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Airport implements health and safety initiatives (access required)

As travelers gradually begin to book seats on airlines with more frequency, the Greater Rochester International Airport is implementing the #ReadySetROC initiative to promote health and safety. Among the measures being taken: » Social distancing markers have been placed at ...

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County trims $47.6 million in spending to offset sales tax shortfalls (access required)

Projected shortfalls in sales tax revenue aren’t as dire as Monroe County Executive Adam Bello initially feared, but measures are underway to find nearly $47.6 million in cost savings and thus avoid a property tax increase in 2021. A hiring ...

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Census data helps business make critical decisions (access required)

The U.S. Census Bureau has made a significant push to encourage participation in the count this year, and the business community is hoping people listen. While the census will determine reapportionment of seats in the House of Representatives (New York ...

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Morelle expects still more funding will be needed by small business (access required)

Rep. Joe Morelle believes Congress very likely will need to pump even more money into the Paycheck Protection Program and also rescue state and local governments when lawmakers consider the next round of emergency funding to keep businesses afloat. The ...

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Greenlight to resume expansion into city (access required)

Greenlight Networks has signed a master license agreement with the city of Rochester, meaning high-speed internet may now reach more homes in heart of Monroe County. Greenlight had halted installation in the Rochester in February due to the city’s new ...

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Schumer eyes relief for big business, fixes to small business lending

Forgivable loans for large businesses, similar to the relief granted to small businesses in the CARES Act, will be one order of business when Congress provides the next round of support for a suffering American economy, Senate Minority Leader Charles ...

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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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Construction industry stung by new ‘essential’ definition

Construction firms large and small, forced to leave job sites on Friday when their work no longer fit the state’s definition of an essential industry, are hoping Gov. Andrew Cuomo instead will allow municipalities to determine whether building is a ...

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Lending hotel was their way of helping flatten the curve

Having backgrounds in the health care industry, Silas and Micky Patel said they followed intently the spread of the coronavirus long before it reached pandemic proportions in New York. They saw the devastation in China and then in Italy, and how ...

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County’s COVID-19 surge preparedness plan includes creation of field hospital

  Rochester’s health care providers believe they can more than double the number of available hospital beds within existing facilities to more than 4,000 should there be a wave of serious COVID-19 cases due to the coronavirus pandemic. But doctors ...

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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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Online auction will benefit Spiritus Christi’s prison outreach program (access required)

Spiritus Christi Prison Outreach is taking its 40th anniversary celebration online on Saturday evening, highlighted by an online fundraising auction. Home Leasing has committed to match up to $40,000 in auction proceeds. Spiritus Christi Prison Outreach is a ministry of ...

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Monroe County, city of Rochester extend property tax deadline

Taxpayers in Monroe County and the city of Rochester now have an extra month to pay property taxes. County Executive Adam Bello has signed an executive order, extending the due date for the third installment of town and county real ...

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