NY Liquor Authority to consider Farmer’s Inn permit

It’s been a full year since Canandaigua City Police provided the New York State Liquor Authority with a list of illegal activities they say are ongoing at a decades-old Coach Street watering hole. Next week, they may see some results. Canandaigua Police Chief Stephen Hedworth told city officials Tuesday that the Farmer’s Inn would be the subject of a state... more

Four businesses stand in Canandaigua Chamber’s spotlight

Four area businesses were honored and scores more inspired at the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce annual Business Awards Luncheon on Friday. Receiving awards this year were Wood Library for service, Canandaigua Federal Credit Union #16176 for retail, JD Chapman Agency, Inc. for industry, and Finger Lakes Visitors Connection for tourism. Keynote speaker Penelope Pankow, proprietor of F. Oliver’s Oils and... more

New Grant Avenue car wash, Genesee Street McDonald’s remodel under review in Auburn

The Auburn Planning Board will soon vote on two new commercial site plan applications: one to construct a new single-tunnel car wash on Grant Avenue and the other to remodel the existing McDonald’s restaurant on Genesee Street. According to Senior Planner Stephen Selvek, both projects were proposed to the planning board earlier this year, and both have gone back and... more

Cayuga unveils plans for one of state’s largest solar farms

It was just a few years ago that Cayuga Operating Company was on the verge of closing their coal plant in Lansing, but today they are planning for a new future in solar. The company unveiled plans to construct one of the state’s largest solar farms at its 434-acre site in Lansing. Ironically, the solar farm will be located on... more

Update: Ruling in favor of Olney overshadowed by new allegations in Barrington

Judge Dennis Bender has issued a decision that favors Olney Place owner Seth Olney in his lawsuit against the Town of Barrington, but the conflict that has fractured relationships in the town is far from over. Now, Olney and his attorney allege that Town Code Enforcement Officer John Griffin may have falsified the business’s certificate of occupancy, perhaps in an... more

Linden Street work halted: City says special stamping pattern not done correctly

The city announced Wednesday that it has ordered work stopped on the repaving and treatment of Linden Street. “Our Public Works team has discovered an installation issue with stamping the pattern onto the street,” said city spokeswoman Rhonda Everdyke. “The current work has been stopped and the contractor will remedy the issues to ensure that the original design and bid... more

Seneca County IDA to consider hiring consulting firm

The next step in the One Seneca economic development strategic plan process is hiring a consultant. That may occur Thursday. The Seneca County Industrial Development Agency Board of Directors will discuss a proposal from Fairweather Consulting of New Paltz to serve as a consultant to the IDA, the county Board of Supervisors and the county Chamber of Commerce during the... more

What’s in store for cab companies in Ithaca now that Lyft, Uber might move into …

Two local cab companies have responded to the possibility of Uber and Lyft moving into Tompkins County and their main takeaway was the same: the sparkle behind ridesharing services likely won’t last long. John Kadar, who has owned Ithaca Dispatch for 22 years and has about 80 drivers on the road in Ithaca and about 40 in Elmira, said, “I... more

Demolished building in Clyde hauled away

A recently demolished building on Main Street in Clyde has been cleared out and hauled away. According to Mayor Gerald Fremouw, the structurally damaged building posed a safety risk to the community. After a partial collapse of the building, the structural engineer called in by the village to inspect the building deemed it unsafe and recommended demolition. A truck sat... more

Geneva Chamber will co-host ribbon cutting ceremony

The Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that it will be hosting its next Member Milestone Celebration on Friday, June 2, 2017. The event will include an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to honor the Grand Opening of the new luxury apartments that are now available at Lakeview Geneva, LLC. The Grand Opening event will take place from... more

A cruise for brews, down the Erie Canal

The Genesee Brewing Company’s new fermentation tanks will have gone the distance by the time they’re put in place at the Rochester brewery: With no mule named Sal in sight, they’ll have logged some 225 miles on the Erie Canal. The first barges carrying three tanks launched from Waterford in Saratoga County, May 19 — a week behind schedule due... more

Apple invests $200 million in Corning Inc.

It was only a few years ago that Corning Inc. and Apple Inc. were locked in a fierce battle. Apple was considering replacing the protective screens in its iPhones and iPads with sapphire, effectively wiping out the market for Corning’s Gorilla Glass. Fast-forward to 2017, when Apple has just bestowed on Corning a $200 million grant to help stabilize iPhone... more

Walls coming down at former Seneca Knitting Mill

Demolition of former Seneca Knitting Mill structures on both sides of the limestone building that will be the new home of the National Women’s Hall of Fame is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday. Crews from Sessler Wrecking and Excavating in Waterloo will be at the scene to demolish remaining brick walls on the west side of the limestone building, with... more

Here comes the solar power in Canandaigua

On the first day the city’s solar array went online, gray skies and rain ruled the day. But the city’s use of solar power is expected to generate much sunnier fiscal and environmental news over time. The city’s 4.1 MW solar array, which earlier in the year earned Canandaigua an honor from the New York Conference of Mayors, was officially... more

Cornell will survey Lake Ontario flooding; businesses, residents urged to participate

Cornell University will be studying the rising waters of Lake Ontario. The New York Sea Grant has awarded rapid response funding to Cornell University to develop and conduct a standardized high water impact survey in the areas along the southern and eastern shores of Lake Ontario. The effort is in response to stakeholder requests for a standardized method to collect... more

NOW OPEN: The Candle Shop celebrates a new beginning on Exchange St. in Geneva

It’s been a long road, but a rewarding one at the same time. The Candle Shop, which celebrated it’s first weekend open last week – heads into the holiday weekend with renewed confidence about their plan to open a business in Geneva. For Jessica Fischer, owner of The Candle Shop, the idea was born out of uncertainty in 2014. “My... more
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