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Gibbs Street building to undergo renovation

A property lining Gibbs Street has new owners, who are committing upwards of $700,000 to upgrade and renovate the site. Anthony Matthews LLC, composed of proprietors Mark Siwiec and Duffy Palmer, closed last week on the 26-unit apartment building in ...

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Programs to help low-income homeowners

The Rochester Area Community Foundation and a Syracuse non-profit plan to help launch new programs to help low-income Rochester-area and central New York homeowners make energy saving repairs and improvements, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Thursday.

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Renovations complete at hotel in Greece

The DelMonte Hotel Group announced Thursday the completion of major renovations to its Rochester Residence Inn West. The work involved 90 guest rooms and the lobby.

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Sustainable homebuilding gains traction, but slowly

Green construction may not yet be the norm in local home building, but the practice is gaining popularity. Metro Legacy Homes LLC focuses on building homes that are healthier for occupants and the environment, Chief Operating Officer Michael Millner says. ...

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Russell LeFrois built the family firm

Although he formally retired from what is now LeFrois Builders and Developers in the late 1970s, Russell LeFrois remained involved and interested in the business he created. It was just a few weeks ago when his son, Richard LeFrois, the ...

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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

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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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