I-Square gets to work on construction

IRONDEQUOIT — Finally, blueprints and a backhoe replaced bargaining and bickering.

I-Square broke ground in the swirling snow Wednesday morning, putting a seal on a year of controversy. Work crews used the backhoe to find water and sewer lines and mark out the new extension of Cooper Road.

The $13 million project had stalled before the Irondequoit Town Board for nearly a year. Board members disagreed with developer Mike Nolan about the appropriate terms of a tax abatement. The two sides finally came to terms in February on a 25-year deal with several