BATAVIA — National Grid employees volunteered their time this week to help Arc of Genesee Orleans get rid of old machines the utility company’s Day of Service.

The state’s hiring freeze in effect for nearly a year-and-a-half since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic is over, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Thursday.

UTICA — A federal court Tuesday granted a temporary restraining order against Gov. Kathy Hochul’s vaccine mandate for the state’s health care workers.

WARSAW — The Wyoming County Chamber & Tourism office is inviting the public to nominate their favorite business to be considered for one of its annual “business of the year” awards.

BATAVIA — Three developers are looking to invest nearly $20 million in local projects. One is hoping to get the OK Thursday for aid from the Genesee County Economic Development Center.

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WARSAW — Independent movie theater owners Scott and Tami Treutlein, who had to close their theaters in Warsaw and Hornell during the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, have received some help from a Small Business Association grant program.

New Yorkers are waiting with bated breath for more concrete parameters within the new recreational marijuana industry after the Senate’s approval this week to appoint two leaders to the entities responsible for licensing and regulating the emerging market.

The federal government approved $5 million Friday to help ease the burden on state and local governments working to remedy closed roads, train service and severe damage caused by Hurricane Ida’s historic rainfall and flooding in 14 counties throughout New York City, Long Island and the Hudso…

After the 2020 census concluded, more than 300 residents of the south side of Batavia — an area targeted for census reporting outreach efforts, were identified who had not been counted in the previous census.

ALABAMA — In his second personal visit to the STAMP campus, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer revealed a two-pronged plan to establish the Science and Technology Manufacturing Park (STAMP) as a domestic hub for the semiconductor and clean energy industries. He talked about that …

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ALBANY — Senate and Assembly Republicans blasted their Democratic colleagues for deciding to extend the state’s eviction moratorium before Wednesday’s extraordinary session commenced for extending the eviction moratorium.

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ALABAMA — With the U.S. Supreme Court having struck down President Joe Biden’s eviction moratorium, Sen. Charles Schumer was asked Wednesday during a visit to the Science and Technology Advanced Manufacturing Park (STAMP) site in the town of Alabama what the federal government is doing to ad…

ALBANY — New York’s temporary ban on evictions and foreclosures will continue through the beginning of next year, lawmakers decided Wednesday, arguing the state needs more time to distribute billions of dollars in relief to make tenants, small landlords, business and property owners whole am…

WASHINGTON (TNS) — The Senate’s bipartisan infrastructure bill makes a $42.5 billion bet that the government will overcome an obstacle that has long plagued efforts to connect most Americans to the internet: notoriously inaccurate maps showing where they can get a signal — and where they can’t.

ALBANY — New York’s small landlords are taking out second mortgages, cashing life insurance policies and other last-resort measures to stay afloat as they fight to access COVID-19 assistance promised to satisfy millions of dollars in rental arrears incurred over the last 17 months as some te…

BATAVIA — Local officials and the owner of the former C.L. Carr Co., Inc. store property say a Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) project at the Main Street site is moving forward.

GENESEO – Rochester Regional Health is primed for a sizable expansion that will bring a slew of new medical services to the town of Geneseo.

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BATAVIA — The Western Regional Off-Track Betting (WROTB) Corporation will give the town of Batavia more money than previously planned to contribute to a $4 million project to upgrade Park Road and make it safer for pedestrians.

GAINESVILLE — A series of electrical upgrades has been completed in the village, New York State Electric & Gas officials announced Thursday.

HARRISBURG, Pa, — During the first two weeks of September, a sample of small grain growers around the country will receive Agricultural Survey questionnaires from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.