Cuomo announces $1.3M for waterfront upgrades for greater connectivity

On Tuesday, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo  announced that Watkins Glen would be part of the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program to develop projects that will spur economic development in the community. The Local Waterfront Revitalization Program serves as a management program for the Village’s treasured waterfront resources along the Seneca Canal system outlined in the Southern Tier Soaring Upstate Revitalization Initiative plan.... more

Cuomo: Two Auburn companies awarded low-cost power for expansion projects

The state is awarding low-cost power to two Auburn companies advancing multi-million dollar expansion projects. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the power allocations Thursday. The New York Power Authority, through the ReCharge New York program, will allocate 310 kilowatts to Currier Plastics and 30 kilowatts to Copper John Corporation, both Auburn manufacturers. Nearly 30 companies and organizations will receive low-cost power... more

Cayuga, Seneca both see dramatic rise in sales tax revenue in del Lago’s first year

For the first three quarters of 2017, only four of New York’s 62 counties saw their sales tax revenue increase by more than 8 percent. Data released by the New York State Association of Counties notes that Seneca County, home to del Lago Resort & Casino, and neighboring Cayuga County, just 10 miles east of the gaming center, are among... more

Genevan takes over long time optometry practice in SF

The optometry practice ran by Dr. August Sinicropi for many years has been purchased by Dr. Christopher Main and reopened as Seneca Eye Care. Main is a Geneva native and a 1998 graduate of Geneva High School. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Rochester in 2002 and his doctoral degree in optometry from the New... more

Roundtable highlights impact of tourism on Cayuga County lodging

Tourism is giving Cayuga County's lodging industry a boost, but there are outside factors that present challenges for local hotels and inns. The state of lodging in the county was the topic at the monthly Wednesday Morning Roundtable. Four panelists participated in the discussion moderated by Laura Coburn. Tourism provides $397 in tax relief per household in Cayuga County, Coburn... more

Cayuga County donates Sennett property to soil and water district

The Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District now owns approximately 13 more acres in Sennett after the county Legislature donated it this month. Pending a survey, the land includes about 6.8 acres where the Natural Resources Center at 7413 County House Road sits, and an adjacent wetland that makes up about 6.1 acres. The Legislature passed a resolution last... more

‘It was the ugliest house on South Street’: Inn to open at historic Auburn home

When Victoria VonRandall was a little girl, she made herself a promise. It was her grandparents' 50th anniversary, and Victoria and her family were visiting the Roberson Museum in Binghamton. The museum — a historic mansion built in the early 1900s — was filled with dozens of Christmas trees at the time, and it was there that Victoria had an... more

Generations Bank announces changes to its board of directors

Generations Bank announces today that Robert Kernan will retire on December 31, 2017 as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Bradford Jones, who currently serves as the Vice-Chairman will assume the Chairman of the Board position and Vincent Sinicropi will assume the Vice-Chairman of the Board position on January 1, 2018. Robert Kernan has served the organization for nearly 30... more

Downtown Auburn restaurant closes for season

A downtown Auburn restaurant has abruptly closed until the spring, continuing a shaky record of food service businesses at its location. The owners of Patty Shack, which opened in April in Auburn's Plaza of the Arts, confirmed the closure Wednesday. They attributed the closure to the cold weather, which has slowed sales and made the restaurant's patio — half their... more

Labor stats highlight impact of del Lago Resort & Casino

As the largest employer in Seneca County, del Lago Resort & Casino has had an impact on the county’s unemployment rate. The New York State Department of Labor released its October 2017 county unemployment rates and Seneca County has dropped significantly to 3.9 percent from 4.4 percent in October 2016. Seneca County has the fourth lowest unemployment rate out of... more

Taco Bell, KFC in Seneca Falls ‘condemned’ due to fire safety issues

Taco Bell in Seneca Falls is closed. At least temporarily. According to reports, Seneca County Code Enforcement shut down the restaurant due to a compliance issue with fire codes. It’s unclear when the restaurant will reopen, but a small fire was reported at the restaurant over the weekend. The restaurant’s hood suppression system, sprinkler system, and fire alarm all need... more
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