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Businesses innovate to keep income flowing during the pandemic

The first load of hand sanitizer made by Black Button Distilling Co., is loaded onto a truck for deliver to local health care and first response workers. (Photo supplied by the distillery.)

Instead of grilling a gorgeous steak and creating a beautiful plate presentation late last week, restaurateur Tony Gullace  was alone in the kitchen at Max at Eastman Place, cutting raw steaks and sealing them by Cryovac so customers could cook ...

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Cuomo orders restaurants, bars, casinos to close

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With the state closing of restaurants and bars Monday, as well as casinos, theaters and gyms, COVID-19-related restrictions grew more onerous for New Yorkers.  Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced a pact with adjoining states Connecticut and New Jersey ...

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Midsize performing arts space opens in Canandaigua (access required)

Artist rendering of the new Sands-Constellation Theatre in Canandaigua. Image supplied.

A theater is opening in Canandaigua, bringing back to life what started as a high school auditorium a century ago. The Sands-Constellation Theater will have its grand opening in two performances this weekend and then be available for rental by ...

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RIT takes out dormitory bonds for new construction, lower interest on its debt (access required)

More construction at RIT will take place with bonding it just sought.

Rochester Institute of Technology has taken out $346.2 million in bonds through the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York in anticipation of major building and renovation projects on campus. Nearly half the funds will go toward new construction ...

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Marlee Matlin comes to RIT Dec. 5 for talk on substance abuse and recovery (access required)

Actress Marlee Matlin

Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin will speak at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf Dec. 5 on the subject of addiction and recovery. Matlin, the deaf actress who won an Academy Award in 1987 for “Children of ...

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At MAGIC Center, David Long balances student opportunities with professional work (access required)

David Long of Victor is the Director of RIT's MAGIC Spell Studios.

A year ago this month, David L. Long was standing at a podium showing off Rochester Institute of Technology’s newest toy – MAGIC Spell Studios, a state-of-the-art studio for creating video games, movies and all kinds of media. It would ...

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