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12/19/2014Cape Vincent Approves Amended Subdivision Law

Dec. 19--CAPE VINCENT -- The Town Council approved an amended version of the town's subdivision law on Thursday that includes a new section on lot-line adjustments. Last amended in 1998, the subdivision law was revised by the town Planning Board by using a model subdivision law for towns provided by the New York State Tug Hill Commission as a guide. Planning Board Chairman Robert S. Brown said ...
12/19/2014New Jersey Beach Owner Sues Over Dune Project

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — A major Jersey shore beach owner is suing the state, the federal government and the borough of Point Pleasant Beach over a project to establish protective sand dunes along the state's shoreline. Jenkinson's Pavilion, one of the state's largest and most popular beaches, filed a lawsuit Tuesday in federal court claiming the project would transform its privately ...
12/19/2014Construction Set to Start on Finger Lakes Casino

TYRE, N.Y. (AP) — The developer behind one the three new casino locations chosen for upstate New York isn't wasting any time getting started with construction. The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports (http://bit.ly/1AlM5qs ) that the head of Rochester-based Wilmorite says digging for the $425 million casino in the Seneca County town of Tyre is set to begin Friday. Thomas Wilmot says construction ...
12/18/2014Maker of White Pigment Planning Tonawanda Plant Employing 100

Dec. 18--A Cleveland company that produces the white pigment used in paint, plastic and other products is planning to open a $130 million plant that is expected to employ more than 100 workers on River Road in the Town of Tonawanda. White Rock Pigments, which had been looking at sites in Lackawanna, instead selected a 50-acre site at 4000 River Road to build a 140,000-square-foot plant on a ...
12/18/2014Howe Cavern Awaiting Word on Casino

Dec. 18--More than three years after raging floods ravaged sections of Schoharie County, scores of homes remain vacant and the county's unemployment rate of 6.4 percent is the highest in the Capital Region. Jobs are so scarce in the county, officials say, that some people have given up looking for work and many others drive 25 or more miles to get to work sites in Albany and elsewhere. So many ...
12/18/2014Howe Caverns' Bid for Casino Rolls Snake Eyes

Dec. 18--ALBANY -- A proposed $300 million Schenectady casino along the Mohawk River won the backing of a state siting board Wednesday, dashing the hopes of promoters of a competing site at the Howe Caverns tourist attraction in Cobleskill and two other rival projects in Rensselaer County. In addition to picking the Rivers Casino & Resort project in Schenectady, the Gaming Facility Location ...
12/18/2014Airport Gets Grant for New Fuel System

Dec. 18--QUEENSBURY -- A fuel tank at Warren County Airport that was ordered closed earlier this year by the state because of safety concerns will be replaced in the coming months thanks to a $550,000 state grant. The grant will allow for a complete overhaul of the airport's fuel storage and distribution system. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the grant, and one for Saratoga County Airport, on ...
12/18/2014Fortune Smiles on Schenectady Casino Proposal

Dec. 18--ALBANY -- A $300 million casino and resort planned for an old industrial site along the Mohawk River in Schenectady got the initial green light on Wednesday as one of three gambling centers to be licensed by New York state. The Rivers Casino and Resort at Mohawk Harbor, proposed by real estate developers Galesi Group of Rotterdam and Chicago-based Rush Street Gaming, prevailed over ...
12/17/2014New York State Will Move to Prohibit Hydraulic Fracturing

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration will move to prevent fracking in the state, citing unresolved health issues and dubious economic benefits of the widely used gas-drilling technique. Environmental Commissioner Joe Martens said Wednesday that he was recommending a ban, and Cuomo said he would defer to Martens and Acting Health Commissioner Howard Zucker in making the ...
12/17/2014SUNY Oneonta Gets Grant to Solve Storm-Drainage Problem

Dec. 17--A recently announced grant will help the State University College at Oneonta continue its efforts to reduce the impact of stormwater runoff, two college officials said Tuesday. The college learned Friday it will receive $910,000 from the Green Innovation Grant Program administered by the state Environmental Facilities Corp, according to a SUNY Oneonta media release. The grant is ...
12/17/2014Voters Approve Starpoint Capital Project

Dec. 17--PENDLETON -- Starpoint school district residents approved a $15.4 million capital project aimed at improving district buildings and grounds. The "Student Health, Safety and Technology Capital Project" passed by a 527-316 decision, with about 62.5 percent backing the initiative. District officials have said the capital work will include a series of updates, improvements and ...
12/17/2014Officials Break Ground on Walnut Avenue Housing Project

Dec. 17--A downtown affordable housing project in the works for over a year is beginning to take shape. Housing Visions Inc., a Syracuse not-for-profit, broke ground on its Walnut Avenue Homes project, a mixture of infill housing and apartments set to be rented to low- to moderate-income residents in the area around the corner of Walnut Avenue and Sixth Street. Contractors have poured the ...
12/17/2014Alexandria CSD Voters Approve $6.2M Construction Plan

