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05/20/2015State designates Sandstone site in Orleans as 'shovel ready'

May 20--Empire State Development announced Tuesday that New York state has designated the Sandstone Development Site -- formerly the Keppler Site -- in the town of Shelby as "shovel ready," a term indicating the site is ready for development as a multi-tenant business and technology park. The 125-acre site has met the requirements for New York State Shovel Ready certification and has been ...
05/20/2015White House opposes East Coast missile site funds supported by Stefanik

May 20--The White House has voiced major opposition to the addition of $30 million to the defense budget for designing an East Coast missile defense site that potentially would be located at Fort Drum. A report from the Office of Management and Budget says the Obama administration feels "the authorization is premature and other missile defense requirements have higher priority." It also ...
05/20/2015WIC plans new building for Jain Irrigation

May 20--WATERTOWN -- Plans are progressing on a new building at the Watertown Center for Business and Industry off Starbuck Avenue. WIC board members got their first look on Tuesday morning at the conceptual plans for the proposed 40,000-square-foot building that Jain Irrigation would use for finished product warehousing. It would be the first new building at the sprawling business incubator, ...
05/20/2015New architect scales back plan for apartments at bell tower site

May 20--The church bell tower is still standing tall at Colvin Boulevard and Tacoma Avenue in North Buffalo, but the apartment complex to be built around it will be smaller than originally planned. A proposal for 40 apartments on the site of the former North Park Baptist Church is being scaled down by the project's new architect to ensure it better fits the property and neighborhood. Niagara ...
05/19/2015Factory Street reconstruction slated to begin in about a month

May 19--WATERTOWN -- A contractor could start digging in late June on the $12.9-million reconstruction of Factory Street. City Engineer Justin L. Wood told City Council on Monday night that the general contractor, CCI Companies Inc., Canastota, will begin "mobilizing" as soon as possible, with work on the mammoth project beginning in late June or early July. "It's an exciting project," said ...
05/19/2015Planned hotel in Town of Tonawanda may get trim to three stories

May 19--A hotel proposed for Niagara Falls Boulevard that nearby residents say is too tall for their neighborhood could be shrinking from four stories to three. During a discussion about the project Monday night at the Tonawanda Town Board's regular meeting, Councilman John A. Bargnesi Jr. said he met late last week with the developer and the architect of the planned 84-room Holiday Inn ...
05/17/2015Somerset seeks more public input on wind power proposal

May 17--SOMERSET -- The Somerset Town Board last week passed resolutions it hopes will give residents more input into whether a collection of wind turbines is installed in town. Supervisor Daniel M. Engert said state law has deprived Somerset of any power to block the project on its own. But he said the town intends "to defend our local law" before a state siting board that will make the ...
05/16/2015Defreestville fire station ground breaking planned

May 16--NORTH GREENBUSH -- Ground will be officially broken at 4 p.m. June 10 for a new Defreestville fire station on Route 4. North Greenbush Fire District No. 1 voters approved the $6.5 million bond to finance the station in April 2014. Commissioner and Deputy Chairman Daniel Garab said as well as benefiting district residents, the project will greatly improve conditions for the volunteers ...
05/16/2015Farmland eyed for new safety facility

May 16--Schoharie County's plan to construct a new $37 million public safety complex just north of the village of Schoharie off State Route 30 overcame opposition from three local residents Friday. The county Board of Supervisors approved the plan to purchase the 26-acre Seebold Farm for $375,000 to allow the construction of the facility, which will replace the one that was badly damaged by ...
05/14/2015Thousand Islands Inn construction postponed

May 14--CLAYTON -- Owners of the Thousand Islands Inn have postponed renovations of the inn scheduled to begin at the end of the summer and plan to reopen the bidding process for contractors to work on the structure. "The bids we received came in substantially higher than what we estimated," said inn co-owner Bradford J. Minnick. "We've ultimately decided to wait and hope that in late summer ...
05/14/2015New ownership group acquires Hotel Niagara

May 14--LOCKPORT -- Ownership of the Hotel Niagara will likely again change hands, this time to downstate developer Reception Hotels and Resorts, which has submitted a request for approval for tax abatements through the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency. Steven Fitzmaurice, the project director for current owners JSK International, said Wednesday at the IDA's monthly meeting that a ...
05/13/2015Lake George Gateway Project delayed in state office

May 13--LAKE GEORGE -- It appears a groundbreaking for the multimillion dollar makeover of the Route 9 corridor from Northway Exit 21 to the village line will not happen this month as originally planned. The delay, as the project is reviewed by the state Comptroller's Office, is mystifying officials. Last month, town Comptroller Wendy Baird had to drive to Albany to hand-deliver a check for ...
05/13/2015Wegmans is taking its first bite of Big Apple -- in Brooklyn

May 13--If Wegmans can make it there, it can make it anywhere. The Rochester-based grocer will open its first New York City store in Brooklyn. The 74,000-square-foot market will be built on the site of a former military base on the East River, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, which is being converted into a $140 million industrial park. The company said that it does not have an opening date or any ...
05/11/2015Lewiston bridge concern calmed

