$30 million to be used for terminal, other upgrades
$30 million to be used for terminal, other upgrades
The Republican candidate in the 19th Congressional District race shared his views with voters in Endicott Wednesday.
The entire statewide Republican ticket and several other electoral hopefuls stumped in Vestal Tuesday.
Property developers are planning to build a $24 million apartment complex and commercial space across from Mirabito Stadium in Binghamton.
New York state has begun the application process for licenses to run retail cannabis stores, nearly a year and a half after the drug became legal for adult recreational purposes.
DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos presented the community garden organization with a grant from the state’s environmental protection fund.
Community unemployment groups still want answers for issues that have come up over the last two years.
“Our farmers, our farmworkers are all getting collectively screwed right now by one-party Democratic rule.”
There was a lot on the docket during the most recent meeting of the Tompkins County Legislature, plus some debate not tied to any specific motions. Here’s a recap.
The five-member Turnpike Commission approved an across-the-board fee hike for the 15th time in a row.
“These companies are gonna need this bill to help them with dollars, and I’ll help to push to allocate those dollars.”
Advocates for the change said farm workers should have the same overtime standard as other workers.
The proposal would prohibit landlords from renting to groups of four or more students in areas zoned as single-family and two-family residential.
Company officials say Bluestone wind project on track to go online later this year.
The unfair labor practice charges include temporarily and permanently closing stores and firing union leaders.
“We are building this system to be able to absorb a million calls a day.”
“When you think of the semiconductor industry, you don’t automatically think of Corning.”
The city would likely demolish the plaza and the adjoining property area before taking public input on a plan to redevelop the land moving forward.
The laws set standard wages for renewable energy jobs, set higher energy efficiency standards and incentivize thermal energy infrastructure and research.
The resolution passed committee on a four-to-one vote. The full council will vote on the resolution on July 6th.
The winner of the June 28 primary will face off against incumbent Democratic Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-123) in the general election this fall.
“We run 24/7, we have cars on all the time.”
The first 100 or more retail licenses will be offered to people who either had a past marijuana-related offense or have a family member who did.
“Before, if you walked in Johnson City, you would just hear kids laughing and giggling. Now you don’t hear that. All you hear is construction.”
“Standards (at nail salons) just aren’t adequate. They’re not enough to support a living wage or to support the genuine health of workers.”
Hochul said recently that she is still considering whether to sign the moratorium legislation. The DEC has set a deadline of June 30 to address Greenidge’s permits.
“Data that paints a gloomy economic outlook over the next few years has majority GOP budget makers worried.”
“We still don’t know if we’ll have jobs after Friday and we’re bargaining for the store and we’re not going to give that up.”
A Starbucks spokesperson told Bloomberg that the closure was based on facilities, staffing and time and attendance issues.
“It’s unacceptable to re-fire up old fossil fuel plants in the middle of a climate crisis just to make fake money to make a few rich people richer.”
Prices are up because of the rising costs of natural gas, which generates about half of the state’s electricity.
“The suspension of New York State gas taxes will save New Yorkers about $600 million through the end of the year.”
“This is a national emergency. Babies have become sick and have died. We need access to high-quality formula and we need to do it immediately,” Gillibrand said.
“It’ll make homes less affordable than they already are, and that’s already an issue that we have in the city.”
Alderperson Jorge Defendini said the law will help workers advocate for more equitable pay.
Environmental regulator issues violation notice to the Village of Johnson City.
Alderperson Cynthia Brock said she’s working with the Tompkins County Ethics Board to open an investigation into the former mayor.
The bill still needs a vote in the Senate and approval from Gov. Kathy Hochul.
Voters increasingly disapprove of how the governor is handling a number of issues like crime and the economy.
“I appreciate the ambition, but we want to see what the science says, what the facts say on the application and ultimately we’ll make a determination on that and that alone.”
New York could become the next state to require employers to disclose information about pay and benefits in job listings and to their current employees.
Home heating prices are up as natural gas supply costs continue to surge worldwide. This comes as households in New York face staggering utility debt, which advocates worry will be difficult to pay back in time.
“Today, we unionize a store that is not even four months old. That really shows that the unions are in the future for Starbucks.”
Ten hearings over the plan are being held virtually and around the state.
Environmental activists call the move “political.”
The New York senator acknowledged the effort to implement a moratorium on some cryptocurrency mining in New York.
The next COVID-19 relief package may replenish the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, which helped restaurants that were suffering due to the pandemic.
Manufacturers in New York want to compete with companies overseas and localize production. They’re limited, however, by hiring challenges and a lack of workforce housing.
