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Farms in crisis?

Farmers say minimum wage increase could devastate local agriculture

Tony Emmi said the increase in the minimum wage mandated under the 2016-17 state budget will hurt his bottom line. By the end of the year, businesses across the state must pay their employees 70 cents more an hour as part of the phase-in that will eventually bring the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, a move the state’s farm lobby pushed against.

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Hundreds of Verizon workers go on strike; demand company to reach labor agreement

Yesterday, nearly 40,000 of Verizon’s wireline employees across the Northeast United States went on strike, demanding that the telecommunications company reach a labor agreement with their unions, the Communication Workers of America (CWA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW).

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New York state adopts paid family leave

As her mother’s illness stretched on, Nicole Gibson used up all of her sick time and paid time off. She applied for FMLA leave and took 12 weeks of unpaid time off. Ultimately, she had to leave her job.

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Skiff Physical Therapy open for business

Skiff opens new office

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Farm to table

Local farms offer fresh produce, meat weekly through CSA programs

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 12,000 farms nationwide market their products through a CSA arrangement in 2012, a 0.5 percent increase over the last time the data was collected in 2007. The numbers have been steadily increasing since CSAs first made their appearance in the U.S. in the late 1970s.

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Medical marijuana dispensary opens on Erie Boulevard

Medical marijuana can now be obtained by registered patients at a newly opened dispensary in the Syracuse area. Medical marijuana company Etain's dispensary, located in a 3,000-square-foot building at 2104 Erie Boulevard, opened its doors for patients on Feb. 3.

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Attention business owners: Take these surveys

SyracuseFirst and Assemblyman Will Barclay are promoting surveys for local business owners.

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Girl Scouts to hold first Cookie Convention

Event to be held Jan. 9 at Le Moyne

Local Girl Scouts will have a chance to flex their cookie-selling muscles next month at the inaugural Cookie Convention. More than 1,100 people have registered for the one-day event, which will be held Jan. 9 at Le Moyne College, said Kim Dunne, media manager for Girl Scouts NYPENN Pathways, the regional Girl Scout council.

Krebs starts new hours

Krebs expands to be open Wednesdays

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Curbstone, a celebration of sales

Festival is a village tradition

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Skaneateles Skoops open for business

Ice cream equals happiness according tom owner

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Pretzel Factory comes to local community

Family opens new business across the Finger Lakes

Hill-Rom to acquire Welch Allyn

Welch Allyn to join Hill-Rom

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Yellow Brick Road Casino officially opens in Chittenango

More than 1,000 people stood in line, in groups, in the parking lot of the new Yellow Brick Road Casino in Chittenango Tuesday waiting for the area’s newest tourist attraction to officially open its doors. Some people started lining up at 11 p.m. Monday night in order to be the first ones inside the casino.

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Mesa Grande opens at Township 5

Daddabbo expands his business to Camillus area