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

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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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Finger Lakes Airbnb hosts earned $3.6 million last summer (access required)

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Airbnb’s Finger Lakes host community earned a combined $3.6 million and welcomed some 17,100 guests during the biggest weekends last summer. Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, said during the five biggest weekends of 2019, hosts in the Finger Lakes ...

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All female food team from Finger Lakes featured at James Beard House (access required)

The team of chefs and producers who will represent the Finger Lakes at the James Beard House are, from left, Claire Benjamin, Nancy Irelan,  Autumn Stoscheck, Samantha Buyskes, Linnea Shumway, Trish Aser, and Susanne Messmer. Photo supplied.

A septet of female chefs and food-and-beverage producers from the Finger Lakes region will be featured presenters at the esteemed James Beard House in Manhattan in January. The team, headed by Geneva’s Samantha Buyskes, is currently listed on the house’s list of ...

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Big interest exhibited in Grow-NY agricultural business competition (access required)

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The inaugural Grow-NY agricultural business competition has attracted nearly 200 applications hoping to win start-up money to launch a venture in the Finger Lakes region. The applicants are competing to be among the 20 finalists who will have a chance ...

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Romulus waste incinerator suffers strategic blow (access required)

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A proposed waste-to-energy incinerator for Romulus, Seneca County, suffered a major blow Wednesday when the NY Senate unanimously approved legislation banning such incinerators in the Finger Lakes, following a similar Assembly vote last week. The Finger Lakes Community Preservation Act ...

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Finger Lakes makes first cut in decision to relocate parts of USDA (access required)

Wegmans Organic Orchard completed its transition to organic farming practices this year. (Photo by Velvet Spicer)

U.S. Reps. Joe Morelle and Tom Reed have sent a letter urging U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to pick the Finger Lakes region for a planned relocation of the National Institute for Food and Agriculture and the Economic Research Service. Morelle ...

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Finger Lakes one step closer to National Heritage designation (access required)

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New federal legislation will bring the Finger Lakes Region one step closer to being designated a National Heritage Corridor. The Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance (FLTA) on Wednesday learned that the John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management and Recreation Act was ...

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Torrey Ridge owners buy Rooster Hill Vineyards (access required)

Paul Curcillo and Stephanie King, left, bought Rooster Hill  Vineyards from founders Amy and Dave Hoffman, right.

Paul Curcillo and Stephanie King, the Philadelphia couple who bought Torrey Ridge Winery in 2015, have now acquired another Finger Lakes winery: Rooster Hill Vineyards. Rooster Hill’s founders were Amy and Dave Hoffman, who decided to retire after 16 years ...

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Finger Lakes wine region called best in country (access required)

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The Finger Lakes is the best wine region in the country, according to the USAToday 10 Best Readers’ Choice awards. In dozens of categories, experts in the field winnowed selections to 20 finalists and then the top 10, and their ...

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