An emergency declaration passed by the sewage board allows it to make purchases and sign contracts outside normal procedures.
“We can’t accept a world where sovereign nations can be impeded upon,” Rep. Delgado (D-19) said Tuesday.
The City of Binghamton is beginning the process of restoring and potentially moving its historic Ross Park carousel, a fixture of the park and zoo for over a century.
“We (should) take care of our workers, give them what they need, but give the farmers, perhaps tax relief, to ameliorate the impacts.”
The renovations include upgrades to locker rooms, dining areas and training facilities as dictated by Major League Baseball standards.
Binghamton city officials say they plan to address water ponding on the new Recreation Park tennis courts later this year.
The plan includes spending money on workers and a property tax subsidy for lower-income homeowners and renters.
“We’re not taking our foot off the gas when it comes to fighting the pandemic,.”
“When you do it, just remember you owe not just income tax, but if you do it for any length of time, you’re also going to owe self-employment tax.”
Williams said he’s not against cryptocurrency mining altogether, but wants companies to reevaluate their mining process so it doesn’t use as much electricity.
“To drop the threshold to 40 hours over the next decade will be extremely difficult for farmers and farmworkers alike to absorb.”
Dozens of tenants’ rights activists gathered outside Ithaca City Court Thursday to call for the city to pass a “Right to Renew Leases” bill.
Inspired by a successful effort to unionize a location in Buffalo in December, Starbucks workers at three locations in Ithaca said they want to follow suit.
The mayor’s office urged residents to call the 211 helpline to start an application.
Small metro areas in upstate New York like Ithaca and Utica are also still struggling to recover with Ithaca only recovering so far by roughly .3%.
Two Binghamton restaurants, whose owners are part of an ongoing police investigation, reopened over the weekend.
Just over 70% of voters cast ballots in favor of adding language to the New York Constitution guaranteeing “clean air and water, and a healthful environment.”
The Binghamton City Council voted Tuesday to earmark $3 million for renovations at the Town and Country Apartments, which serves low-income residents on the city’s North Side. But the decision has faced pushback.
A debate over cryptocurrency mining on Seneca Lake turned into a broader test of the state’s climate law. That test is likely to come to a head in 2022.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said she’s committed to seeing students return to school next week as planned, as state health officials are pushing for more children to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
“The better environment we can create for raising our children, that’s going to pay dividends in terms of innovation, in terms of entrepreneurship.”
Hemp processing licenses are once again moving forward with New York state certification, after some were delayed for months following the overhaul of the state’s cannabis law, earlier this year.
The City of Norwich in Chenango County and the Village of Endicott in Broome County will each receive $10 million for downtown improvements.
“It seems like every little thing that could go wrong with the global supply chain has.”
The move comes as the DEC is considering renewal of the air pollution permits for Greenidge Generation, a power plant and cryptocurrency mining operation in Yates County.
The City of Ithaca will soon begin a guaranteed income pilot program. It’s intended for lower and middle-income residents who are primary caregivers.
“The plants literally drowned and died because the roots couldn’t get any oxygen.”
The 470-acre parcel includes the largest piece of undeveloped shoreline on Cayuga Lake.
The findings are contrary to messaging from the Ithaca Police Department and its labor union, the Ithaca Police Benevolent Association.
“We actually intended to be working currently, like this fall. But because of supply chain issues, fiber is one of the things that was hit particularly hard.”
The Port is on track to process 740,000 containers by year’s end — up 15 percent from last year.
Federal funding is on the way to New York homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure.
Broome County Executive Jason Garnar said the facility will bring a couple hundred jobs to the area.
Funding from the $1.2 trillion federal infrastructure package signed into law last week, will soon start making its way down to local projects, including broadband internet access.
“How about this New Year’s resolution- that in the days after New Year’s that we say ‘everybody’ back in the office.”
“It was just such a stressful day-to-day struggle to figure out how how to make it through the week and how to put food on the table.”
The Southport Correctional Facility near Elmira is one of six prisons throughout New York state that will close.
Among the Tops stores being sold to C&S are shops located in Cooperstown, Cortland, Norwich, and Owego.
“The only way we are going to say that New York is truly back, is when the tourism industry is back as well. I believe they are interconnected.”
The Southport Correctional Facility in Chemung County and the Willard Drug Treatment Campus in Seneca County are among six prisons closing.
The transition comes as several city departments have vacancies or are currently led by individuals looking to retire in the near future.
“We have put a lot of thought from the very beginning on how this is going to be structured in an effort to advance this project and protect the city.”
