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Li-Cycle has paused construction on the Rochester Hub in the town of Greece. (Screenshot from Li-Cycle's YouTube video on installation of sodium sulfate crystallizer)
Oct 23, 2023

Li-Cycle cites rising costs as reason for ‘pause’ of construction on $485M Rochester Hub

Citing a continuing rise in building costs, Li-Cycle said it has “paused” construction on the $485 million Rochester Hub.

Tech Hubs
Oct 23, 2023

Buffalo-Rochester-Syracuse region secures federal tech hub designation  

The tri-state region is on the road to becoming the country’s semiconductor superhighway with a newly minted federal tech hub designation.

Power lines (Photo provided by Avangrid)
Oct 19, 2023

Metro Justice town hall gathering will discuss public takeover of RG&E

In the wake of rate hike approvals of 7.4 percent, 5.5 percent and 6 percent over the next three years by the state Public Service Commission, a town hall discussion will explore continued efforts to turn Rochester Gas & Electric into a public utility.

Oct 17, 2023

COMIDA approves $63.4M in tax incentives for fairlife’s Webster facility

The County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency approved $63.4 million in tax incentives for fairlife for a $660 million manufacturing facility in Webster.

Stores selling liquor and wine in New York are now allowed to be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays. (Photo by Kevin Oklobzija)
Oct 16, 2023

Extended Sunday hours among NY’s new laws for liquor stores, brewing industry

Liquor stores in New York can now be open for 12 hours on Sundays under legislation signed into law over the weekend by Gov. Kathy Hochul.

Oct 12, 2023

Commission approves smaller RG&E rate hike

Rates for Rochester Gas & Electric and New York State Electric & Gas Corp. (NYSEG) are going up, but not as much as the utility companies wanted. The New York State Public Service Commission this afternoon voted unanimously — but with reservations — to approve a three-year rate plan for both companies, adopting a joint […]

Oct 12, 2023

fairlife seeks $63.4M in tax incentives for new Webster facility

fairlife is asking for $63.4 million in tax incentives as it prepares to begin construction on a $660 million manufacturing facility in Webster.

Oct 9, 2023

City of Rochester seeks public comment on proposed zoning map

The city of Rochester's latest drafts of the Zoning Code and Map are available for review and comment.

(Photo courtesy city of Rochester)
Oct 6, 2023

Rochester begins preliminary design/engineering for Inner Loop North transformation

Preliminary design and engineering work has begun on the Inner Loop North Transformation Project, a process deemed vital by the city of Rochester.

Oct 2, 2023

COMIDA funding ensures RochesterWorks addiction recovery program continues

The County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency has provided $200,000 in funding to support the Enhanced Recovery Services Program of RochesterWorks.

Oct 2, 2023

Monroe County to provide electric vehicle charging at nine locations

Monroe County has completed installation of Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations at five county properties, and another four are on the way.

Sep 28, 2023

Hyzon to pay $25M penalty to settle fraud charges by SEC

Hyzon Motors Inc. will pay a $25 million civil penalty to settle fraud charges filed by the SEC over misleading business practices.