May 11--LEWISTON -- After publicly questioning the effects of a plaza redesign at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge, the town supervisor said he has received assurances that the project will not negatively impact public health or quality of life. Supervisor Dennis J. Brochey said a lack of communication initiated his concern over the project's affect on traffic patterns and, if they did increase, ...
05/10/2015Hotel Niagara sold, tax break sought for renovation

May 10--NIAGARA FALLS -- The historic but long-vacant Hotel Niagara is being sold again, and the new owners are seeking a tax break from the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency to assist them in a $27 million purchase and renovation. That request will be introduced at Wednesday's IDA meeting, along with a proposal to construct a new Hampton Inn on the Pendleton side of South Transit ...
05/08/2015Panel puts off decision on hotel proposal

May 08--The village of Cooperstown's Zoning Board of Appeals listened but took no action Tuesday on a package of height and story variances for the proposed luxury hotel at 124 Main St. About 20 residents spoke at the public hearing, which lasted nearly 40 minutes as part of the ZBA's May meeting. After the public hearing ended, it didn't take much discussion for a majority of the ZBA members ...
05/08/2015Injured worker loses lawsuit

May 08--LAKE GEORGE -- A construction worker who suffered a brain injury and broken bones after being hit by falling scaffolding during the building of Malta Commons lost his lawsuit against the companies in the project, under a ruling from a state Supreme Court justice in Warren County. William Wright, a 55-year-old father from Queensbury, had sued JAG I LLC, which had employed him, and ...
05/07/2015Watertown's Air Brake seeks tax break for $3.6 million addition

May 07--WATERTOWN -- New York Air Brake is considering a $3.6 million project to construct a 7,300-square-foot addition to the engineering test lab at its headquarters on Starbuck Avenue, according to the Jefferson Country Industrial Development Agency. The JCIDA's board of directors decided Thursday to authorize the agency to develop a tax incentive package needed to spur the expansion at the ...
05/07/2015Falls district celebrates opening of new sports complex

May 07--Before Wednesday's ceremony had begun, an unplanned procession of 400 student athletes wound its way across the new turf at the Niagara Falls High School Athletic Complex to shake hands with administrators who oversaw the facility's construction. "It is best thing I've done in my 33-year career," said Deputy Superintendent Mark Laurrie, who led the project for the district. "I'm proud ...
05/07/2015Town of Tonawanda Planning Board delays decision on express hotel for boulevard

May 07--A decision on whether to approve plans for a controversial hotel on Niagara Falls Boulevard was delayed for at least a month Wednesday by the Town of Tonawanda Planning Board. The board asked the applicant, Chan Patel, to submit alternative designs at its June meeting showing the Holiday Inn Express at two and three stories tall. Current plans call for a four-story hotel that would be ...
04/30/2015Feds OK $37M to replace Schoharie building

April 30--FEMA has agreed to a $37 million plan that will enable Schoharie County to relocate its public safety facility, which was heavily damaged by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011, federal lawmakers announced Wednesday. After personal appeals, the Federal Emergency Management Administration approved a proposal for Schoharie County to relocate its public safety building away from the Schoharie ...
04/29/2015Long Branch awards boardwalk bid to George Harms Co.

April 29--LONG BRANCH -- George Harms Construction was awarded the bid for construction of the city's new boardwalk and sea wall. The city received 15 bids but chose Harms, who came in with the lowest bid at $14.4 million. The highest bid was $24.9 million. Epic Management, Inc. which rebuilt Belmar's Sandy-damaged boardwalk, came in at $15.7 million. City Engineer Gerry Freda said the job is ...
04/29/2015Constitution Pipeline Refiles Water Permit Application to N.Y. Regulators

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers have an extra two weeks to comment on the proposed 124-mile Constitution Pipeline after the severe winter delayed the state's field review of potential effects to wetlands and streams along the project's planned route through four counties. The Department of Environmental Conservation's yearlong review of the pipeline's water quality certificate application was ...
04/28/2015Contractor again sues Town of Tonawanda over another rejected bid

April 28--A general contractor has again taken legal action against the Town of Tonawanda after another of its low bids on the Parker-Fries sewer replacement project was rejected last week by the Town Board. The board on April 20 accepted the approximately $9.52 million bid by Concrete Applied Technologies Corp. of Alden for the fourth -- and final -- phase of the project. But, in court ...
04/28/2015Old Lockport Walmart likely to be subdivided, Smith says

April 28--LOCKPORT -- The original Lockport Walmart has sat vacant since the retail giant opened its new Lockport center in January, but Supervisor Marc R. Smith said Monday that there are ideas afoot for its reuse. Smith said after a meeting on the future of the Transit North corridor, as the town has dubbed the Route 78 commercial strip, that the owner of the vacant store, DDR Corp. of ...

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