Posted on: September 21, 2016

New work trend coming to Geneva

Castle Street site to offer co-working, where entrepreneurs and others share common work space

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Posted on: July 11, 2016

GENEVA'S GAME CHANGER: Matt Horn shares the inside story

of how the city prepared its application and scored a $10 million grant

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Posted on: July 8, 2016

City hits $10 million jackpot for downtown revitalization

GENEVA - The city's bid to build on its success in revitalizing downtown got a $10 million shot in the arm Wednesday evening, delivered in person by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Posted on: May 25, 2016

Revolving loans available for ag, food industries

The local food processing and agricultural industry is getting a boost from a new, $3 million revolving-loan program.

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Posted on: May 17, 2016

OUR OPINION: OC economic development is top-notch

Residents of Ontario County are fortunate that Mike Manikowski and his small, but efficient staff are on the job, looking after the county's economic well-being.

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Posted on: May 17, 2016

Looking toward Ontario County's future

Economic developers outline strategic plan in meeting with FLT editorial board

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Posted on: March 17, 2016

Rapid growth creates opportunities, issues

Waste Harmonics offers outsourced consolidation services in U.S., beyond.
By Lori Gable

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Posted on: February 29, 2016

Bucking a statewide trend, manufacturing seen as a key to Ontario County's strength

Fairweather Consulting provides an update of the Ontario County Economic Development Strategic Plan.

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Posted on: February 29, 2016

County sees job growth

CANANDAIGUA — As people filed into the Susan B. Anthony Room at the Inn on the Lake in Canandaigua on Saturday morning for an update on the Ontario County Economic Development Strategic Plan, a graph at the front of the room displayed the average weekly ...Read on...

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Posted on: January 4, 2016

Development in Canandaigua set for '17 opening

By Andrea Deckert, RBJ
Work is on schedule at Pinnacle North, a mixed-use development on 21 acres near the shore of Canandaigua Lake. Developers expect the first phase of the roughly $120 million project to open in early 2017.

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Posted on: December 29, 2015

Residents hope FedEx delivers

Construction continues on a 225,000 square-feet FedEx Ground distribution center in Farmington, Ontario County, as residents await word on what opportunities the new plant will bring to the community.

The center plans to open in July 2016.

"Whe...Read on...

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Posted on: December 17, 2015

Ag Station gets $2MM for food safety push

Thanks to a $2 million state grant to Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station will soon be working to put a dent in numbers like that.

The Station will use the money to establis...Read on...

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Posted on: November 30, 2015

Small Business Spotlight 'Moving Optics' miniaturizes products

New Scale Technologies based in Victor

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Posted on: November 23, 2015

FLCC Wine program realizing fruits of its labor

Posted Nov. 20, 2015 Daily Messenger

Like the finest of wines, quality improves with time.

The same sentiment could be said of the Finger Lakes Community College’s viticulture program, which seems to improve with each passing year and, of late,...Read on...

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Posted on: October 27, 2016

2017-2018 Tentative Budget

The 2017-2018 Tentative Budget is now available for viewing. Follow this link for full details.

2017-2018 Tentative Budget


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Posted on: September 20, 2016

Check out our new Vision & Mission!

Ontario County has just adopted a new Vision, Mission, Core Values, and Core Behaviors Statement that will help guide us in our service of the community.

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Posted on: May 26, 2016

More than 101 Ways!

Over 101 ways Ontario County serves its residents and strengthens our community.

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

Shoreline Services to Remain Available through October 14

Residents are advised that shoreline weed pickup services remain available through Friday, Oct. 14. Please call 396-4458 to schedule assistance! The crew is now working on a part-time basis, so it's best to call ahead.

Thank you to all residents who ar...Read on...

Posted on: September 27, 2016

End of Season Clarification

Ontario County posts updates for the Honeoye Lake Aquatic Vegetation Management Program (AVMP) on the County’s website ( These updates are often shared in the community via email or social media. At times, conflicting reports are pos...Read on...

Posted on: September 26, 2016

Schedule Update

The work barge will continue to operate on the lake through the end of September. Call our office if you would like shoreline pickup of weed fragments. Harvesting concluded for the season on September 13. Residents are reminded to remove waterline markers...Read on...

Posted on: September 13, 2016

Harvesting to Conclude September 15 while Shoreline Cleanup Continues

The last day of harvesting will be on or before September 15. The harvester is operating in a few localized areas this week where underwater plants are growing at the surface. Late season harvesting offers an opportunity to remove plant biomass and associ...Read on...

Posted on: September 7, 2016

Program Update

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Harvesting Update:

Yesterday the harvester concluded cutting for the week based on poor visibility due to water quality conditions. The harvester may be used to skim floating material in limited areas near the boat launch later this week.