Republicans appear poised to maintain control of the mayor’s office for another four years.
“Is it or is it not an energy hog. If it is? If it’s undermining our climate goals then we need to take a really really careful look at it, including saying no.”
While plans for the new Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences facility pre-date the pandemic by several years, its opening comes at a time when many hospitals face nursing shortages.
The candidates strongly differed over the management of the Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant.
Many school district leaders have a dilemma — they have all this federal money, but they can’t use it to hire the teachers and staff they need.
“They’re worried about inflation, they’re worried about jobs, they’re worried about all sorts of things. world affairs.”
The IBEW’s now outspoken support of Greenidge indicates that opponents may face a broader front in their efforts to pass legislation implementing a moratorium on cryptocurrency mining.
“They’re trying to figure out how to make their inventory as accessible to their customers as they can.”
Schumer said the $1 trillion bill would create thousands of union jobs to complete federally-funded infrastructure projects.
A combined shortage of labor, material, and transportation has made it difficult for stores like Tops and Wegmans to keep many items in stock.
“All eyes are on what happens with this particular facility.”
A shortage of veterinarians in New York State is making it difficult for people to find care for their pets.
“If the auction proceeded, the opportunity to preserve the land for conservation and public access could have been lost forever.”
Later, speaking to reporters, the governor said she wanted to intensify the focus on reviving downtown areas in struggling cities.
“There has to be some level of ‘Wow, this property is something that we would like to open to the public.'”
The pandemic caused an unprecedented number of temporary and permanent job losses, with over 4.7 million New Yorkers collecting benefits.
“There’s clearly something going on in households where people still feel they can get by.”
Average daily attendance at this year’s State Fair was down by more than 50% from the 2019 fair, primarily because of the pandemic.
“These are people that wrote the bill. They should’ve had these people in mind when they wrote those statutes.”
“A policy that I don’t subscribe to is the idea that a local government would be getting tens of millions of dollars and providing what amounts to corporate welfare.”
“They lost it once and they knew what it was like and they didn’t want to lose it again.”
Last week, council moved to hold over several resolutions to next week’s meeting where they may receive a vote.
“I believe that the benefit, risk ratio is an order of magnitude better for IM3 than it was for SungEel.”
As of July 23, 2021, 1,242 new business certificates were filed with the Onondaga County Clerk this year. That’s over two times as many as this time last year.
“They want to have safety in their workforce, they want to provide a safe environment for their customers, but they also want to be adequately staffed.”
Testing has shown some homes in Elmira Heights to have indoor air concentrations as high as 37 micrograms per cubic meter, over seventeen times the EPA’s maximum for homes.
While New York reportedly added 9,800 jobs in June, there continues to be a labor shortage across the state.
Niezgoda said that smaller infractions, and unintended smuggling, are another matter for travelers to keep in mind.
“Many employers are begging for assistance and what we can do is pair up these individuals and get them the training they need, through state-run programs, with willing employers to help eradicate the spectre of violence by giving them an alternative.”
“Why is this so important? Because whether you know it or not, almost every device, every machine you own, depends on a chip.”
“The market certainly is much tighter than it has been in the past. There’s no doubt about it.”
Forecasters predict Pennsylvania will rake in nearly 15 percent more this year than last. That would be the largest increase of any state.
Contaminants were regularly used at the plant, especially in metal finishing processes.
“Getting these costs nailed down is really the next step.”
Under the tax code section of last month’s budget agreement, any company that builds a center in the Keystone State won’t have to pay sales tax on the thousands of pieces of equipment needed.
“Because of the climate or the soil, there was a number of reasons that a number of people made assumptions it wouldn’t work, but no one had actually tried it.”
“I think this will be a magnet for small businesses to locate within the city of Binghamton because I think there’s going to be more choice for them.”
Wall Street executives are pushing vaccinated workers to return to work, and that’s good news for vendors and other small businesses in New York that depend on workers from finance.
A majority of those incarcerated will rejoin the community outside of prison at some point.
“The best way to get our economy back and to rebuild our middle class is to support our unions and our workers.”
“This isn’t rocket science. It’s public policies that are the biggest lever to lift families out of poverty.”
Wegmans recently notified customers that two databases used for the company’s internal business purposes were inadvertently left open to potential outside access.
The legislation that created the program dictated that a minimum of 35 percent of the funds are reserved for applicants outside of New York City, but only through its first 30 days.
The tourism industry claims 70% of a $900 million industry in central New York, was lost in the past year.
“Business owners have seen their work and their dreams just disappear. I don’t know how many thousands of businesses have closed permanently, but it’s thousands, and that’s just a tragedy.”
