Fri November 14, 2014


Fri November 7, 2014

Impact report says proposed Seneca County casino will cannibalize other regional gaming sites

Originally published on Fri November 7, 2014 7:32 am

Members of Casino Free Tyre say they want to shed light on the possible issues a new casino will bring to the community. (file photo)
Matt Martin WSKG

When Gov. Andrew Cuomo pitched his idea of opening up to four casinos in New York state, his goal was to create jobs in upstate New York. But a proposed Seneca County casino is ruffling feathers about 70 miles away in Oneida County.

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Thu October 16, 2014

43North unveils 11 finalists, two from WNY

Originally published on Thu October 16, 2014 1:40 pm

43North officials announce 11 finalists.

Eleven finalists were announced in the 43North business plan competition Thursday. The contestants are competing for $5 million in cash prizes, including a top award of $1 million dollars. Each of the competitor is guaranteed to receive a cash prize of at least $250,000.

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Mon September 29, 2014
American Made

Rochester Focuses On A New Picture Of American Manufacturing

Originally published on Mon September 29, 2014 7:17 am

Tom Worden works on a fixed-abrasive grinding table at Exelis Inc. in Rochester, N.Y. Exelis is an aerospace and defense company, and employs numerous former Kodak workers in its facility.
Mike Bradley for NPR

Rochester, N.Y., was once the imaging capital of the world, home to Kodak, Xerox and the eye care company, Bausch + Lomb.

Led by these companies, the manufacturing sector once employed 60 percent of Rochester's workforce. Now, that's less than 10 percent. And so, like many cities in this country, Rochester is trying to build something new from its manufacturing heritage.

If you want to understand the story of Rochester, says historian Carolyn Vacca, you need to come to High Falls, where from a bridge visitors see a waterfall and a panoramic view of downtown.

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Fri September 26, 2014

Borscht Belt communities hope to reclaim the good old days

Credit Jenna Flanagan/WMHT

The state’s Gaming Facility Location Board is on the road gathering public comment on new casino proposals, and it was a full house during hearings at the Grandview Hotel in Poughkeepsie Tuesday.

Supporters from the mid-Hudson Valley region weighed in on which county should be granted casino licenses in front of commission members.

The Innovation Trial’s Jenna Flanagan has more.

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