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  • M&T gets Fed approval for Hudson City acquisition at long last

    by Adam Rombel


    BUFFALO, N.Y — M&T Bank Corp. (NYSE: MTB) announced today that it has finally received permission from the Federal Reserve to complete its long-delayed acquisition of Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCBK).

    The transaction is now expected to be completed on or about Nov. 1, pending approval by the New York State Department of Financial Services.

     

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  • Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters to open café and store at Destiny USA in November

    by Eric Reinhardt


    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters, a Rochester–area-based coffee roasting company, plans to open a café and store on the second floor of the expanded section of Destiny USA.

    It expects to open in November, Destiny USA said in a news release.

     

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  • NOCHSI to use $1M federal grant for behavioral-health program in Pulaski

    by Eric Reinhardt


    PULASKI, N.Y. — Northern Oswego County Health Services, Inc. (NOCHSI) says it will use a funding award of $1 million to increase access to behavioral-health services.

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Sept. 15 announced the funding award, NOCHSI said in a subsequent news release.

    The funding comes from the Affordable Care Act’s health-infrastructure investment program (HIIP).

     

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  • Meals on Wheels of Syracuse elects new board members and officers

    by Journal Staff

     

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. —  Meals on Wheels of Syracuse recently announced that the following people have joined its board of directors. 

    ·         Eric Adams, director of nutritional services at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center

    ·         Janet L. Burke, director of research for the City of Syracuse

    ·         Danielle M. Chabot, director of compliance at SRC

    ·         Mark J. Pitonzo, director of business development for Agway Energy Services, a subsidiary of Suburban Propane. 

     

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  • Schneiderman: Jailed snow-removal business owner barred from requiring customer pre-payments

    by Eric Reinhardt


    New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has obtained a consent order and judgment that bars a snow-removal service operator from requiring pre-payment from customers for service.

    Thomas Zackoski is accused of taking thousands of dollars from consumers in five counties for seasonal snow-removal services that he failed to provide in the 2014-2015 winter season, Schneiderman’s office said in a news release issued Tuesday. 


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  • TSA appoints Johnson as federal security director for 15 upstate New York airports

    by Journal Staff


    ALBANY, N.Y. — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has appointed Bart R. Johnson as federal security director for 15 upstate New York airports, replacing Brian Johansson, who retired after several years in this position.

     

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  • People news: ConMed appoints Folkert as VP, GM of orthopedics

    by Journal Staff


    UTICA, N.Y. — ConMed Corp. (NASDAQ: CNMD) has appointed Nathan (Nate) Folkert as VP and general manager of its orthopedics business. 


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  • JetBlue to resume service from Syracuse to Fort Lauderdale

    by Eric Reinhardt


    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) will once again offer its seasonal air service from Syracuse to Fort Lauderdale, Florida beginning in January.

    The service will include daily, nonstop flights beginning Jan. 13, 2016 and continuing through May 1, the Syracuse Regional Airport Authority said in a news release issued Monday.

    The low-cost air carrier had previously offered the flights from Syracuse Hancock International Airport until it stopped the service in January 2009, as part of service cuts it made companywide to deal with high fuel costs at the time.

     

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  • Miner wants state to increase funding for road, water system, and sewer repairs

    by Eric Reinhardt


    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner is calling on the state of New York to increase funding for municipal-infrastructure projects to repair roads, water systems, and sewers.
    “This is a significant issue for the city of Syracuse, and, again, one that highlights an aging infrastructure and one that demands more attention be paid by our state partners to invest in this infrastructure,” Miner said in her remarks at a Thursday morning event.

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  • Pathfinder Bancorp boosts quarterly dividend

    by Adam Rombel

     

    OSWEGO, N.Y. —  Pathfinder Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBHC), holding company for Pathfinder Bank, has declared a quarterly cash dividend of 5 cents per share on its common stock for the fiscal quarter ending Sept. 30.

    The dividend will be payable to all shareholders of record on Oct. 14, and will be paid on Nov. 3, the banking company announced in a news release.

     

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