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WATCH & LISTEN: Discussing the future of Trinity Church in Geneva on Inside the FLX (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing the future of the Trinity Church in Geneva (podcast)
What’s the best case scenario for a sprawling, historic church that doesn’t have enough of a congregation to support it’s maintenance and future? Between 2010 and 2015 church redevelopment projects nearly tripled across the U.S. That’s according to a survey, which highlighted the change back in 2016. The bottom line: Congregations are shrinking, and repurposing the historic structures that many... more

NYS expected to consider new protections for ‘gig economy’ workers

NYS expected to consider new protections for ‘gig economy’ workers
State lawmakers next year are expected to debate legislation meant to provide new protections to workers who are in the so-called “gig economy.” Think the people who drive Ubers and Lyfts, the Door Dash delivery folks and the permanent freelancers who provide on-demand services through apps. These workers don’t have the same labor protections people in traditional jobs have, like... more

Vertex Optics celebrates grand opening in Victor

Vertex Optics celebrates grand opening in Victor
A Victor company that manufactures precision optics and technical ceramic components is celebrating its opening this week. Although Vertex Optics opened its 8,500-square-foot facility at 90 Victor Heights Parkway in January, its grand opening was celebrated Wednesday with an “Optoberfest” event for members of the optics community, a big industry in the Rochester-Finger Lakes region. The Optoberfest coincided with Optifab... more

Inside the Inns of Aurora’s newest hotel

Inside the Inns of Aurora’s newest hotel
Originally built for Robert Lansing Zabriskie as he returned to Aurora to be with his mother, Louise, Zabriskie House officially opened to Inns of Aurora guests in early October. The house joins two other properties formerly used by members of the Morgan and Zabriskie family that have since been renovated into one of five properties the Inns of Aurora operates as hotels.... more

New York State studying “safe-staffing” at nursing homes, hospitals

New York State studying “safe-staffing” at nursing homes, hospitals
Should nursing homes and hospitals be required to have a set number of nurses to cover the care of patients? That’s what New York State is trying to determine right now. While most patients and their families say yes, the associations that represent nursing homes and hospitals are pushing back hard against mandatory minimum staffing requirements. Safe-staffing requirements have been... more

Bill would place special requirements on all single-use plastics

Bill would place special requirements on all single-use plastics
A bill introduced this month by Assemblywoman Pat Fahy would require all single-use plastic containers — items like water bottles — to be made of 75 percent recycled material. “We think it’s doable, although it’s ambitious. We have got to change what we are using in our single-use plastic water bottles,” Fahy said. The idea has stalled in California, but... more

New delay could have big impact on Upstate NY casinos

New delay could have big impact on Upstate NY casinos
A quiet decision by the state Gaming Commission to delay an eagerly awaited study on the future of gambling in New York may have a profound impact on whether the state moves forward with mobile betting and a casino expansion. State leaders are in the midst of considering whether to add private casinos in the New York City area, legalize mobile sports betting and standardize the tax... more

Finding the Finger Lakes’ oldest winery at the southern end of Keuka Lake

Finding the Finger Lakes’ oldest winery at the southern end of Keuka Lake
At the southern end of Keuka Lake, two miles from Hammondsport in the tiny town of Urbana, is the oldest winery in the Finger Lakes region. The Pleasant Valley Wine Company dates back to 1860. Back in the day, they were so big they had their own post office in the winery. A railroad track was built on the grounds... more

Major announcement made as Landmark Society names Geneva, Seneca Falls churches to ‘Five to Revive’ (video)

Major announcement made as Landmark Society names Geneva, Seneca Falls churches to ‘Five to Revive’ (video)
The Landmark Society of Western New York announced its 2019 Five to Revive – a list that identifies opportunities for targeted, strategic revitalization. The announcement was made at The Historic Parsells Church in Rochester. Two local churches were named on the list. The full-list of sites selected includes: Highland Reservoir and Cobbs Hill Reservoir in Rochester 6 Madison Street in the... more

Resume Writers Professional Review

Resume Writers Professional Review
Finding a reliable company to order your resume from is impossible without studying a few options and learning the background and offers of each service. This is a tedious and long process. However, we offer you not to waste your time on the research and read our comprehensive resume professional writers review instead. With the help of our professional reviews, you can... more

Cayuga County is mulling a styrofoam ban at restaurants

Cayuga County to consider restaurant Styrofoam ban
A Cayuga County Legislature committee Tuesday approved establishing two public hearings later this year in order to get a sense of whether or not residents would support several other New York counties in banning restaurants from using Styrofoam containers. The full Legislature would still need to approve the measure, but the Ways and Means committee unanimously voted to hold public... more

Southern Cayuga Planetarium to reopen in November

Southern Cayuga Planetarium to reopen in November
Years after it was shuttered, the public will soon be able to revisit the Southern Cayuga Planetarium. The planetarium, which had previously held events for people and school districts, was closed in 2014. In recent years the planetarium’s fortunes improved. Distinct Superintendent Patrick Jensen previously said the then-interim Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES Superintendent Chris Todd helped the district get the planetarium classified... more

Could there be development? Former Tops site in Geneva under construction

Old Tops site in Geneva being readied for new businesss
The closing of the former Tops Friendly Markets store in the plaza on Hamilton Street last fall was a disappointing development in a city with limited grocery options. However, the former store’s space is now being cleared for new development, although it’s unclear just what that might include. A company is working inside the former store as part of the... more

What’s next for Port 100 after funding cut from Geneva’s 2020 budget?

Port 100 funding cut from 2020 budget in Geneva
A number of people were surprised when Port 100 lost it’s funding through the city of Geneva, as Council adopted the 2020 budget. Maureen Ballatori manages the Port 100 space, and presented to City Council during the budget process – making the case for continued financial support. “We were seeking $17,000 for 2020 to keep Port 100 open and vastly... more

Schedules slashed for employees at Target after wage hike

Target wage increase leads to schedule cuts
Some target employees say they have seen their hours cut because of a recent wage increase. In the past few years, target announced that they are raising their minimum wage to $15 an hour. Recently, employees are complaining because they say that Target has cut their hours in recent years. This leads to more complexity when it comes to health... more

Beverage containers from restaurants would need to be 75% recyclable under NYS bill

Bill would require recyclable materials for ‘to go’ containers at restaurants
Single-use beverage containers manufactured or sold at the wholesale or retail level in New York should be composed of at least 75 percent recycle materials by the middle of the next decade, according to a bill introduced this week by Assemblywoman Pat Fahy. The bill would phase in the requirement over the next six years and is meant to reduce... more
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