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Farm-to-table movement gains steam in Finger Lakes (access required)

  Full-service hotels, especially those in small markets, don’t normally get adventurous with their restaurants. But the Ramada Plaza in Geneva, which changed hands in October 2017, has set out to do just that with the hiring of Finger Lakes culinary star ...

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Atlanta firm will re-purpose former Henrietta Circuit City (access required)

The former Circuit City store in Henrietta will soon become an $11 million self-storage village. Atlanta-based Stein Investment Group has purchased the building and will add a mezzanine and additional build-out to create a 79,000-square-foot self-storage facility along Marketplace Drive ...

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Power producer at Eastman Business Park wins $5 million in state carbon challenge (access required)

 The utility company that modernized energy production at the former Kodak Park and turned it away from coal has won $5 million from a carbon-reduction contest run by New York State. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Friday that Recycled ...

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Retail business arising in new forms downtown (access required)

Where Rochester’s downtown once featured four department stores and two grocery stores, now there are none. A quarter century after the last department store closed, in the places where all of Rochester once shopped, there’s a car museum, a large ...

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ESL first lender to file foreclosure papers on local Morgan property (access required)

The first foreclosure action on a local property in Robert Morgan’s apartment empire is underway in state Supreme Court in Monroe County. ESL Federal Credit Union filed papers on Monday morning to foreclose on Morgan Rivers Run LLC in Henrietta, ...

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Grow-NY competition will encourage agriculture and food entrepreneurs (access required)

Agricultural and food entrepreneurs in the Finger Lakes and two adjoining regions may compete for up to $1 million in a new business stimulation competition announced Friday. The Grow-NY competition is funded by $21 million in prize money over three ...

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Robert Morgan hit with 114-count indictment for mortgage fraud (access required)

BUFFALO — Robert Morgan’s real estate empire may be on the verge of crumbling following today’s 114-count superseding indictment by federal authorities that charges him with wire and bank fraud in an alleged $500 million mortgage fraud scheme. Morgan, founder and ...

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Imagine Monroe approves five economic development projects (access required)

Imagine Monroe, the county’s industrial development arm, has approved incentives for five projects that are expected to create 36 jobs. Security Risk Advisors Inc., a Philadelphia-based cybersecurity solutions firm, plans to open a second location on Culver Road that will ...

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Wyoming County puts buy-local listing online (access required)

A new online guide helps Wyoming County farms and producers reach out to consumers on the go. The “Buy Wyoming County Grown” website makes available a listing of producers offering apples to zucchini, and bedding plants to Christmas trees. Until ...

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State provides $14 million in funding for affordable housing in Finger Lakes (access required)

Housing developments in LeRoy, Sweden, Canandaigua and Seneca Falls will share in $14 million of state funding, helping to create or preserve 256 affordable homes. The funding is part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s five-year, $20 billion Housing Plan and made ...

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County, Builders Exchange team up for construction career day (access required)

With a continuing acute shortage of workers in the skilled trades, Monroe County and The Builders Exchange of Rochester are joining forces on the recruiting trail. Construction Career Day will educate students on available jobs in the skilled trades. The ...

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