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John Papponetti: 2014 Kate Gleason Young Engineer of the Year

You might say John Papponetti first worked on a bridge in the seventh grade, when he entered a balsa wood bridge construction competition. “I just basically built the strongest balsa wood truss bridge in the class,” he said. “I won ...

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Contract to protect site

A Livingston County firm has been awarded a $4 million contract to make massive concrete blocks that will protect a portion of the Port of Oswego.

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Alstom to hire 75 at Rochester facility

Alstom Transportation Inc. plans to hire 75 staffers at its Rochester facility this year as a result of federal investments in transportation infrastructure.

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Rochester Lyric Opera to turn church into performing arts venue


Rochester will have a new major performing arts venue, the owners announced Wednesday morning. Rochester Lyric Opera Inc. has purchased the former First Church of Christ, Scientist at 440 East Ave. for $1.2 million. The opera group plans to spend an additional $6 million to renovate the 100-year-old landmark structure.

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Eastman Business Park gets funds

The Eastman Business Park has received $611,000 in new federal funding toward a program aimed at helping technology entrepreneurs develop their businesses.

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LeChase acquires Westchester County firm C.W. Brown

LeChase Construction Services LLC has acquired C.W. Brown Inc. in Armonk, Westchester County, for an undisclosed sum. Under the agreement, which took effect April 1, C.W. Brown will operate as a division of LeChase, with the same workforce and market focus.

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Stepping stone


With as many as 300 new jobs possible pending the approval of a new recycling facility in Livingston County, the president of CM&M Industries Inc. has announced an additional 25 positions to be created by an extension of the Avon ...

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Eastside Family YMCA in Penfield opens $7 million expansion


The Eastside Family YMCA in Penfield unveiled a $7 million, 34,000-square-foot expansion on Monday, making it one of the largest YMCA branches in North America and one of the first medical and wellness complexes of its kind in the area.

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Panel awards $1.2 million to beneficiaries

In an unusual award granted by a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority arbitration panel, a Tompkins Financial Corp. unit has paid $1.2 million to compensate beneficiaries of a wealthy local family’s trust fund. Paid to Richard and Rebecca Samuel as trustees ...

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Genesee County project gets grant from National Grid

The Genesee Gateway Local Development Corp., the real estate arm of the Genesee County Economic Development Center, has received a grant of $50,000 from National Grid PLC that was used to build the Innovation Zone, an incubator space at the 34-acre Upstate MedTech Park in Batavia.

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Couple buys, to transform Park Avenue coffee shop


(Photo by Kimberly McKinzie)   In recent months, the owners of Park Avenue’s future Café Sasso have become a little bolder. Spouses Jessica Stroud and Peter Sapia have purchased Boulder Coffee Co. Inc. on Park Avenue—for $100,000, closing on the ...

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