The New York State Public Service Commission on Thursday approved the sale of local broadband company Greenlight Networks to Grand Oaks GLN, LLC.  Grand Oaks is a Pittford company owned by philanthropist and Paychex founder Tom Golisano.

The PSC says the sale will give Greenlight access to financial capital and allow it to build its high-speed broadband fiber network, as well as optimize its operation in a way that is needed for long term success in a competitive telecom industry.

Updated 11:16 EDT: This story now includes information about the Food and Drug Administration's release of a list of complaints against brand-name drugmakers for hindering access to samples for generic testing.

When Celgene Corp. first started marketing the drug Revlimid to treat multiple myeloma in 2006, the price was $6,195 for 21 capsules, a month's supply.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Wednesday it has launched an investigation into a rear-end collision involving a Tesla in South Jordan, Utah, the Associated Press reported. It marks at least the third investigation into crashes involving the company's cars since March.

There are plenty of political and other controversies to keep people busy on social media. But for at least a few days this week, one of the biggest trending disputes has to do with what you think you heard.

You may have already had this argument with your co-workers, when you heard a brief audio clip of a computerized voice that sounds like it’s saying either, “laurel“  or  “yanny.”

It’s not as simple as you think; different people have heard different things.

Especially if they heard the word played at either a slower speed or a faster speed.

A prominent local developer is speaking out about a federal investigation into his business.

Morgan Communities CEO Robert Morgan wasn't speaking on Monday when federal agents raided his offices in Pittsford.

But he issued a statement late Wednesday saying he's cooperating with a federal inquiry.

Morgan says the investigation has to do with federally backed loans placed to several developers through a specific mortgage broker.

Xerox has officially appointed John Visentin as CEO and set July 31st as the date for the annual meeting. There is no word yet on a location for that meeting.

The company released more information about its next moves on Wednesday night.  Earlier this week, Xerox announced that Visentin would become CEO and that Jeff Jacobson and five other board members would resign as part of a settlement with activist investors, Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason.

Xerox has been through some tumultuous times in recent weeks with questions over who will end up controlling the company. And with the recent announcement there will be a new CEO and several new board members, a retirees group is wondering what it will mean for their members.

David Coriale is president of the Association of Retired Xerox Employees, a national group which represents some Xerox retirees across the country.  He says there are about 10,000 Xerox retirees in the Rochester area.

Erie County District Attorney John Flynn says new research at the University at Buffalo is a "huge deal" in developing a computer chip that could eventually be used to build the illegal drug equivalent of the breathalyzer.


Various reports indicate that FBI agents raided the Pittsford offices of local developer Robert Morgan on Monday morning.

An FBI spokeswoman said that agents were “conducting court-authorized activity” at 1080 Pittsford-Victor Road, but could not comment beyond that.

That location is the headquarters of Morgan Management and CEO Robert Morgan.

The raids follow a report in the Buffalo News last fall that FBI agents were examining financial transactions by his companies

There are major developments in the battle for control of Xerox, as the company announced management changes and that it will pull out of a deal that would have seen Fuji acquiring Xerox.

Plus, two local spirits companies announce plans to expand; one of them in South Bristol will grow crops needed for its products and another will expand a tasting room in Fairport.

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