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Doctors and nurses charged with fraud after illegally prescribing 12 million doses of opioids and charging Medicare

138 people were charged with health care fraud by the Department of Justice last week. The loss amounted to $1.4 billion dollars and many individuals charged were doctors and nurse practitioners. $1.1 billion of the loss came from the use of telemedicine ... MORE
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Tops building in Chemung County sells at auction to an unknown buyer

According to minutes from a Chemung County IDA meeting, the old Tops building was sold during an auction for $800,000 in July. The buyer is not known and bought the property that was listed as an opportunity zone due to its retail ... MORE
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Geneva City Council discusses how to help businesses impacted by downtown construction

The Geneva City Council received a petition from downtown Geneva merchants asking for financial assistance due to the hardships caused following a project resulting in no street parking and one way traffic. The City Council discussed ways to help business owners during ... MORE
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New York is recovering financially after the the pandemic damaged the economy

It looks like the New York State economy is recovering after all, following the extra $2.1 billion in revenue the state will be getting annually for the next 4 years. The money is from the federal government in the form of aid ... MORE
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Great Lakes Cheese plant is moving out of Allegany County to it’s next door neighbor, Cattaraugus County

After investing in the Great Lakes Cheese plant, Allegany County will watch it move to Cattaraugus County and take with it 200 new jobs and a $500 million manufacturing plant. After searching for two years, the company settled on moving to Franklinville ... MORE
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Officials brainstorm solutions for the shortage of direct support professionals

The problem still exists surrounding a shortage of workers that help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and officials are figuring out what that issue is. The State Senate held a meeting this week to look into the issue, and the biggest ... MORE
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Rochester CEOs feel targeted with vaccine mandate for companies with over 100 employees

Rochester businesses express worry as the date approaches for President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate. Any employers that have over 100 employees are required to mandate the vaccine in their business. Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bob Duffy says he ... MORE
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Another KFC is coming to the Southern Tier in 2022

Painted Post will soon open a new KFC restaurant. The location is at 243 North Hamilton Street. The plan is to open the fast food restaurant in January of 2022, but no official date has been set. A KFC opened in 2019 ... MORE
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The freeze on hiring government employees in New York State will officially end due to higher revenue

Governor Kathy Hochul shared that with the state’s finances improving since the start of the pandemic, the hiring freeze will be lifted for state government jobs. The freeze was previously announced to be ending in May by the Cuomo administration, but Hochul ... MORE
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The Village of Waterloo will not be among municipalities choosing to allow retail sales and use of marijuana

The Waterloo Village Board has voted unanimously to opt out of state laws that legalize marijuana. Towns and Villages have until Dec. 31 to opt out, but once the deadline passes they may not opt out at all. If they choose to ... MORE
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Nutreat and Agri-Trak, two local startup companies, are among 20 finalists in globally recognized Grow-NY competition

Empire State Development and Cornell University’s Center for Regional Economic Advancement have announced that two local food start-ups are among finalists in the Grow-NY competition. The top prize is $1 million dollars, followed by two prizes of $500,000, and four of $250,000 ... MORE
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York Industrial Plaza in Auburn purchased by Harmax Holdings LLC

38 and 40 York Street in Auburn, two four story buildings, have been sold. Both buildings are 66,000 square feet and their intended purpose upon construction was to manufacture farm equipment. Both buildings sold for $1.1 million dollars. The buildings are currently ... MORE
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New Acting Chair of JCOPE is a graduate of Ithaca College

An Ithaca College alum is now the Acting Chair of the state’s Joint Commission on Public Ethics. James Dering graduated in 1988 with his bachelor’s in Business Management. He is a partner at Garfunkel Wild, P.C. where the law firm focuses on ... MORE
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After two years, Hornell can finally move ahead with their DRI planning

In 2019 Hornell received $10 million dollars through the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. After the pandemic, politics, and everything else happening, Hornell can finally go ahead with revamping their downtown. 19 projects were awarded funding from the grant and will focus on fixing ... MORE
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Businesses are making the switch and getting rid of Styrofoam

Polystyrene foam containers are being banned, and some local establishments are getting ahead of that. McClure’s Deli in Elmira plans to remove all Styrofoam used in their business. Barbara McClure, owner of the deli, said that it would just be different packaging ... MORE