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Duffy appointed to coordinate post-pandemic reopening in Finger Lakes region

Robert J. Duffy

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo appointed Bob Duffy, head of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and a former lieutenant governor under Cuomo, to coordinate public health and reopening of the economy in the Finger Lakes Region.  Cuomo said during his ...

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Pandemic’s impact on construction projects depends on contract


Binge-watching a season or five of a Netflix series has been a popular way for many to pass time while stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Contractors and building owners may be choosing a different way to stay busy: ...

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NextCorps awarded $10 million to accelerate clean-energy companies (access required)


Rochester’s NextCorps incubator is about to hatch more companies that will focus on clean energy.  The New York State Energy Research and Development Agency announced Thursday that NextCorps will receive $10 million over five years to develop the program, based ...

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Finger Lakes wineries feeling the impact of coronavirus

(Provided by New York Wine & Grape Foundation)

When Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the closure of restaurants, bars, gyms and movie theaters earlier this week, he also effectively closed the tasting rooms of more than 500 wineries statewide. Preventive efforts like this aimed at lessening the severity ...

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Cuomo orders restaurants, bars, casinos to close


With the state closing of restaurants and bars Monday, as well as casinos, theaters and gyms, COVID-19-related restrictions grew more onerous for New Yorkers.  Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced a pact with adjoining states Connecticut and New Jersey ...

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More students from abroad coming to Brockport for quarantine


A second wave of SUNY students studying abroad in countries most affected by the coronavirus arrived overnight at the College at Brockport, this time from foreign-study programs in Japan and Korea. In an update to the Brockport community late Monday ...

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College at Brockport readying campus for quarantined students from abroad


After denying anything was official for hours on Friday, the SUNY College at Brockport issued a statement late in the afternoon confirming that the campus is readying itself to possibly take students returning from five coronavirus-affected countries. Brockport President Heidi ...

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Free home audits part of Cuomo’s energy strategy (access required)


In what promises to be a boost for not only cost-conscious homeowners, but also for energy companies in the new green economy, New York State is making available free residential energy audits. The New York State Energy Research and Development ...

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

January 8, 2020 - Albany, NY - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo delivers his 2020 State of the State Address in Albany.  (Mike Groll/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo)

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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NYSERDA and PathStone part of economic recovery project in Puerto Rico (access required)


Puerto Rico is getting a $4.5 million boost in its economic development arm, with a public-private project aimed at accelerating solar business on the island. The package involves $3.8 million from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to train workers in ...

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Wagner Vineyards named New York winery of the year (access required)

Wagner Vineyards, located the east side of Seneca Lake, was named Winery of the Year at the annual New York Wine Classic held in Watkins Glenn Monday through Wednesday. The prize comes as the winery is celebrating its 40th anniversary. ...

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