The work b...Read on...

Posted on: September 1, 2016

Harvesting Operations Update

The harvester is working on the second seasonal cut in areas around the lake with dense vegetation at or near the surface. The team will work an extra day on Friday, 9/2 to pick up fragments accumulated on shore before the holiday weekend. Residents can c...Read on...

Posted on: August 22, 2016

Harvesting Schedule Update

Harvesting is not scheduled for the week of August 22. Shoreline pickups will occur using the harvester. Staff are providing assistance at Sandy Bottom Park in preparation for festivities scheduled this weekend and clearing overgrown vegetation at the wei...Read on...

Posted on: August 17, 2016

Harvesting Schedule Update

Targeted harvesting will resume today on the western side north of California Point from Lake View Drive and Twin Bay Drive to Francis Tract, and also at an area from Joe Bear Drive to Sweet Pea Lane. This marks a second cutting for those areas. The sched...Read on...

Posted on: August 8, 2016

Mid-Season Harvesting Update

During three weeks of operations in July, 26 loads or an estimated 130 wet tons of nuisance aquatic vegetation were removed from the lake. Areas with the heaviest growth early this season were north of Burns Point as well as north of California Ranch (esp...Read on...

Posted on: July 7, 2016

Harvesting Location Update

The harvester will work north of California Ranch on the east side today to address a very dense, localized area of plant growth. The harvester will move to the southwest portion of the lake in the near future. As always, contact 396-4458 with field condi...Read on...

Posted on: July 5, 2016

Harvesting Schedule Update

Waterline marking for those who sought assistance will occur tomorrow, July 6. Staff training on equipment continues today as well as a localized vegetation cut near Burns Point where residents have marked their waterlines.

Posted on: July 1, 2016

2016 Season News

2016 Season Startup – June 30, 2016

The harvester was launched at the New York State Boat Launch off East Lake Road this morning.

Welcome Scott Strong! Scott joins Randy DePew as an Operator. Scott lives in Richmond and enjoys Honeoye Lake.

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Posted on: September 8, 2015

Update September 8, 2015

Harvesting resumes this week in areas where vegetation has grown to or near the surface of the water and the recent algae bloom has subsided. On Tuesday, the harvester worked on the west side from Southwest Shores and stopped near Pickerel Point where the...Read on...

Posted on: August 26, 2015

DEC's Honeoye Lake TMDL Meeting Tonight! Operations Update August 26, 2015.

A public meeting to discuss preliminary findings from a watershed modeling effort and ways to reduce nutrients in Honeoye Lake will start at 7 p.m. 8/26 at Livonia High School auditorium, 2 Bulldog Blvd., Livonia, NY 14487.

Harvesting operations for th...Read on...

Posted on: August 19, 2015

Update August 19, 2015

Mechanical harvesting this week is focused on an area dominated by Eurasian watermilfoil from the north end of SW Shores up to West Shore Cove on the west side.

We have had some requests for shoreline pickup as well as additional harvesting where plan...Read on...

Posted on: August 11, 2015

Update August 11, 2015

This week the harvester will complete work in the northeast area of the lake (north and south of Trident Marine). We will also begin the second cutting this season at the south end, outside of the wetland, where macrophytes (predominantly eelgrass) have g...Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2015

Update August 4, 2015

Harvesting operations for the first part of August will focus on areas between California Ranch and Francis Tract on the west side of Honeoye Lake, and between Burns Point and Honeoye Park (Times Union) on the east side. Sonar data collected by volunteers...Read on...

Posted on: July 28, 2015

Update July 28, 2015. Harvester launched to work at town park.

Sandy Bottom Beach was closed today due to an algal bloom, but is scheduled to reopen tomorrow. The area west of the swimming beach is clogged today with floating vegetation blown in from south winds. Working with the Town of Richmond, our crew will use t...Read on...

Posted on: July 27, 2015

Update July 27, 2015: Blue Green Algae Seminar August 5 at HWS, Geneva

Interested in learning more about blue green algae and harmful algal blooms (HABS)? Copy this link into your browser for information on an upcoming educational opportunity close to home in Ontario County.

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Posted on: July 23, 2015

Harvesting Update July 23, 2015

In six days of harvesting, the crew pulled an estimated 120 wet tons of vegetation from the lake, or 22 loads. All targeted areas have been harvested. Fragments raked up by residents were removed from several shoreline properties. Harvested material was d...Read on...

Posted on: July 8, 2015

2015 Honeoye Lake Aquatic Vegetation Harvesting to Begin July 8

Based on sonar data collected on 7/1/15 around the entire lake perimeter and mapped (using our specialized aquatic vegetation mapping tool), we have a good picture of where plant growth has taken off recently and density is high. Harvesting operations the...Read on...