New York state briefs
Mystery restaurant remains a mystery
WEBSTER — A proposed restaurant at the Holiday Inn on Holt Road may be in limbo.
The hotel’s developer, Larry Frumusa, would like to add a restaurant to the property , just north of Route 104. The hotel opened to the public last November.
Frumusa was supposed to show a new parking plan for the eatery to the Webster Town Board on March 20, but no one showed up, said Supervisor Ron Nesbitt.
“They’ll have to start at step one again,” Nesbitt said.
Multiple phone calls to Frumusa were not returned Monday afternoon.
Frumusa’s original plans were for a free-standing restaurant to be added to the property. According to town code, however, the restaurant would have to be added on to the building, according to Anthony Casciani, chairman of the town’s Planning Board.
Casciani is unsure what type of restaurant Frumusa is looking to add.
Get a job, kid - the right job
HENRIETTA — At one point, David Mammano wanted to be a writer. At anothert, he wanted to be a dentist like his mother’s cousin with the big house and red Porsche. None of them turned out to be the right fit for him.
When Mammano attended the University of Buffalo, he began to sell advertising for the school newspaper and found his calling. “I learned not to chose your career for the money,” said Mammano. “If you choose a career in which you will want to wake up every morning and be excited about going to work, then you've already figured out a huge part of life.”
Mammano is now the CEO of Next Step Publishing Inc. and was invited as the keynote speaker for the Youth Workforce Innovations Conference at Rochester Institute of Technology.
For a group of Rush-Henrietta high school students who are beginning to think about what they want to do after graduation, his advice hit home. These students joined other area 10th-graders from BOCES component school districts.
Brian Hotchkiss wanted to learn more about the rapidly growing area of alternative energy. During his look at what that career choice would be like, he saw first hand experiments RIT does. The A-6 Intruder Sustainment Project performs hydraulic testing on a U.S. Navy A-6 aircraft to test how and why systems fail. From this information, engineers can develop better products to increase the lifespan of armored vehicles, to save the military and taxpayers millions of dollars.
“I thought the event was awesome,” said Hotchkiss. “My first question, though, was how did they get that plane into the building?”
Principal loses a bit more hair
FAIRPORT — The ears of Fairport High School Principal Dave Paddock and 2008 class President Charlie Ciraolo seem lower today, but the Perinton Food Shelf is stocked higher.
Paddock and Ciraolo had their heads shaved Friday as part of a contest to see who could collect the most cans of food for the food shelf – students or teachers. In the end, they only counted the total – more than 3,000 – and both submitted to the razor in a show of school unity and support for the annual Brotherhood/Sisterhood Week, which concluded Friday. Paddock went for the straight buzz while Ciraolo opted for a Mohawk.
The week involves all Fairport students in a variety of activities celebrating the importance of C.A.R.E. – civility, awareness of others, respect and embrace differences. The theme this year was “It’s Cool to Care.”
One of the highlights was the Student Unity March on Wednesday in which more than 1,000 juniors and fourth-graders, who have been corresponding all year, paired up for a march through the village of Fairport.
EDGE: Chip plant would transform economy
ROME — Mohawk Valley EDGE President Steve DiMeo said this morning a study confirms that placing a computer-chip factory in Marcy would “result in a transformational impact on the upstate economy not seen in generations.”
About 50 community and business leaders attended a breakfast this morning in which they were informed about a study conducted by EDGE in partnership with National Grid and the Center for Economic Growth in Albany analyzing the impact of a possible computer-chip facility in Marcy.
Local officials are hoping to lure a computer-chip maker to the Marcy site.