“If you have a shortage of something, it’s because the price is too low. So, if you have a shortage of labor, maybe you should consider paying them more”
Among those in opposition are union groups.
“The best reason to pay people a living wage, from an employer’s point of view, is that you’re garnering a sense of loyalty from those workers.”
Any bills passed would require Cuomo’s signature.
“The local law has to be adopted on or before Dec. 31, 2021. That’s coming up really quickly. It’s like a one or done shot. If you adopt it on Jan. 1, it has no effect.”
The Attorney General’s Office filed a petition with the New York State Supreme Court to force Continenza to publicly testify about his purchase of more than 46,000 shares of Kodak stock last summer.
“Gaming is one of the hottest, and fastest growing industries and companies close to home. More people do video games than watch movies. Look at Hollywood. We can become the Hollywood of gaming.”
“We’re going to try to make sure that it’s really good broadband.”
During the first 30 days, the program will prioritize those who are unemployed, those with income at or below 50 percent of area median income and other vulnerable populations at risk of homelessness.
“When our sales tax is cut by that much it affects us, when other counties weren’t nearly as affected because the majority of their revenue comes from tax revenue.”
“The school district has trouble with their teachers getting access to the students. Some of the hospitals and medical units have trouble getting access to people in the rural areas.”
DiNapoli is asking that Amazon to review its impacts on civil rights, equity, diversity and inclusion, and the impacts of those issues on its business.
There’s a silver lining to all those empty storefronts in New York City: Some business owners are snagging prime Manhattan locations ahead of the Great Reopening.
“I think it’s important for the money to be for all the different points that address human needs.”
The rate increases include a $1.54 a month increase in the Broadcast TV Surcharge, which Spectrum said reflects the costs incurred from local broadcast TV stations.
If 100% of a firm’s traders are fully vaccinated, they can start sending more to the stock exchange floor. They can eat lunch in their booths again. Masks will be optional in some parts of the floor.
“I’m surprised they’re not sending vans to weigh stations or rest areas and putting up signs to say, ‘Truck drivers, stop here and get your one-shot vaccine. One-shot and go.’”
If passed, a moratorium would be the first statewide restriction on cryptocurrency mining in the U.S.
Roughly a quarter of Steuben County residents experiencing poverty are under the age of 18.
“It is time to begin removing certain restrictions and regulations that are no longer necessary, so we can safely reopen and rebuild our state’s economy,”
Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt said he was concerned about a proposed fee in the legislation that would charge fossil fuel companies $55 per ton of greenhouse gases.
“While we, the United States, and our genius created the chips, and we are the leader in creating the most advanced chips, we don’t make them here as much as we should.”
The final phases have been on hold since late last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but all workers have to do now is some fine-tuning and system tests.
About 40% of the CEOs surveyed believe economic conditions in upstate NY will improve this year.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported that the national unemployment rate for March was around 6%. Meanwhile, that number for New York State was still at around 8.8% as of February.
If the budget is not adopted by Monday, 39,000 state workers, many in health care and correctional facilities, may see their April 8 paychecks delayed.
The legislature is proposing $7 billion dollars in new taxes on the wealthy and corporations, and $4 billion dollars more in school aid.
An estimated $350 million in annual revenue is expected from the 13 percent sales tax on the drug, with 40 percent of the revenue going to a community reinvestment fund.
“I’m not talking about stopping a guy from sitting in his backyard and smoking a joint. Honestly, I really don’t care. But I know people are going to get in traffic crashes and they’re going to die.”
By late 2022, adults in the state would be able to buy cannabis in retail stores, and could also sample the drug in tasting rooms.
As the coronavirus pandemic turns one, researchers have found women have lost decades of economic progress, but some have also found a new voice in advocating for better family and work policies.
“Beer industry growth is coming from flavored malt beverages, seltzers and through innovation. We’re investing behind that while our beer business also grows share but in declining or flat categories.”
New York now allows the resumption of weddings. But wedding planners have a list of COVID-19 safety measures to follow.
Rather than wait for new cannabis cultivators to build from the ground up, medical cannabis companies say they could use their existing infrastructure to give the new market a boost.
The data have shown that restaurants can operate safely and in accordance with strict health protocols at 75% capacity. New York City restaurant capacity will remain at 35% capacity.
That money would be used to fill the state’s budget deficit, which Cuomo’s office has projected to be about $15 billion over two years.
Movie theaters in New York City are reopening after nearly a year. And the decisions has consequences for the entire globaly output of Hollywood.