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INSIDE THE FLX: Mark Palmieri talks impact of COVID-19 on small businesses in Geneva (podcast)

It is truly rare for an entire economy to stop. Except that is essentially what we’ve seen in response to the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19. The pandemic that started in China, spread to other European countries like Italy with devastating result — ... MORE
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Cuomo signs limo safety package into law, prompting swift changes across NYS

A package of legislation aimed at making limousines safer across New York has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The 10-point package includes new safety regulations such as: seatbelt requirements, immobilization of defective limousines, increased penalties for illegal U-turns, GPS ... MORE
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Cuomo signs bill exempting flights of beer from sales tax

Cuomo signs bill exempting flights of beer from sales tax

The beer and wine industry is getting a boost, thanks to legislation signed into law by Governor Andre Cuomo. Both the beer and wine Industry generate billions of dollars in taxes and lawmakers have been looking for ways to help them grow ... MORE
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Region sees significant growth in sales tax collection between 2018-19

Sales tax collection over the last two years has grown. With the continued success of the various tourism industries in the Finger Lakes - most counties saw an increase of some kind. That said, Seneca and Yates counties saw the biggest increase ... MORE
Study says del Lago Resort & Casino had $270M economic impact in 2019

Study says del Lago Resort & Casino had $270M economic impact in 2019

Things are going well if you ask the folks who run Del Lago Resort & Casino in Tyre. CEO Brent Stevens told the Finger Lakes Times that the casino is meeting its benchmarks. A recent report highlighted a $270 million economic impact ... MORE
Cuomo announces agreement on limo safety legislation

Cuomo announces agreement on limo safety legislation

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a three-way agreement with Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie on a limousine safety regulation package. The 10- point package introduces new safety regulations such as: seatbelt requirements, immobilization of defective limousines, increased ... MORE
Finger Lakes Partners (Billboard)
Governor Cuomo outlines full-plan for spending in 2020

Governor Cuomo outlines full-plan for spending in 2020 (video)

Governor Andrew Cuomo says his proposals outline a bold vision for New York as it battles with some of the toughest economic pressures the state has faced in years. The 2020 budget plan features a $33 billion five-year plan to combat climate ... MORE
Cuomo announces new $151M to pave local roads, bridges

Cuomo announces new $151M to pave local roads, bridges

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an added $151 million in new funding to coincide with $743 million in direct state aid for local road and bridge projects across New York. The added funding is for fixing roads impacted by extreme weather events. The ... MORE
Governor’s Erie Canal plan would bring whitewater rafting to Seneca Falls

Governor’s Erie Canal plan would bring whitewater rafting to Seneca Falls

A $300 million plan to improve usage of the Erie Canal includes a proposal to turn a portion of the waterway into a white-water rafting area near the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge at the north end of Cayuga Lake in Seneca Falls ... MORE
Supervisors will consider including more properties in room tax collection in Ontario County

Supervisors will consider including more properties in room tax collection in Ontario County

The Ontario County Board of Supervisors is considering a change to room tax collection. The board will consider requiring this tax be collected on rentals with three or fewer units inside it, in addition to those larger ones. The Finger Lakes Times ... MORE
INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing Women March in Seneca Falls 2020 (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing Women March in Seneca Falls (podcast)

This weekend organizers hope thousands turn out again, like in past years, to celebrate inclusion and inspire conversations. Women March in Seneca Falls 2020 is an event that will span three days this year, compared to the single-day event, which it has ... MORE
Finger Lakes Partners (Billboard)
Martin says tours on former Seneca Army Depot likely again in the future, under new management

Tours could resume at former depot under new management

Martin says SWD thought they could operate profitable tourism effort at site – By Josh Durso A representative for Earl Martin says that despite Seneca White Deer, Inc. announcing last week that they would cease tour operations at the former Seneca Army ... MORE
Seneca Falls holds first session to discuss ideas for $10M DRI spending

Seneca Falls holds first session to discuss ideas for $10M DRI spending

People began putting their ideas down on paper Monday on how to spend $10 million in state money to revitalize this community’s 116.2-acre downtown. Four tables of 7-8 people discussed and wrote down what they’d like to see happen. The participants examined ... MORE
Money, Martin compete over narrative following announced end of Seneca White Deer, Inc. tours at depot

Dennis Money responds, will address Board of Supervisors tonight after Seneca White Deer announcement

After the abrupt announcement from Seneca White Deer, Inc. that they would be ceasing tour operations at the former Seneca Army Depot in Romulus, and the follow-up announcement from property owner Earl Martin that tours could resume with new management in the ... MORE
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More than $1M to be spent on child care expansion at Tompkins YMCA via economic development grants

More than $1M to be spent on child care expansion at Tompkins YMCA via economic development grants

Economic development and childcare have overlapped in Tompkins County. As part of the state’s REDC, or Regional Economic Development Initiative, the YMCA of Ithaca and Tompkins County is going to see funds to expand. Over the last two weeks, we’ve been detailing ... MORE