding

New restaurant struggles to stay afloat due to shoreline flooding
A new restaurant in the town of Huron is struggling to stay afloat due to all the flooding on the Lake Ontario shoreline. Bryan Ritter cashed in all his savings and opened Pier Fifty-Three Open Air Bar & Brick Oven on Labor Day weekend. He said he and his family wanted to give people a taste of what it’s like... more

ShoppingTown Mall misses deadline to pay $9.7 million in back taxes

ShoppingTown Mall misses deadline to pay $9.7 million in back taxes
Moonbeam LLC, the owners of ShoppingTown Mall in Dewitt, have missed the deadline to pay $9.7 million in back taxes to Onondaga County, according to Justin Sayles, spokesperson for Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon. After getting a one-month extension in May to pay back the millions owed in back taxes to the county, Moonbeam has missed its 4 p.m. June... more

Mitrano reminds of cybersecurity threat after pair of local ransomware attacks

Mitrano says more to be done after pair of ransomware attacks in 23rd District
The FBI calls ransomware attacks common, but defending oneself from them is among top concerns of businesses across the board. While FBI officials did not comment this week on recent attacks against Olean Medical Group and the Seneca Nation Health System, which prompted a response from 23rd Congressional District Candidate Tracy Mitrano – the ransomware attack itself isn’t unique for... more

Upwards of 60 new jobs expected as CBD facility moves ahead in Newark

Upwards of 60 new jobs expected as CBD facility moves ahead in Newark
Newark High School graduate Jeremy Jimenez lived out of state for years. He’s back home now, preparing a new CBD business in the same Jenkins & Perkins greenhouse his mother worked at for two decades before it closed. “To come back and do this here, and bring jobs to a community that I left 15 years ago and come back... more

State lawmakers make final effort to legalize marijuana

State lawmakers make final effort to legalize marijuana
State lawmakers appear to be making a final effort to legalize marijuana this year. 13WHAM’s affiliate in Albany reports that more negotiations were in the works on Saturday. The bill has been up for discussion for months. Lawmakers tried to pass it in the state budget this spring, but did not have enough support. They have until June 19th to make a... more

Garlock proposes discharge permit modifications, comment sought

Garlock proposes discharge permit modifications, comment sought
The state Department of Environmental Conservation will accept written public comments until July 12 on proposed modifications to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit for Garlock Sealing Technologies. The company at 1666 Division St. manufactures a range of rubber-sealing products. It discharges treated industrial wastewater, stormwater, non-contact cooling water and boiler blowdown into Red Creek, a Class C water... more

New York State wants bigger bite of food, ag industries

State wants bigger bite of food, ag industries
Cornell University is administering the state’s first food and agriculture business competition, expected to be one of the largest in the nation, and with a top prize of $1 million. Geneva-based Cornell AgriTech and the New York State Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture are among the Cornell programs assisting in the Grow-NY competition, launched by Gov. Andrew Cuomo... more

Sports betting will officially begin at del Lago this summer

Sports betting will officially begin at del Lago this summer
On Tuesday, gambling regulators in New York voted to allow sports betting at four upstate casinos- and Del Lago Resort and Casino in the Finger Lakes is on that list. Sports betting has been on high demand from Del Lago’s customers for awhile and their requests have finally been granted. General manager Mark Juliano said this new addition, officially called... more

Sennett storage facility expanding, adding employees

Sennett storage facility expanding, adding employees
A Sennett storage facility is undergoing a 15,000-square-foot expansion to meet demand for climate-controlled storage, among other common customer needs. AllStorage, at 450 Grant Ave., is adding a 10,000-square-foot climate-controlled building and another 5,000 square feet of standard storage to the 20,000-square-foot facility. The Citizen: Read More more

Hard-hit Sodus Point reacts to Cuomo’s flooding plan

Hard-hit Sodus Point reacts to Cuomo’s flooding plan
As people along Lake Ontario brace for more flooding, they’re also buoyed by the news that the state is pledging a boatload of funds to help prevent future damage. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $300 million plan relies on input from local leaders along all 326 miles of Lake Ontario. Sodus Point is already working on it. Mayor Dave McDowell... more

Seneca County IDA to head review of Seneca Dairy Systems

Seneca County IDA to head review of Seneca Dairy Systems
The Seneca County Industrial Development Agency has declared itself as lead agency for the environmental review of the Seneca Dairy Systems manufacturing facility proposed for Romulus. Seneca Dairy Systems, which is owned by Earl Martin, has applied to the IDA for a PILOT agreement and exemptions for sales tax on equipment purchases and the mortgage-recording fee. The payment-in-lieu-of-taxes terms are... more

Ontario County farmers say labor bill would hurt

Ontario County farmers say labor bill would hurt
If the proposed Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act passes the state Legislature, the Hilton Dairy in Hopewell will be hurt bad, the farm family told two state senators. Sens. Pam Helming, R- Canandaigua, and Robert Ortt, R- North Tonawanda, visited the Hilton Dairy on Friday, where they heard about existing struggles and projected problems stemming from what is happening in... more

IEC takes next steps in Newark transformation

IEC takes next steps in Newark transformation
A company that almost ended up in the industrial graveyard is set to begin a new phase of growth. IEC Electronics broke ground Thursday, under sunny skies, on its new 150,000-square-foot corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility at Silver Hill Technology Park. The company plans to create up to 362 new jobs. The total cost of the project is about $22... more

Work continues at former Abigail’s restaurant along 5&20

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The former Abigail’s restaurant located along 5&20 between Seneca Falls and Waterloo will soon have a new name. The restaurant, which was a popular spot for more than 30 years closed unexpectedly last spring. Now, in its place – new food offerings, a small craft brewery, and a new name. Billy Weston, of Seneca Falls purchased the property and will... more

Statewide rent control provision gains traction

Statewide rent control provision gains traction
A provision that could extend rent control to communities outside of the New York City metropolitan area has gained steamed in recent days as lawmakers seek an extension and strengthening of rent regulations in the state. The proposal would require a double layer of opt in — both a county and municipal government would have to affirmatively back the creation... more

Goodwill supersizes to Eastview Mall

Goodwill supersizes to Eastview Mall
The Goodwill Store in Victor is now moving into a new, much bigger building at Eastview Mall. Work was taking place Monday outside what will be the main entrance of the store at 34 Eastview Mall, across the parking lot from Macy’s. A grand opening is set for the last weekend in June, beginning with a ribbon cutting and promotions... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Local impact of the NY Wine Industry Association (podcast)

It’s fair to say that the Finger Lakes Region benefits from a stable, advancing wine industry. That’s exactly what the New York Wine Industry Association is aiming to accomplish. The not for profit advocates for stability and advancement of the wine industry in New York through advocacy and public education. It’s the only association of wine and grape professionals across... more
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