Dec. 17--ALEXANDRIA BAY -- Alexandria Central School District voters approved a $6.2 million construction project that will make improvements to the central school building and make it more energy efficient. The vote passed, 231 to 51. The project includes energy-efficiency improvements, such as replacing the steam boiler with a hot-water boiler, and replacing windows in the school and bus ...
12/17/2014Surplus Could Close $39M Thruway Gap

Dec. 17--How to fill a budget gap big enough to drive tandem tractor-trailer through will dominate the Thruway Authority's meeting in Albany on Friday. Although a toll increase appears unlikely for the moment, Thruway officials and legislators alike acknowledge that they must find a way to tackle a projected $39 million deficit for 2015. Raising tolls is always on the table, they say, but so ...
12/16/2014Plan to Turn Delaware Avenue Mansion Into Apartments Approved by City Planners

Dec. 16--The Battle of the Mansions is over, at least for now. Critics of a $6 million plan to convert a languishing Delaware Avenue mansion property into nine townhouses, condos and apartments failed to sway the Buffalo Planning Board to their view. City planners voted Tuesday to approve the proposed project by architect Karl Frizlen over the opposition of his neighbors, who again voiced ...
12/14/2014Watertown Court Renovation Costs Jump to $1.6M

Dec. 14--WATERTOWN -- The planned renovations in City Hall's court facilities will cost at least $1.6 million, up from an original projection of $948,000. The increase can be partly attributed to the need for constructing an addition to accommodate the required security upgrade associated with the project. Earlier this fall, the state's Court Administration notified the city that the building ...
12/14/2014Developer: Lincoln Building Will Undergo 'From Top to Bottom' Restoration

Dec. 14--WATERTOWN -- A new $5 million fund to help rehabilitation projects in the north country is welcome news to local real estate investor Brian H. Murray. He found out that the Development Authority of the North Country secured $5 million on Thursday that could be used for a variety of redevelopment and revitalization projects. He plans to talk to DANC officials about any possible funding ...
12/12/2014Peace Bridge Unveils Expanded Buffalo Plaza

Dec. 12--As workers removed the last construction cones from the Buffalo plaza of the Peace Bridge Friday, U.S.-bound motorists discovered a new and precious commodity -- space. Lots more space. In fact, the $9.7 million just-completed project expands the Buffalo approach area by about 215,000 square feet, or about one-third more than the old capacity. It means trucks will now be afforded ...
12/12/2014PEF President Blasts Design-Build Construction Concept

Dec. 12--ALBANY -- Public Employees Federation President Susan Kent on Thursday called for an end to one of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's favored public works strategies: the streamlined "design-build" process that's been used on infrastructure projects like roads and bridges. "When we think of design-build, who is benefiting?," Kent asked during a hearing convened by the Assembly Transportation ...
12/12/2014Hudson Valley Town Getting $100M Retail Center

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Some of the nation's most popular big-box retailers will have stores in a $100 million retail and entertainment center to be built in the Hudson Valley. The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports (http://bit.ly/1GjFj6s ) that the head of The Wilder Cos., a Boston-based developer, announced Thursday that BJ's Wholesale Club, Dick's Sporting Goods, Field & Stream and ...
12/12/2014Western New York Gets $58.6M from State for Projects

Dec. 12--The latest round of state funding for economic-development projects in Western New York has a heavy focus on public works and environmental projects. The region, already the beneficiary of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's Buffalo Billion initiative, received $58.6 million in funding for 69 projects in the fourth round of awards from the state's Regional Economic Development Council program. The ...
12/11/2014North Country to Receive $63.4M in Economic-Development Funds

Dec. 11--Projects and municipalities in the north country have secured $63.4 million in state funding through the Regional Economic Development Council program. The Development Authority of the North Country received the most money -- $5 million -- but the village of Carthage and Omni Development Corp. also were big winners in the announcement made Thursday afternoon in Albany by Gov. Andrew ...
12/11/2014Blair Kamin: Studio Gang Architects To Design Expansion to NYC's Museum of Natural History

Dec. 11--Chicago architect Jeanne Gang and her firm, Studio Gang Architects, have been selected to design a major expansion of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. The six-story, $325 million addition, which has yet to be designed and which requires approval from city agencies, is to contain exhibition space as well as labs and theaters. The museum's existing complex is ...
12/11/2014Waterford officials OK $87K to Revise Town Complex Improvement Plan

Dec. 11--WATERFORD -- The Board of Finance approved $87,000 in funding Wednesday to revise a plan for the second phase of improvements to the municipal complex on Hartford Road. The funds will be used to make alterations to a 2012 plan that includes bringing the complex garage -- which houses town vehicles and other supplies -- and some office space up to code, as well as other improvements. ...
12/11/2014National Grid Works to Transition System for Energy Projects

Dec. 11--Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's push to increase solar energy production in the state is keeping National Grid on its toes. Last week, Cuomo announced the launch of "Community Solar NY," part of the "NY-Sun" initiative Cuomo first announced in his 2012 State of the State speech. The new program is designed to support "solarize" campaigns, which will push for a "critical mass" of homes and ...

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