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Morelle expects more economic relief will be necessary

The $2.2 trillion emergency legislation passed by Congress last week very likely won’t be nearly enough to keep Americans employed and the economy afloat as the coronavirus pandemic steamrolls the country. “I suspect we’ll be back to either extend provisions ...

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Grow-NY competition open to applications again (access required)

The application window to enter the $3 million Grow-NY business competition is now open.  Empire State Development and the Cornell Center for Economic Development both announced on Tuesday that the competition is opening up for its second round of applications, ...

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City residents, businesses can access emergency support programs

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren today announced a suite of programs to support residents and businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. » Free professional financing counseling and coaching will be available to residents from the Office of Community Wealth Building’s Financial Empowerment ...

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Wind power company offers grant program in Orleans County (access required)

Apex Clean Energy, the company planning to build a 33-turbine wind farm in the Orleans County town of Barre, has opened a community grant program.  “This is a difficult time for all New Yorkers and we want to step up ...

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County creates small-business emergency loan program

A small-business emergency loan program has been created by Monroe County that aims to provide up to $10,000 in no-interest funding within seven days. The program, approved Wednesday by the Monroe County Industrial Development Corp., offers zero-interest loans of up ...

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Duffy: $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill ‘a huge win’

Anticipated approval of $2 trillion in emergency legislation means small businesses can continue to pay employees, laid-off workers will receive full pay for four months and local governments and health care providers can continue to fight the coronavirus pandemic. “This ...

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F.F. Thompson Hospital unveils new intensive care unit

F.F. Thompson Hospital, located in Canandaigua, has moved its intensive care unit to a new, state-of-the-art 12-bed facility. Previously, the hospital’s ICU was in a seven-bed unit. The new Sands-Constellation Intensive Care Unit opened ahead of schedule. UR Medicine Thompson ...

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Aqueduct Building sells for $4.7 million (access required)

After more than 100 years as the home to Lawyers Cooperative and the legal publishing firm’s recent iteration, Thomson Reuters, the Aqueduct Building has been sold. The downtown landmark, identifiable by a 21-foot statue of Mercury that sits high atop ...

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Cuomo orders 100% of ‘non-essential’ workforce to stay home

Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered all workers for “non-essential” businesses to stay home and threatened civil fines or mandatory closure to those employers who don’t comply. The edict goes in effect at 8 p.m. Sunday. He also said all public gatherings ...

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County health department: Increase precautions but carry on with life

Monroe County’s first confirmed case of the coronavirus has ramped up precautionary measures by the health department, but it is not a reason to go into hibernation, officials said at a Thursday morning news conference. Confirmation for COVID-19 in an ...

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Businesses ready to confront coronavirus outbreak, survey finds

Two-thirds of U.S. business owners are confident their business is prepared to carry on should the coronavirus (COVID-19) become a widespread health issue, according to research from Paychex. Of the 300 randomly selected owners, 59 percent said they have a ...

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ROC the Riverway project gets underway at the library (access required)

A much-anticipated ROC the Riverway project broke ground this week. The new Rundel Library North Terrace in the city of Rochester is one of a series of riverside projects which, when complete, will create a seamless connection along the banks ...

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Feds say Moses siphoned nonprofit money for cruise, guns and Knicks tickets (access required)

Federal authorities say the former chairman of the Rochester Housing Authority used funds meant for a neighborhood nonprofit organization to take a cruise, buy guns and purchase tickets to a New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden. The allegations ...

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