GENESEO –Denny’s on Lakeville Road is among more than a dozen restaurants operated by Feast American Diners, LLC, that are closing, according to WARN notices filed with the state Department of Labor.

BATAVIA — A retired Le Roy businessman whose dedication to civil service is widely known in Genesee County will be honored at Genesee Community College’s first-ever virtual commencement.

SYRACUSE — As five regions statewide start to gear up for reopening, Gov. Andrew Cuomo again called for a careful process and continued monitoring.

BATAVIA — The Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) was unable to have its annual meeting and awards presentation in April, but BID honored its award winners and looked ahead to its goals for the year in a recently released video.

WASHINGTON D.C. — Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has introduced legislation to address disruptions in the food supply chain caused by the coronavirus pandemic and directly connect farms to food banks.

ALBANY — Some regions of New York can start reopening Friday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said, and nursing homes must comply with a new COVID-19 executive order amid growing backlash over the state’s handling of the virus in those facilities.

BATAVIA — Batavia needs to make up a financial shortfall, possibly as much as $2.5 million this fiscal year, and the hiring freeze announced earlier this week should save the county about $370,000, said the city’s manager.

BATAVIA — Assemblyman Steve Hawley, R-Batavia, recently signed on with the Assembly Republican Conference to sponsor legislation that would divert state and federal funds received for COVID-19 relief to frontline firefighters and EMS workers who have been on the clock since the lockdown in N…

BATAVIA — While most of the staff were going about their jobs Thursday morning at Rochester Regional Health United Memorial Medical Center, bakery owners were walking through the front door with goodies.

BATAVIA — The number of employees furloughed by Genesee County had risen from 46, as reported Tuesday, to 48, as of around noon Thursday, a county official said.

ALBANY — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be spearheading a “tracing army” to research those contacts who have interacted with those testing positive.

ALBANY — At the end of the week, the state will have a decision on what to do with schools and summer schools in terms of opening up, said Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday.

Downtown Digital Group, an advertising and marketing solutions company, and Johnson Newspaper Corp. are launching “A Hand Up Marketing Grant” program to give area businesses help in promoting — and reintroducing — their business to the community following weeks of closures or limited operati…