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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 exploring alternate coronavirus-care facilities, just in case

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello on Wednesday implored all non-essential businesses to “send your employees home” as social distancing practices continue to ramp up in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus. “We need to protect the most ...

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Cuomo says racino hometowns don’t need share of VLT revenue (access required)

If Gov. Andrew Cuomo has his way, municipalities that have racinos within their boundaries would no longer receive a slice of video lottery terminal revenue to pay for hosting costs. Cuomo’s proposed executive budget calls for the elimination of VLT ...

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MRB Group president keeps firm focused on aiding small towns (access required)

When Ryan Colvin looks to the future and maps out his firm’s objectives for the quarter or the year, there is no dry-eraser board highlighting earnings projections that must be met. As the president at MRB Group, he isn’t issuing ...

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New program to address EV charging station costs (access required)

The New York State Department of Public Service is putting its support behind electric vehicles. A new report from the department recommends the establishment of a statewide utility-support “Make-Ready” program that would provide incentives to light-duty electric vehicle supply equipment ...

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Several State of the State proposals could affect Rochester workers, businesses (access required)

In his 10th State of the State address Wednesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo made a push for a number of economic and business-related initiatives, as well as several women’s issues and agenda items addressing worker protections. Likening the state’s ...

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Greenlight teams with LeChase to expedite expansion (access required)

Thanks to a new joint venture with LeChase Construction Services, Greenlight Networks expects to bring new fiber optic internet service to another 80,000 customers in the Rochester metro area by the end of 2020. Greenlight LeChase LLC will accelerate the ...

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Empire Access brings fiber optic network to Victor (access required)

Empire Access has launched fiber optic internet, phone and security services in Victor, giving residential and business customers faster connection speeds than traditional cable Internet services. Empire says its fiber optic network provides reliable service that is not prone to ...

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County kicks off $24 million highway lighting upgrade (access required)

Monroe County will soon begin upgrading highway lighting, an initiative that will cost $24 million over the next four years. The transformation of the highway lighting infrastructure will reduce annual energy costs by nearly 50 percent, to an estimated $150,000, ...

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Local design firms join forces to win Buffalo Skyway contest (access required)

Redevelopment of Buffalo’s downtown skyway will be done with a big assist from three Rochester-based firms. SWBR, Fisher Associates and MRB Group combined forces to create the winning entry in the state’s Aim for the Sky: The Buffalo Skyway Corridor Competition. Throughout the ...

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Inner Loop projects beginning to take shape

For decades, it was perhaps the most underutilized thoroughfare in Rochester, an urban-renewal-era roadway meant to move drivers into and out of downtown in rapid fashion. In reality, the Inner Loop was very much a moat, sans water. The sunken, ...

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Electric and gas rate hike hearings scheduled for Tuesday (access required)

Hearings will be held Tuesday in downtown Rochester on rate increases being proposed by Rochester Gas and Electric Corp. and New York State Electric & Gas Corp. The hearings are scheduled for 1:30 and 6 p.m. in the City Council ...

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Erie Canal bridge work begins in Wayne County (access required)

Work to rehabilitate four century-old Erie Canal bridges in Wayne County has begun. The $7.1 million project by the New York State Department of Transportation, which is expected to take two years to complete, will enhance safety, improve mobility and ...

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Work underway on new Route 63 bridge, roundabout in Geneseo (access required)

Initial work is underway on the Route 63 bridge replacement in Geneseo. The $8.7 million project calls for replacement of the nearly 70-year-old two-lane truss bridge that carries Route 63 traffic over the Genesee River. The new bridge, which will ...

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City to study transformation of another part of Inner Loop (access required)

Now that much of the old Inner Loop East has been transformed, the city of Rochester has issued a request for proposals for an Inner Loop North transformation planning study. City leaders want to evaluate alternatives and advance recommendations for ...

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